2016 Fred Award Finalists Announced
KASA presents the Fred Award each year to a staff member in one of the state’s public school districts whose daily efforts are deemed extraordinary and critical to student success. Non-administrative school or district staff, students and volunteers are eligible to receive the award.
Fayette County Employee Wins Statewide Office Professional Award
Allison Marcum, secretary to the principal at Bryan Station High School, is the 2016 recipient of the Wanda Luttrell Office Professional Award, a statewide recognition. She was presented the award on Tuesday, April 26, at Bryan Station High School in Lexington.
Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar®
Hosted by West KY Educational Cooperative and The Center for Education Leadership
Cognitive CoachingSM is a supervisory/peer coaching model that capitalizes upon and enhances cognitive processes. Art Costa and Bob Garmston, the founders of Cognitive CoachingSM, define it as a set of strategies, a way of thinking and a way of working that invites self and others to shape and reshape their thinking, and problem solving capacities. In other words, it enables people to modify their capacity to modify themselves. Research indicates that teaching is a complex intellectual activity and that teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are higher achieving, more cooperative, and better problem solvers. It is the invisible skills of teaching, the thinking processes that underlie instructional decisions, which produce superior instruction. Cognitive CoachingSM is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers’ cognitive processes.