Thursday, September 16, 2021
Announcements

GBH survey seeks input on ELA and social studies digital resources

GBH Education is seeking feedback from educators on the usage of an existing collection of digital resources for teaching literature, English language arts (ELA) and history in grades 6-12.
Graphic reading: KDE News, Kentucky Department of Education

Sixteen new high schools get funding to start new KYTSA chapters

The Kentucky Technology Student Association (KYTSA) will start 16 new high school chapters this fall thanks to a generous donation from Stan and Karen Pigman. All 16 schools are in the southeast region of Kentucky and will receive funding to start and maintain an active KYTSA chapter.
Resources

KET offers Spanish language content on PBS LearningMedia

Kentucky Educational Television (KET) offers a wide variety of Spanish content on PBS LearningMedia.
Resources

​​ KEEN inspires students to discover engineering

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) hopes to inspire students to discover engineering through the Kentucky Engineering Exposure Network (KEEN).
Announcements

KAEE offering webinar on arts-based environmental education

The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) will host Josephine Sculpture Park for a webinar on arts-based environmental education on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. ET.

Kentucky Department of Education announces Grow-Your-Own teacher program grant recipients

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced 10 Grow-Your-Own (GYO) program grant recipients at an Aug. 16 press conference. These districts will receive a one-time, $50,000 grant to further boost the Commonwealth’s teacher talent pipeline, with the goal of providing all students with a high-quality education.
Resources

KET shares resources on social-emotional learning through the arts

The Kentucky Educational Television (KET) newest collection of resources, “Social and Emotional Learning: The Arts for Every Classroom,” is designed to help educators and parents understand emotional development and lead students in art projects that build those skills.

Simpson County teacher named 2021 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year

Justin Mitchell, a social studies teacher at Franklin-Simpson Middle School in Simpson County, has been named the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) 2021 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year.

Kentucky FFA members, chapters selected as national finalists

Kentucky FFA students were selected as finalists for the National FFA convention & Expo in areas of proficiency and the agriscience fair, and chapters across the commonwealth were chosen as finalists for national recognition. Students and chapters will participate in online interviews this fall. Winners will be announced at the 94th National FFA Convention from Oct. 27- 30 in Indianapolis.
Recognitions

Students shine in STEM events during first virtual national TSA conference

More than 80 middle and high school students from 12 schools represented Kentucky during the 2021 Technology Student Association (TSA) National Conference, with several bringing home awards. More than 5,000 students from across the country participated in the first National TSA Conference to be held virtually.