Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative Announces New Executive Director

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) Board of Directors are proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Jerry Green as Executive Director for the Educational Service Agency that serves 23 east Kentucky School Districts and encompasses an area larger than the state of Connecticut. KVEC began in 1969 and has become nationally recognized for championing […]

Sarah Bracken Discusses Her Work with the Refugee Educator Academy (REA)

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s Digitalachia Podcast hosted by Robert Brown,  welcomed guest Sarah Bracken, NBCT, who serves as a Refugee Educator Academy Project Consultant, at the Center for Learning Practice with the Carey Institute for Global Good.   Sarah shared elements of the Center for Learning in Practice’s Sustainable Learning Framework. She also described how […]

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Dr. Doug Anthony Discusses the Importance of Establishing a Principal Pipeline

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s Digitalachia Podcast hosted by Robert Brown, with co-host Dr. Dessie Bowling,  welcomed guest Dr. Doug Anthony, Chief Consultant of Anthony Consulting Group.  Dr. Anthony has done extensive work in leading principal pipeline development and described how he helps schools to address the pipeline. He also shared some observations of principals’ […]

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Kareem Farah Describes Resources of the Modern Classroom Project

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s Digitalachia Podcast hosted by Robert Brown welcomed guest Kareem Farah, Chief Executive Officer of the Modern Classroom Project.  The Modern Classroom Project empowers educators to meet every student’s needs through blended, self-paced, mastery-based instruction. The goal is to help change the way teachers teach, thus helping all students learn.  For free resources […]

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KVEC speaks with RJ Rodriguez of Hawaii Teacher Standards Board Regarding Virtual Learning

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s Digitalachia Podcast hosted by Robert Brown, with co-host Jennifer Carroll, welcomed guest Raymond (RJ) Rodriquez, Licensing Specialist with the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board to discuss the state’s progress in assisting with virtual learning for educators due to COVID-19.  The conversation also focused on how micro-credentialing, and other professional learning opportunities, […]

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KVEC Virtual Tracking Tool

The KVEC Virtual Tracking Tool was collaboratively developed by special education and general education practitioners in response to the rising need for systems of supports to address student attendance and engagement in a virtual or hybrid setting.  The tool can serve as a guiding framework for reviewing existing or establishing protocols to implement a cycle […]

Harlan County Teachers Publish Spanish 1 Textbook

Harlan County Teachers Publish Spanish Textbook; Focus on Appalachian Region Two Spanish teachers at Harlan County High School have written and published a Spanish 1 textbook. The book, entitled Viajes desde Appalachia, was inspired by the experiences of Chris Anama-Green and Emmanuel Anama-Green while teaching Spanish in Harlan County. “I have reviewed several Spanish textbooks over […]

KVEC Creates Exceptional Educator’s Playbook Podcast Series

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s Digitalachia Podcast hosted by Robert Brown welcomed guests Dionne Bates and Chasity Craft to discuss their new podcast series for the Exceptional Educator’s Playbook.  The purpose of this series is to develop a network of SPED teachers across the region and provide the opportunity for them to share strategies, ideas, […]

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KASS/KVEC Press Announcement for the 2021 Legislative Session

Oct. 26, 2020, Frankfort, Kentucky – The Kentucky Association of School Superintendents in partnership with the eight Kentucky educational cooperatives will hold several news briefings around the state on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, to inform the news media and general public about its legislative priorities for the 2021 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. KASS […]

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NatGeo Opens the door to Adventure for K-3 Teachers in KVEC Region!

Dear Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative Instructional Leaders: National Geographic Education is pleased to invite K-3 teachers in the Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative (KVEC) region to participate in an exciting and rigorous, job-embedded professional learning project focused on the instructional shifts in elementary social studies. This no-cost professional learning opportunity is aligned with Kentucky Social Studies […]