FireCast Episode 5 Fallsburg Elementary

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 highlight […]

January ACT Holler Challenge!

Do you have a unique space you’ve created that you’d like to share? Then join the January ACT Holler Challenge! Upload a video tour of your learning space; it can be a classroom, maker space, STEM Lab, or another space you would like to share. Your video can feature students using the space or can […]

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 […]

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 […]

FireCast Episode 2 – Lawrence County High

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 highlight […]

¡Grita Fuerte! Spanish Livestreams on Food, Weather, and School Life

You don’t have to study abroad to learn to talk about food, weather, and your school life in Spanish! These world language learners in Floyd, Harlan, and Knott Counties are bringing relevant and accessible Spanish lessons to your screen this February. Join them by Livestream, here on the Holler, to pick up terminology and cultural […]

¡Es La Hora Para Compartir! World Language and Global Competency Cadre Share

Attention World Language/Global Competency Teachers! You are doing remarkable things in your classroom. It is time we devote a training day to the sharing of those wonderful teaching ideas and resources. That is exactly what we will do at our Monday, February 13th WL/GC Cadre Share Fair.  March 21 is our alternate snow date. Please register here, even […]

Kentucky Poet Laureate Inspires Poetry of Place

When Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Harlan County native George Ella Lyon as 2015-2016 Kentucky Poet Laureate mountain people across the state celebrated, especially those from her home community on the far southeastern border. She proceeded another revered Appalachian, or as he eloquently coined, Affrilachian, Frank X Walker.  The Governor praised Lyon’s work as a poet and […]

Reason to Celebrate: 2016 Annual Holler Highlights

We’ve had a big year at Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) and here at the Holler! Congressionally designated Digital Promise and the U.S. Department of Education named KVEC a National Education Innovation Cluster, presenting a video series spotlighting the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative. Our annual Summits in April and October transitioned to a more technology-based delivery and connected well over 10,000 people […]

Why I’m at the Holler

I love the Holler. I never thought I would spend so much time in my life sitting in front of a laptop editing video from educators across the region; I never thought I would spend time in the KVEC office in Hazard filming a discussion on the future of the region involving Governor Patton; I […]