KVEC Entrepreneurial Project Leads to Published Books by Student Authors

An element of the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative’s (ARI, created through KVEC’s Race to the Top Grant) mission is to identify, support and promote innovative practices in education and to also support and promote those educators and their students who are daring to be great.  Through Students Transforming Appalachia with Real World Solutions (S.T.A.R.S.), a component […]

Potential Drone Port Featured in Education Week

Linking educational opportunities to improving the economy in eastern Kentucky through the development of a drone port near Hazard draws the attention of Education Week in an online article: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/05/17/in-kentucky-rural-schools-betting-on-drones.html?cmp=soc-tw-shr  

ARI Learning Innovation Grant Application Available Online

“In the world of education, innovation comes in many forms. There are innovations in the way education systems are organized and managed. There are innovations in instructional techniques or delivery systems. There are innovations in the way students are included in an active learning process. The list goes on and on” (taken from ARI Learning […]

Owsley County Superintendent Invited to Participate in Education Writers Association National Seminar

Being a small district of two schools, one elementary and one middle/high school, and having a student population that is 89% free/reduced lunch eligible, has not hindered the Owsley County School System in Booneville, KY, from becoming one of the leading districts of innovation in the state.  Superintendent Tim Bobrowski, a 26 year veteran educator, […]

South Floyd Middle School Students Explore Engineering in Writing Classes

Middle school students at South Floyd Middle School in Floyd County have been exploring a variety of real-life problems in eastern Kentucky and through research and experimentation have discovered some viable solutions to the issues.  Rebecca Morrison, science teacher, and Kelsey Tackett, writing teacher, have joined forces to collaboratively provide self-directed learning opportunities for students.  […]

Register: K – 12 Core Subject EdCamp

Free professional learning opportunity where teachers share with other teachers in the subjects of Science, Social Studies, Math, and Language Arts 6 Hours PD credit or EILA hours – provided by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Wednesday, May 31st (Door prizes and lunch provided) KVEC, 412 Campbell Dr. Hazard, KY […]

Breakout EDU at Hazard Middle School

Breakout EDU is bringing innovation into classrooms at Hazard Middle School. Based on “escape rooms” that have recently become popular, Breakout EDU’s small boxes—which include an assortment of locks, invisible ink pens and UV flashlights to read the secret messages—are a hit among HMS sixth grade students and sixth grade teachers Ashley Haynes and Cassidy […]

Middlesboro High School Houses Aerospace Lab

Flight simulators, drones, ham radio, robotic cars and a wind tunnel are not items that you typically see in a high school lab.  However, if you visit Middlesboro High School the students in Luke Gilly’s aerospace and engineering classes will be excited to introduce you to all of these treasures and more! The Appalachian Technology […]