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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Accepting Applications for Summer 2018!

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Taking Applications Next summer’s session of the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs will take place from June 24 through July 14, 2017 at Transylvania University. Students in 9th, 10th and 11th grade should apply online at  Applications are due by December 20th, 2017 and selections will be announced in April 2018. […]

FireCast Series Episode 2

  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]