Local school boards and districts will be implementing lots of new provisions through the coming months with the significant changes made to public education during the 2017 Regular Session.
Jefferson County's Kip Hottman and Oldham County's Gail Sowell share their experiences on how peer observation helps teacher growth.
The decision to pursue National Board certification is one of the best decisions an educator can make to grow professionally and more importantly, increase student achievement.
All students deserve the same opportunity I had to develop a voice within and outside of the classroom, and I believe any teacher is capable of helping a student develop that voice.
Overall, Kentucky educators are more positive about teaching and learning conditions in their schools than they were in 2013 according to results from the Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky Survey presented to the Kentucky Board of Education at today’s meeting. This year a record 89.3 percent – almost 45,000 – of eligible school-based certified educators in Kentucky responded to the anonymous, [...]
The Kentucky Department of Education is drafting a plan to combat teacher turnover and ensure that all Kentucky students are taught by experienced, qualified teachers.
Jana Bryant By Jana Bryant firstname.lastname@example.org Barnett Berry, one of the authors of Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools, believes “it is time to blur the lines of distinction between those who teach and those who lead.” This distinction ought to become even more blurred with Kentucky’s Professional Growth and Effectiveness [...]
Ryan Mann By Ryan Mann email@example.com With this year’s rollout of Kentucky’s new Teacher Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (TPGES), some of the biggest concerns I’ve heard from other teachers are over the “Peer Observation” section. Teachers have long been wary of administrators critiquing their classroom performance based on a brief observation, and adding a peer into the [...]
Lindsey Childers By Lindsey Childers firstname.lastname@example.org Imagine a classroom that centers on discovery – a classroom that allows students to act as teachers and use the skills they have acquired to solve actual problems. This sort of classroom is possible and is, in fact, happening all over Kentucky. In my district, this classroom method is becoming a more [...]
Joseph Harris By Joseph Harris email@example.com In the past few years, I’ve come to realize that peer observation is a powerful professional growth avenue for teachers, and it is one of the most beneficial aspects of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES). While my official peer observation for PGES is scheduled for sometime next semester, I’ve actually [...]