Jump In, Ride the Wave, and Embrace NGSS

by Chelsea Haynes chelsea.haynes@jefferson.kyschools.us @MrsHaynesSci The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have been on the rise and new state assessments went into pilot mode this year. Over the last three years, our district has been ‘rolling out’ lessons to align with NGSS, and also incorporate the current modules […]

My School is Racist

by Jazmine Anderson @JNAnderson122 jazmine.anderson@jefferson.kyschools.us As a black, female educator, I am no stranger to tense conversations. When I was still a pre-service educator, I heard countless discussions centered around the topic of race and every complication that follows it. Some conversations were examples of genuine human interaction […]

CReATE Safe Spaces for Learning

by Donna Neary @donnamneary donna.neary@jefferson.kyschools.us There are 100,600 students enrolled in JCPS and 6,000 of them are English learners (ELs.) That means that just over six percent of our student population in the district speak 106 languages and represent countries from around the globe. These numbers are expected […]