High School Entrepreneurial Competition

Students from the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) region gathered at the Morehead State University on November 30, 2017, to present their business plans and business ideas in the annual High School Entrepreneurial Competition. Presenters progressed to this level of the competition by receiving the highest scores at a previous school-level competition. The students spent […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Christin Roberson loves teaching and aerospace opportunities

Christin Roberson said she felt like Santa Claus as she watched her two aerospace classes excitedly open the drone kits on Friday, November 3 at Sheldon Clark High School. The students will conduct research in order to learn how to put together the drones and practice flying in preparation for the spring 2018 drone race […]

Fall FIREsummit 2017

Educators, community leaders and students gathered yesterday October 25, 2017, for the Fall FIREsummit hosted by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC). The FIREsummit spotlights hard-working innovators in eastern Kentucky that go the extra mile to forge innovation in rural education. The event, streamed LIVE on The Holler from 9 locations across the East Kentucky […]

Building and flying drones – Project Based Learning

  The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) Appalachian Technology Initiative (ATI) has made remarkable progress in three years preparing students for high tech career pathways. Only two KVEC school districts had computer science programs serving less than 25 students at that point.  Despite having the nationally recognized programs, aviation at Eastern Kentucky University and aerospace at Morehead […]