Narrative 4 Appalachia Initiative

Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative (KVEC) and the global storytelling nonprofit Narrative 4 are launching a new initiative for a select group of exceptional teachers. Participation in the launch of the Narrative 4 Appalachia Initiative is limited to six (6) outstanding teachers. Please accept this invitation to apply for this free, exciting, new pilot project that promises a strong opportunity for educators to:  Increase instructional […]

East KY Schools Celebrate Academic Success & Innovation at the State Capitol

Over 400 students and educators from the 23-school district membership of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) will celebrate classroom innovations with displays in the mezzanine and rotunda at the Frankfort Capitol on March 10.  As a part of the 5th Annual “Innovation Celebration at the Capitol” eastern Kentucky student leaders will hold a press conference in […]

Student ran Businesses Competing for Cash!

Students from the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) region gathered at the Morehead State University on February 4th, 2020, to present their business plans and business ideas in the annual High School Entrepreneurial Competition. Presenters progressed to this level of the competition by receiving the highest scores at a previous school-level competition. The students spent […]

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Customized micro-credential programs benefit rural schools with convenient PD options

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. KVEC is an education service agency serving 23 school districts in the mountains, hills, and hollers of Appalachia. Education Dive recently published on a story highlighting how micro-credentials benefit rural schools. These on-demand classes allow teachers […]

Eastern Kentucky students hold March 10 Capitol press conference on U.S. Census

Eastern Kentucky student leaders will hold a press conference in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda at 11 a.m. on March 10 to discuss efforts they are making to promote the U.S. Census to ensure every person is counted. Members of the KVEC Student Senate representing 23 school districts began this initiative in October working in their […]

Jackson City School District Is Small But Students Have Big Ideas For Community

Jackson Independent School District students in Breathitt County are excited about their community’s future and expressed their desire to create their own jobs.  And, while the J.D. Vance book “Hillbilly Elegy” has not been a positive portrayal of Breathitt, they believe the upcoming movie publicity will give them a chance to change the narrative.  The […]

The Holler Hosts 3D Printing Workshop

The Holler hosted a workshop to teach educators the fundamentals of 3D printing. The workshop utilized programs such as Blender, Cura, and Tinkercad to then bring your creation to life using an Ultimaker 3D printer. The software can be used to create animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models and interactive 3D applications. These […]

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Ron Daley: Beshear is a listening governor who can revitalize Eastern Kentucky, rural areas

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. KVEC is an education service agency serving 23 school districts in the mountains, hills, and hollers of Appalachia. Ron Daley a strategic partner lead for KVEC recently published on Kyforward (Kentucky’s Online Newspaper). A story highlighting […]

Using Micro-Credentials to boost Professional Learning

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. KVEC is an education service agency serving 23 school districts in the mountains, hills, and hollers of Appalachia. KVEC provides professional learning for more than 3,000 teachers and its staff members are very familiar with the […]