Thursday, December 3, 2020
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.
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).
Conferences

KET offers training for trainers on suicide prevention

Free training from Kentucky Educational Television (KET) is available to help school personnel fulfill a state requirement.
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.
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.