Kentucky Teacher – Oct. 2, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020

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A screen shot of Education Commissioner Jason Glass meeting with other superintendents on Sept. 28.

Commissioner Glass hosts Q&A with Kentucky superintendents

In his first meeting with the Superintendents Advisory Council (SAC) on Sept. 28, Kentucky’s Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass held a virtual question-and-answer session to allow members to ask questions of him and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and to better get to know members and their districts.

Glass, who officially began his role as Kentucky’s commissioner of education on Sept. 15, began the meeting by asking each council member to introduce themselves and talk about their districts.

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Teachers Advisory Council Virtual Meeting: October 1, 2020

Kentucky teachers provide feedback on back-to-school during COVID-19

The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Teachers Advisory Council (TAC) convened virtually on Oct. 1 to discuss and provide feedback to the department on how their back-to-school experiences have gone thus far.

The council, which is comprised of 20 teacher leaders from across the Commonwealth, represents districts that have implemented a variety of strategies for reopening. Some are using virtual learning, others have opted for in-person instruction and some are using a hybrid of both.

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Special Superintendents' Webcast: September 29, 2020

Kentucky superintendents share school reopening advice, get revised metric for holding in-person classes

Participants in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Sept. 29 Special Superintendents’ Webcast heard from leaders of four school districts on how reopening to in-person instruction amid the pandemic has gone so far, and from state officials about updates to the color-coded metric used to determine whether to hold in-person classes.

While most Kentucky public schools reopened for in-person classes on Sept. 28, some reopened earlier, and the four superintendents discussed what worked and what needed improvement based on their experiences.

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NEWS

Kentucky Department of Education opens nominations for the 2020 RISE Award

 

Konz Tatman named chief communications officer at KDE

 

Local Superintendents Advisory Council voices support for NTI recommendation

 

SCIENCE

Kentucky students’ experiment heading for International Space Station

 

BULLETIN BOARD

Workshop on using GIS in teaching Oct. 7

 

Louisville Zoo offers new online programs for children, school groups

 

Professional Learning Bulletin Board

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Pupil Transportation (UPDATED - September 4, 2020)

 

Orientation and Targeted Services (UPDATED - September 2, 2020)

 

Participation Tracking in Infinite Campus

 

Library Media Center

 

Class Sizes in Virtual Programs and Courses

 

Flexibility for Assigning Staff in the COVID-19 Instructional Settings

 

Guidance for School District Personnel Leave Options, 2020-2021 School Year

 

Compensatory Education and Extended School Year Services

 

Daily Participation and Non-Traditional Instruction

 

Exceptional Learners and Preschool Students

 

Academic Re-entry, Stage two: Meeting Learners' Academic Needs

 

Workplace Health and Safety

 

Facilities and Logistics

 

Room Capacity Calculator

 

Intermittent School Closure Guidance

 

Alternative Learning Design Strategies 

 

Academic Re-entry, Stage One: Drafting an Adjusted Curriculum

 

Evaluating Students’ Academic Readiness

 

Supporting Student and Staff Wellness

 

Kentucky Department for Public Health's COVID-19 webpage

 

KDE's 2019 COVID-19 webpage

 

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