Monday, January 27, 2020
Contests

Louisville Zoo offers project-based learning conservation competition

The Louisville Zoo invites students to join its mission to improve the bond between people and the planet by participating in the Conservation Campaign Challenge. This project-based learning opportunity will give students a chance to win a special field trip experience for students in their grade.
Conferences

White House History Teacher Institute accepting applications

The White House History Teacher Institute provides an immersive professional development program for educators July 6-10 and July 13-17 in Washington, D.C. The program allows educators to explore how the White House has changed over time and to learn stories of individuals who have influenced the space.
Recognitions

Fayette teacher earns national Chinese language teachers’ group honor

Yan Wang, a teacher at Dixie Magnet Elementary School (Fayette County), is one of two national recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Chinese Teacher Award from the Chinese Language Association Secondary-Elementary Schools, which commended her as a highly effective teacher and an excellent role model for K-12 Chinese teachers.
Announcements

Eastern Kentucky University expands spring semester online dual credit

Eastern Kentucky University's Department of Applied Engineering and Technology will offer three online dual credit courses this spring for high school juniors and seniors.
Resources

Two new social studies resources available from KDE

In support of the implementation of the Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies, the Kentucky Department of Education has released two new professional learning modules.
Recognitions

Two teachers earn SHAPE America regional recognition

Two Kentucky teachers have been named 2020 District Teachers of the Year by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators.
Recognitions

KAHPERD recognizes teachers with annual awards

Seven teachers received annual awards from the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at its fall conference in October.
Recognitions

Kentucky FCCLA recognized for statewide sepsis campaign

Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading sepsis organization, named Kentucky Family, Career and Community Leaders of American (FCCLA) and sepsis survivor Darrell Raikes as the 2019 Erin Kay Flatley Spirit Award winners.
Students tour the formal garden at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate.

Ashland offers variety of resources for new social studies standards

Young Kentuckians of today are about to become very familiar with Kentuckians of the past. The new Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies incorporates Kentucky studies throughout a student's primary and secondary education.
Recognitions

Four Kentucky teachers receive PAEMST honors

Four Kentucky mathematics and science teachers are among 213 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, which is awarded to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country.