Thursday, December 3, 2020
Learning

Register now for free Black history and culture webinar from the Clark Foundation

The Thomas D. Clark Foundation will offer teachers a professional development workshop on Black history and culture via Zoom from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 18.
Contests

National History Day going virtual for 2021

The Kentucky Historical Society is prepared to help teachers and students participate in National History Day in Kentucky (NHDKy) for 2021. The theme for this year’s projects and contests is “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.”
Announcements

Civics Unplugged student fellowship

Civics Unplugged, a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) social enterprise whose mission is to empower the leaders of Generation Z to build the future of American democracy, has opened applications for the Civics Unplugged Fellowship 2021.
Elena Kamenetzky, a Japanese teacher at Eastern High School (Jefferson County), was named the 2020 Southern Conference on Language Teaching teacher of the year.

Jefferson County teacher named 2021 National Language Teacher of the Year

For the first time ever, a Kentucky teacher has been named National Language Teacher of the Year by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education Virtual Meeting: Nov. 19, 2020

Kentucky council on gifted and talented education discusses barriers to equity

Barriers to equity in identifying gifted and talented students still exist in Kentucky’s public schools, members of the Kentucky Department of Education's (KDE's) State...
Resources

Teaching resources for Holocaust Education Week

KET offers three series of videos to aid in the state requirement that middle and high school students learn about the Holocaust.
Announcements

Free STEM education program for middle school teachers

Middle school science teachers can apply for an all-expense-paid week of science education activities at Western Kentucky University (WKU) in Bowling Green.
Contests

KET Young Writers Contest open for 2021

The 2021 KET Young Writers Contest will begin taking submissions Dec. 1, and will accept them until April 15.
Recognitions

Harlan County teachers write Spanish book for rural students

Two Harlan County High School teachers have written a Spanish I textbook that focuses on rural life, including specifics of Harlan County.
Picture of Emma Stevens wearing a beekeepers outfit and holding a rack from her hive filled with bees.

Greenup County student buzzing following national beekeeping award

Like many younger children in her district, Emma Stevens used to be terrified of bees. Now, as the vice-president of Greenup County High School’s FFA chapter, she is playing an instrumental role in fighting common misconceptions about bees in her community.