engagEDKY Update

February 14th, 2016

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Upcoming Virtual Writing Workshops

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you are enjoying the snow, and your upcoming snow day (if you weren't already scheduled to miss school)!


Join us for an hour of collaborative writing! RSVP HERE to join other teachers for an hour in which we will share our writing and receive positive and constructive feedback. You'll need to have a short writing sample prepared; this can be a free-write or very rough draft. In some ways, it's better if we're looking at a piece of writing that isn't overworked. If you have a longer writing sample, that's great too, but be prepared to direct us to a specific passage you'd like us to focus our feedback on.

#LoveTeaching Twitter Campaign

The goal of #LoveTeaching is to use social media and other avenues to share the positive stories about teaching: Why do you teach? What do you remember best about your favorite teacher? Why should a young person today go into teaching?


Can you & Team Prichard help KDE encourage Kentucky teachers to share why they #LoveTeaching? KDE will be monitoring the hash tag throughout the week and RT teachers in the state to help spread the reach. A full communications toolkit is available online, including shareable images and a list of 10 ways you can take part.

Fellowship and Networking Opportunities

Apply to participate in the NCTE Conference on English Leadership Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program for early-career leaders of language arts programs K-16. Deadline: February 29, 2016.


  • Professional Development? Yes.
  • Compensation? Complementary registration for NCTE for 2016 and 2017 Conference on English Leadership Conventions.
  • Travel? Yes.



Applications for the America Achieves National Fellowship for Teachers and Principals are due March 28th, 2016. Learn more here or apply here.


  • Professional Development? Yes.
  • Compensation? $3000 + travel expenses
  • Travel? Four trips over two years.

Ready to Engage?

If you’re ready to write an op-ed, blog post, contact your legislator, or engage in some other way, email katrina.boone@education.ky.gov to start the mentoring process.

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Engage on Twitter

Is there education news or teacher engagement in action that we missed? Have a reflection-worthy question you'd like us all to consider? Share it with #engagEDKY on Twitter!