Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NKCES offering physical education, arts and humanities academy

The Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services will host the NKCES Regional Physical Education and Arts and Humanities Summer Academy on July 26 at North Pointe Elementary School in Hebron.
Carla Gover, a member of the Kentucky Arts Council’s Teaching Artist Directory, recently conducted a residency with students at Jackson County Middle School. The directory began more than a quarter century ago to provide teachers with a list of teaching artists they could use to bolster their existing arts curriculum or to integrate art into other areas of the curriculum. Photo submitted by Carla Gover

Teaching Artists Directory helps bring art experiences into the classroom

Singer, songwriter and Whitesburg native Carla Gover has been performing for more than 25 years, but she’s also been sharing her variety of art forms with Kentucky students for just as long.

Berea Festival of Learnshops registration open

Registration is open for the Berea Festival of Learnshops, scheduled for July 13-29.

Kentucky Arts Council offering grant for arts education

Schools seeking to improve the quality of their arts curriculum may apply for a multifaceted arts education grant from the Kentucky Arts Council.

Students can paint horse blankets for Derby celebration

Students are invited to be part of the Governor’s Derby Celebration by contributing a painted canvas for the tables on the grounds of the Old State Capitol during the festivities.
Teachers participating in a July 2017 Arts Academy in Hopkinsville learn how to story board a drama. ?During the academy, teachers learned how to assess student creative work and how to include artistic criteria in the assessment of student performances and artistic creations in music, dance, drama, visual arts and new media. Submitted picture by Jeff Jamner

Sign up now for KDE-Kentucky Center arts integration academies

Since 2000, the Kentucky Department of Education and The Kentucky Center for the Arts have partnered to provide Kentucky teachers with quality, in-depth and artist-led Arts Academies and Arts Integration Academies.

Two Fayette teachers receive awards from American String Teachers Association

The Kentucky Chapter of the American String Teachers Association presented annual awards to two Fayette County schools teachers at its luncheon in February.

Personnel Cabinet poster contest open to students

Students ages 6-16 are invited to participate in the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet’s 2018 Public Service Recognition Poster Contest, which is intended to increase awareness of the achievements and contributions of state employees in the workplace and their communities.

Art contest teaches high school students about legal system

The 2016 Law Day Art Contest provides an opportunity for students to learn about the legal system and justice while showing their creativity and competing for prizes. The contest, presented by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Young Lawyers Division, can be incorporated into a curriculum, offered as extra credit or done just for fun.

School Bus Safety Poster Contest accepting entries

Students are invited to submit posters for the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s 2018 State School Bus Safety Poster Contest.