STEELY LIBRARY’S After School Special Summer Edition – June 9th

Join your colleagues for this professional development opportunity aimed at P- 5 teachers and librarians.

Workshop sessions include:

Teaching Online Research to Elementary Students: Trends & Challenges This session will focus on the necessity of teaching online research skills to elementary students and will explore the challenges this brings, such as identifying the appropriate age to teach certain research concepts. Strategies and resources for teaching online research will be provided. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their own experiences and methods for teaching young students how to research online.

Judging a Book by its Cover. . .and other Elements This session will use the Peritextual Analysis Framework to guide the evaluation of nonfiction books. The framework, developed by librarians at Florida State University, encourages students to consider the various elements of a text and assess the quality of the work. During the session, participants will apply the framework to selected texts and discuss the practicality of using the framework in the classroom.

STEELY LIBRARY’S After School Special
Summer Edition HEADL
an energizing boost for instruction and programming
Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Location: Erpenbeck Elementary School 9001 Wetherington Blvd, Florence, KY 41042
Schedule: 9:00 – 9:15 Welcome

9:15 – 10:00 Workshop Session I

10:15 – 11:00 Workshop Session II

Workshop is Free

Registration is appreciated Registrants will receive a Certificiate of Participation

Questions? Contact: Jennifer Smith at [email protected] or 859-572-6620


Building Student Success in Algebra – June 27th & 28th


Building Student Success in Algebra

Students who develop the ability to think and reason algebraically typically have successful experiences in middle school mathematics and beyond. This two-day workshop introduces research-proven strategies, activities, and assessment ideas that make a difference in the teaching and learning of “Algebraic Thinking.” Participants will work through and develop rich tasks that promote algebraic thinking while making connections among all representations. Tasks will focus on reasoning and problem solving that provide multiple entry points and a variety of solutions. Participants will leave with a variety of rich tasks and the information needed for orchestrating discourse in their classroom.


  • Middle School Pre-Algebra and Algebra teachers
  • High School Algebra I teachers

Jennifer McDaniel and Jamie-Marie Miller, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partners

Cost: $275
Includes all training materials, morning refreshments and lunch each day

  • Monday, June 27, 2016 to Tuesday, June 28, 2016
  • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EST

    Sign-in Time: 8:30 am to 9:00 am EST

  • UK/Lexmark Center for Innovation in Math and Science Education
    1737 Russell Cave Road
    Lexington, KY 40505
    United States
    1 (859) 257-4836
    Venue Map

Berea Festival of Learnshops – July 11th & 12th

“Registration for the Berea Festival of Learnshops is open! We have a number of exciting new courses in addition to our “classics.” You may register with a credit card at “General Registration” or with a purchase order number at “Registration for Educators” for any course listed as “Professional Learning” (the vast majority). Remember the po will need to be for the class registration fee plus a ticketing fee of $2.50-3.50.

If you want the two-day package in Arts Education go directly to   The $231.00 fee will cover registration for  for ALL sessions taken as part of this package, so do not register for the separate sessions. As soon as your registration is processed, I will contact you to develop your personal schedule.

Participants may elect to take 3-9 hours of hands-on sessions in addition to 3-9 hours of  Arts in Education: Updates and Applications for a total of 12 hours. The updates and applications sessions this year will cover

  1. General Updates (latest info on accountability, newly aligned KET resources, grants, models of arts integration, media arts standards, and models for vertically aligned elementary arts curriculum;
  2. Applying the KAS standards in Visual Arts;
  3. Applying the KAS standards in Theatre; and
  4. Applying the KAS standards in Music and Dance.

As always, you can mix and match the hands-on sessions available to suit your needs and schedule.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.”

Judy Sizemore

Writer and Arts Consultant

[email protected]

Home Office:  606-364-5831

Mobile:  606-493-7052

2016 KET Multimedia Day – July 20

It’s time for the 2016 KET Multimedia Professional Development Day!

Would you like to learn more about incorporating video production into your classroom? How about new tools in PBS LearningMedia, paperless classroom ideas, or tips for MinecraftEdu?

Come explore with us at our annual KET Multimedia PD Day this July 20. Our fun multimedia workshops are approved by the Kentucky Department of Education as professional development training for teachers and EILA training for K-12. PD credit is available based on the hours of presentations you attend.

Space is limited so register soon! The cost of registration for the event is $50 per person, which includes refreshments and a choice of lunch.

Here’s just a sample of the sessions you’ll find at KET Multimedia PD Day 2016:

  • Basic Video Production
  • The Blended/Personalized Tech-Rich Classroom
  • DSLR Videography – Another Use for Your Digital Camera
  • Going Googley Over Google Education
  • Let’s Get Building! Using MinecraftEdu in the Primary Classroom
  • The Paperless English Classroom
  • STLP: Great Tech-Ed Resources for K-12
  • SUAS for STEAM Education: Small Drones for Safe Projects
  • And much more!

Hope to see you there!