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KVEC working with Harlan County students

Courtesy of Harlan County Schools

An event to promote the successes of education in Eastern Kentucky was held at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, sponsored by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative to showcase innovative projects by school districts from across the region. The Harlan County High School Innovations Team — featuring Brenna Early, Abby Vitatoe, Garry Henson and Caleb Ashley – took part in the event which celebrates educator and student successes from our area. Harlan County’s team presented their Community Homes for Homelessness and Addiction Recovery (CHARR) project. Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, in a press conference, released the document “Public Education in Rural Eastern Kentucky: A Region’s Way Forward. ” It explores new ideas for economic vitality and improved quality of life for eastern Kentucky.

Courtesy of Harlan County Schools

An event to promote the successes of education in Eastern Kentucky was held at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, sponsored by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative to showcase innovative projects by school districts from across the region. The Harlan County High School Innovations Team — featuring Brenna Early, Abby Vitatoe, Garry Henson and Caleb Ashley – took part in the event which celebrates educator and student successes from our area. Harlan County’s team presented their Community Homes for Homelessness and Addiction Recovery (CHARR) project. Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, in a press conference, released the document “Public Education in Rural Eastern Kentucky: A Region’s Way Forward. ” It explores new ideas for economic vitality and improved quality of life for eastern Kentucky.

Harlan County High School students in Spanish II recently had the opportunity to collaborate with the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative and Epling Illustrations to learn how to create podcasts in Spanish. Christopher Epling and his colleagues have visited HCHS on multiple occasions to illustrate the essentials of blogging and podcasts. Real-world technology skills such as podcasting can be useful for students’ future careers and college projects. In Spanish II-B classes at Harlan County High School, students have been able to create various podcasts about their local areas that might appeal to visitors from other areas. Spanish II-A classes will be creating podcasts showing how to successfully contact a restaurant in a Spanish-speaking country. Both projects will be archived for students to review many years later after they have finished their Spanish and high school studies.