KVEC/KDE Digital Learning Strategies Design Lab Virtual Launch Event

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education will launch a Digital Learning Design Lab for school districts and educators across the KVEC region. The Design Lab will provide educators with resources, tools, strategies and opportunities to work together to discover solutions and best practices critical to successful teaching and […]

Micro-Credential Summit Day 4 – The Impact on Leadership

If you weren’t able to attend day four of the micro-credential summit you can view the entire day by watching the video at the top of this webpage. For this session, these educational leaders discussed how to use micro-credentials to change the professional learning ecosystem. Topics include: How can we take our current situation and […]

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Micro-Credential Summit Day 3 – Design Principles

If you weren’t able to attend day three of the micro-credential summit you can view the entire day by watching the video at the top of this webpage. For this session, our experts discuss the new micro-credential design principles organized by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Digital Promise with input from […]

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Taking the ‘Not Again’ Out of Professional Learning

A Collaborative Approach for Developing Micro-Credentials Based on Need By Dr. Dessie Bowling, Robert Brown Earning professional credentials is a requirement in various sectors of industry such as medicine, technology and business. Industry professionals attend sessions in face-to-face settings at required conferences or other specialized learning experiences for continued certification requirements and to increase their […]


Phelps ATC (Area Technology Center) has completed their 2020 Tiny House, and it’s a beauty! Below you will find a Flickr album filled with interior and exterior shots of the student-crafted tiny home as well as videos covering our experience with the home! Like with all of the student built tiny houses in Eastern Kentucky […]

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KVEC Learning Innovation Grant Application

Applications Should be E-mailed to:Bernadette Carpenter, KVEC Instructional Lead bernadette.carpenter@hazard.kyschools.usPHONE:  606-436-3161 (Faxed copies will not be considered.  E-mail receipt will establish deadlines.) APPLICATION DUE: August 17, 2020 Applications will be scored by an independent panel in a blind scoring process that uses the enclosed application review rubric. COVID 19 – A Catalyst To Transform Teaching […]

Micro-Credential Summit Day 2 – Needs-Based Developed Micro-Credential Stacks

If you weren’t able to attend day two of the micro-credential summit you can view the entire day by watching the video at the top of this webpage. You will be able to watch this distinguished panel of experts discuss the development of specific micro-credential stacks for special needs populations and teaching rural students of […]

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Micro-Credential Summit Day 1 – Micro-Credentials 101

Thank you for joining us for our first installment of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s (KVEC) Virtual Micro-Credential Summit. In the video above join Dr. Jennifer Carroll as she guides you through the digital learning systems of Micro-Credentials. This will be great for anyone new to the world of educator micro-credentials or who still have […]

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Teacher Micro-Credentialing and Professional Development Podcast

KVEC’s Robert Brown and Jennifer Carroll were recently on the NREA – The Rural Voice (National Rural Education Association Official Podcast). This podcast highlights the use of Competency-Based and Micro-Credentialing as a method for furthering the professional development of teachers. For many teachers, there are limited options for furthering their professional training to stay current […]

Brand New Research on Special Education in Rural America

KVEC’s Dr. Dessie Bowling (Associate Director of KVEC) and Dr. Will Kayatin (Senior Director for Higher Education Affairs) were asked to come on the Education Talk Radio Pre K-20 Podcast on BlogTalkRadio with Larry Jacobs. This podcast highlights brand new research on special education in rural America. The RISE2 Deeper learning Project presents its finding based on […]