Thursday, September 16, 2021
Announcements

Literacy foundation grants open

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is accepting applications for grants to support literacy projects in schools and communities.
Spotlight

Solid ways to begin the global journey with tools for gathering buy-in and support

Every journey starts with the first step, and when thinking about how to integrate global competencies into your school – building buy-in and support from your community, parents and teachers is critical.
Announcements

Applications open for 2016 Rural Trust’s Global Teacher Fellowship

If you are a teacher in a rural area, apply now to support your professional and personal development in the field of global competency and world languages.
Spotlight

Spotlight on: Kentucky World Languages Association

With almost 500 active members, the Kentucky World Languages Association is the largest organization for world language educators, professionals and supporters in Kentucky.
Learning

Bringing global to your school, one step at a time

In discussing the global competencies with teachers and administrators, I often hear, “No one on my staff has traveled abroad, how are we supposed to do this?” There are ways of bringing the world to your door, even if your door is fairly remote and your budget limited.
Announcements

Applications being accepted for 2016 Visiting Teachers from Spain Program

Since 2000, KDE has worked with the Spanish Ministry of Education to help local school districts fill vacant P-12 Spanish and ESL teacher positions, as well as positions for other content areas.
Resources

Digital library offers foreign language books online

The International Children’s Digital Library website houses thousands of children’s books in different languages.
Resources

UK Confucius Institute brings programs to K-12 schools

The University of Kentucky’s Confucius Institute is offering several programs for students and teachers to help Kentucky schools develop Chinese language and culture study programs.
Announcements

Chinese Guest Teacher Program applications due

Apply now to host a Chinese guest teacher for the 2016-17 school year. All guest teachers are qualified, experienced teachers from China.
Conferences

Global Symposium set for Jan. 22

The Kentucky Department of Education, in coordination with the Western Kentucky Educational Cooperative, is sponsoring a free Global Symposium Jan. 22 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Gilbertsville.