FireCast Episode 6 – Johnson County Middle 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 highlight […]

Stacey Davidson Blogs About Her Love of Education

Stacey Davidson, the instructional supervisor in the Owsley County School District, feels that she was called into the service of teaching at an early age even though she wanted a different career path.  She has recently started a blog writing about educational issues important to her. Stacey says, “I knew from the time I was […]

Space and Aviation Encourages Middlesboro Teacher to Promote High Tech Careers to Students

Middlesboro High School teacher Luke Gilly is sharing his fascination with space travel and the universe in his teaching preparing his students for possible careers in aviation and aerospace. After teaching math for 10 years, Luke had an opportunity to train to be certified to teach engineering. “So I attended courses at UK and Duke […]

Rural Schools Find an Online Resource to Fill Gaps in Mental Health Services for Students

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative focuses on innovative methods for tacking educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative is one of 22 recipients nationwide who have been awarded a Project Prevent grant from the United States Department of Education to help students who have been exposed to violence or trauma. Check […]

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 […]

Belfry High School Water Research Team to Travel to India

Belfry High School teacher Dr. Chandran (Doc) and four of his Physics students (Hannah McCoy, Carlie McCoy, Aryn Adkins & Austin Dillon) have been competing against ten schools across the state for the opportunity to visit India in June to discuss their water quality findings and research as part of a project from The University […]

Perry Elementary Special Education Teacher Uses Art to Help Students Learn and Communicate

Teresa Miller is using her 21 years of teaching experience at RW Combs Elementary in Perry County School District to help her students communicate their thoughts and feelings through art. “Art Makes You smart” is her present project through an Innovation Grant award provided by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC).  “I love creating art projects […]

FIRESummit

April 11, 2018 Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) invites you to the FIRE Summit (Forging Innovation in Rural Education) for an amazing day that highlights the innovative work occurring in 22 outstanding rural districts in southeastern Kentucky. More than 125 teachers and student teams will demonstrate and share innovations in teaching, learning and leadership during ignite […]

Rural Schools Turn to High-Tech Teacher Training Solutions

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative focuses on innovative methods for tacking educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. The Hechinger Newsletter produced a story highlighting a collective of schools in Kentucky decided to make its own training model for teachers. This movement called “micro-credentials,” custom-fit courses meant to show proficiency on a specific skill set. The […]

Jason Hall’s Love of Teaching and Learning

Innovation comes to Breathitt County Jason Hall’s passion for learning and desire to become a teacher started an early age. Jason, a fourth-grade instructor at Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Elementary in the Breathitt County School District recalls wanting to become a teacher while in the sixth grade based on his love for his teachers.   […]