Submit your Story!

Howdy y’all, Just a quick reminder that if you have a story you would like shared on The Holler simply Hover over your mouse over HOME on any page and you will find the “Submit a Story” button. Personally, I am a visual learner so I drew out the instructions down below. Protip: Don’t worry […]

Digitalachia Podcast – Micro-Credentialing

This second installment of Digitalachia Podcast hosted by Robert Brown of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s  welcomes  Sue Beers, Executive Director, Members Impacting Instruction, Improving Curriculum (MISIC) located in Iowa, and Brian Devine, Director of Licensure, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  The topic of discussion for this podcast is defining micro-credentials and how they are used within a system of professional […]

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Digitalachia Podcast – Ripple Effects (Bouncy)

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s (KVEC) kicked off its first Digitalachia Podcast on August 19.   The KVEC office and its 23 partner districts are in the heart of Appalachian. We are focused on creating personalized professional learning opportunities that meet the professional learning needs of educators, which ultimately, and most importantly, create multiple opportunities for a […]

BRIDGES Literacy Project

Grades 5 and 8:  Language MechanicsOnline Practice Activities/Assessments  Over the past few months, many districts have requested resources for teaching language mechanics.  Teachers whose classes reached the 100th percentile as a result of our BRIDGES trainings “back in the day” have been especially diligent in requesting updated training for teaching language mechanics. Teachers who have […]

Teacher Help

Intro Video Creating a Google Account Google Classroom Basics LOOM SETUP for Teachers HOW TO USE LOOM (SCREEN RECORDING) How to Upload to Youtube (Privately) Screencastify - Setup + How to Use Create A Virtual Classroom With Bitmojis USING a GREEN SCREEN with ZOOM (Be Anywhere) Virtual Classrooms Links and Buttons Scan a document with [...]

Who Tells YOUR Story?

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. KVEC is a non-profit 501c3 educational service agency established in 1969 by 8 small school districts. Today, we serve more than 55,000 students and 3,000 educators within our 23-member districts in rural eastern Kentucky. These districts […]

A Treasure Lost – By Jeanna Cornett

“Well, I have lost you; and I lost you fairly;In my own way, and with my full consent.”—Edna St. Vincent Millay Leslie Countians have lost the stained-glass window at St. Christopher’s Chapel. We have lost it, and we lost it fairly, and with our full consent. For as long as our ancestors have lived in […]

DOWNLOAD KVEC Tools for Virtual Instruction!!

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative(KVEC) has always thought proactively with their sights set firmly on the future. KVEC’s staff have been developing tools for teachers to plan for virtual instruction. These tools can be applied in any classroom. The promotional video below has KVEC’s own Jennifer Carroll & Dionne Bates speaking more about what to […]

EKY Works 2.0 – Survey for School Districts

One East Kentucky, EKCEP, Kentucky Power, SOAR, and the Ashland Alliance have partnered to complete a workforce assessment and skills analysis for a 27-county region in East Kentucky. This is an update of the EKYWorks project that was conducted in 2016, and Boyette Strategic Advisors has been engaged to conduct the study. The earlier project […]

Kentucky schools scramble to reach students on the losing end of the digital divide

With most public schools in Kentucky planning to delay the start of in-person classes for another six weeks or more, educators across the state are grappling with how to reach students on the losing end of the digital divide. Many schools had planned to begin offering in-person instruction this month, but Gov. Andy Beshear asked […]