Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Spotlight

Supporting students, teachers and health education through ESSA

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is transforming opportunities in health and physical education. We are moving away from federal mandates and into an era where local communities can step forward and create powerful, locally relevant programs in health and physical education.
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

2019 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest

High school students throughout the Commonwealth are invited to submit their own rendition of what they think Derby day looks like in a contest to design a Derby poster the governor and first lady will display in the Capitol.
Heike Armbrust, left, an English teacher and German educator at the Anne-Frank-Gymnasium in Werne, Germany, and Nicole Whitescarver, a German teacher at Greenwood High School (Warren County), team teach in Whitescarver's classroom. Submitted photo by Karen Phillips Littlewood

Creating long-lasting international partnerships in Kentucky schools

Global teachers create global students. Traveling the world with your students may sound like a huge step to take, but in fact, it is manageable for every teacher willing to give it a try.
Conferences

Educators Rising Kentucky conference to be held in Bowling Green

Educators Rising Kentucky will host its annual state conference and competition March 5-6 at the Knicely Conference Center at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.
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

Professional learning tour led by Native Americans takes teachers to Montana, N.D.

The National Endowment for the Humanities is underwriting a professional learning opportunity June 30-July 21 in which teachers can participate in two seminars and a two-week bus tour through Montana and North Dakota.
Contests

Categories for student filmmakers offered at Pikeville film festival

The University of Pikeville is hosting the UPike Film and Media Arts Festival April 4-6 in Booth Auditorium on the school’s campus.
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.
At the Kentucky World Language Association’s 2019 State Showcase and Competition, students can create a variety of projects that represent their language of study, such as this entry from a previous year. During the interpersonal interview, the student presents their project to a judge, who asks questions of the student in the target language. Submitted photo by the Kentucky World Language Association

KWLA 2019 State Showcase set for March 2

On March 2, several hundred world language students will gather at the new Cathy and Don Jacobs Building at the University of Kentucky for the Kentucky World Language Association’s 2019 State Showcase and Competition.