Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Contests

KET Young Writers Contest welcomes stories

The KET Young Writers Contest gives students in grades K-8 the opportunity to ignite their imaginations through creative writing. The contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning and empowers children to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing their own stories.
Resources

Kentucky Humanities expanding reading and storytelling program

Kentucky Humanities has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to expand the Prime Time Family Reading Time program to 20 public schools during 2018 and an additional 20 schools in 2019.
Announcements

Applications opening soon for Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grant

KyCL-FLUENT, the title of Kentucky’s birth to grade 12 approach to literacy planning, addresses the gaps in early learning, transition points along the way and issues of equity.
Spotlight

Feedback: An ever-evolving art

KDE's Teresa Rogers explains how teachers need to ensure their feedback is manageable, clear and equitable to help their students improve.
Spotlight

Feedback: A recipe for future action

KDE's Teresa Rogers explains how teachers can craft their feedback to help students improve, rather than shutting down.
Spotlight

Feedback: A missing piece of formative assessment

Feedback is an important part of student growth, but if not done well, can actually hurt student performance.
Announcements

Proposals sought for English teachers’ conference

The Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts is accepting proposals for its annual conference Feb. 23-24 at Embassy Suites Lexington.
Spotlight

Meet KDE’s literacy team

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

Revisiting text complexity

With implementation of the Kentucky Academic Standards in 2009, grade-level reading bands shifted to reflect the higher expectations needed to prepare students for college and careers. Along came new conversations and resources, defining text complexity.
Conferences

Kentucky Storytelling Conference to be held in Louisville

Registration is open for the Kentucky Storytelling Conference Nov. 3-4 at the Hotel Louisville.