KVEC Holler Boyz Rock Digital Technology Sessions

Last Week on October 10th and 11th,  KVEC (Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative) had the pleasure of hosting and participating in concurrent education sessions at Big Sandy Community and Technical College as well as Hazard Community and Technical College. The sessions were directed at high school seniors and featured keynote speakers on both campuses. Stella Beard […]

KVEC/KDE Assessment Summit Videos Released

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education was pleased to offer an Assessment and Accountability Summit on Wednesday, September 27th in Hazard.  Rhonda Sims, Jennifer Stafford, Karen Kidwell and the KDE staff shared the most up to date revisions to our state’s assessments and accountability.  Topics included a deep dive […]

FireCast Series Premiere – Episode One

Forging Innovation in Rural Education 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 […]

Facebook Founder Finds Innovation In Rural Education

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and members of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative visited the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) in Hazard, KY on Sunday, September 24th. The visiting team was there to learn from students and teachers about the innovative learning taking place in K-12 schools across eastern Kentucky. The team spent the afternoon and evening [...]

Big Ideas Fest Live Stream

Join the discussion on the Big Ideas Holler Click Image to Stream Schedule 9:00 – Welcome to event: Vision for the day 9:05 – Video message from Gov. Matt Bevin 9:10 – 9:55 “The eastern Kentucky I Want” – Z and Millennial Generation panel 10 a.m. – 11a.m   “Career, education and training opportunities for youth” -  Education and Workforce Cabinet Deputy Secretary [...]

Tales of the Cumberlands

Devils, Giants, Feudists, & Physicians Spellbinding stories from Appalachian history will swirl through the mists of Breaks Interstate Park at a storytelling convention to be held Sept. 21-24. The third gathering of “Tales of the Cumberlands: Devils, Giants, Feudists and Physicians” will focus on tales from the Virginia-Kentucky border region from frontier days to the […]

Johnson Central Middle School Students Search for Community Problem to Tackle

The Community Problem Solving team at Johnson Central Middle School doesn’t initiate solutions to a problem and then discontinue the effort to improve the situation.  After winning the 2017 International Problem Solving Competition, the students are not only continuing their winning venture, “Project Ordinary”,  but they have initiated the search for another obstacle in the […]

Johnson Central ATC Students Excited about Construction of Tiny House

The excitement is obvious at Johnson Central High School when students and ATC staff discuss their first tiny house project!  The trailer, purchased at P & J Trailer Service in Paintsville, has been modified by the welding class to extend the width of the building.  Under the direction of Mr. Chuck Wetzel, welding instructor from […]