Sunday, December 8, 2019
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.
Nyree Clayton-Taylor

Remixing the traditional essay to empower students

As a freshman in college, I remember being mesmerized by a young artists and repertoire executive named Sean “Puffy” Combs from Uptown Records. While Puffy can take credit for reconstructing the remix, Obasi Shaw and A.D. Carson, two young African American scholars, can be credited with the modernizing and remixing of the traditional essay.
Contests

KET Young Writers Contest now open to all grades

The KET Young Writers Contest invites students to celebrate the power of crafting stories, poems and illustrations by submitting their own original stories and poems. For the first time, the contest is open to students in all grades.
Conferences

K-5 teachers invited to apply for Kentucky Reading Project

Applications are being accepted for the Kentucky Reading Project, a year-long graduate-level course focused on research-based literacy instruction for teachers in grades K-5.
Contests

Kentucky State Poetry Society sponsoring student contest

Students in grades 3-12 are invited to enter the 2019 Kentucky State Poetry Society Student Contest.
Conferences

Northern Kentucky cooperative hosting program on retaining sight words, vocabulary

The Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services (NKCES) is offering a program for primary and special education teachers on retaining sight words and vocabulary March 21 at the NKCES office in Cold Spring.
News

KDE seeking feedback on proposed ELA and math assessment blueprints

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the proposed English language arts and mathematics assessment blueprints.
Jennifer Wilcox

Small group phonological awareness instruction

Hardin County's Jennifer Wilcox shares her tips for how she keeps reading instruction focused during small group rotations.
Contests

Kentucky Youth Storytelling Competition accepting entries

Young Kentuckians ages 7-17 are eligible to enter the 2018 Kentucky Storytelling Association’s Youth Storytelling Competition.
News

Feedback sought on revised reading and writing standards

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Reading and Writing, formerly known as English/language arts standards.