Fleming County's Amy Bolar said when you are trying to get student buy-in, it might be best to focus your efforts on a particular small set of students.
Schools are invited to participate in the Kentucky NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project’s Youth Awards Program for Energy Achievement, which encourages and rewards student leadership and innovation. Schools may submit digital portfolios of their energy activities. The top teachers and students will be recognized at the state and national levels and will be invited to attend the Kentucky NEED [...]
The Kentucky Department of Education’s Division of Next Generation Professionals is accepting proposals for the 2017 Learning from Kentucky’s Classrooms Conference, which will be held Sept. 9 in Bowling Green. The conference will highlight the innovative work happening in classrooms across Kentucky, specifically work aligned to the Instructional Transformation grant, including: Effective implementation of English/language arts, math and science standards (including the Literacy Design Collaborative and Math Design Collaborative); Innovative [...]
Keith Lindsay, a 5th-grade social studies and language arts teacher at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts at Bluegrass (Fayette County), is among 10 Platypus Award winners honored by Mental Floss magazine.Photo submitted Keith Lindsay, a 5th-grade social studies and language arts teacher at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts at Bluegrass, is among [...]
Students at Robert D. Campbell Junior High in Clark County spend nine weeks taking charge of their own learning.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark office will hold its National Summer Teacher Institute on Innovation, STEM and Intellectual Property July 17-22 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. The program for K-12 educators combines training tools, practices and project-based learning models to help l teachers incorporate the concepts of making, inventing and innovation into classroom instruction. The central focus [...]
The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky invites teachers to share video examples of creative and innovative learning so it can recognize best practices and share the examples with others across the state and nation. The Fund will accept video submissions on an ongoing basis to build its bank of video examples in its Teacher Portal. To launch the search, [...]
Nominations are open for The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards, which recognize teachers who demonstrate an original and creative approach to teaching, exhibit resourcefulness, engage students and are making a positive impact on not only their classroom but also their community, colleagues, administrators, school, and/or district. Twenty teachers will receive prizes, with the top 10 first-prize winners receiving [...]
The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky is sponsoring a screening of the film “Most Likely to Succeed,” a documentary about the impact of innovation on the economy and the consequences for the country if the education system fails to keep pace. The screening will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 27, at the Lexington Public Library Central Library. A discussion will [...]
Education Week is seeking input for its annual Leaders to Learn From report, which profiles some of the most exceptional leaders working in school districts. If you know a district leader whose approaches or innovations would inspire colleagues nationwide, click here to submit a nomination. All nominees should be district-level personnel. The deadline is Aug. 1.