Teaching The Holocaust – Empowering Students

How do we create impactful and thoughtful learning of the Holocaust with students? Through our signature professional development program, participants explore and gain access to a range of classroom content and consider instructional enhancements to support students’ study and reflection of the history of the Holocaust and its ongoing meaning in the world today. Educators […]

Want a Tiny House? These Kentucky Students Have You Covered!

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. The Lexington Herald-Leader recently highlighted a story “Want a tiny house? These Kentucky students have you covered.” In Kentucky, tiny houses are big teaching tools. The Building it Forward project, sponsored by the Hazard-based Kentucky Valley […]

The Basketball

Creators: Seth Cantrell – Highland Elementary School   About TransMedia Storytelling on The Holler: Digital storytelling, specifically video production, requires knowledge of many subjects and topics within those content areas, but the foundational material can be taught using a specific set of skills. Thinking visually, interviewing and connecting with people, planning production, using video cameras, framing shots and […]

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Building it Forward – Tiny House Project

You are invited to bid on the quality Tiny Houses innovatively designed and constructed by students in your local school districts. The Building it Forward project, sponsored by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC), is an investment in creating a ‘future story’ for students interested in learning skills for a real-world vocation. The project is […]

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Taking Flight: Coalfield Students Have High Hopes For Drone Industry Jobs

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. Benny Becker, a ReSource reporter in the heart of Appalachia’s coal country, where the shifting economy is challenging communities. Benny recently highlighted a story “Taking Flight: Coalfield Students Have High Hopes For Drone Industry Jobs.” There’s […]

PES Artisan Drama Theater 2017 – 2018

The PES Transmedia Fireshare Production Crew created their first project this year. The crew consists of fifth and sixth graders from Phelps Elementary who absolutely loved taking pictures and videos of all our musical programs from our PES Artisan Drama Theater. They all agree that interviewing each other and participating in the Fireshare classes from […]

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FIRECAST – HeartSmart

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. HeartSmart, the Community Problem Solving Team (CmPS) at Floyd County High School. HeartSmart is a great way to raise awareness about heart disease in the […]

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All Aboard The Country Christmas

Haul out the holly! Getting into the Christmas spirit is so easily done at Phelps Elementary School! Every year at our school all the students come together to perform in a Christmas play where every child gets to sing and dance to celebrate Christmas. Another reason why we do it is so that everyone can […]

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KVEC Micro-Credential Summit 2018

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) hosted its second annual Micro-Credential Summit on May 23, 2018. This year’s forum brought together representation from local, state, and national education organizations to discuss options for using micro-credentials as an integral component of a professional learning ecosystem. Objectives of the day included understanding the direction of professional learning […]

Westward Expansion Seminar

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative is hosting a one-day seminar covering Westward Expansion. This seminar will focus on Westward Expansion during the 19th Century. Ideas and events emphasized include Manifest Destiny, the Monroe Doctrine, the Mexican-American War, and the growing problem of Sectionalism that threatened to drive North and South apart. Seminar Details: Seminar Topic: Westward […]