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Teacher Outreach Program 2018-19

The Kloiber Foundation is dedicated to helping teachers create the best learning environments for children. We know that without the necessary resources, teachers are limited in what they can do on a daily basis.

In 2018, we began a new initiative called the Teacher Outreach Program, where teachers could apply for classroom grants based on their specific needs. We know there are schools with budgets that have no space for school supplies, or even Specials classes who rely solely upon grants to fund their classrooms. These are the classrooms with the greatest need, and we were thrilled to help.

Students using Lego Simple Machines to build a pulley

In our inaugural year, we worked with 5 schools and donated over $18,000 dollars across 43 classrooms. Some teachers needed basic supplies, like social emotional learning books and sports equipment for P.E., while others used the opportunity to implement new ideas into their classrooms or help build science gardens. One of the STEM teachers who applied requested Lego Simple Machines, which are designed for the classroom and come with a number of hands-on lessons. We went to her classroom to see them in action, and were impressed with how much the kids responded to being able to both build their own pulley system and see how it worked first hand. A few other teachers used the opportunity to obtain alternative seating options for their classroom, such as wobble stools, scoop chairs, and wobble cushions. They have noticed a drop in classroom disruptions and behavioral referrals overall, as they are able to redirect their energy into the seating. Students also tend to be on their best behavior to earn the privilege of sitting in the alternative seats.

Some teachers needed basic supplies, like social emotional learning books and sports equipment for P.E., while others used the opportunity to implement new ideas into their classrooms or help build science gardens.

In almost every case, the teachers would not have had the opportunity to use these innovative items, or would have had to use their personal funds to obtain them. We love rewarding teachers who think outside the box, and the TOP has given us a new opportunity to do just that. We look forward to seeing the proposals that come in during the 2019-20 school year!

Students sitting on wobble stools

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Headsets Help Lansdowne Elementary Communicate Better http://kloiberfoundation.org/headsets-help-lansdowne-elementary-communicate-better/ Tue, 29 May 2018 17:57:48 +0000 http://kloiberfoundation.org/?p=4568 The post Headsets Help Lansdowne Elementary Communicate Better appeared first on The Kloiber Foundation.

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America is a melting pot of many different cultures, and Lexington, KY is no exception. Many of the schools in Lexington are home to students from all over the world.
At Lansdowne Elementary, for example, there are over 14 different languages spoken. While this makes for a rich, multicultural environment, it is often a challenge to communicate. No challenge is too great, however, for the educator team at Lansdowne. ESL teacher Emily Cripps had an innovative idea to bring the families together, despite them speaking different native languages. She was inspired by a bourbon tour she attended, which had headsets for everyone. These allowed each guest to be able to hear the tour guide easily and clearly, no matter how far away they were. This gave Emily an idea – could a similar technology help Lansdowne with their Parent Nights, which were growing increasingly chaotic with the many necessary translators? She did her research, and found sets of RF transmitters and headsets that she was sure would benefit both the students and their families. They came with a hefty price tag, however; where would they find funding for the technology?
Students using RF headsets at Lansdowne Elementary

Luckily, earlier that year Kloiber Foundation had chosen Lansdowne Elementary to receive a substantial grant. There was still discussion about how it would best be put to use, and Emily brought her idea to the administration: how could the students at Lansdowne benefit from RF receivers that translators could utilize? Each person could tune their receiver to the proper channel for their language, and instead of having clusters of people around each translator, families could instead mingle with each other and sit wherever they liked. This would not only help with the chaos of having up to 7 people talking at once during a presentation, but also would hopefully bring more of a sense of community and togetherness to the school. The administration decided it was a worthy goal, and a plan was put into motion.

“How could the students at Lansdowne benefit from RF receivers that translators could utilize? ”

In the 2 years since obtaining the headsets, Lansdowne has dramatically changed the way it can communicate with its students and families. Family Nights have gotten much more manageable, and people have begun to intermingle with different cultures instead of staying within their language groups. Lansdowne staff has also begun a program where parents can come every Tuesday and learn English, often times employing the same curriculum as their students are learning. Another benefit to the headsets is that students who have gotten district approval for tests to be read to them aloud can stay in the classroom with their friends during testing, instead of going to an alternate location. The RF headsets have been such a success at Lansdowne Elementary that the district has purchased a set that can be moved to any school who needs it.

A lack of communication is often at the root of disagreements, and the RF headsets are helping to bridge that gap. Lansdowne Elementary has big hopes that the headsets will not only continue to serve its students and families well for years to come, but will also be instrumental in creating a community where everyone can feel heard, understood, and welcomed.

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Children and Technology in Action

Another year has come and gone, and Kloiber Foundation is proud of the new and exciting projects it set in motion during 2017. Working with our longtime partner, Fayette County Public Schools, two new ventures began in earnest this year: a study surrounding the “If I Had a Hammer” program and the implementation of a mobile STEM bus.

These two projects will help improve the lives of all students in Fayette County in new and exciting ways, but the Kloiber Foundation understands that students’ lives are enriched not only through schools, but through the community as well. To that end, we wanted to branch out into community outreach, and so collaborated with the Whitaker Family YMCA to fund a new outdoor pavilion. The hope is that this new space will help to enrich the lives of the Hamburg community, especially those children who attend YMCA summer camp.

If I Had a Hammer

In 2015, Kloiber Foundation, as part of a large grant, funded a math program at Lansdowne Elementary that its teachers and staff were exuberant about. The program, developed by a carpenter, helps students learn math through hands-on experience with carpentry. As expected, the program has been doing well according to in-house metrics, so in an effort to push things to the next level, we attempted to compare those results to national standards. Over the course of three years, the University of Kentucky College of Education’s Evaluation Center will conduct a study showing the efficacy of the program in an unbiased scientific study.  The focus will start with Lansdowne Elementary in the first year, with the full intention to expand to evaluate the program in at least two other schools in Fayette County. All of the data gathered will be compared to the results of other programs, to create a level of understanding about the program’s effectiveness to teach fractional math at the elementary school level. The study will seek not only to determine whether the program does what the designers intended, but also if it meets the expectations of teachers, administrators, parents, and the students themselves in the process. Ultimately, we are hoping for the program to pass these evaluations with flying colors and become an integral part of the FCPS math teaching model. We look forward to having solid, scientific evidence of the program’s usefulness which we can then share with other schools seeking to improve their math curricula.

The study will seek not only to determine whether the program does what the designers intended, but also if it meets the expectations of teachers, administrators, parents, and the students themselves in the process. Ultimately, we are hoping for the program to pass these evaluations with flying colors and become an integral part of the FCPS math teaching model.

STEM Bus

Kloiber Foundation often works with the FCPS Technology Department to implement its vision of using technology to improve schools. This year, we decided to fund something not seen in Fayette County before. In conjunction with NOMI Design, a school bus is being converted into an amazing STEM lab full of a wide variety of equipment. The bus will include a number of modules contained in carts that can be switched out at any time, depending on the specific program for that day.  Once the fabrication and construction is completed, this bus should be a self-contained mobile classroom, capable of changing and adapting as new technology becomes available. And with a cost far cheaper than outfitting every school with these resources, the STEM Bus should provide many schools who lack the funding the opportunity to utilize new and innovative teaching tools that would otherwise be out of reach. We are very excited to see this new addition roll out for use this year, with the goal being for the bus to begin serving students in time for classes in the Fall of 2018.

Whitaker Family YMCA Pavilion

The YMCA of Central Kentucky has long been a valuable resource for the Lexington community, and October of 2016 brought a new location to the Hamburg area: the Whitaker Family YMCA. In its first summer of operation, the Whitaker Family YMCA served over 600 individual children during its robust Summer Camp program. During this inaugural summer, it became clear that an outdoor facility would be needed to provide shade, restroom facilities, and storage space for the camps held on the outdoor field. Kloiber Foundation is proud to have helped make that dream possible through a grant to the Whitaker Family YMCA, and we look forward to continuing to better the community through our partnership.

On the Horizon

Teachers’ Collaborative Exchange

The year 2018 has been shaping up to be an amazing one for Kloiber Foundation. In addition to continuing work on our projects from 2017, we will be expanding a project we began in 2016 called Teachers’ Collaborative Exchange. This project has been focused on bringing teachers from different schools together.  In a virtual space they can communicate with their peers for support and inspiration, as well as share curriculum content and best practices in the classroom. We first rolled out the program to third grade teachers at Mary Todd Elementary, Lansdowne Elementary, and Yates elementary, connecting them to work together to develop curricula and share it online. This year (with the help of the FCPS Technology Department and the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Team) we hope to expand the project to all the third grade teachers in Fayette County, in an attempt to facilitate an increase in the online sharing between teachers district wide.  We hope this will expand the support base for all teachers involved, and create a huge opportunity for the program to have farther-reaching implications. While the current undertaking is somewhat ambitious, we are resolved to see this project through to the end, and are even discussing a partnership with the AP Social Studies teachers as a continued avenue for expansion. It is our goal to create a space where teachers of all grades and subjects can share support, curricula, and ideas with each other, bringing each school closer together through the technology of our digital age. Fayette County Public Schools are a family; we should all be connected and invested in making sure every child has access to the best educational resources.

Every year, new and innovative technologies are being developed, and Kloiber Foundation strives to keep up to date and well-informed. Our goal is to enhance the learning of every student, but we know this is not something we can do on our own.  Just as we are seeking to bring teachers into close collaboration, we are always on the lookout for new partners to work with. Whether it is through technological improvements or community outreach, if you are interested in joining us, and share our vision of ensuring the best educational environment possible, please feel free to get in touch.   Our world is constantly changing, and together we can help to better prepare our children for the future they will soon be inheriting.

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Advantages of Dual-Language Learning http://kloiberfoundation.org/advantages-dual-language-learning-fcps-kloiber/ http://kloiberfoundation.org/advantages-dual-language-learning-fcps-kloiber/#respond Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:33:32 +0000 http://kloiberfoundation.org/?p=4153 The post Advantages of Dual-Language Learning appeared first on The Kloiber Foundation.

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“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” – Frank Smith.

Two decades ago, the country was showing a preference for “English First” education, which aimed to reduce the amount of time spent in bilingual situations. The thought behind this approach was to quickly and efficiently teach English to non-native speakers, in the hopes that this would benefit them the most. Now the shift has moved towards dual-language education as a highly-sought-out choice for students across all backgrounds. Research has shown that second language learning enhances the students’ knowledge of English sentence structures and vocabulary. In addition, students engaged in dual language learning outperformed monolingual students in English reading skills by almost a full grade level by the end of middle school. Almost across the board, students who learn a second language score statistically higher on standardized college entrance exams. The conclusions are clear: all students, regardless of background or ability level, can benefit from dual language learning.

Fayette County Public Schools is so proud of their programs and the hard work the students put in through the entire program that in 2017 they added the Seal of Biliteracy to the diplomas of students who showed exceptional understanding of a second language.

Fayette County Public Schools pride themselves on having a wide variety of programs to guide students in specialized fields, as well as set them up for success in their daily life. One particular source of pride is their World Languages programs. There are 6 different language courses offered across the district: Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, and Latin. 100% of middle and high schools offer at least one language in addition to English, as well as 53% of elementary schools. In Fayette County, the goal is for the students to not only be bilingual, which is the ability to speak 2 languages, but also biliteral, with the ability to read and write.

The conclusions are clear: all students, regardless of background or ability level, can benefit from dual language learning.

One way to ensure the maximum benefits of dual language learning is through immersion programs. Immersion students overall show greater cognitive flexibility and executive function, which means they tend to be more focused in their attention and show improved capabilities to switch tasks easily. Fayette County offers 5 Spanish Immersion programs across the district in partnership with the International Spanish Academies, serving over 1500 students. Liberty Elementary and Northern Elementary offer immersion strands alongside traditional tracks, and Maxwell Elementary Spanish Immersion program serves their entire population. Students at the elementary level split their learning time between the two languages, learning Math and Science in Spanish and Language Arts and Social Studies in English. Once the students progress to Bryan Station Middle School, they have Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies in Spanish. At Bryan Station High School, the students are offered advanced and AP Spanish, as well as advanced Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in Spanish. FCPS is so proud of their programs and the hard work the students put in through the entire program that in 2017 they added the Seal of Biliteracy to the diplomas of students who showed exceptional understanding of a second language. In 2017, 66 students across the district earned the Seal of Biliteracy, and it will be on their diplomas as well as electronic transcripts.

While the long-term benefits will not be seen for years to come, FCPS moves forward confident that they are putting children in a better position to navigate the challenges of an increasingly connected world. We are truly fortunate to have this amazing Spanish Immersion program here in Fayette County.

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Whitaker Family YMCA Pavilion in the Works http://kloiberfoundation.org/whitaker-family-ymca-pavilion-works/ http://kloiberfoundation.org/whitaker-family-ymca-pavilion-works/#respond Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:07:49 +0000 http://kloiberfoundation.org/?p=4031 One of our goals at the Kloiber Foundation is to enrich people’s lives through community programs and outreach. To achieve this, we have partnered with the YMCA organization which has been a resource for communities for over 150 years.

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One of our goals at the Kloiber Foundation is to enrich people’s lives through community programs and outreach. To achieve this, we have partnered with the YMCA organization which has been a resource for communities for over 150 years.

Like the Kloiber Foundation, the YMCA believes that access to affordable family health and wellness facilities should be available to everyone. To ensure that no one is turned away simply because they cannot pay, the YMCA offers up to 50% financial aid to any program that is offered, providing access to services that would be otherwise inaccessible. This is made possible by donations from a variety of sources. Community fundraising drives, private endowments, as well as staff giving account for the majority of capital raised by the YMCA. In an astounding show of support by its employees, staff giving alone has raised almost $50,000 since the beginning of 2018. However, larger projects depend on the generosity of members of the community, which provides the perfect opportunity for a collaboration between our two organizations.

Rendering of the new Whitaker Family YMCA Pavilion.

Throughout the years, the YMCA of Central Kentucky has utilized partnerships and donations to establish a large presence in Fayette County. In Lexington alone, we have multiple beautiful facilities, with the newest of them being the Whitaker Family YMCA in Hamburg. Until October of 2016, families in this area of town did not have easy access to YMCA facilities. This made the Hamburg location a perfect fit for the community, and in its inaugural year grew to nearly 12,000 members. It has created a community center where families can come to exercise, learn, and take part in sports programs for all ages.

“Like the Kloiber Foundation, the YMCA believes that access to affordable family health and wellness facilities should be available to everyone.”

One of the quintessential experiences of childhood is summer camp, and the Whitaker Family YMCA was thrilled to serve children in their first summer of operation. In 2017, the camp hosted over 200 children each week and over 600 individual children throughout the summer, about 50% of which received financial aid. Because the facility was less than a year old, the outdoor accommodations were temporary, and included shade tents and portable restroom facilities. The need for a permanent structure quickly became clear, and the idea of a Whitaker Family YMCA Pavilion was born. With restrooms, water fountains, and permanent shaded areas, summer camp will have the facilities needed to better serve the children and their families. It will also have the added benefit of creating a more secure check-in/check-out process, while creating storage space for the campers’ gear and equipment. Even though the pavilion will primarily serve the summer campers, all YMCA members will have access to picnic tables, water fountains, restrooms, and shade. The Whitaker Family YMCA Pavilion is expected to be completed in time for the first week of Summer Camp 2018. This will go a long way towards preparing for the next step of the Whitaker Family YMCA’s outdoor vision: sports fields.

The Kloiber Foundation grant for the pavilion will ensure that the YMCA can continue its good work of providing community services to all who are interested. We are glad to join forces with them this year in their next step of enhancing their already impressive facilities.

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A Recent Surge in Cursive Handwriting Standards http://kloiberfoundation.org/recent-surge-cursive-handwriting-standards/ http://kloiberfoundation.org/recent-surge-cursive-handwriting-standards/#respond Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:03:57 +0000 http://kloiberfoundation.org/?p=3966 The post A Recent Surge in Cursive Handwriting Standards appeared first on The Kloiber Foundation.

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Children and Technology in Action

Should students be learning cursive handwriting? That’s a question Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt seeks to answer.

In May of 2017, Senate Bill 1 was approved, and outlines a new schedule for evaluating all academic standards. Under this new bill, each year will focus on a few content areas, with a review of those standards every 6 years. The 2017-18 school year begins the process with Language Arts and Mathematics, and cursive handwriting is a topic of concern for lawmakers. When asked his opinion on why he believes cursive was so highly debated, Pruitt said, “All our major historical documents are written in cursive. That was, I think, a big impetus for that.” This sentiment was echoed by many other advocates of the movement, who also chimed in with additional support, saying that students would be unable to sign legal documents properly without cursive education.

Fayette County Public School Office.

Kentucky isn’t alone in looking to add cursive to state education standards. At least 15 states require students to learn cursive currently in addition to the Common Core handwriting standards, which only require printing for grades K-5. A study by Dr. William Klemm is often cited as showing the importance of cursive to brain development. According to the study, there seems to be a similar effect in brain development and activity when a student learns cursive as when they learn a musical instrument. With “cursive writing, compared to printing . . . the movement tasks are more demanding, the letters are less stereotypical and the visual-recognition requirements create a broader repertoire of letter representation.”

When asked his opinion on why he believes cursive was so highly debated, Pruitt said, “All our major historical documents are written in cursive. That was, I think, a big impetus for that.”

When the Common Core standards were being created, the primary concern wasn’t whether or not to teach handwriting, but what style would best serve the students. With the majority of studies showing a clear advantage in information retained when using a pen and paper vs. typing on a keyboard, the debate centered around teaching one or both style of handwriting. To date, no studies have shown a clear advantage to the use of cursive over print, either in information retained or writing speed. As a matter of practicality, Sue Pimentel, one of the lead writers of the Language Arts standards, cites feedback from teachers concerned with how much more instructional time cursive handwriting occupies. With technology being so important in our current environment, and no indication that this trend will go anywhere but up, what was ultimately decided was that learning to use technology to communicate and write was critical. Due to the limited instructional time in each school day, it was decided that one style of handwriting was sufficient, and printing was it. This is not to say that cursive was discouraged; on the contrary, Pimentel states that adding it to the State requirements is “very legitimate.”

It will be interesting to see what the Kentucky Department of Education discovers in their evaluation of Language Arts standards during the 2017-18 school year, and if that translates into Kentucky students learning cursive again.

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Virtual Classrooms across the Bluegrass http://kloiberfoundation.org/virtual-classrooms-across-bluegrass/ http://kloiberfoundation.org/virtual-classrooms-across-bluegrass/#respond Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:57:46 +0000 http://kloiberfoundation.org/?p=3575 The post Virtual Classrooms across the Bluegrass appeared first on The Kloiber Foundation.

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Virtual Classrooms across the Bluegrass

Recently an article about virtual learning discussed how Kentucky Schools are using technology to connect with homeschool students. It is estimated that over 20,000 students in Kentucky are homeschooled. Across the state, many Counties are incentivizing students to take online courses and programs within the district. These programs allow students to take courses that mirror the curriculum their public school peers are taking. It also allows the County to receive state funding for those students as if they were enrolled in the classroom. While a teacher is still assigned to the online student, the virtual classroom allows for more students to receive instruction with less overhead and staff.

Some of the benefits of online schooling are:

• Online school provides 24/7 accessibility to course materials

• Online courses allow students to work at their own pace and offer accommodations for different learning styles

• Online school allows for more socialization than traditional homeschool

• Online school, compared to traditional homeschools, allows homeschool student to experience a variety of different teaching styles

Regardless of what path a parent chooses for their student (homeschool, online school, public or private school) the variety of options made available by technology is exciting and growing at a fast pace.

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Using Technology in Early Childhood Education

Televisions, overhead projectors and calculators were the only technology used in my early childhood classrooms. Programs like Sesame Street or Reading Rainbow were classroom staples, but today’s classrooms have a vastly different set of tools to support learning. We have all heard the warnings about “don’t just sit your kids in front of a screen” and “don’t let the Ipad babysit your child” however, researchers are constantly looking at how these new tools can still play a very positive role in our children’s lives.

With varying reports about what is good and what is bad, where is a parent or teacher to turn? We believe when it comes to the proper use of technology in the classroom, the distinction is this:

• The use of technology by young growing minds must appropriately monitored and guided by parents and/or educators.

• The use of technology must be developmentally appropriate for the age group using it.

• The technology/media must be interactive including software programs where children are engaged in the learning experience and participate by building something, answering questions, or actively responding within the program in some other way.

• Examples of non-interactive media/technology include television shows, DVDs and audio books. While non-interactive technology is okay to use sparingly for entertainment, it is not a substitute for technology based educational materials.

Technology, like foreign language, is best learned (aka easiest to teach) to young developing minds. This week we learned that Kentucky will add 63 new kindergarten prep programs across the state. While this is great news for our educational system, I am hopeful that these programs will also include a plan for introducing young minds to the software, computers and devices they will go on to use throughout their education and also in their work lives.

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Fall of 2015 Initiative

For Kloiber Foundation’s fall initiative of 2015, we have partnered with Lansdowne Elementary. With it’s 720 students hailing from 34 different countries and speaking around 22 different languages, this school offered the opportunity for us to address several educational challenges with technology based tools. While we have dealt with schools in the past with higher percentages of gap kids including ESL and free and reduced lunch, Lansdowne has it’s share of hurdles to overcome and presented us with a solid plan for dealing with them.

Kloiber Foundation was able to help the team address these challenges with the donation of 6 carts full of 30 Dell laptops each. In order to introduce a more robust technology program in the school, the ability for teachers to reserve and plan curriculum using full classroom sets of laptops was integral. To make sure that the teachers themselves have the technology they need to lead class effectively, most received new Microsoft Surface Pro 3’s. The local Microsoft Store partnered with us on this endeavor and provide volunteers to help set up the units and train the staff to guarantee optimal usage of the donation. The remaining teachers will be implementing ipad programs to address issues facing younger students and those in Special Education classes. Along the same lines, several apps and software are now available via the laptops and tablets to aid the one guidance councilor and one part-time social worker in addressing the social and emotional interventions needed for the 720 students. One software program we donated to the school is a research program geared specifically toward beginning researchers, aiding them in developing skills they will need across all disciplines to use technology effectively in research.

To help address the school’s language barriers during their frequent Parent Learning Nights as well as other large gatherings of parents in the school, a portable RF system has also been donated to aid translators in communicating with parents, allowing the 22 or so languages to be translated clearly and simultaneously. This addition to the school will improve parent and community understanding and involvement, by leaps and bounds. Last but not least, in researching an effective method for addressing shortfalls in math scores, and fractions specifically, the educators at Lansdowne came across an innovative math program, entitled “If I Had A Hammer”, designed to teach fractions, measurement, and scaling via carpentry. Like every other element of their proposed program, Hammer has a record of being implemented successfully in other similar schools nationwide.

While the needs and uses enumerated here give a general over-all look at the plans being implemented via this donation, rest assured there are a plethora of classroom and student specific programs also possible that the educators at Lansdowne are exited to implement. With every new incoming class, teachers face new challenges in preparing students for a bright future and Kloiber Foundation is proud to provide the means for them to address those challenges with the most up to date, proven means possible.

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ISTE 2016 Conference Sponsorship

The Kloiber foundation recently worked with Fayette County Public Schools and the Department of Educational and Administrative Technology to send ten teachers in the district to the  ISTE 2016 Technology Conference in Denver, Colorado this June.

ISTE 2016 hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education and is recognized worldwide as “the most comprehensive educational technology conference in the world”. This event will bring together educators, technology coordinators, administrators, superintendents, principals, media specialists and many others across the globe to discuss new strategies for expanding education through technology. Teachers will attend educational sessions and hands-on learning throughout the week of June 25th. Upon return, these teachers can then share these new tools with their colleagues and other educators in the district. We look forward to the valuable skills and information our teachers will bring back to Kentucky and can’t wait to work together to implement new and exciting ways of learning for our students.

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