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Robot sings, dances, talks and breathes new life into learning for Bullitt middle schoolers

Students check to see how well their programming worked for KATE at Bullitt Lick Middle School in Shepherdsville. (Photo by Amy Wallot/Kentucky Department of Education)   By Susan Riddell Special to KyForward   When Dyllan Smith was asked if the robotics class at Bullitt Lick Middle School in Shepherdsville was his favorite class at the school, he pointed to KATE and said, “Have you ever...

When Failure Leads to Success: Students learning ‘it’s OK to mess up’ but not to give up

Amelia Turner throws away a piece of paper on which she had written about a time she felt like a failure.The exercise was part of Jane Thompson’s fourth-grade project on mindset and failure at Emma B. Ward Elementary School in Anderson County. (Photo by Amy Wallot)   By Susan Riddell Special to KyForward   As students in Jane Thompson’s fourth-grade class recently finished their assignment,...

Program gives kids with visual, hearing impairments a better sense of the arts

Students at the Kentucky School for the Deaf learn hip-hop dance. (Photo from Kentucky School for the Deaf))   By Susan Riddell Special to KyForward   Music is meant to be heard. But hearing is not the only way to connect to music.   That’s a big message that students at Kentucky School for the Deaf received recently.   Through a grant from the Kentucky Center Access Services...