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Several summer professional learning opportunities are available for social studies educators. The immersive programs offer learning experiences that will allow educators to improve their content knowledge, discover new resources and learn new instructional strategies.
In support of the implementation of the Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies, the Kentucky Department of Education has released two new professional learning modules.
PBS LearningMedia offers a collection of resources related to Ken Burns’ “Country Music,” the documentary that recently aired on PBS stations. The collection includes videos, activity sets and lesson plans for grades 5-12 spanning music, social studies and English/language arts curricula.
Three Kentucky teachers are the winners of the 2019 Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Awards from the National Archives and the University of Kentucky Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.
Thousands of teaching positions in Kentucky schools remain unfilled as the start of a new school year approaches, and the Kentucky Department of Education is working to address the shortage through high school career pathways, college recruitment and alternative certifications
The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on draft assessment blueprints for reading/writing, mathematics and social studies.
The Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee approved new social studies standards during its May 14 meeting at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort and will tentatively go into law July 5.
Applications are now being accepted for the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers, which recognizes promising and innovative Kentucky high school history or civics teachers.
KDE’s Social Studies Advisory Panel met this week to consider a charge from the Kentucky Board of Education to address concerns about specificity that emerged from feedback on the standards.
KDE officials assured the Interim Joint Committee on Education that feedback from a wide variety of sources is being considered as part of the process of revising Kentucky’s Academic Standards for Social Studies.