Education News

Educator Planning Guides for PreK-5

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

September 28, 2020

New plan-ahead guides for PreK-5 educators are now available to help you plan lessons around a variety of themes through mid-November. They connect to broadcast content on the 24/7 KET PBS KIDS channel and Learn Along Bingo packets, which include printable activities should your students not have internet access.

New Elinor Wonders Why Educator Resources

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

September 9, 2020

Elinor Wonders Why is a new series from PBS KIDS that aims to encourage children to follow their curiosity, ask questions when they don't understand and find answers using science inquiry skills. A new PBS LearningMedia collection has an array of resources - including interactive lessons, playlists, viewing guides, and printable activities - to encourage students to ask questions, make observations, and bask in the wonderment of nature's amazing answers!

Announcing the 2020 Summer Story Contest Winners!

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

September 1, 2020

KET is pleased to announce the winners of†Meet the Helpers, the inaugural KET Summer Story Contest that celebrates the everyday helpers and heroes who answer the call during the pandemic. Children in K-3 grades were invited to submit stories describing selfless acts from the helpers they witness in their communities.

Serving needs in difficult circumstances

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

September 1, 2020

Remember when we flipped on the lights in our classrooms and learning centers, fired up the computers, poured a cup of coffee, watched students sign-in and went about providing assistance and instruction as needed? Well, that was then. Everything has changed everywhere, but perhaps one of the places where serving students has been most adversely impacted is within correctional facilities.

Review essential skills in math and language arts

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

August 26, 2020

Do your students often wonder "When will I ever use this?" KETís new Skills on Demand collection on PBS LearningMedia features interactive lessons that answer this question while reviewing essential skills in math and language arts. Teachers can assign the multi-page lessons virtually and track student progress online.†

Test Tips for Adult Learners

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

August 12, 2020

Adult educators are reaching out via social media platforms, setting up conversation portals through apps like Slack, using Zoom to teach classes and recommending proven online learning systems like KETís FastForward and more. If you are looking for short text messages to send your learners find the perfect thing to send inside the Test Tips included in KETís FastForward online learning system.

Miss the 2020 KET Multimedia PD Days? Catch up now!

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

August 3, 2020

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 KET Multimedia Professional Development Day went virtual. Kentucky educators could choose from 12 workshops over two weeks -- participating in every session that interested them instead of only four. While multimedia resources were highlighted, this year's workshops had a heavy focus on remote learning. The sessions were recorded and are now available to view online along with related materials.

Summer Learning at Home resource packet is now available

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

July 28, 2020

Thanks to a generous grant, the KET Early Education team in partnership with Family Resource Centers across Kentucky, will distribute Summer Learning at Home kits to PreK through 3rd grade students in need over the next week.†The kits include a packet of materials with activities, which can also be downloaded online for free!

Kentucky Tonight: Reopening Kentucky’s Schools

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

July 21, 2020

Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss reopening Kentucky schools. Guests include: Cornelius Faulkner, superintendent of Caverna Independent Schools; Kelly Foster, Ed.D., deputy commissioner of the Office Next Generation Schools and Districts with the Kentucky Department of Education; and Eric Kennedy, director of advocacy for the Kentucky School Boards Association.

Family and Community Workshops foster collaboration, communication, and fun

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

June 25, 2020

On four Tuesday nights in February and March, families gathered at the George Unseld Early Childhood Center in Louisville to attend the Molly of Denali Family and Community Learning (FCL) workshop series. The FCL workshops focused on building multi-generational engagement with learning.† Families explored their community using informational text to learn about traditions, recipes, and native animals.

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