Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Contests

Library summer reading participants have chance to win $1,000 college savings account

Four Kentucky children will each win $1,000 to put toward a college savings account this year by participating in a summer reading program at their local public library.
Picture of a young boy reading a book in a library.

KDE kicks off summer learning initiative to promote literacy and mathematics

The Kentucky Department of Education has launched its Summer Boost: Reading and Mathematics Program, along with a series of Summer Support webpages, in partnership with The Children’s Reading Foundation, Scholastic and the Summer Food Service Program.
Contests

Kentucky State Poetry Society accepting entries for 2021 Student Poetry Contest

The Kentucky State Poetry Society is accepting entries for its 2021 Student Poetry Contest.
Resources

Kentucky Humanities offers resources to teachers

Kentucky Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has been providing resources to teachers throughout the Commonwealth for many years. To enhance your reading curriculum, current offerings include School Days and Prime Time Family Reading®.
Learning

Free graduate course on literacy for elementary teachers

Elementary teachers can apply by March 31 for the free year-long graduate-level Kentucky Reading Project (KRP) course for 2021-2022.
Conferences

Virtual training available Nov. 11 on teaching STREAM classes

Online training is scheduled for Nov. 11 on how to teach science, technology, writing, engineering, art and math virtually.
Conferences

Louisville Writing Project offering argument writing seminar

The Louisville Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project based at the University of Louisville, is offering a three-part Virtual Administrator’s Academy on argument writing for Kentucky teachers.
Conferences

Speech team seminars available

Speech activities are gearing up for the 2020-2021 school year, even as students and teachers navigate a changed learning environment.
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.
Announcements

Revised reading and writing, math standards documents available

After undergoing a rigorous revision process that began in 2017, revised standards for reading and writing and mathematics have been adopted into law.