Weekly Resources for May 11th – Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence

Weekly Resources for May 11th


Your weekly snap-shot of easy learning-at-home activities, important state updates, and ways to stay connected.

For Parents of Young Children 

Activity: Be Kind To Yourself- As children develop they can begin to feel anxiety about themselves and the world around them. Take time to teach your child how to be kind to themselves in addition to others. From My Big Little Adventure

Activity: Ramps and Pathways– To experiment with gravity by rolling balls down homemade ramps. Gravity is the force, which is a push or a pull, that makes objects fall to the ground. From My Big Little Adventure

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For Parents of Middle/ High School Teens

Rising Duke University freshmen are offering free online tutoring around the clock to middle and high school students.

We need to hear from the students. What’s working? What’s not?

Encourage your high school student to take the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team’s 15-minute Coping with Covid Student-to-Student Survey. Students can access the 10-minute survey in English here or in Spanish here.

For Educators

Explore a list of practical and actionable tools, tricks, and resources for serving the range of students who need extra support during remote learning and get latest guidance from the US Department of Ed. about changes.

State and District Updates from the KY Education Continuation Task Force

KY Superintendents and state administrators meet every other week to discuss the latest information and plans for KY Schools during Covid-19. Click here to read the highlights from the May 4th meeting.

Innovations in Education: Non-profit focus

This week we celebrate Kentucky Gives Day! To celebrate, we will be talking to other non-profits in Kentucky to discuss innovations they are making during the COVID-19 crisis on this week’s episode of “Innovations in Education.” Our panelists are Mike Norman, CEO, Kentucky Science Center; Neil Chethik, Executive Director, Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learningl; Timothy Johnson, President & CEO, United Way of the Bluegrass; and Kathy Mullen, Director of Education, Visually Impaired Preschool Services. Watch here at Monday 4 p.m. ET.

Calling all extroverts looking for ways to serve from home!

Interested in hosting a Virtual Café for parents, teachers or community members?  The Family Engagement Team will be hosting a training on May 13th 1:00pm-3:00pm EST.   This training is open to anyone who would like to learn the agenda process for hosting self-reflective conversations and the Zoom technology that can assist you virtually.  Click here to register.

Partner Spotlight

May’s Family Engagement in Education Bright Idea – Covington’s model Read Ready program makes big difference in kids’ lives

A network of families, educators and community partners building stronger parent leadership and effective family-school-community partnerships across the Kentucky Education System.

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