Sunday, July 5, 2020
Resources

Local public libraries will receive free access to Kentucky Virtual Library

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) are partnering to provide all state residents with free access to the Kentucky Virtual Library during the upcoming school year.
Announcements

KWLA seeking nominations for 2020 World Language Teaching Awards

The Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) is seeking nominations for its annual awards.
Announcements

Free online ambassador training program for students

The World Literacy Foundation (WLF) is offering a remote Ambassador Program that encourages students to acquire literacy and reading skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.
Jessica Napier is the middle and high school health education teacher for Lee County Schools and has taught health education for 18 years.

Lee County health education teacher brings home national award

Jessica Napier, alongside friends and family, waited to hear if she would be named the 2020 SHAPE America National Health Education Teacher of the Year during the May 5 virtual ceremony.
Recognitions

Kentucky students win National Security Language Initiative scholarships

Nine students at The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University have received a nationally-competitive National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Scholarships for immersive, critical language study this summer and next academic year.
Announcements

Three Schools Win $100K DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center

The multi-million dollar DON’T QUIT! Campaign has named Stuart Academy/Frost Sixth-Grade Academy (Jefferson County), Hiseville Elementary School (Barren County) and Wurtland Middle School (Greenup County) as the state’s most outstanding schools for demonstrating leadership in getting and keeping their students fit.
Conferences

Free claim-evidence-reasoning workshop for science teachers

The Collaborative for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is holding a free virtual workshop with one-hour sessions for middle and high school science teachers who want to learn more about using claim-evidence-reasoning to support students in constructing clear and concise scientific explanations. The sessions will be held July 20 and 24, Aug. 3 and 20, and Sept. 3.
Announcements

Kentucky Historical Society to offer camps, other summer experiences virtually

The Kentucky Historical Society is taking its summer programs online with virtual tours, camps and live lectures.
Resources

NASA toolkit provides activities for Earth Day

NASA is offering a toolkit of activities for students and families to mark the 50th hanniversary of Earth Day on April 22. The collection includes numerous activities that can help students observe “Earth Day at Home” during non-traditional instruction.
Resources

Project Learning Tree resources available for Earth Day

Project Learning Tree has compiled a collection of stories and resources to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. The collection can help educators and youth learn about sustainability issues, climate science, and actions they can take this Earth Day and every day.