Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Feedback sought on Kentucky science standards

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the current Kentucky Academic Standards for Science.
Conferences

Workshops available on teaching environmental issues

The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) is offering courses, training and workshops to educators over the next several months.
Resources

Land Between the Lakes offers free biology webinars

Kentucky students can join free virtual programs via Zoom on biology and natural history. Three programs are available, each recommended for different grade levels:
Conferences

Virtual training available Nov. 11 on teaching STREAM classes

Online training is scheduled for Nov. 11 on how to teach science, technology, writing, engineering, art and math virtually.
News

Applications sought for Science Standards committees

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is accepting applications for the Science Standards Review Committee (RC) and Advisory Panel (AP).
Recognitions

Kentucky students’ experiment heading for International Space Station

A science experiment designed in part by two students from Fayette County Public Schools will blast off for the International Space Station on Oct. 1.
Conferences

KAEE conference to be held virtually in September

The Kentucky Association of Environmental Education (KAEE) Annual Conference will be held virtually Sept. 17-19.
Recognitions

Two Jefferson County teachers receive presidential awards

Two Jefferson County teachers have received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) representing the highest honor bestowed by the United States government for K–12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teaching.
Conferences

Free claim-evidence-reasoning workshop for science teachers

The Collaborative for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is holding a free virtual workshop with one-hour sessions for middle and high school science teachers who want to learn more about using claim-evidence-reasoning to support students in constructing clear and concise scientific explanations. The sessions will be held July 20 and 24, Aug. 3 and 20, and Sept. 3.
Resources

NASA toolkit provides activities for Earth Day

NASA is offering a toolkit of activities for students and families to mark the 50th hanniversary of Earth Day on April 22. The collection includes numerous activities that can help students observe “Earth Day at Home” during non-traditional instruction.