Thursday, September 16, 2021

National Board certification mirrors PGES

The decision to pursue National Board certification is one of the best decisions an educator can make to grow professionally and more importantly, increase student achievement.
Learning

Real science for real life: Buoyancy

The Kentucky Academy of Science helps you understand the science behind buoyancy.
Spotlight

Core practices: Teach grammar as a concept and use it in context

Lisa A. Harris, the Virginia Department of Education's specialist for foreign languages and international education and executive treasurer of the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages, delves into how learning grammar can help students make meaning in a foreign language.
Cheyenne Mills

Why we need vertical alignment in mathematics

Boyle County's Cheyenne Mills says vertically aligning math classes in elementary school is essential to making sure students are prepared for Algebra 1.
Kaylib Nelson, a 4th-grader at Lemons Mill Elementary counts out loud with his class during a "GoNoodle" video over math. Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 3, 2017

Scott County school seeing gains in the classroom with extra recess

The teachers at Lemons Mill Elementary (Scott County) have seen a big change in their students since they added an extra recess for the 2016-17 school year.
Spotlight

Core practices: Fostering interpersonal communication

In this third article in a series of seven focusing on the core practices of world languages instruction, the 2015 ACTFL National Language French Teacher of the Year Nicole Naditz shares tips for how educators can infuse interpersonal communication tasks at the earliest levels of language learning.
Resources

Science Through-Course Task Bank available for the 2017-18 school year

The Science Through Course Task Bank for the 2017-18 school year is now available and can be accessed through SharePoint.
Brooke Powers

Incorporating the math practice standards for students

The 8 Mathematical Practices are considered the behaviors that all teachers should try to elicit from their students in order to help make them stronger mathematicians and problem solvers.
Spotlight

Core practices: Provide feedback to improve learner performance

Educators know how crucial feedback is for students to make proficiency gains, but they often have questions regarding the types and the frequency of feedback that students need to gain proficiency.
Alexander Baker, left, and Elliott Herzog speak Spanish in the Linguacafé in their classroom at Walton-Verona High School. The second core practice described in a series of articles in Kentucky Teacher explains how to incorporate more interpersonal communication into your classroom design. Submitted photo by Alaina Post

A guide to professional development for world language teachers

Walton-Verona Independent's Alaina Post explains how educators can use a series of core practices articles commissioned by the Kentucky World Language Association for personalized professional learning.