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By |2016-04-21T13:51:16-04:00April 28, 2016|

Next-generation science in the elementary school

Marcia Sharp This is one of a series of guest columns from teachers implementing the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Science this school year. By Marcia Sharp marcia.sharp@cville.kyschools.us This is a very exciting time for elementary teachers in Kentucky as we implement the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Science in our classrooms. If you love teaching science as [...]

By |2015-01-14T16:41:29-05:00January 8, 2015|

Videos can help teachers implement new standards

Kentucky educators have a number of excellent resources at their disposal to help implement the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS). One of these is Edivation, the professional learning resource available to all Kentucky educators on CIITS. Edivation offers a large online library of instructional professional learning videos with hours of footage showing real teachers implementing the standards in their classrooms. [...]

By |2014-12-04T08:42:36-05:00December 4, 2014|

Let’s celebrate our first steps on new science standards

This is the first of a series of guest columns from teachers implementing the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Science this school year. David Grossman By David Grossman david.grossman@etown.kyschools.us In the 1980s, Amy Grant had a song titled, “The Now and the Not Yet.” While I don’t remember much of the song, I do remember the title and the [...]

By |2019-04-16T13:47:14-04:00December 4, 2014|

Webinar looks at teaching new science standards

A professional development webinar that can provide science teachers a look at three-dimensional learning will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. EST on Dec. 9. The interactive, one-hour event will offer participants a concrete example of how Framework for K-12 Science Education Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards could be taught. The lesson is hosted by the Genesee [...]

By |2014-12-03T13:31:07-05:00December 4, 2014|

Your voice matters: take the KCAS Challenge

Terry Holliday Around the nation, Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics often have come under attack. In fact, here in Kentucky, a bill has been pre-filed in the legislature to scrap them and the Next-Generation Science Standards and come up with entirely new standards which would not only reverse your hard work for the past [...]

By |2020-10-14T10:27:23-04:00December 2, 2014|

Upcoming school year shaping up to be a busy one with educator effectiveness, new science standards and more

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday The 2014-15 school year is upon us, and it’s going to be an exciting and busy school year for Kentucky public school students, educators and parents. Many new and continuing initiatives will require the time and attention of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), school districts, schools and educators. All of these efforts support [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:40:10-05:00August 5, 2014|

Registration opens for Kentucky science educators conference

On Nov. 6, 7 and 8, 2014 the 42nd annual meeting of Kentucky science educators will convene in Lexington. Over the past decade, the conference has been attended by approximately 500 teachers, administrators, curriculum supervisors, university faculty, vendors, pre-service teachers, students and others, who have benefitted from more than 100 workshops, presentations and activities. The conference for 2014 promises to be one of [...]

By |2020-10-06T10:59:58-04:00July 24, 2014|
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