KVEC Renaissance Academy: Hal Bowman’s Be The One

Hal Bowman – Be the One Educators, are you interested in going? Check out our event tab and find out how to register! Posted by Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative on Monday, November 5, 2018 Hal Bowman’s Be The One professional development event provides educators with exactly what they’ve been searching for – the most powerful, […]

Make A Smoothie with your PC for FREE with Blender

Welcome back to Tech Tuesday a show about Tech on Tuesdays! Today feels like a cooking episode except for there is no mess to clean up afterward and all you need is a computer. If that sounds strange to you then allow me to introduce to you a FREE program named Blender. It’s labeled as an […]

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My Mountains Mysteries – The Octavia Hatcher Story – Chapter One; What We Know

The Octavia Hatcher story is a local legend around Central Appalachia, but not only isolated to the communities surrounding Pike County, KY. Her story is known worldwide, having been examined by such programs as Mysteries at the Museum on the Travel Channel. She is known as the “Girl Who Turned Her Back on Pikeville” throughout […]

KVEC FIRESummit Fall 2018

Educators, community leaders, and students gathered on October 24, 2018, 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 10,000 participants joined in the Forging Innovation in Rural Education (FIRE) summit hosted by the […]

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Welcome to the newest edition of Tech Tuesday at least till next week then this won’t be the newest edition. Anyways, today we try something new and courageous, we step outside into the cold weather to film, and let me go ahead and apologize for the wind. I wanted to test the two microphones in […]

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Rural Eastern Kentucky School Leaders Preparing A Call to Action

Achieving Equity and Putting Schools at the Center of Communities to Reinvent Economically Distressed Rural Region The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) and superintendents leading rural public schools in the mountains of eastern Kentucky are in the final stages of developing a position paper and call to action to address the urgent needs and opportunities […]

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Teaching the novel, Night: Creating Context For Instruction

According to HB 128 (2018), schools in Kentucky are required to include instruction on both the Holocaust and genocide in middle and high schools. To assist our districts in planning and implementing this content, KVEC is sponsoring another 6-hour training, free for ELA and Social Studies teachers in the KVEC region, grades 6-12, on November […]

Building Bridges to College and Career!

You’re invited to participate in Building Bridges to College and Career: Family Engagement for Successful Student Transition, a special opportunity to network and learn about ways to improve postsecondary transitions for students. This free interactive event, being held on November 7th, is designed to build awareness of the families’ role in successful student transition to postsecondary education and training. There will […]

ADOBE RUSH? Editing On The Go?!

Welcome to a fast-paced edition of TECH TUESDAY! Some of you might be wondering why the rush; well it’s because of Adobe’s brand new editing software they just released on IOS. The days of being tethered to your desk or laptop for all your editing needs are vanishing. However, if you are an android user like myself […]

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Knott School District Has Economic Importance to County and Region

In addition to providing quality education preparing students for the workforce, the Knott County School District is a major economic driver in the community.  The school district directly contributes to the educational attainment and future earnings of its youth. The district is the largest employer in the county with 387 employees and a payroll of […]