The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has selected 12 school districts to work on a pilot program to help schools and districts develop high-quality local curriculum.
More than 60,000 of Kentucky’s elementary and middle school students and nearly 1-in-4 of Kentucky’s high school students are in that state of academic emergency. It is an incredibly dangerous place for our children to be.
Six teachers developed 12 lessons using the Kentucky Military History Museum this summer. The lessons, which strive to get students thinking about the military’s role in the state’s history, will be available statewide this fall.
The “Where Ideas Take FLIGHT (Future Lesson Ideas Gathered Here Today)” Institute, sponsored by Bullitt County Public Schools and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, would like to invite technology specialists (TIS/TRT), administrators, and teachers of all grades, subjects, and skill levels to present at this year’s conference. Our goal is to encourage everyone to take FLIGHT (Future Lesson Ideas Gathered [...]
Engineering is Elementary has produced a free afterschool middle school engineering curriculum that can be accessed at www.eie.org/engineering-everywhere. Although designed with afterschool in mind, the resources could be used during the school day. The curriculum is aligned with the Next-Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Although engineering is the focus (solving problems in the world around us), it does this in science context consistent [...]
Education Week and Dreambox are sponsoring a free webinar Feb. 13, 2014, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET, based on the idea of blended learning-combining digital curricula and tools with face-to-face instruction-for elementary grades in mathematics. Facilitators will provide successful approaches for implementing this technique, including resources, strategies and examples of instruction, as well as tips for modeling blended learning [...]
Middlebury Interactive offers resources to help launch, expand or transition current language curriculum to a digital format with K-12 courses are developed by academics using Middlebury College pedagogy and teaching methodology. Courses integrate communication, culture, connections, comparisons and communities to immerse students in their target language and can be used fully online, in a blended learning environment or as supplemental [...]
Trainings help health/PE teachers make sure lessons align with national standards.
The Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction (SSACI) collaborative, a consortium of 22 states and organizations, including Kentucky, convened by the Council of Chief State School Officers, is working to publish a new Framework for Social Studies in preparation for new standards. SSACI is working to explicitly ensure that the Framework for Social Studies will support the Common Core English/language [...]
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Foundation has received a $110,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funds will be used by KHS to create a curriculum called “The Right Answer,” a partnership between KHS and Kentucky schools. The initiative will increase students’ skills in visual literacy, historical literacy and critical thinking with the aid of [...]