Summer break is over, but the heat is still on. Hopefully, you are holding some great memories and are relaxed as you begin a whole new school year. “New” is the main theme of this post, and you will soon see why.
It’s going to be a pivotal year for Kentucky schools. Our season premiere of Education Matters on August 17th with special guest, Gov. Steve Beshear, will provide you with some very important information regarding Kentucky’s education reform. It’s a pivotal time for KET, too. There are so many new resources coming to you and your students this year. Once again, we’re taking educational technology to a whole new level. Be on the lookout for updates and opportunities to expand your reach in the classroom. Don’t forget about our free on-site workshops. We have more options than ever. You may want to consider hosting departmental meetings when scheduling a workshop with your KET Education Consultant.
Our education consultant team has gotten skinnier this summer. Missi Baker decided to retire on August 1st. We will greatly miss her, as you know how valuable she has been to Kentucky educators and to KET. Five years can go by in a minute. Do not worry, though, we will still be able to provide the support that you need in your classrooms. We expect that with budgets as they are, education reform, and new technologies, we are going to be busier than ever. So, if you want to schedule a workshop, please let your consultant know as soon as possible.
Here are some new resources that we are releasing this year. It’s not the whole list, but it’s a great place to start. More information to come.
- Mission US
- More Virtual Physics Labs – check out Chuck’s demo video (Be on the lookout for Physics e-Books.)
- KET Teacher’s Domain
- More choices of KET MediaLab workshops
- New KET EncycloMedia features and updates
- News about KET Arts Toolkits coming soon
- New KET Distance Learning course coming soon
- New Art to Heart training series
- New KET ED On Demand resources available
Here’s to an exciting new era of educational technology! Best wishes for a terrific 2010-2011 school year.