Education Matters

Education Matters is KET's monthly series exploring the educational issues that face Kentuckians. The program is hosted by KET's public affairs reporter, Bill Goodman.

February's Education Matters:

The Education Matters episode originally aired on April 28, 2014 is being rebroadcast this month due to weather.

Teacher Professional Growth and Effectiveness

Monday, February 23, at 9:00 pm ET on KET

Students succeed when teachers can make learning both engaging and inspiring. In this episode of Education Matters, learn how the new statewide Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) is helping Kentucky educators transform their classrooms through reflection and feedback from students and peers. The episode includes a video segment featuring faculty, administrators, and students at South Marshall Middle School in Benton and Ockerman Elementary in Boone County talking about their experiences piloting PGES.

Join hosts Bill Goodman and guests for "Teacher Professional Growth and Effectiveness." See the complete on-air schedule.

Panelists for the program include:

  • Dr. Amanda Ellis, division director, Next Generation Professionals, Kentucky Department of Education
  • Brad Clark, lead gifted teacher, Simpson Elementary School, Woodford County and trainer, Hope Street Group and Advance Kentucky
  • Brad Darnall, mathematics teacher, South Marshall Middle School, Marshall County
  • Stephanie Winkler, president, Kentucky Education Association and science teacher, Madison County Schools

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February's Episode:

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Topic: Teacher Professional Growth and Effectiveness
Originally aired, April 28, 2014

Upcoming Episodes:

"Inside the Common Core," the episode originally scheduled for February 23, will air Monday, April 13, at 9 pm ET on KET. It explores how Kentucky Core Academic Standards are being successfully implemented in Kentucky See all airdates


Special thanks to the faculty, staff, and students at South Marshall Middle School and Ockerman Elementary School for allowing KET to record at their facilities.

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