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The Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council spent the majority of their Oct. 27 virtual meeting getting to know Thomas Woods-Tucker, KDE’s first chief equity officer and the new deputy commissioner of the Office of Teaching and Learning.
At its Aug. 6 meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved two emergency regulations that will provide districts with additional flexibility as they head into the 2020-2021 school year.
The Standards and Assessment Process Review Committee ruled in a July 8 virtual meeting that the alignment process of assessment blueprints for reading and writing, mathematics and social studies was sufficient.
With in-person professional development opportunities being canceled, the Kentucky Department of Education is offering professional learning modules that can serve as alternatives and help educators build better understanding of the Kentucky Academic Standards.
The Kentucky Department of Education is offering a virtual professional learning session to help schools and districts translate the Kentucky Academic Standards into a guaranteed and viable curriculum in order to provide equitable learning environments for all students.
Schools and districts are being provided with increased access to digital resources. To ensure that Kentucky students continue to have access to high-quality, standards-aligned instruction, schools and districts can use the instructional resource alignment rubrics and assignment review protocols compiled by the Kentucky Department of Education to evaluate how well online instructional materials align to the Kentucky Academic Standards.
This is the final installment of a six-part series detailing the work and achievements of the Kentucky Department of Education during the past year.
Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis is convening a task force charged with making recommendations on improving the process of developing quality curriculum for Kentucky's public schools.
Each month this fall, the Kentucky Department of Education will produce two webcasts and one virtual workshop to provide information and professional learning about standards implementation.
The Teachers Advisory Council met to discuss the resources available on KyStandards.org. Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis also spoke to the TAC in a question-and-answer forum.