Monday, December 11, 2017

Using global competencies to drive three-dimensional science instruction

KDE's Carly Baldwin explains how she used the annual migration of monarch butterflies to bring global competency into her science classroom. to make for a richer experience.
Huajing Maske explains the philosophy of ancient Chinese scroll painting to teachers at the Chinese art session of the China Studies for Kentucky Teachers Program. Submitted photo by Zengxiang Yang

UK Confucius Institute offering seminars, resources for K-12 schools

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute’s K-12 Chinese Language, Culture Development and Enhancement Program is designed to help Kentucky schools develop Chinese language and culture study curriculum.

Explore free resources from The Ovation Foundation

The Ovation Foundation has released two new resources focused on visual arts as part of its Arts Ed Toolkit.

Musical Inspirations Art Contest accepting entries

The Musical Inspirations Art Contest gives Kentucky students in grades 8-12 the opportunity to create an original two-dimensional art piece that is inspired by the music of Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

University of Pikeville hosting film and media arts festival

The University of Pikeville will host the UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival April 26-28 in the new Health Professions Building at the UPIKE campus.

Student entries sought for EcoART Contest

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s (DEP) 2017-18 EcoART Contest is open to Kentucky high school students. The contest provides an opportunity for students to gain statewide recognition for their artwork as it relates to Kentucky’s environment. Used as a tool for environmental education, art supports DEP’s mission to protect and conserve Kentucky’s environment.

New music education resource from VH1 Save the Music Foundation

VH1 Save the Music Foundation has released its 2017 Principal’s Guide, which provides music educators with key information, resources and insight for building their school’s music program.

White House History Teacher Institute accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 White House History Teacher Institute, scheduled for July 16-20 in Washington, D.C. The workshop allows educators to discover the history behind the White House and explore how stories from the building can be used to enhance social studies classrooms.

ACTFL calls for proposals for its 2018 Annual Convention

Submit a proposal to be considered to present at the 2018 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo Nov. 16-18 in New Orleans,

Providing high-quality Spanish teachers to Kentucky schools

Visiting Teachers from Spain is one of two international programs developed by the Kentucky Department of Education with education authorities from another country to provide world languages services to students and school districts in Kentucky.