Thursday, September 16, 2021

Welcome to the Literacy Link page

Veda Pendleton McClain is the new editor for KDE’s Literacy Link.

Welcome to the world languages page

Alfonso de Torres Núñez is the world languages consultant at the Kentucky Department of Education.

Why global competency matters

Kelly Clark is the global competency lead for the Kentucky Department of Education.
Conferences

Global Symposium set for Jan. 22

The Kentucky Department of Education, in coordination with the Western Kentucky Educational Cooperative, is sponsoring a free Global Symposium Jan. 22 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Gilbertsville.
Announcements

Chinese Guest Teacher Program applications due

Apply now to host a Chinese guest teacher for the 2016-17 school year. All guest teachers are qualified, experienced teachers from China.
Resources

UK Confucius Institute brings programs to K-12 schools

The University of Kentucky’s Confucius Institute is offering several programs for students and teachers to help Kentucky schools develop Chinese language and culture study programs.
Announcements

Applications being accepted for 2016 Visiting Teachers from Spain Program

Since 2000, KDE has worked with the Spanish Ministry of Education to help local school districts fill vacant P-12 Spanish and ESL teacher positions, as well as positions for other content areas.
Resources

Digital library offers foreign language books online

The International Children’s Digital Library website houses thousands of children’s books in different languages.
Spotlight

Spotlight on: Kentucky World Languages Association

With almost 500 active members, the Kentucky World Languages Association is the largest organization for world language educators, professionals and supporters in Kentucky.
Learning

Bringing global to your school, one step at a time

In discussing the global competencies with teachers and administrators, I often hear, “No one on my staff has traveled abroad, how are we supposed to do this?” There are ways of bringing the world to your door, even if your door is fairly remote and your budget limited.