Thursday, October 29, 2020
Contests

Profile in Courage essay contest open until Jan. 15

The annual Profile in Courage Essay Contest is open until Jan. 15 for submissions from high school students.
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.

On-demand writing isn’t a product, it’s a skill

On-demand writing is called “on demand” because of when it is done and how it is done. “On demand” is not the product itself.
Stacy Crawford Bewley

Teaching grammar with authentic texts

Bullitt County's Stacy Crawford Bewley shares what she uses to help her students focus on writing, particularly on grammar and mechanics.
Learning

The challenge of summarizing expository text in intermediate grades

The ability to summarize informational text in a clear, concise manner does not come easily to all students. This high-level skill is particularly daunting for students who struggle with reading, oral language and attention.
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.

Kentucky Text Set Project connects teachers and books

The Kentucky Text Set Project is intensive training designed to help teachers begin creating challenging, grade-level specific texts sets over a variety of engaging literacy and literary topics.
Spotlight

Meet KDE’s literacy team

Jamee Barton, Whitney Hamilton, Micki Ray and Teresa Rogers are the Kentucky Department of Education's literacy team.
Conferences

Sessions on teaching writing online available Sept. 3-Oct. 29

The Kentucky Writing Project is offering eight one-hour sessions for teachers to help them implement effective online instruction. The sessions deal with how to teach writing during non-traditional instruction.