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Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Support Services

Published: 9/3/2020 1:17 PM

Welcome to Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Support Services! Our team at KDE is committed to providing district staff and teachers with the support and tools necessary for successful in-person, virtual, and blended instruction. This site is intended for use as an on-going and growing resource for educators across the Commonwealth in supporting quality instruction wherever students are learning.

​NTI Support Contacts

About NTI

COVID-19 UpdatesKDE's COVID-19 Updates website

NTI 2.0
What has changed with Non-Traditional Instruction and how can schools provide exceptional NTI experiences to all students?

Emergency NTI - Spring 2020

72 hours of preparation
Quarantine - everyone at home

Teachers not prepared for teaching virtually

NTI 2.0 - Fall 2020

Summer to prepare
Increased access and connectivity since the Spring
More teachers comfortable for Learning Management Systems (LMS) and other digital platforms

"Not-Trivial Instruction" (NTI)

NTI Lessons Learned
An overview of the lessons learned during implementation of emergency non-traditional instruction.

Digital Strategies
Link to the Be Digital NTI Awesome google site.

Infinite Campus Resources

School Participation Plan 2021 Guidance Document
This document outlines instructions for custom tab created to collect school participation plans and associated dates.

Virtual and Performance-Based Course Set-up and Tracking of Daily Participation
This document provides set-up instructions if a district/school chooses to track daily participation on virtual/performance-based courses.

Daily Participation and Non-Traditional Instruction COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools
This document provides an overview of daily participation and NTI as part of the reopening schools guidance.

Support for Districts

Frequently Asked Questions from District Staff
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions from district leaders across the state regarding Non-Traditional Instruction.

NTI Technical Assistance PowerPoint
Technical assistance PowerPoint providing tips for empowered teaching and learning.

Blended and Online Learning Courses with Catlin Tucker
Check out Catlin Tucker's resources to support district officials, school administrators, Digital Learning and Instructional Coaches, and classroom teachers with successful implementation of Blended and Online instruction.

For more technical assistance, contact your district's technical help desk and complete a Help Desk Ticket request.

Policies and Guidance

KDE's Non-Traditional Instruction website

Support for Teachers

Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions from educators across the state regarding Non-Traditional Instruction.

Digital Learning Coaches (DLCs)
Did you know that Digital Learning Coaches are accessible in nearly every district across the state? These professionals serve a valuable role in your school community to support digital teaching and learning. Ask your district's DLC for instructional technical support as you navigate blended and/or virtual teaching. To obtain this list please submit a request using the NTI Support Services Request Form.

Teacher Technology Tutorials
A collection of teacher technology tutorials all in one place! These resources provide links to multiple sources in order to support the most popular digital learning resources on the web. To obtain this list please submit a request using the NTI Support Services Request Form.

Student and Parent Technology Tutorials 
A collection of parent and student-centered technology tutorials all in one place! These resources provide links to multiple sources in order to support the most popular digital learning resources on the web.

NTI Best Practices 
Explore links to tools and resources that will support your work in the classroom, virtually or in person. This growing list of supports is intended to provide additional resources for blended and digital instruction, social-emotional supports, grading and feedback, communication, relationship-building, equity and inclusion, and student participation and engagement.

Training Opportunities

KDE's Professional Learning Bulletin Board

COVID-19 Online Professional Learning and Instructional Resources

Request Help

Need additional support with Non-Traditional Instruction? Our team is eager to help! Simply fill out the NTI Support Services Request Form and your request will be sent to KDE's NTI Support Team. We will connect you with answers, resources, guidance, and solutions.

​Sarah Snipes
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Innovation
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4201
Fax (502) 564-8149

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