Posts Tagged ‘Kentucky Department of Education’

One to One: Gene Wilhoit

Bill Goodman sits down with Kentucky education professional

Sunday, April 7, 2013

One to One | KET imageOn the next One to One with Bill Goodman, Bill’s guest is Gene Wilhoit, the new director of the University of Kentucky National Center for Innovation in Education. Wilhoit is a former Kentucky Department of Education commissioner and has been director of the Council of Chief State School Officers in Washington for the last six years. This episode of One to One airs Sunday, April 7 at 1 pm/noon on KET and Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30/6:30 pm on KET2.

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Environmental Education

Next Education Matters explores environmental education

Monday, March 18, 2013

Education Matters | KET imageLearn how environmental education helps Kentucky students master science and other academic content through engaging hands-on learning experiences that demonstrate how their choices and actions affect the world around them.

The program, hosted by Bill Goodman, airs Monday, March 18 at 9/8 pm on KET. Following the broadcast, the program can be viewed online at

This Education Matters includes a visit to Blackacre Nature Reserve in Louisville to see a group of inner-city students participating in field study activities and to West Carter Middle School in Olive Hill, where students have built a zero-energy greenhouse for growing lettuce and other vegetables.

Scheduled panelists include:

  • Elizabeth Schmitz, executive director of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council
  • Sean Elkins, science consultant at the Kentucky Department of Education
  • Tresine Logsdon, energy and sustainability curriculum coordinator for Fayette County Public Schools
  • Dr. Melinda Wilder, professor of curriculum and instruction and director of the Division of Natural Areas at Eastern Kentucky University

Student-Directed Learning

Next Education Matters features innovative classroom technology strategies

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Education Matters | KET imageThe next Education Matters, “Innovations In Student-Directed Learning,” explores how Kentucky schools are using innovative strategies to put technology into the hands of students, give students more control over their education, and encourage teachers to become learners themselves.

The program, hosted by Bill Goodman, airs Monday, Feb. 25 at 9/8 pm on KET.

The program visits Eminence Independent Schools in Henry County, where an ambitious district-wide program is underway to “reinvent” education and empower students to take charge. Also featured are Danville High School and Bate Middle School in Boyle County, where students are engaged in project-based learning with real-world applications and choices.

Scheduled panelists for the program include:

–David Cook, director, Innovation and Partner Engagement, Kentucky Department of Education
–Buddy Berry, superintendent, Eminence Independent Schools
–Thom Coffee, instructional supervisor, Eminence Independent Schools
–Carmen Coleman, superintendent, Danville Independent Schools
–Amy Galloway, principal, Bate Middle School, Danville Independent Schools
–Danny Goodwin, science teacher, Danville High School
–John Nash, associate professor, College of Education, University of Kentucky

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