K-12 News

Educator Offers Advice on Holocaust Pedagogy in New Videos

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

January 27, 2021

Teachers have many questions about Holocaust pedagogy, but Fred Whitaker said the most important question is one they should ask themselves: Why am I teaching about the Holocaust? Whittaker teaches at St. Francis of Assisi in Louisville. A passionate advocate for Holocaust education, he and others lobbied successfully for mandatory inclusion of Holocaust studies in Kentucky’s middle and high schools.

KET’s Media Lab Still Delivers Student Learning During Pandemic

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

January 4, 2021

During a typical school year, students visit KET’s Media Lab by the dozens for workshops on using multimedia in learning projects. This year, the Media Lab mostly comes to them, via the internet. Cynthia Warner, KET’s multimedia education consultant, is making the pandemic’s “new normal” work for students across the state in the virtual setting.

Supplement at-home learning with Let’s Learn

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

January 4, 2021

Are you looking for ways to supplement at-home learning? Check out Let’s Learn, a one-hour program for children ages 3-8 that features science, math, reading, social studies, and the arts—as well as virtual field trips. Tune in Monday through Friday at 2/1 pm on KET.

A Trusted Space: Screening opportunity for educators

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

December 14, 2020

It’s been a challenging fall semester for educators, so KET is offering a special online communal viewing event about teaching in these unprecedented times. Educators are invited to watch and discuss A Trusted Space, a new film on mitigating the effects of grief and trauma affecting students and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Informational Text with Molly of Denali

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

December 8, 2020

KET Early Childhood recently offered a new Informational Text with Molly of Denali workshop as part of KET Education's Virtual Learning Series. Molly of Denali centers on 10-year-old Molly Mabray, her family, trusty sidekicks Tooey and Trini, and four-legged friend Suki. The series was created to model various ways that children can use informational texts in their daily lives.

Educators across Kentucky attend virtual EdCamp

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

December 6, 2020

On Saturday November 14th, educators from all over Kentucky grabbed their morning coffee and joined KET Early Childhood for a virtual EdCamp. Over 40 participants joined the “un-conference” to discuss topics chosen by them beforehand. Virtual learning, integrating media, and engaging families were among the many topics covered.

Kentucky Tonight discusses reopening Kentucky Classrooms

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

December 4, 2020

On Kentucky Tonight, airing Monday, December 7 at 8/7 pm, Renee Shaw hosts a discussion about reopening Kentucky classrooms. Ahead of the show, viewers can submit questions in a variety of ways.

Long-term impact of pandemic on learning is uncertain

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

November 24, 2020

Renee Shaw talks with Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass about how the COVID pandemic is impacting public schools and students. He also talks about the Department of Education's new chief equity officer and previews the 2021 General Assembly.

Virtual Learning Series responds to needs from Early Childhood educators

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

November 24, 2020

For the past two months, KET Early Childhood has reserved Thursday afternoons for the Virtual Learning Series. The series is a response to the need of high- quality professional development on proper utilization of technology and media in the early childhood classroom. Each training explored media and ways it can be utilized in the classroom to address various needs.

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