Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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.
Resources

Quick Connect: Feeling charts

Supporting students’ emotional health can start with a quick check. Having students take a minute to identify what they are feeling at this moment can be empowering and comforting.
Learning

KET to show film on handling COVID-19 stress in school

KET is offering a group online viewing and discussion of “A Trusted Space,” a new film about mitigating the emotional effects of COVID-19 on students and teachers.
Kathy Anderson

Special considerations for identifying gifted students

Can students who are on the autism spectrum or students who have other disabling conditions be considered for gifted and talented services? The simple answer is yes.
Resources

Check out these bullying and suicide prevention resources

We have had a lot of tragedy and loss among our youth in Kentucky this year. We have to continue to help our kids feel loved and valued. Let’s be leaders in this work.
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

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.
Damien Sweeney

Meet KDE’s new counseling program coordinator

Damien Sweeney, a former counselor at Seneca High School (Jefferson County) for eight years, is the new program coordinator for Comprehensive School Counseling at the Kentucky Department of Education.
Graphic reading: Governor's Call with Superintendents, October 29, 2020

Governor, KDE ask schools to work with local leaders on COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear and state officials praised the work school superintendents have done to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and asked them to join with other local leaders to encourage adherence to health guidelines.
Announcements

Early Warning data tool available for all Kentucky schools

Early Warning is a powerful tool that evaluates each student’s Infinite Campus record as it relates to their likelihood of being promoted to the next grade and to graduate. It offers a quick way to identify students at risk in key categories (Attendance, Behavior, Curriculum and Stability).