PGES 2013-14 Pilot Principals Learning Opportunity

A new professional learning opportunity  is available for principals participating in the Principals Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PPGES) pilot for the upcoming school year. This leadership academy will provide support for pilot principals in their implementation efforts. The Kentucky Leadership Academy (KLA) is working in partnership with KDE and Battelle for Kids to offer this professional learning experience. If you [...]

By |2013-05-29T10:05:27-04:00May 30, 2013|

Free training for science teachers

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering free training for up to 500 high school science teachers in July 2013. The training will be conducted fully online over the first three weeks of July. Teacher may work at their own time and pace, supplemented by optional live events to earn a NOAA teacher badge. When finished, teachers then can [...]

By |2013-05-15T11:38:54-04:00May 16, 2013|

‘Pre-K to On Our Way’ training offered

From Pre-K to On Our Way is a day-long training to promote and support transitions from preschool to public school. The training will be May 31 in Lexington. This event is for preschool or early care teachers, staff and directors, kindergarten and 1st-grade teachers. In this workshop, participants will: review the research on the impact of preschool and parent involvement on [...]

By |2013-05-15T11:47:31-04:00May 16, 2013|

Professional development program focuses on literacy education

The Kentucky Reading Project (KRP) is a yearlong graduate-level course centered on research-based reading instruction. It is taught by literacy faculty at each of the eight state universities. Teachers in grades K-5 may participate in KRP and will receive a stipend and graduate credit upon completion of the course in May 2014. The National Center for Family Literacy provides one [...]

By |2013-01-24T00:01:14-05:00January 24, 2013|

KSBA holds FERPA compliance conference

The Kentucky School Boards Association is hosting a FERPA Conference on Aug. 10 at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington.  The U.S. Department of Education’s FERPA compliance office recently issued new student records regulations. That office also announced it is ramping up its enforcement of FERPA regulations.  Why is FERPA Compliance Important? Violations can damage a student/parent. Civil Liability Damages It is Federal [...]

By |2012-07-31T11:13:52-04:00August 2, 2012|

Division of Water invited educators to get WET

The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) has assumed state sponsorship of Project WET, an interdisciplinary water science and education program for formal and non-formal educators of students in kindergarten through grade 12 and adults. The program was previously sponsored by the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC). The goal of Project WET, an acronym for Water Education for Teachers, is to [...]

By |2012-08-03T09:39:23-04:00August 2, 2012|

Program review technical assistance trainings offered

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will hold Program Review Technical Assistance trainings Feb. 14-17 from 9 a.m. to noon on the following dates and at the designated locations: Feb. 14 - Barren River State Resort Park and NorthEast Christian Church, Lexington Feb. 15 - Bruce Convention Center, Hopkinsville and Corbin Center for Technology and Activities, Corbin Feb. 16 - [...]

By |2012-02-01T14:02:09-05:00February 2, 2012|
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