Flat Gap Community Problem Solving Project

In their first year of participation in CmPs (Community Problem Solving), Flat Gap Elementary’s team consists of twelve 4th and 5th-grade students and two coaches (Mrs. Ferguson and Mrs. Witten). Their project focuses on raising awareness of kids drinking more water and staying hydrated throughout the school day. They surveyed students and observed that many […]

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“Operation Ordinary” Wins State Community Problem Solving Competition for Johnson County Middle School Students

Johnson County Middle School principal Joey Estep’s thoughts on Operation Ordinary include the statement that “this whole project defines what I think education is all about…inspiring others, reaching out, connecting with others”. Pam Burton, academic team coach, recalls how Brenda Dyers, special needs teacher, came to her and explained that she would like for her […]

Johnson Central Middle School Students Search for Community Problem to Tackle

The Community Problem Solving team at Johnson Central Middle School doesn’t initiate solutions to a problem and then discontinue the effort to improve the situation.  After winning the 2017 International Problem Solving Competition, the students are not only continuing their winning venture, “Project Ordinary”,  but they have initiated the search for another obstacle in the […]

Wolfe County Native Gives Back to Community Through STEM Camp

For the fourth year, retired organic chemist Gary Booth has sponsored the Wolfe County STEM Camp.  He says it’s not expensive to pay a few teachers and to purchase the materials needed for the five day camp but it allows him to give back to his community.  The first camp was originated to provide remediation […]

FIRECAST – HeartSmart

KVEC’s FireCast Minisode is a new 3-5 minute video production highlighting classrooms innovations that are forging a new path for learning that could lead to a new economy in Eastern Kentucky. HeartSmart, the Community Problem Solving Team (CmPS) at Floyd County High School. HeartSmart is a great way to raise awareness about heart disease in the […]

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FIRESummit – Register Now!

April 11, 2018 Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) invites you to the FIRESummit (Forging Innovation in Rural Education) for an amazing day that highlights the innovative work occurring in 22 outstanding rural districts in southeastern Kentucky. We invite you to join us in this tremendous learning opportunity, please register ASAP. Registration is required for the […]

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FireCast Episode 8 – W.R. Castle

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

FireCast Episode 4 – Flat Gap 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 […]

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