Friday, January 24, 2020
Conferences

Children’s literature conference bringing authors, illustrators to Asbury

Asbury University will host the Asbury Children’s Literature Conference to promote awareness of new youth literature March 7 at the Andrew S. Miller Center for Communication Arts on the Asbury campus in Wilmore.
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.
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.
Contests

KET Young Writers Contest expands to add grades, writing options

The KET Young Writers Contest invites students to share their stories through illustrations, short stories and poems. The contest is open to students in all grades and is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning and to empower children to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing their own stories.
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.
Spanish teacher Rachel Medina teaching students Abby Sadler, right, and Jayda Robertson. Medina’s Spanish class learned real-world language skills this year by putting a new spin on traditional fairy tales or writing new ones. Sadler volunteered the idea of sending the books to Norton’s Children’s Clinic in Louisville to fill a need. While there often are books in doctor’s offices, seldom are they in Spanish. Submitted photo by Kate Boyle

Teaching writing by finding meaning

Franklin County's Rachel Medina helped her Spanish students with their presentational writing skills by getting them to write original children's stories or adapt an existing one with a new twist.