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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FIRECAST – Cooking and Learning In The Classroom

KVEC’s FIRECAST highlights creative and determined educators building their classrooms into a one of a kind experience. Our goal is to showcase classroom innovations and to inspire others to help change the narrative of Eastern Kentucky. Teresa Miller is a K-2 Special Education teacher in Perry County. This is her second year receiving a Learning […]

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The 606 Coffee

The 606 Coffee Shop will be Hazard, Kentucky’s newest addition to downtown Hazard. Where you will be welcome to come sit down, enjoy a cup of coffee with friends or get a cup to go! 8 students from Hazard High School came up with this idea to bridge the gap between business and art. The […]

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Catchin’ Critters at the Gorge!

The Red River Gorge – located in Powell, Menifee and Wolfe counties – is one of the most beautiful and geologically interesting places in Eastern Kentucky. But, what’s happening underneath the surface of this natural beauty? That’s one of the many questions that Wolfe County High School are trying to answer. The students, accompanied by […]

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Eastern Kentucky Students are Hollerin’

The Holler hosted its first workshop to teach students the fundamentals of 3D design. The workshop utilized Blender, a free open-source 3D graphics software. The students can use this software to create animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models and interactive 3D applications. Students were given supplemental materials to further their learning outside of […]

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#KYGoDigital

Kentucky has always been ahead when it comes to instructional technology but we could always use a refresher! The hashtag #KYGoDigital has become the brand that binds a network of educators who are invested in digital learning. KYGoDigitals mission is to inspire Kentucky educators to CREATE innovative leading and learning experiences, CONNECT them through social media, […]

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The Ron Clark Exclusive!

  This past Spring a team from KVEC (Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative) had the opportunity to visit The Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta. The Academy has received both national and international recognition for its success in educating students with excitement, creativity and high expectations. Upon returning the team debrided about the visit and explored options […]

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A New Generation of Entrepreneurs in Perry County

Students learning during their summer break doesn’t sound real, does it? That’s exactly what happened in Hazard from July 11th to the 13th. A three day pilot of innovative thinking and skill-building occurred for students across the county.  The AIR Institute of Berea College offers workshops for adults to come together and think collaboratively to […]

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International Society for Technology in Education Conference

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) FIRECAST highlights creative and determined educators building their classrooms into a one of a kind experience. Our goal is to showcase classroom innovations and inspire others to help change the narrative of Eastern Kentucky. Allan Elementary Kentucky’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Champions, for grades 6-8 division. Got the […]

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