Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Nominations open for KCSS outstanding teacher award

The Kentucky Council for the Social Studies is accepting nominations for its 2018 Outstanding Social Studies Teacher Award.

McConnell Center scholars program open to social studies teachers

The University of Louisville McConnell Center Civics Education Program is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 cohort of its Teacher Scholars Program lecture and seminar series.

Fayette teacher named Kentucky History Teacher of the Year

April Deener, a teacher at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School (Fayette County), has been named the 2018 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Online course focuses on human population issues

Population Education will offer a four-week accelerated online professional learning course on human population growth July 9-Aug. 3. The course is for science and social studies teachers in grades 6-12.

Workshop previews National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process

The Kentucky Geographic Alliance (KGA) invites middle school teachers and other educators to a free interactive workshop on the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process July 24-26 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

History education conference registration open

Registration is open for the Kentucky Historical Society’s 2018 Kentucky History Education Conference for K-12 educators July 11-13 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.

Warren teacher named Kentucky’s James Madison Fellow

Claire Bellar, a social studies teacher at Warren East High School (Warren County), has been selected as Kentucky’s 2018 James Madison Fellow by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.

Clements award recognizes high school history, civics teachers

Applications are now being accepted for the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers, which recognizes promising and innovative Kentucky high school history or civics teachers.

Schedule a visit by Kentucky’s traveling Vietnam War memorial

Schools and other organizations may schedule an appearance by the Traveling Vietnam Wall, a Kentucky-specific replica of the traveling memorial walls that tour the United States.

Literacy is more than reading and writing

Traditionally, when we have used the word “literate,” we have referred to students who can read and write. Yes, these skills are essential, but students also need to be able to contextualize, analyze, inquire, see different perspectives and challenge assumptions.