KVEC/KDE Assessment Summit Videos Released

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education was pleased to offer an Assessment and Accountability Summit on Wednesday, September 27th in Hazard.  Rhonda Sims, Jennifer Stafford, Karen Kidwell and the KDE staff shared the most up to date revisions to our state’s assessments and accountability.  Topics included a deep dive […]

Assessment and Accountability Summit

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education is pleased to offer our Assessment and Accountability Summit on Wednesday, September 27th to be held at the First Federal Center on Hazard Community and Technical College’s campus at One Community College Drive, Hazard, KY 41701. The Department of Education including Rhonda Sims, Jennifer […]

An Introduction to Henry County Schools, Georgia: A Path to Personalized Learning

  In this video series you will be introduced to Henry County Schools in Georgia. Henry County is a mid-sized suburban district Southeast of Atlanta that has in the past decade seen rapid growth and an increasingly diverse student population. Telling the story of Henry County’s path to personalized learning is Aaryn Schmuhl, Assistant Superintendent […]

5 Personalized Learning Tenets

Aaryn Schmuhl and Karen Perry of Henry County Schools in Georgia guide us to understanding the five Tenets that support the district’s framework for personalized learning.  Their work is part of the Next Generation Systems Initiative funded by the Gates Foundation and in partners with Dallas Independent School District, TX; Denver Public Schools, CO; Lake […]

Implementation Process

Henry County School’s Assistant Superintendent and Special Project’s Coordinator, Aaryn Schmuhl and Karen Perry share their district’s path through the implementation process for personalizing learning.  A process that began in 2013 and led to the first cohort of schools in 2015.  The work has continued to this day with anticipation of full district commitment for […]

Assessment for Personalized Learning

We often hear of personalizing learning, but not so often of personalizing assessment.  Melissa Thomas of Henry County Schools, Georgia shares the district’s approach to assessment that has been tailor made to support their initiatives for competency-based and personalized learning.  An emphasis on feedback, student and teacher agency are major components that drive their model.

Competencies & The Future

Competency-based learning has been a driving force for Henry County School’s personalized learning approach and has led them to defining competencies from the standards.  In this segment, Karen Perry and Aaryn Schumhl share this work and give us a vision for the future of the district’s trajectory for personalized and competency-based learning.  Karen, Aaryn and […]

Science TCTs: In Action

As part of our emerging video series focused on Science Through Course Tasks, we offer this next segment from Central Elementary in Johnson County.  In partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education and its Next Generation Leadership Network, Central Elementary worked quickly to provide us with a look at TCTs in action.  In this video […]

Science TCTs: Pre-planning

In this video, Charlene Owens and the Johnson County team lead an example of the pre-planning phase leading up to Science TCTs: In Action, which follows the complete implementation process for the 2nd grade task called Germinating Seeds.  The example you will see highlights the team’s thoughts and ideas in preparing to facilitate the task.  […]

Science TCT’s – FAQs

In collaboration with representatives from the Kentucky Department of Education, Future Ready Assessment Team, Expeditionary Learning Fellows and the Appalachian Leadership Lab, the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative has committed to supporting the implementation of the state science assessment system.  In this video Johnny Belcher and Katrina Slone discuss frequently asked questions regarding through course tasks […]