Monday, January 20, 2020

Children’s literature conference bringing authors, illustrators to Asbury

Asbury University will host the Asbury Children’s Literature Conference to promote awareness of new youth literature March 7 at the Andrew S. Miller Center for Communication Arts on the Asbury campus in Wilmore.

Professional learning opportunities in social studies available

Several summer professional learning opportunities are available for social studies educators. The immersive programs offer learning experiences that will allow educators to improve their content knowledge, discover new resources and learn new instructional strategies.

Middle school science teachers invited to apply to become National STEM Scholars

The National Stem Cell Foundation partners with The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Science and Mathematics and The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University to fund 10 scholarships each year for middle school science teachers working to transfer a passion for science to students in this age group.

Kentucky educators honored at national CTE event

Six career and technical education professionals from Kentucky public schools were among those honored in the national awards program at the Association for Career and Technical Education’s Career Tech Vision professional development conference in December in Anaheim, Calif.

Expanded early postsecondary opportunities: Articulated credit

Students can earn articulated college credit toward postsecondary studies within their career pathway while in high school – tuition free!

Training for theater teachers offered at Louisville conference

The Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Teachers Institute and the Tectonic Theater Project, a New York-based theater company, offer an educational opportunity for theater program teachers Feb. 26 during the SETC convention at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.

Federal junior duck stamp contest underway

Students are invited to submit artwork for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program, which provides a creative outlet for students through a contest that can be incorporated into almost any subject. The program teaches students about wetlands, waterfowl, land stewardship, migratory birds, conservation and an appreciation of art and writing.

Louisville Zoo offers project-based learning conservation competition

The Louisville Zoo invites students to join its mission to improve the bond between people and the planet by participating in the Conservation Campaign Challenge. This project-based learning opportunity will give students a chance to win a special field trip experience for students in their grade.

White House History Teacher Institute accepting applications

The White House History Teacher Institute provides an immersive professional development program for educators July 6-10 and July 13-17 in Washington, D.C. The program allows educators to explore how the White House has changed over time and to learn stories of individuals who have influenced the space.

Fayette teacher earns national Chinese language teachers’ group honor

Yan Wang, a teacher at Dixie Magnet Elementary School (Fayette County), is one of two national recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Chinese Teacher Award from the Chinese Language Association Secondary-Elementary Schools, which commended her as a highly effective teacher and an excellent role model for K-12 Chinese teachers.