Education News

High School Graduation Requirements on Kentucky Tonight

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

December 11, 2018

Renee Shaw and guests discuss new high school graduation requirements on Kentucky Tonight, Monday, December 17 at 8/7 pm on KET. Scheduled guests include KY Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis; KY Board of Education member Gary Houchens; Brigitte Blom Ramsey, executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence; and Eric Kennedy with the KY School Boards Association.

Announcing the 2019 KET Young Writers Contest!

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

December 10, 2018

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit stories and poems for the 2019 KET Young Writers Contest. The contest, which runs Jan. 2 through April 15, encourages students in KET’s viewing area to celebrate the power of crafting stories, poems and illustrations by submitting their own, original work.

Resources to Start Coding With Your Class

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

December 4, 2018

It's Computer Science Education Week. Get started with five classroom-friendly tips that you can use to introduce young learners to coding, storytelling, and creative problem-solving; plus PBS LearningMedia collections and resources for all grade levels.

Learning with Littles: Developing Cultural Awareness

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

November 30, 2018

Teachers! We’re excited to invite you to a live discussion with illustrator, animator, writer, director and producer, Joe Murray, who created the new PBS Kids hit, Let’s Go Luna. In addition to meeting Joe and other members of the Let’s Go Luna team, you’ll meet other educators, who will share teaching models and strategies to help you build a culturally responsive learning environment.

Kentucky teacher named national PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

November 29, 2018

Tara Haynes, a teacher at Little School, a preschool program run by the Pine Mountain Settlement School in Bledsoe, has been named a national PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion. The new award program, sponsored by PBS KIDS, recognizes passionate educators from across the country who work with young children, from infants to second graders.

Choosing Toys to Grow With Your Preschooler

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

November 19, 2018

By the time your baby is a preschooler, chances are your kids have outgrown some toys ready to be passed on to someone else. (Good luck sorting through — every time I found one to donate, my kids decided it was their “favorite.”) What’s the secret to choosing toys that will grow right along with […]

Raising Grateful Kids: Why Giving Thanks Is Good for the Soul

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

November 15, 2018

Psychologist Martin Seligman, who has conducted studies on benefits of expressing thanks, writes, “Gratitude can make your life happier and more satisfying. When we feel gratitude, we benefit from the pleasant memory of a positive event in our life. Also, when we express our gratitude to others, we strengthen our relationship with them.” For preschoolers, gratitude […]

Join us for PBS Kids Edcamp

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

October 26, 2018

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 10, when we will be holding Kentucky's first PBS Kids Edcamp. This training event is free of charge! PBS Kids Edcamp provides educators with a space to share, collaborate and learn from each other. You will connect with educators facing similar challenges, learn new tips and share ideas.

FastForward Courses Online

Free 2-week trial of FastForward at KET.org/FFTrial

Kim Gooch

Kim Gooch, KET Education Staff

October 17, 2018

Sign up for a free two-week trial of FastForward, KET’s comprehensive online learning system for GED, TASC or HiSET test preparation.  FastForward offers teachers the ability to manage, track and report student enrollement with ease and students can study from anywhere there is internet connectivity. See all that FastFoward can offer!  Sign up now at KET.org/FFTrial

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