¡Grita Fuerte! Spanish Livestreams on Food, Weather, and School Life

You don’t have to study abroad to learn to talk about food, weather, and your school life in Spanish! These world language learners in Floyd, Harlan, and Knott Counties are bringing relevant and accessible Spanish lessons to your screen this February. Join them by Livestream, here on the Holler, to pick up terminology and cultural […]

Engineering Week Challenge for K-12 Learners in East Kentucky

Engineers Week, developed by Discover Engineering, is a time to: Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents At Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC), we want to commemorate the week and help students learn about engineers and […]

Outbreak Alert! Engineering a Pandemic Response

Last April, Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) launched the Mobile Inquiry Learning Lab (MILL) to provide resources to teachers in the region for engaging students in inquiry based learning experiences. The MILL is a 24 foot long multi-purpose learning space that can travel throughout the region. The exterior of the MILL has a “skin” consisting of photographs of […]

Reason to Celebrate: 2016 Annual Holler Highlights

We’ve had a big year at Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) and here at the Holler! Congressionally designated Digital Promise and the U.S. Department of Education named KVEC a National Education Innovation Cluster, presenting a video series spotlighting the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative. Our annual Summits in April and October transitioned to a more technology-based delivery and connected well over 10,000 people […]

Telehealth Supports Student Wellness in Knott County

“We believe our schools are epicenters of the movement toward healthier bodies and minds, as our students grow to value their own health and lead their families and communities to a better quality of life.” -Sandy Hogg Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) is a consortium of 19 rural school districts in southeast Kentucky. Sandy Hogg, […]

Challenger Center of Kentucky Hosts FIRST LEGO League Regional Robotics Competition

The Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky (CLCKY) is one in a network of 47 Challenger Learning Centers which were started by the families of the Challenger Astronauts tragically killed in the 1986 Space Shuttle disaster. Housed on the campus of Hazard Community & Technical College, CLCKY was the 34th center in the network and the […]

#HourOfCode: Coding, Post-it Notes, and a lost puppet in outer space!

An hour of code for every student. It’s National Hour of Code Week! We are beyond excited in my first grade classroom. One thing that I have noticed about coding is that it can literally bring to life any classroom target or “I can” statement that students are presented with. Our target this week: I can […]

International #HourOfCode Here at Home December 5-11

Nationally fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago, but not here in the mountains. Imagine an east Kentucky where every student understands basic coding and computer science.  What would this mean for our region? We know that whatever field our students choose, whichever jobs they imagine and invent, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend […]

K-12 Math EdCamp

Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative’s Math Professional Action Network presents  K-12 Math EdCamp Monday, November 7th 9 am – 12 noon Two locations near you: Magoffin County’s new High School building 1100 East Mountain Parkway, Salyersville, KY In Harlan County – Cawood Elementary 51 Nola St. Cawood, KY Register here:  https://goo.gl/forms/PaE4oLlT0uauWvqp1 Join us for a morning […]

East KY Innovators in Rural Education Attract International Audience of 11k

Thousands of educators, community leaders, and students gathered in Pikeville and via Livestream yesterday at the 3rd Annual Appalachian Renaissance Initiative (ARI) Promising Practices Summit.  The #ARIpromise Summit is hosted by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) to spotlight the nation’s greatest rural education innovators here in east Kentucky. The full program and speaker profiles can be viewed at summit.theholler.org. […]