Thursday, May 25, 2017

Design thinking can deepen scientific understanding

Shelby County's Katie Strange shares her experience with Design Thinking, which is a way for students to identify a problem in their lives and work collaboratively to solve it.

Science through-course task field test update

Kentucky science teachers tried something new this year, and there is little doubt that the through-course task component of the new Science Assessment System can make a big difference in science education across the Commonwealth.

GEOO offering travel programs for educators

Travel affordably and earn professional development credit, all while observing a world filled with phenomena just waiting to be explored.

KDE seeks reviewers for science instruction materials

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking applicants for the 2017-18 school year to review nonbasal instructional materials that support science instruction.

Paleontological Research Institution offers climate change guide

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) is offering a guide to climate change for teachers as a free download.

KASC offers multiple professional learning academies focus

The Kentucky Association of School Councils (KASC) is offering several professional learning opportunities for teachers and administrators this summer in Bowling Green and Lexington.

History education conference registration open

Registration is open for the Kentucky Historical Society’s 2017 Kentucky History Education Conference for K-12 educators July 13-14 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
Henry County Middle School Principal Lucia Hughes, left, and Behavior Specialist Ben Roberts present unusual awards to the top male and female runners at the school's Zombie 5K Run, a fundraiser that benefits schools clubs and groups. Submitted photo by Melissa Jeffries

Henry County schools lead by example with health and wellness

For the past 12 years, the Henry County school district has put a strong focus on staff and student wellness.

Free workshops provide certified fishing instruction

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is offering free one-day workshops that will provide certified fishing instruction for educators.

Kids Fishing Derby set for June at Wolf Creek

The annual Kids Fishing Derby is scheduled for June 3 at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Jamestown.