Spring FIREsummit 2018

Educators, community leaders, and students gathered April 11, 2018, for the Spring FIREsummit hosted by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC). The FIREsummit spotlights hard-working innovators in eastern Kentucky that go the extra mile to forge innovation in rural education. Over 14,000 participants joined in the Forging Innovation in Rural Education (FIRE) summit hosted by […]

FireCast Minisode – Episode 1

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. Mrs. Shirkey has implemented digital notebooks in Geometry. Students use #myBrand to keep up with daily notebooks. Mrs. Shirkey implemented BRAND 2-years ago to […]

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2nd Annual KVEC Drone Race

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) sponsored its Second Annual Drone Race in which middle and high school teams built drones from supplied kits to come race at the Knott County Sportsplex. Twenty schools submitted applications to participate in this project-based learning opportunity designed to prepare students for careers in a growing job market. Hundreds of […]

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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 9 – Owsley County High School

For the ninth episode of FireCast, theHoller production team traveled to Owsley County High School. This edition of FireCast focused on how the use of virtual reality in science and social studies classes help students get a visual and hands-on experience to further learning and engagement in the classroom. A couple years ago the Superintendent, […]

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Students Rising to New Virtual Heights

On March 6th and 7th, Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) had the pleasure of hosting and participating in concurrent education sessions at Wolfe County High School as well as Floyd Central High School. The educational sessions focused on students ranging from 8th grade to high school seniors. Featured keynote speaker at both campuses was Annette […]

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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Ashland Middle School – Samsung National Finalist!

Ashland Middle School needs your help!   At the end of February, Ashland Middle School was named the Kentucky winner in the National Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition!  On March 1st it was announced that they are now a National Top 10 Finalist.  As a Finalist, they were awarded $50,000 and are now in a […]

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Engage Your Brain by Doodling in Class – Casey Salyers

Casey’s Math classroom has always used the “Math Journal”. Research shows that students learn and retain information longer when they write their notes by hand. In order to prepare students for the next level of mathematical learning, she wants to ensure that they are retaining the information. This year, Casey plans to introduce brain-based learning […]

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I Can Perform My Way – Charles Michael Bell

Are all students capable of performing? Are all students provided the opportunity to perform? These two questions have weighed on Michael for the past 20 years of his teaching career. Yes, all students are capable. However, not all students are provided the opportunity. As a music teacher, Michael has witnessed a great number of students […]

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