Join us for KET’s 2023 Summer PD Day

Thank you to all the educators from around the state that attended and participated in making this year’s virtual event a massive success! This year’s event offered five incredible sessions from rockstar educators from around the state! 

If you missed out on our virtual sessions last week or you just want to share a session you enjoyed with a colleague who might also benefit – you’re in luck! Many of the sessions are now available to stream on the KET YouTube: 2023 Summer PD playlist!

Interested in receiving PD credit? Courses based on these sessions will be available at in July!

2023 Sessions

Building a Classroom Culture for Social and Emotional Learning

Explore fun and creative ways to help students learn self-control and responsibility. Many strategies from KET’s video collection, Social & Emotional Learning: The Arts for Every Classroom will be shared as well. Kyri Demby, music teacher at Jacob Elementary in Jefferson County, will show how easy it can be to implement SEL in the classroom every day.

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Supporting Deeper Learning Through the School Library

Deeper learning initiatives in schools are enhanced by access to high-quality school library programs that support standards-based instruction and personalized learning explorations. Join Shelby County LMS Emily Northcutt and KASL President-elect and Daviess County LMS Carrie Wilkerson as they share instructional practices and programming for K-12 school libraries that can deepen learning engagement and encourage students to think, create, share, and grow.

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Dr. StrAIngelove (Or “How a Teacher Learned to Stop Worrying and Love AI”)

Come discover the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and enhance your classroom teaching at the same time! In this session, the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, Donnie Piercey, will share practical and inventive lesson plans and ideas using AI tools like ChatGPT, Midjourney, and Google Bard. Experience how AI can captivate students, stimulate creativity, and take student learning to the next level. Oh yeah… you’ll also learn how it can save teachers time, too!

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Adobe Express Essentials

This session presented by KDE’s Statewide School Library Lead James Allen will give you an overview of the creative potential in the Adobe Express online and mobile design application. This is a free product for all k-12 teachers and students. Learn and practice some basic skills and tips to jumpstart your creativity in the classroom!

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Podcasting: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

When lock down hit, Jefferson County’s Erin Sexton and Meghann Matingly started a podcast! Now they have been up and running for over a year and have a supportive fan following. They’ll join us to talk about all the things they have learned in this time – the good, the bad and the ugly.

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PD Credit

Interested in receiving PD credit? Courses based on these sessions will be available at in July!

To find out whether KET Summer Professional Development Day session hours can be used toward fulfillment of your school district’s staff professional development requirements, please contact your school or district official in charge of professional development.

KET is also approved to award EILA (Effective Instructional Leadership Act) professional development credit to Kentucky K-12 school administrators for attendance at our summer event workshops.

Questions about the KET’s Summer Professional Development Day? Contact KET Education Division, 859-258-7274; 800-432-0951 ext. 7274.