Thursday, January 24, 2019

PIMSER adds courses for game-based math program

The Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) has added two series of sessions for “Up the Rigor in Math Using Games and Classrooms Assessment,” a training series on a game-based program for teachers in grades K-5 and Response to Intervention mathematics teachers in grades 6-8.

Nominate a teacher for Kentucky History Teacher of the Year

Nominations are open for the Kentucky History Teacher of the Year award presented by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The award will be presented to a teacher in grades K-12 who finds creative ways to bring history alive in the classroom and in his or her community.

Presidential math, science teaching award nominations open

Nominations are open for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science teaching.

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.

Student storytelling project explores women’s suffrage movement

High school teachers are invited to register their classrooms for Women Leading the Way, a national storytelling project for high school students celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

Zoo offers free event for classes completing conservation challenge

The Louisville Zoo is offering the opportunity for students to visit the zoo for a free event on Endangered Species Day, May 17. Students must completed the zoo’s Conservation Campaign Challenge to be eligible for the event.

New leadership named in language-specific professional organizations

During the Kentucky World Language Association’s annual conference in September, new leadership was elected in five of the six different language-specific state professional organizations.

White House Historical Association offers podcast, app

The White House Historical Association (WHHA) is offering two new resources on the Executive Mansion, a podcast and a mobile app, to help educators enhance their curricula.

State Department offers opportunities for students to study abroad

The U.S. Department of State offers four opportunities for students to travel and study abroad during the 2019-2020 school year. Students may apply for merit-based scholarships for four programs.

National WWII Museum offers student essay contest

The National WWII Museum is focusing its 2018 student essay contest on the duty of art and artists during times of war and conflict in conjunction with its special exhibit, “So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope.”