Members of the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) Advisory Board discussed the new school year and upgrades to facilities during their meeting on Sept. 21.
In July, I had the privilege of being one of the opening speakers for the Tales of Transformation: Sharing Stories of Deeper Learning conference. The event featured presentations from three districts from each of the eight regional educational cooperatives sharing their experiences with deeper learning that can be replicated across the Commonwealth.
School district leaders from across the Commonwealth joined virtually on July 18 to share their journeys with deeper learning, presenting their work in creating authentic, meaningful learning for all students.
The Marion County Young Historians Club works to preserve the past by repairing aged cemeteries.
Back in December, I wrote a column about what I considered to be deeper learning, a topic that you probably hear educators discuss a lot these days. While we have avoided laying out an official definition from the Kentucky Department of Education so that those learning and working in our schools can help determine what it means, we do know that deeper learning can take several forms.
Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass talked with school officials across the Commonwealth about deeper learning during the Superintendents Webcast on Feb. 14.
Three Kentucky educators are using role-playing games, like Dungeons & Dragons, to enrich student learning experiences.
During the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council meeting on Dec. 13, students spoke about their experiences with deeper learning and provided feedback to the department on those experiences.
Kentucky’s future vision for education, called United We Learn, was developed after listening to Kentuckians from all parts of the Commonwealth and represents what they said they wanted for our schools and their children when we took the time to listen. One major component of that vision is to create “vibrant learning experiences for every student.”
Kentucky's public schools are increasingly shifting their focus to more practical learning experiences, engaging students in deeper lesson plans that build off prior knowledge and help students apply what they learn to real-world challenges.