Literacy Link Newsletter

Published: 10/21/2014 1:58 PM
Kentucky Literacy Link is a KDE publication designed to address topics that impact literacy instruction in all Kentucky classrooms. Issues are posted here.
 

Kentucky Literacy Link-November 2014

  • Spotlight: Wayne County Middle School
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville New Voices Ten-Minute Play Contest
  • Professional Growth and Effectiveness System News
  • The Kentucky Informal Educator Science Hub
  • 2015 Letters About Literature Essay Contest
  • Edivation Strategy: Narrating Positive Behavior
  • First Freedom Student Competition- National Essay and Video Contest
  • Global Exploration for Educators Organization Teacher Travel Programs
  • Annual Secretary of State Essay, Poetry and Art Contests
  • 2015 Martin Luther King Essay, Poetry and Art Contests
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • Contact Information and Additional Resources

Kentucky Literacy Link-September 2014

  • Spotlight: Writing Kentucky's New Social Studies Standards
  • Technology: Apps That Rise to the Top-Tested, Approved by Teachers
  • Professional Growth and Effectiveness System News
  • Schedule a Visit from the Kentucky Historical Society HistoryMobile
  • Teaching Artists Added to Arts Council Directory
  • Achieve Offers New Assessment Inventory for Districts
  • 2014 Instructional Transformation Grant RFA Posted to Website
  • PD 360 Helps Staff Meet Compliance Learning Requirements
  • Lift Off to Literacy with IRA and NASA
  • Teaching Tips from the International Reading Association
  • Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers in Kentucky
  • Kentucky Storytelling Conference 2014
  • Edivation: The Best Way to Meet Professional Learning Objectives
  • Kentucky Cognitive Literacy Model (KCLM)
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • Contact Information and Additional Resources

Kentucky Literacy Link-August 2014

  • Spotlight: Hardin County Schools Preschool Program, Heartland Elementary School
  • TranspArtation Grants Available for Kentucky Schools, Teachers
  • The Missing Piece of the Proficiency Puzzle: Families and Communities
  • Teacher Workshop Aims to Engage Students in Reading
  • Governor's Mansion Films Available for Classroom Use
  • Technology Critique: Literactive- Teaching Children to Read
  • PD 360 Update Makes Professional Development Easier
  • 2014 KET Young Writers Contest Winners Announced
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • Contact Information and Additional Resources

Kentucky Literacy Link- Summer 2014

  • Spotlight: Literacy/Math Night at Lowe Elementary
  • Summer Learning at Camp Wonderopolis
  • Summer Reading Pledge Information
  • Free E-Books Available for Kentucky Students
  • Which (PL) Standards to Implement? All or None
  • Textbook Guidance for 2014-15/2015-16 Textbook Allocation
  • School Board Adopts Policy to Address "Summer Slide"
  • Kentucky Teachers Named to "Dream Team"
  • Echoes and Reflections: Leaders in Holocaust Education
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • KDE Update
  • Contact Information and Additional Resources

Kentucky Literacy Link - May 2014

  • Spotlight: Owsley County High School
  • Governor's Mansion Centennial Arts and Essay Contest Winners Named
  • Summer Reads at Metcalfe County High School
  • Summer Professional Learning Opportunities from KWP
  • Letters about Literature Essay Contest 2014
  • 2014 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Winners Announced
  • Making Stories Come Alive
  • Kentucky Bio: Natural Diversity in the Commonwealth
  • New Resources to Support Student Growth Goal-Setting
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • Contact Information and Additional Resources

Kentucky Literacy Link - April 2014

  • Spotlight: Kentucky Teacher Shares New Book
  • Kentucky Reading Association Fall Conference
  • Not Your Mother’s Vocabulary List
  • Librarians Encourage Love of Reading with Blind Book Dates
  • Tier Two Vocabulary: A Hidden Piece of the Vocabulary Puzzle
  • Technology Critique: Fluency Tutor
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Theme Connects to Science
  • New Voices Young Playwrights Festival
  • Engaging Families: Parent Leadership Training Opportunities
  • In Support of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards
  • Nominations Open for 2015 Kentucky Teacher Awards
  • PD 360: Resources to Support KCAS and PGES
  • New Resource from the Literacy Design Collaborative
  • K-3 Program Review Implementation Support Modules Now Available
  • Contact Information and Additional Resources

 

Kentucky Literacy Link - March 2014

  • Spotlight: NCFL Families Learning Summit
  • Pondering Professional Learning: The Importance of Teacher Planning Time
  • Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS) Training Page
  • Survey Shows Kentucky Teachers Support KCAS
  • Largest Common Core Learning Event of the Year
  • Technology Critique: StoryJumper   
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • Contact Information and Additional Resources

 

Kentucky Literacy Link - February 2014

  • Career and Technical Education: Encourage Student Talk
  • Technology Critique: Socrative
  • Kentucky Public Library School Readiness Task Force
  • Art and Essay Contest Celebrates Governor’s Mansion Centennial
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award High School Committee
  • Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games
  • National Center for Family Literacy Rebrand
  • PD 360: Classroom Management–Narrating Positive Behavior
  • See What’s New From the Literacy Design Collaborative
  • Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) Update
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • Contact Information and Additional Resources

 

Kentucky Literacy Link - January 2014

  • Spotlight: Thinking Stems 2.0–A Traditional Strategy Revamped
  • Vocabulary in CTE: Choose Your Words Carefully
  • Another Excellent Resource: AdLit.org
  • Technology Critique: Six Ed-Tech Tools for Social Studies Instruction
  • Great New Resources from KDE
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • PD 360: Common Core in the Classroom
  • PBS Learning Media’s “Inspiring Middle School Literacy”
  • Contact Information and Additional Resources

Kentucky Literacy Link - December 2013

  • Spotlight: Hardin County– Building Literacy in Little Ones
  • Technology Critique: Voki
  • Vocabulary in Career and Technical Education
  • Find LDC Modules through CIITS and LDC’s Website
  • New Literacies with Social Studies Content
  • Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction
  • Applications Available for the 2014-15 Kentucky Reading Project
  • Auditions for Governor’s Mansion Film
  • PD 360 Resource: Strategy for Open-Ended Questions
  • Tips from the International Reading Association for Finding Informational Texts
  • Letters About Literature Writing Contest
  • New High School Feedback Reports
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • Systemic Support for Family and Community Engagement Practices
  • Contact Information and Additional Resources

 

Kentucky Literacy Link - November 2013

  • Spotlight: New Literacies with Social Studies Content
  • Beyond On-Demand: Best Practices in Writing Instruction
  • CCSSO Navigating Text Complexity Website
  • ‘Both and’ Literacy Instruction K-5: A Proposed Paradigm Shift
  • Technology Critique: iCivics
  • National History Day in Kentucky
  • Letters About Literature 2014 Contest Rules and Guidelines
  • Engaging Families: What Should Teachers Tell Parents About the Common Core?
  • Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System Updates
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • PD 360: New Content Releases
  • Contact Information and Additional Resources


Kentucky Literacy Link - October 2013

  • Spotlight: Two Great Library Media Programs
  • Key Skills for Career and Technical Education
  • Technology Critique: Storybird
  • Technology Tips from the International Reading Association
  • KDE Updates
  • Engaging Families: Resources from NCFL
  • Letters About Literature 2014 Contest Rules and Guidelines
  • Kentucky Reading Association Annual Conference
  • Kentucky Arts Council Seeks Schools to Participate in Poetry Out Loud
  • PD 360 Resource: Student Collaboration and Engagement
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • A Sample Instructional Plan for Student Choice
  • CIITS Help Tailored to Your Unique Role and Needs


Kentucky Literacy Link - September 2013

  • Spotlight: Bullitt County’s Reading Fair
  • PD 360 Resource: The Students’ Six Strategies
  • Text Structure: A Blueprint for Comprehension
  • Engaging Families: NAEYC for Families
  • The News Literacy Project
  • Technology Critique: www.tagxedo.com
  • Two New ELA/Literacy Resources for Back-to-School Preparation
  • Letters About Literature 2014 Contest Rules and Guidelines
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • New Professional Learning Definition and Standards
  • Kentucky Reading Association Annual Conference
  • New Resources Added to Center On Instruction Website
  • Developing a Passion for Learning Requires Some Student Choice
  • CIITS Implementation Sharing: Covington Independent Schools
  • SPEAK 2013 Conference

Kentucky Literacy Link - August 2013

  • Spotlight: Summer Boost
  • Content Area Literacy: The Next Generation Science Standards
  • The Benefits of an Arts Education
  • Letters About Literature 2014 Contest
  • KCAS and CTE: Choosing the Appropriate Texts
  • Three Quick Vocabulary Videos
  • Book Review: The Instructional Leader’s Guide to Strategic Conversations
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • Educational Strategies from PD 360
  • Technology Critique: www.diigo.com
  • Schoolwide Writing Unit from Fulton Independent
  • Teach Tech Wizardry with Graphic Novels
  • CCSSO Navigating Text Complexity
  • Facilitating a Smooth Transition to Kindergarten
  • Engaging Families
  • Kentucky Reading Association Annual Conference

Kentucky Literacy Link - May 2013

  • Spotlight on Professional Learning
  • Lexile Measures Help Kentucky
  • 6 Terrific Pairings of Print and Non-print Texts to Increase Engagement
  • Letters About Literature Contest Winners
  • Collaboration and the PGES
  • CCSS and CTE: Using Read Alouds to Model Thinking
  • Engaging Families: Parent Roadmaps
  • The Scijourn Approach: Science Journalism in the Classroom
  • Upcoming Literacy Events
  • 2013 Joint ISLN/KLA Summer Meeting
  • Technology Critique: Kidblog.org
  • New Resource from the Center on Instruction
  • Great Resources from PD360
  • School-Home Partnership: Sharing the CCSS
  • OKI Children’s Literature Conference
  • New Publication Includes Teacher Reflections on LDC and MDC
  • Contact Information, KDE Updates and Additional Resources

Kentucky Literacy Link - April 2013

  • Multiple Perspectives: Looking at Literacy Through a Critical Lens
  • Content Area Literacy: Annotating Text in Social Studies
  • L1 + L2 = Literacy2
  • Content Area Literacy Corner: Career and Technical Education
  • Wordless Books and Storytelling
  • Grants from LEGO Education and the Education Blueprints Association  
  • Common Core Implementation Tools and Resources Guide
  • Technology Critique: Animoto
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • Great Resources from PD 360
  • What’s New With LDC?
  • OKI Children’s Literature Conference
  • “Find a Book” Mobile App Now Available
     
  • Spotlight: Bell County Schools
  • A Closer Look at the Kentucky Reading Project
  • CCSS and CTE: A Look at the Standards
  • Content Area Literacy Corner: Science Reading Online Resources
  • ‘Reading’ Graphical Representations
  • Kentucky Literacy Celebration
  • Technology Critique: Glogster
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky and Beyond
  • KET School Video Project
  • Young Writers Contest
  • R Group Space: Your Space for All Things LDC
  • Contact Information and Additional Resources

    Kentucky Literacy Link - February 2013
  • Close Reading in the Primary Grades: An Example
  • Content Area Literacy Corner: Career and Technical Education
  • Mark Your Electronic Calendar for Digital Learning Day
  • Trending Topics
  • Upcoming Literacy Events Around Kentucky
  • NEH Grant in Kentucky
  • Technology Critique: Storyline Online
  • Writing Contests
  • Kentucky Reading Project
  • Kentucky Literacy Celebration
  • KCTE/LA Annual Conference
  • Kentucky’s 2012 CCSSO Chief’s Summer Reading Challenge

Kentucky Literacy Link - January 2013

  • Engaging Families
  • Applications Available for the 2013-2014 Kentucky Reading Project
  • NEH Summer Institute for Teachers
  • Content Area Literacy Corner:  ArtsLiteracy
  • Technology Critique: www.teenink.com
  • New Governor’s School Announced
  • Letters About Literature Writing Contest for Young Readers
  • Kentucky Literacy Celebration
  • Kentucky Sends Two Students to National Youth Storytelling Showcase
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute’s Teacher Seminars
  • NCTA Teaching About Asia Seminar
  • PRIME TIME
  • KCTE/LA Annual Conference
  • New Common Core Resources Available


Kentucky Literacy Link - December 2012

  • Classroom Spotlight: Monticello Independent
  • Engaging Families
  • Content Area Literacy Corner: Science
  • Technology Critique: Prezi.com
  • New Resource from the International Reading Association
  • Letters About Literature Writing Contest for Young Readers
  • The 2012 Teacher Innovator Awards
  • Text Complexity and the Common Core State Standards
  • There’s Always Time for PRIME TIME
  • Kentucky History Day


Kentucky Literacy Link - October - November 2012

  • Classroom Spotlight: Elizabethtown Independent
  • Moving Past Persuasion to an Evidence-Based Argument
  • Are Your Anchor Charts Preventing Learner Drift?
  • Reading with Half a Brain
  • Engaging Families
  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • Scholastic Writing Awards
  • Letters About Literature Writing Contest for Young Readers
  • International Exchange and Research Opportunities for Teachers
  • MLK Essay and Artwork Contests
  • KBA Celebrates 30 Years
  • 2012 OKI Conference
  • IRA Call to Teachers
  • Exchange Scholarships for Students


Kentucky Literacy Link - September 2012

  • 2012 Humans in Space Youth Competition
  • Student Videos Wanted
  • Technology Critique: Twitter
  • Steal These Tools: Part Two
  • NCTE Common Core Resources
  • New Research on Text Complexity
  • Content Area Literacy Corner
  • Bringing Media into the Classroom
  • New Voices Young Playwright’s Festival
  • Poetry Out Loud
  • SPEAK 2012
  • KRA Annual Conference
  • KRA Conference Book Clubs

 

Kentucky Literacy Link - August 2012

  • Classroom Spotlight: Daviess County
  • Content Area Literacy: Environmental Literacy
  • KWP Fall Conference on Literacy
  • Next-Generation Student Council
  • Rethinking Your Middle Grades Word Walls
  • Kentucky Reading Association Mini-Grants
  • Resources from the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Center
  • Back to School, Back to Literacy
  • Steal These Tools
  • Common Core Sample Questions


Kentucky Literacy Link - May 2012

  • Classroom Spotlight: Barren County
  • Kentucky Reads
  • Revitalize Your Summer Reading
  • Summer Reading for English Learners
  • Family Literacy
  • Content Area Literacy Corner: Social Studies
  • Early Assessment Program (EAP) Professional Development
  • Service Learning Through Writing
  • Free Audiobooks
  • Poetry Minutes
  • Additional Summer Reading Resources
  • Using a Class Webpage: Warren County


Kentucky Literacy Link - April 2012

  • Classroom Spotlight: Fayette County
  • A Teacher’s Guide to Kentucky Writer’s Day
  • Interview with an Author: Vicki Layne- part 2
  • Effective Practices for Teachers of English Learners- Part 3
  • Engaging Families in Education
  • Text Complexity Resources
  • Content Area Literacy: Science
  • On-Demand Update
  • Kentucky Literacy Networks for Social Studies

 
Kentucky Literacy Link - March 2012

  • Classroom Spotlight: Russell County Middle School
  • Kentucky Literacy Celebration
  • Interview with an Author: Vicki Layne
  • Effective Practices for Teachers of English Learners- Part 2
  • 21st-Century Learning at Mason County Middle School
  • Contest for Students of French
  • Health Education Assessment project


Kentucky Literacy Link - February 2012

  • Classroom Spotlight: Monroe County Middle School
  • Literacy Central and Literacy PERKS
  • Books for Babies
  • Effective Practices for Teachers of English Learners
  • Literacy Activities for Black History Month
  • Kentucky System of Interventions
  • CIITS Update


Kentucky Literacy Link - January 2012

  • Utilizing Non-Print Sources as Text
  • Using Text-Based Instruction with English Learners
  • Project Eurolib for Language Learning
  • How Can Your School’s Library Media Program Support KCAS?
  • On-Demand Writing Support
  • Web Resources

 

 
  • What do the Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and
    Learning (CHETL) Say About Feedback
  • What is High-Quality Feedback?
  • Feedback Strategies
  • The English Companion Ning
  • National Center for Literacy Education

 

Kentucky Literacy Link - September 2011

  • The New Standards- A Spotlight on Argument
  • Resources: Program Review Documents, Model Curriculum Framework, Content Literacy Webinars
  • Kentucky Reading Association Annual Conference

 

Kentucky Literacy Link - May 2011
 
  • The New Standards- Spotlight on Text Complexity
  • Professional Learning Plan Resources Posted
  • Appendices for Common Core State Standards Posted
  • Supporting Text Rigor with Content Literacy Strategies

 

 
  • The New Standards- Spotlight on Technology
  • Program Review Technical Assistance Training
  • Infusing Technology into the Curriculum- Voices from Kentucky Teachers

 

  • The New Standards- Spotlight on Writing: Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • Opportunities to Contribute and Grow Professionally
  • Strategy- Collaborative Inquiry

 

  • The New Standards- Spotlight on Revision of Writing
  • Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts Conference
  • Strategy - Glossing
  • The New Standards- Spotlight on Language
  • Writing Policy Tool WebEx
  • Strategy- Everyday Words

 

Kentucky Literacy Link - November 2010

  • The New Standards- Spotlight on Speaking and Listening
  • Upcoming Conferences and Projects
  • Strategy- Text Impressions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kentucky Literacy Link - October 2010
 
  • The New Standards- Spotlight on Writing
  • New KDE Writing Resources
  • Strategy- Buddy Journals

 

Kentucky Literacy Link - September 2010
 
  • Insights into the New Standards
  • KRA Conference
  • Strategy- Activating Prior Knowledge

 

 
  • Writing and Communication Assessment
  • Writing Policy Guidance
  • Strategy- Linking Text to Talk

 

Kentucky Literacy Link - April 2010
 
  • 21st Century Media Literacy
  • Call for Work Sample Submissions
  • Strategy- Using Graphic Organizers

 

Kentucky Literacy Link - March 2010
 
  • 21st Century Collaboration Skills
  • The Program Review Process
  • Problematic Situation Strategy

 

Kentucky Literacy Link - Feb 2010
 
  • 21st Century Thinking Skills
  • Upcoming Conferences and PD Opportunities
  • Think-Aloud Strategy

 

Kentucky Literacy Link - Dec 2009
 
  • 21st Century Skills
  • School-wide Writing Plans, Programs and Policies
  • Summary Comprehension Strategy
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mikkaka Overstreet
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Program Standards
500 Mero Street, 18th Floor CPT

Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2106
Fax (502) 564-9848