Friday, September 25, 2020
Announcements

Teach healthy habits during Safe Schools Week

“Healthy Habits, Shield Our Schools!” is the theme for this year’s Kentucky Safe Schools Week, Oct. 18-24.
Announcements

Intent for Early Graduation deadline set for Oct. 1 

All students planning to complete the early graduation pathway must complete the Intent for Early Graduation (IEG) form and be flagged in Infinite Campus prior to the Oct. 1 deadline. 
Resources

Quick Connections: Add a virtual bulletin board

With most of the country’s schools starting back virtually, many educators have created online classrooms through Google Classroom, Bitmoji or other applications. Virtual classrooms can be a great method for helping students feel more connected to a traditional classroom experience.
Conferences

KAGE online workshop to help identify underrepresented

The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE) will offer its fall workshop online – “The Equity Imperative in Gifted Education: Refocused and Ready for the Shift!” – a session on identification of the underrepresented led by April Wells.
Recognitions

Fayette County schools police win Promising Program Award

The Fayette County Public Schools Police Department has received a Promising Program Award from the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO).
Kentucky Framework of Best Practices for School Counselors

KDE releases ‘Framework of Best Practices for School Counselors’

Although many schools across Kentucky have a counselor, daily tasks and responsibilities can look a little different from school to school.
Announcements

EdWeek report examines social-emotional learning during closure period

Education Week has published a special report that explores the challenges and opportunities to teaching social-emotional learning (SEL) when school buildings are open and tactics for keeping up the teaching of SEL with nearly every student in the United States out of school this spring due to the COVID-19 emergency.
Resources

A letter to AP coordinators from Damien Sweeney

This is a reminder that the College Board’s AP program is working to provide all AP students access to learning during this unusual time. The Kentucky Department of Education wants to ensure you have all of the information necessary to help students be provided with equitable access and, thus, feel prepared for their exams.
Resources

Creating and videoing counseling lessons during school closures

Watch this webinar from March 27 about creating flipped classrooms for your students during school closures.
Resources

California Technical Assistance Center providing COVID-19 resources

New resources have been added to the California Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.