Why I’m at the Holler

I love the Holler. I never thought I would spend so much time in my life sitting in front of a laptop editing video from educators across the region; I never thought I would spend time in the KVEC office in Hazard filming a discussion on the future of the region involving Governor Patton; I […]

#ARIpromise: Watch 150+ East KY Educators and Students Preview 2017 Classroom Innovations on Oct. 26

#ARIpromise Whether you’re a teacher yourself or looking to partner with students and educators on business or community projects in the coming year, Wednesday October 26 is your best chance to connect! The Appalachian Renaissance Initiative (ARI) Promising Practices Summit brings east Kentucky’s greatest education innovators to an international audience of thousands every year. Don’t miss […]

300 World Language Students Slay Holler Leaderboard and Live Stream

We met the group of highly skilled Spanish and World Language teachers in August, joining a new Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) Professional Action Network (PAN), Holler Fellows. Since then they’ve collectively won Outstanding Spanish Teacher of the Year, been appointed President of the American Association for Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) in Kentucky, started the first Spanish Holler (¡Grita […]

East Kentucky Leads National Innovation in Rural Education at #ARIpromise

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 East Kentucky Expo Center * 126 Main St. Pikeville, KY SUMMIT.THEHOLLER.ORG Where do flight simulators, a mobile inquiry learning lab, student art & performance, cutting-edge learning strategies & technologies, 10 concurrent live streams, robots, and internationally recognized educators and students converge in east Kentucky? Every April and October during Appalachian Renaissance Initiative (ARI) Summits!  This October 26, the East Kentucky […]

It’s Literally Rocket Science: Middlesboro students celebrate International Space Station Launch

NASA launched three United States Astronauts into space to serve time on the International Space Station on Friday September 23, 2016.  To celebrate the event, the Engineering and Aerospace Science students at Middlesboro High School put together a space display. The event involved stations titled “How and What Astronauts Eat,” “What Are Nebulas,” “The Mars Mission,” “The […]

Aviation, Engineering, and Code: From the Holler to the Globe

Students arrived to school before daylight and class bells to take aviation and aerospace courses in Pike County. Microsoft and Xbox sent weekly gaming data to a Floyd County classroom for statistical analysis leading to award winning app creation. A Piper PA-22 plane ready for student-led restoration is stored in Bell County, the same airport where infamous Glacier Girl […]

Holler Highlights – April 18

Check back to see the new weekly highlights from the site and visit theActivity Stream to keep up with the great work going on in the region. Be sure to click on the information below to learn more about the projects or to view the multimedia.    

Clicking and Screaming – UPDATED

I don’t know if you’ve ever been to a professional Esports competition, but it’s pretty crazy. I say this not from first-hand experience, but from watching online with 400,000 of my closest friends on Twitch.tv as North American League of Legends teams compete at the highest level to crown a spring champion.

Highlights from The Holler

The Holler has been a busy place lately so we thought it might be helpful to pull out a few featured posts from the past couple of weeks. Check back to see the new weekly highlights from the site and visit the Activity Stream to keep up with the great work going on in the […]