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Calling all Classroom Changemakers! Are you a PBS Digital Innovator

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by KET Education Consultants

digitalinnovators_news-717x403PBS Digital Innovators set the bar for thoughtful tech integration in the classroom. They are K-12 educators who are not defined by the gadgets they use, but by the unique way they approach education. Their bold and enthusiastic perspective sets them apart as changemakers, and unlocks new worlds for their students.

We’re looking for educators who love what they do, and who have found creative and thoughtful ways to integrate technology and digital media into their instruction. These educators are born leaders—they inspire both their students and their peers. Most importantly, they make learning fun and accessible to all students.

PBS Digital Innovators receive ongoing professional development, opportunities to share their ideas in national settings, and an all–expenses-paid trip to San Antonio for the PBS Digital Innovators Summit, and the ISTE conference.

The application process will be open from December 12, 2016 to February 13, 2017 at 12:01 am, PST. Tell us what you’re passionate about through our online application process.

Applicants selected to join the PBS Digital Innovator class of 2017 will receive ongoing PD through in-person training, webinars, and a free PBS TeacherLine course; access to exclusive educational technology resources and events; membership into a lively professional learning community and an all-expenses-paid three-day trip to San Antonio for the PBS Digital Innovators Summit and ISTE 2017 Conference & Expo!

Everyone who applies will automatically become a member of our PBS Education community, connecting you to a large network of like-minded educators.

Apply today!

Education Matters: Innovation and Technology

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by KET Education Consultants

Hal Heiner, Secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet; Stephen L. Pruitt, Kentucky Commissioner of Education; and Beth Benjamin, Director of the Owensboro Innovation Academy, discuss innovative approaches to high school in Kentucky. Footage of the iLead Academy in Carrollton is featured.

KET Recognizes Adult Ed Student and Learning Center of the Year

Friday, June 10th, 2016 by KET Education Consultants

An Eddyville student and a Sandy Hook adult education facility have been recognized by KET as the Fast Forward Kentucky Student of the Year and Kentucky Learning Center of the Year.

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Amanda Isner-Cheek of Lyon County has been selected as the Fast Forward Kentucky Student of the Year for her remarkable persistence in pursuing her educational goals and for her success in using Fast Forward, KET’s GED® test-preparation curriculum.

On June 14, KET Adult Education staff will participate in the GED® graduation ceremony at the Lyon County Adult Education center to recognize Isner-Cheek’s success. Thanks to her studies with KET’s Fast Forward online test-preparation system, Isner-Cheek was able to pass each of the GED®’ test’s four sections – math, language arts, science and social studies – on the first try.

“Amanda had dropped out of school nearly 15 years ago and had managed to enjoy some successes in the working world” but eventually found that “employment was harder to find without a GED®,” said Natalie McPherson, the Lyon County Adult Education coordinator and instructor who nominated Isner-Cheek for the award.

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KET has selected Elliott County Adult Education as its Kentucky Learning Center of the Year for its outstanding use of Fast Forward, KET’s GED® test-preparation curriculum.

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Based in Sandy Hook, Ky., Elliott County Adult Education provides services such as GED® test preparation, family literacy instruction, English as a second language classes, workforce education and more to adult learners in the region.

On June 8, KET Adult Education staff will hold a ceremony at the center to recognize its students and instructors’ consistent and successful use of Fast Forward. Several of the center’s students have received their GED® certification this year, using Fast Forward as part of their studies.

“KET congratulates Amanda on her determination and success in achieving her GED® certification in order to secure a strong foundation for her chosen career,”  said Shae Hopkins, KET’s executive director and CEO. “And we are thrilled that KET’s Fast Forward has been utilized so successfully in Elliott County to help learners there obtain a GED® credential as a critical first step in achieving their dreams.”

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