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Welcome to KET Professional Development!

KET Professional Development provides opportunities for customized online learning tailored to fit individual schedules and learning styles. Over 123,000 certificates for completion of KET self-paced modules and courses have been awarded to Kentucky teachers and others interested in Kentucky educational reforms.

Thanks to collaborations with partners such as the Kentucky Department of Education, KET pd courses meet the standards for high quality professional development and are aligned with the Kentucky Standards and Indicators for School Improvement and the Teacher Professional Growth and Effectiveness System.

Featured PD

To meet the 2014-15 training requirement pursuant to 704 KAR 7:160, Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Pubic Schools, KET is offering a free, 2 hour online course for all school staff. Click on the image below to go directly to the course.

Young girl in schoolPromoting Positive Behavior in Schools II
Cost: Free

This course is designed for individual users to access at their convenience—any time, any place. However, to make arrangements to receive certificates for group training, facilitators can contact Brett Smith, 800.432.0951 ext. 7268 or

Last year's four-hour course, Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools I, is also available.

SBDM Council Member Training

KET is again providing convenient, self-paced, online professional development for new and experienced SBDM council members to meet the November 1 reporting deadline.

SBDMNew SBDM Council Member Training
Introduction to School-Based Decision-Making

Cost: $95

For experienced SBDM members, KET offers an array of free, self-paced professional development on timely, relevant topics such as Formative Assessment, Program Reviews, Increasing Physical Activity in Schools, and Transforming Education in Kentucky, which describes the second wave of statewide education reform following the passage of Senate Bill 1 (2009).

Catalog of Self-Paced PD Courses

SBDM The entire collection KET's self-paced PD courses is in PBS LearningMedia, which is free to Kentucky schools.

Education Matters

KET also produces Education Matters, a monthly series exploring important education topics with a panel of experts and video from schools and communities. Programs from the series can be used to meet the requirements for experienced SBDM member training with permission from school or district SBDM coordinators.

For more information, contact:
KET Professional Development

(800) 432-0951, ext. 7271
Fax: (859) 258-7390
600 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40502-2296

Watch a sample video

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Rockcastle County Middle School

KET visited Rockcastle County Middle School, a high-performing school where teachers feel valued and trusted to try new strategies—in this case, implementing formative assessments.

The Formative Assessment in Practice self-paced modules have many more examples of teachers using formative assessments to change instruction. Use the modules and the video to receive professional development credit (with permission of your school or district) or as conversation starters within professional learning communities.

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