Monday, October 25, 2021
Contests

Sign up now for the 2022 Shakespeare Competition

The Kentucky Branch of the English-Speaking Union (ESU) invites schools across the state to compete in 2022 Shakespeare Competition on Feb. 20 at the Commonwealth Theatre Center in Louisville. Interested schools must register by Dec. 1.
Resources

KET shares resources on social-emotional learning through the arts

The Kentucky Educational Television (KET) newest collection of resources, “Social and Emotional Learning: The Arts for Every Classroom,” is designed to help educators and parents understand emotional development and lead students in art projects that build those skills.
Announcements

Miami University’s traveling exhibit highlights African-American children’s literature

In 2018, the Miami University Art Museum presented an original art exhibition based on children's picture books exploring African-American history and cultural identity.
Recognitions

Warren County teacher receives award for youth art education

Shelley J. (Bushong) Clark was named as winner of the 2020 Award of Merit by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the Council for Art Education for her work with youth art education.
Announcements

Teams sought for microgravity experiments aboard International Space Station

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education has announced the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 16 to the International Space Station. Students across the country will have an opportunity to design and propose microgravity experiments to fly in low-Earth orbit on the International Space Station (ISS).
Contests

Louisville Zoo asking students to make art, instruments out of trash

The Louisville Zoo is holding its annual recycled art contest – dubbed “Trashformation” – online this year.
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.
Announcements

Information, applications coming soon for Governor’s School for the Arts

Applications will open soon for the summer 2021 session of the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA), and the first virtual information session on how to apply will be at 4:30 p.m. ET on Oct. 1.
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.
Contests

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.