Thursday, September 16, 2021
Learning

Real science for real life: Buoyancy

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

Kentucky FFA members excel at National FFA Convention

Kentucky FFA was well represented at the 93rd Annual National FFA Convention, held virtually Oct. 27-29. More than 100,000 FFA members, advisers and supporters registered for the event, which also was broadcast live on RFD TV.
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.
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.
Resources

KET offers Spanish language content on PBS LearningMedia

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

Tips and tools: Desmos

Desmos is a free online graphing calculator that can be used by an individual or with a class.
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.

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.