KSBA has partnered with Educational Cooperatives to schedules spring regional training opportunities for board members to get their state-mandated courses


Many school board members were able to attend the KSBA Annual Conference in February and receive training in the mandated topics of finance, superintendent evaluation and ethics. But knowing there would be other opportunities to receive training in those topics, some attendees chose to attend sessions on other topics of interest.

For those board members who still need board member training credit in these mandated topics for 2016, those additional training opportunities are right around the corner. KSBA has again partnered with the state’s education co-ops to offer board member training sessions in the areas of finance, superintendent evaluation, finance and ethics. The dates and locations for these spring regional training sessions click:  KSBA Spring Regional Training

NKCES Training Session will be Saturday, April 26th from 9am to 3pm at Llyod High School, Kenton County Schools.

Thank You to Great Partnerships to Impact Student Learning

NKAGE 2016 Dream Fest in partnership with NKU and NKCES was a great success!   The conference provided opportunities to over 1,000 northern Kentucky gifted elementary and middle school students.  All come together with like-minded students across the area for challenges in mathematics, science and the arts.

chick-fil-A logoWe would like to give a special thanks to Chick-fil-A of Newport, KY for their generosity and sponsorship of this event.


NKCES “Teacher Feature” for March is Ms. Drinkhouse from Grandview Elementary.

MARCH TEACHER FEATURE PICCongratulations to Ms. Drinkhouse.  In Katy Drinkhouse’s 4th grade classroom, student choice is valued. One way she has changed her practice is to incorporate student choice in writing. In the morning, the students are given twenty additional minutes of free writing time. During the entire twenty minutes, Ms. Drinkhouse is conferring with different students about their writing. Once the twenty minutes are complete, the students meet to reflect and share on how their time was spent. Students have rich discussion and receive feedback from their peers and teacher. Since starting this process, Ms. Drinkhouse has seen a huge increase in engagement across all opportunities to write. Doing an activity like this twenty minute independent writing block is only one example of how Ms. Drinkhouse promotes student choice in her classroom.

Thank you to Covington Independent for hosting the March NKCES P.O.P. Tour!

We want to thank Covington Independent Schools for hosting the March NKCES P.O.P. (Problem of Practice) Tour. We would like to extend a special thank you to Principal Alter and his team for opening the doors to his fabulous school, Glenn O. Swing, for our region to take a look. During our visit at Glenn O. Swing we were able to see Professional Learning Communities in action through the use of data analysis, lesson planning, and assessment writing. We witnessed the power of vertical alignment and vertical teams. We were also exposed to a climate and culture of high expectation throughout the entire day. As a regional team we were thoroughly impressed! Once again, thank you Covington Independent Schools and Glenn O. Swing for your willingness to share with our region!

Shout out to Williamstown Independent Schools

New web design showcasing great things happening in the Williamstown’s School District. Take the time to check this out.

Click HERE to check it out.

Great Training Opportunity: NKCES Hosting an “Orange Frog” Workshop March 25th

Based on the works of Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work and taught in Harvard’s famed happiness course and to companies worldwide, Leading Positive Results™ provides a sustainable approach to enhancing productivity at the individual, team and organization level.

The message is powerful and with so many continued pressures in education the timing of this message is perfect!  The good news:  NKCES is hosting an Orange Frog Workshop on March 25thwith certified trainers Connie Crigger and Mike Wilson.  Since we have regional trainers, we are able to pass on the savings to you, too!  The cost will be $400 and this includes all of your materials. You can check out the materials and other key details at this link:http://orangefrogbook.com/home/   
Click here to Register

NKCES’s Kim Weber, Professional Coach, Featured in DADD Express, a unit of the Council for Exceptional Children



Article can be found in Publication “Focus on Autism and Other Development Disabilities, Vol 31, Number 1, March 2016”


Professional Learning Opportunity – Physical Education Class


Physical Education Class

Session is designed for Grades P-12 Physical Education Teachers

Date:  March 14, 2016

Time:  4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Where:  NKCES, Professional Development Room


To provide Physical Education Teachers with a professional learning community where they can collaborate and share resources, knowledge, and skills.

Members:  No Fee     Non-Members:  $25.00

To register click here:  Physical Education Class

Registration now open for 2016 EdCampNKY

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