Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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Estill County holds grand opening for new area technology center

Estill County held the grand opening of its new $14.7 million area technology center (ATC) on July 23.
Learning

McConnell Center accepting applications for Teacher Scholars Program

The University of Louisville’s McConnell Center is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year’s Teacher Scholar Program. The in-person and online hybrid professional development and networking opportunity is for select Kentucky educators looking to increase their content knowledge in American history, civics and political culture.
Learning

Registration open for KAEE fall 2021 eeCredentials

Registration is now open for the fall 2021 term of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education’s (KAEE’s) eeCredentials. The eeCredentials program is a certificate that can be earned by completing a series of courses designed to increase your knowledge and skills in a certain area.
Conferences

Registration open for KAEE’s 2021 annual conference

Early bird registration is open for the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education’s (KAEE’s) 45th annual conference. The virtual conference will take place Sept. 22-25, and will include online recorded sessions, virtual happy hours, in-person pre-conference outdoor meet-ups and environmental education information.
Announcements

Miami University’s traveling exhibit highlights African-American children’s literature

In 2018, the Miami University Art Museum presented an original art exhibition based on children's picture books exploring African-American history and cultural identity.
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Kentucky students thrive at national Educators Rising conference

High school and college students from across Kentucky who are looking to pursue careers in education participated in the 2021 Educators Rising National Conference, which was held virtually June 24-27.
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Kentucky DECA student leaders participate in Summer Leadership Camp activities

Kentucky DECA state and regional officers participated in activities designed to enhance their leadership, communication, project management and teamwork abilities during the 2021 Kentucky DECA Summer Leadership Camp.
Contests

Library summer reading participants have chance to win $1,000 college savings account

Four Kentucky children will each win $1,000 to put toward a college savings account this year by participating in a summer reading program at their local public library.
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Frazier History Museum offers free summer learning opportunities

The Frazier History Museum, located on Museum Row in downtown Louisville, is offering a selection of fun and engaging learning options during the summer, many at no cost. In addition, a new menu of virtual programs allows for a further reach throughout the state.
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Dental assisting apprenticeship gives students a reason to smile

While the need for dental assistants is increasing, there aren’t enough graduates to fill all of the open spots, said Sherri Toohey-Taylor, director of human resources for Mortenson Dental Partners, the largest group of privately owned, doctor-run dental practices in the United States.