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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 […]

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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Breathitt County High Presents

Ever since Hamilton’s music released I have been wanting to see a play and thanks to Breathitt the itch has been scratched for now. Breathitt County’s performance of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ concluded this weekend but we managed to grab a snippet of what the event was like. So the weekend consisted of Game of […]

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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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BIG THINGS, Mini Episodes

Sometimes the FIRECAST team shows up at a school and there are too many things going on to fit it into one video; that is when the FIRECAST minisodes happen. This past week we visited Belfry High School and their students had a multitude of things going on in a single classroom. One side of […]

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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