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 […]

KVEC Educonomy Summit Live Stream

Join the discussion on the KVEC Educonomy Summit Click Image to Stream Schedule 9:00 – Welcome to event: Vision for the day 9:05 – Video message from Gov. Matt Bevin 9:10 – 9:55 “The eastern Kentucky I Want” – Z and Millennial Generation panel 10 a.m. – 11a.m   “Career, education and training opportunities for youth” -  Education and Workforce Cabinet Deputy Secretary [...]

Through Course Task Planning in High School

This video shows how some high school science teachers work through planning for the through course task Coral Bleaching.  It shows their work through the “Planning for Implementation” phase of the task facilitation and their thinking through the misconceptions and roadblocks students might have as they complete the task.  The teachers also plan some responses […]

FIREcast TV: Students Turn Winter Garden into Community Improvement Project

Pikeville Elementary teacher, Traci Tackett, tells us how her and her students use winter gardens to not only improve their diets, but to also improve their community.   For more information on gardening in schools check out the School Garden Holler. 

¡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 […]

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 […]

Panel Discussion

This initial panel discussion on December 12, 2016  explored reasons while other Appalachian coal states has made greater progress economically than eastern Kentucky.  Future discussions and interviews will be held and broadcast on The Holler concerning this topic. Since the ARC begin in the mid-1960s very few east KY counties have moved out of the economically […]

Telehealth Supports Student Wellness in Knott County

“We believe our schools are epicenters of the movement toward healthier bodies and minds, as our students grow to value their own health and lead their families and communities to a better quality of life.” -Sandy Hogg Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) is a consortium of 19 rural school districts in southeast Kentucky. Sandy Hogg, […]

Las Posadas: Spanish Christmas Traditions Around the World

World language learners at South Floyd High School brought Spanish Christmas celebrations to nearly 1000 viewers across dozens of classrooms on December 8th. Replay their exciting Livestream below, featuring a holiday sing-along at the end.  They planned and executed this entire lesson so find their research below as well. Feliz Navidad! In Mexico and some parts […]

International #HourOfCode Here at Home December 5-11

Nationally fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago, but not here in the mountains. Imagine an east Kentucky where every student understands basic coding and computer science.  What would this mean for our region? We know that whatever field our students choose, whichever jobs they imagine and invent, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend […]