Kentucky’s Oldest K-12 Cooperative, the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, Prepares to Celebrate its 50th Birthday

Founded in 1969, KVEC is the state’s oldest K-12 educational cooperative and acknowledged throughout the nation as one of the most innovative. The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) consortia of 22 local school districts serves over 50,000 students and over 3,000 educators in an area larger than Connecticut. The USDOE Race to the Top grant […]

KVEC’s Project Prevent/Ripple Effects

Applications to join KVEC’s Project Prevent/Ripple Effects Final Cohort are available through September 14!  We are entering the final year of a 5-year grant to implement the Ripple Effects Social Emotional Learning software into 70 schools.  Just because the grant is ending does NOT mean that your access to the program is over as well; […]

Rachel’s Challenge – Awaken the Learner

Rachel’s Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion.  Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999. Through her example, Rachel’s Challenge is making […]

ARI Learning Innovation Grant Application 2018-19

Applications Should be E-mailed to: Bernadette Carpenter, KVEC Instructional Lead bernadette.carpenter@hazard.kyschools.us PHONE:  606-436-3161  (Faxed copies will not be considered.  E-mail receipt will establish deadlines.) APPLICATION DUE: August 22, 2018 Applications will be scored by an independent panel in a blind scoring process that uses the enclosed application review rubric. Innovation is the spark of insight […]

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Lead With Culture (Lead Like a Pirate) – Unleashing Social Media

On Wednesday, August 22nd KVEC will host an exciting leadership training event for regional educators designed to help school leaders learn dynamic strategies to dramatically transform culture, unleash the power of social media to improve the culture of a school and district, and building schools where students and staff run to get in, not out. […]

Understanding K-5 Kentucky Academic Standards in Reading/Writing

Understanding K-5 Kentucky Academic Standards in Reading/Writing: Effective Strategies for Classroom Instruction Across the Curriculum Presented by KVEC Instructional Specialists:  Carole Mullins, Dionne Bates, Vonda Adams, Stephanie Kidd and Rebecca King KVEC Training Center 412 Roy Campbell Drive, Hazard, KY 41701 August 28, 2018 (9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.) LIMITED SEATING! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Deadline to Register: […]

#KYGoDigital

Kentucky has always been ahead when it comes to instructional technology but we could always use a refresher! The hashtag #KYGoDigital has become the brand that binds a network of educators who are invested in digital learning. KYGoDigitals mission is to inspire Kentucky educators to CREATE innovative leading and learning experiences, CONNECT them through social media, […]

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The Ron Clark Exclusive!

  This past Spring a team from KVEC (Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative) had the opportunity to visit The Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta. The Academy has received both national and international recognition for its success in educating students with excitement, creativity and high expectations. Upon returning the team debrided about the visit and explored options […]

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A New Generation of Entrepreneurs in Perry County

Students learning during their summer break doesn’t sound real, does it? That’s exactly what happened in Hazard from July 11th to the 13th. A three day pilot of innovative thinking and skill-building occurred for students across the county.  The AIR Institute of Berea College offers workshops for adults to come together and think collaboratively to […]

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Allen Elementary – International Society for Technology in Education Conference

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) FIRECAST highlights creative and determined educators building their classrooms into a one of a kind experience. Our goal is to showcase classroom innovations and inspire others to help change the narrative of Eastern Kentucky. Allan Elementary Kentucky’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Champions, for grades 6-8 division. Got the […]

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