FIRST LEGO League Competition

 On Saturday, December 9th, robotics teams from throughout eastern Kentucky will gather at East Perry Elementary School in Hazard to compete in the Challenger Learning Center’s FIRST LEGO League Regional Robotics tournament.   Seventeen teams (nearly 150 students) from across the region have been practicing for weeks now to see who can design, build, and […]

Reinvention of the Classroom

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative focuses on innovative methods for tacking educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky.  The Ohio Valley ReSource recently produced a story highlighting students and educators in Eastern Kentucky who are proving stereotypes wrong by reinventing classroom experience and tackling issues like school-based care and health challenges throughout the region. “What […]

Formative Assessment Training

KVEC and the KDE Office of Continuous Improvement and Support provided a one-day training focused on classroom formative assessment that impacts student achievement on November 28th. This training was to attract teachers, teacher leaders, new administrators, or administrators looking for a refresher on Classroom Assessment for Student Learning (CASL). The session spotlighted Senate Bill 1. […]

FireCast Episode 3 – Allen Elementary School

  Today’s classroom might feel a little different than you remember, even if you’ve only been out of school for a short time. Teachers are often at the forefront of finding new ways to engage their students by integrating new technology into their curriculum. KVEC’s FireCast TV is a new half-hour traveling program that will […]

The Valley of Rhyme – (14,000) Books Delivered to KVEC

KVEC’s corporate partner at WIN Learning has made a significant donation of 14,000 “The Valley of Rhyme” books and posters which will be distributed to K-5 students in the KVEC school districts. KVEC has been a partner with WIN Learning since 2011, providing career readiness solutions to help school districts prepare pathways for students’ futures, […]

Middle School Entrepreneurial Fair 2017

Students from the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) region gathered at the Knott County Sportsplex on November 17, 2017, to present their business plans and small business ideas in the annual Middle School Entrepreneurial Fair. Presenters progressed to this level of the competition by receiving the highest scores at a previous school-level competition. “The students […]

Picture This

Picture this. How many times have you said these words when you are preparing to tell or share something that has happened? We want the person we are talking with to visualize the story we are sharing. Letcher County Central High School is so blessed and fortunate to have Doug Adams as our Art instructor. […]

National Partners in Rural Education

Toward the end of October a team of educators from Galt, California, a rural community on the outskirts of Sacramento, traveled to Kentucky to attend the Fire Summit on October 25. The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) and Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) both have received US Department of Education Race to the […]

Create and Be Heard

Last year, I walked into my Sophomore English classes to explain The Holler absolutely sure that they were going to think that the opportunity was as awesome as I did. Instead, after talking to twenty-five blank expressions for ten minutes, I stopped mid-sentence. What I had said wasn’t sparking anything in them, so I rephrased […]

Drone Build

KVEC is sponsoring its Second Annual Drone Race in which middle and high school teams must build drones from supplied kits to race. Twenty schools submitted applications to participate in this project-based learning opportunity designed to prepare students for careers in a growing job market. Participating students must be able to figure out how to […]