Pikeville Students ‘Exercise’ Grant Writing, Bring Outdoor Gym to Park

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. WYMT Mountain News recently published a story highlighting the Pikeville High School Community Problem Solving Team. Students helped secure a $10,000 grant through the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s Student Senate Community Challenge. This year Pikeville High […]

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ATLAS Spring 2019

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative has partnered with Unified Champion Schools and Special Olympics Kentucky to host ATLAS (Accepting Teaching Learning Achieving Succeeding). ATLAS is a unified program for middle school boys with and without intellectual disabilities. ATLAS is a project which consists of middle school boys from different schools in the KVEC Region with and […]

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The Way Forward – Next Steps for eastern Kentucky

This message is intended to catch everyone up on where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going related to the leverage plan we developed for the Way Forward report. We began this work with from a perspective of abundance vs. scarcity and the belief that there is a diversity of ideas, economies, people, and traditions […]

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KVEC FIRESUMMIT Spring 2019

Educators, community leaders, and students gathered on April 16, 2019, 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 1,500 persons participated in person the Forging Innovation in Rural Education (FIRE) Summit, […]

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Using Micro-credentials for Personalized Professional Development

Jennifer Carroll the Professional Learning Lead for the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative recently was published on Digital Promise – Accelerating Innovation in Education for the brilliant work she does not only Micro-credentials but every school, teacher and student she serves.  Micro-credentials provide educators with competency-based recognition for the skills they learn throughout their careers. The […]

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Harlan Co. Portal 31 Virtual Field Trip

Harlan County contributed to the successful World War II victory of our American nation in such ways as leading the world in coal production during the World War II years. Debbie Napier a social studies teacher at Rosspoint Elementary brought something new to her classroom this year. By receiving an ARI Learning Innovation Grant from […]

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KVEC 2019 Spring FIRE Summit – “A Region Rising”

KVEC 2019 Spring FIRE Summit – “A Region Rising”April 16, 2019East KY Expo Center The April 2019 FIRE Summit (Forging Innovation in Rural Education) will be at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville on April 16th, 2019. The theme for this summit will be “A Region Rising.” Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, twenty-two member school districts, […]

Owsley County – Strategic Planning for Education and the Community

KVEC’s FIRECAST highlights creative and determined educators building their classrooms into a one of a kind experience. Our goal is to showcase classroom innovations and to inspire others to help change the narrative of Eastern Kentucky. Owsley County high school hosted a strategic planning meeting for community members, county government, city government, and education leaders. […]

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Eastern Kentucky residents gather to develop strategies for economic, community revitalization

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. Ron Daley a strategic partner lead for KVEC recently published on Kyforward (Kentucky’s Online Newspaper). This story highlighted developed strategies to change the demographic trajectory of the region and enhance community and economic development during a […]

South Floyd CmPS – Clean Up Left Beaver

The South Floyd Elementary Community Problem Solving Team project this year is to Clean up Left Beaver. An Anti-Littering Project where Littering is not LIT! The team is working to raise awareness and help combat the littering problem in their community. The roads, hollows, and creeks are full of trash and the recent flooding did […]

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