• Cathy Conley posted an update in the group Holler logo of Appalachian Renaissance InitiativeAppalachian Renaissance Initiative 1 week, 5 days ago

    Hello from Knott County! As we all know this is proving to be an incredibly difficult and challenging year for everyone. From virtual teaching to in-person to online instruction and everywhere in between, students, teachers, and administrators have been “dreaming” of ways to make all of this a positive experience. So, as I was thinking about what I could do for the ARI Grant for the 2020-2021 school year, an old Everly Brothers song popped up on an ad: “Whenever I Want You All I Have To Do Is Dream”….humming along, I thought what if it said “stream” instead of “dream”? Hence, the birth of the title of the project. I am asking for Logitech cameras with tripods and 3rd generation Alexa speakers with which the English classes at KCC will be able to live stream with students who are participating in non-person instruction. This awesome technology will allow all students at Knott County Central to have an equal level of technological instruction, as the English Department serves every student in our population. Hopefully, by the end of this, there will be evidence of essential learning, prominent growth, and 21st Century skills like never seen before. What can I say? I know that there will still be lackluster moments in the entire education process; however, at least here in Knott County whenever we want our kids, “all we gotta do is stream”! Thanks KVEC for helping us “live the dream” by “helping us stream”!