Monday, December 16, 2019
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Two new social studies resources available from KDE

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 provides resources related to ‘Country Music’ documentary

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.

Madison, Russell, Spencer teachers receive Earle C. Clements Award

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.

Stock Market Game teaches economics, investing

Teachers in grades 5-12 may register their students to participate in the Stock Market Game, an interactive, educational simulation and competition that teaches personal finance, economics, technology and team-building skills and can be used in mathematics, reading, writing, economics, social studies and business classes.

Growing teacher shortages will affect Kentucky students

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

Feedback sought on assessment blueprints for reading/writing, math and social studies

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on draft assessment blueprints for reading/writing, mathematics and social studies.

Social studies standards approved by regulation subcommittee

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.

Clements award recognizes high school history, civics teachers

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.

Advisory panel responds to feedback on proposed social studies standards

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.

Lawmakers updated on social studies standards, discuss SBDM councils

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.