Renee Shaw and guests discuss COVID-19’s impact on special education and student mental health. Guests include: Eric Friedlander, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services; Gretta Hylton, associate commissioner at the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Early Learning; and Allison Slone, special education teacher at McBrayer Elementary School.
This week’s on-air, at-home learning schedule
- Beginning Monday, March 30, KET’s normal weekday program lineup that airs on the main KET channel from 7/6 am to 5/4 pm will be replaced with a special lineup containing programming specific to at-home learning for PreK-third grade, grades 4-8, and grades 9-12.
Learn online, anytime, anywhere
- PBS LearningMedia is a 100% free digital tool used by thousands of Kentucky educators for classroom instruction, and KET is now encouraging parents to also use these resources to facilitate learning at home.
- Easy to use, and you can filter resources by grade and subject.
Sample Instructional Resources
Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss remote learning in Kentucky's education system during the 2020-21 school year while COVID-19 reduces in-person student attendance. Guests include: Jason Glass, Ed.D., commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education; Marty Pollio, Ed.D., superintendent of the Jefferson County Public Schools; and Eddie Campbell, president of the Kentucky Education Association.
The largest teacher’s union in the U.S., the American Federation of Teachers, announced recently it would support any local chapters that strike due to their school’s reopening without any safety measures. Randi Weingarten, the union’s president, spoke with Hari Sreenivasan about safety concerns for teachers and what should be done about them.
Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss reopening Kentucky schools. Guests include: Cornelius Faulkner, superintendent of Caverna Independent Schools; Kelly Foster, Ed.D., deputy commissioner of the Office Next Generation Schools and Districts with the Kentucky Department of Education; Eric Kennedy, director of advocacy for the Kentucky School Boards Association; Greg Schultz, superintendent of Oldham County Schools; Corrie Shull, board member of Jefferson County Public Schools, District 6; Allison Slone, a special education teacher in Rowan County and founder of KYREADS, which provides professional instruction to teachers about students with dyslexia; and Stephen Pruitt, Ph.D., president of the Southern Regional Education Board (pre-recorded interview).
When you’re watching shows on KET, engaging in discussion or related activities before, during, and/or after the show can help you remember what you’ve learned. Check out these discussion questions and activities for any show you watch on KET – no Internet needed – to take what you just watched to the next level.
Shakespeare’s work can make for a challenging read. Get some help navigating the plot of Julius Caesar with this video from Great Performances. Supporting materials will prepare you to engage with the play through discussion questions and an exploration of the characters.
We all knew spaghetti and meatballs were delicious, but now they’re educational. Use your problem-solving skills to find out if the pot will overflow when a cook adds meatballs to his pasta sauce. This interactive exercise focuses on using the volume equations for cylinders and spheres to figure out the multistep problem of how many meatballs it would take to fill the space left in the pot.
Unleash your inner meteorologist and try your hand at classifying clouds. Covering some 70 percent of Earth's surface, clouds play a key role in our planet's well-being. But how do they form, why are there so many types, and what clues can they give us about the weather and climate to come?