Heidi Givens By Heidi Givens Heidi.givens@Daviess.kyschools.us Teacher leadership is “the process by which teachers, individually and collectively, influence their colleagues, principals, and other members of the school community to improve teaching and learning practices with the aim of increased student learning and achievement.” (York-Barr and Duke, 2004) When selected as 2013 Kentucky Elementary Teacher of the Year, I [...]
After just one week, more than 9,500 Kentucky educators have taken part in the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Survey of school working conditions. That represents about 18 percent of the school-based certified educators eligible to participate. Two districts, Leslie County and Harlan Independent, have already achieved a 100 percent response rate; and 250 schools have already met or [...]
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday To create a great system of learning, you must have a system that learns. This is true at the individual student level, as well as at the teacher, classroom, school, district, and state levels. A student moving through school will be more successful if they have a system that learns. For an individual, this [...]
The Innovations for Learning (IFL) Conference 2014, sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Education, the Fayette County Schools and the Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative, is looking for innovative teachers and educational professionals who love learning to present at this year’s Innovations for Learning Conference, which will be held on September 13, 2014 at Bryan Station High School in [...]
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Asia Center at the University of Kentucky is hosting a symposium focused on incorporating Asian Studies into K-12, postsecondary, and community-based education. Learning and Teaching About Asia will be held at the William T. Young library on the UK campus on April 13 from 10-4:30 p.m. ET. Workshops are free and open to [...]
The 2011-12 school year is over, and summer is here. It is a good time for Kentucky teachers and students to rest, relax and reenergize after a year that was filled with changes. From new standards to a new testing system and an increased focus on college and career readiness, our work was about transforming Kentucky education for the sake [...]
Popham's book offers concrete ideas that will lead classroom teachers to a better understanding of the formative process and how it can help with student achievement.
A minute per question. That’s the time I was given to answer 120 multiple-choice questions on my Praxis test this morning.