G.O.A.L Grant

GOAL (Go Online and Learn)

GOAL, by Kentucky Power, is a program which enables participating school districts in Eastern Kentucky to:  1) bring global learning and virtual educational experiences to their students, and 2) build district capacity to sustain and expanded those experiences in the future.  KEDC has been selected by Kentucky Power to administer this $500,000 program, and it is currently serving 36 high schools and approximately 22,400 students in 20 counties served by Kentucky Power.

Representatives (Virtual Technology Facilitators) from participating districts are working collaboratively with other participants and the KEDC facilitation team to research, learn about, and practice using new technology tools and processes to plan, create, and execute meaningful virtual learning experiences for students.  These include connections to other classrooms, content providers (e.g. Smithsonian, National Park Service, etc.) and local/national institutions of higher learning (e.g. University of Kentucky, MIT, Harvard, etc.). 

Participants have received equipment and access to virtual educational experience providers (e.g. CILC, NESPRIS, and GNG), and participants are given opportunities to request and receive other specific services related to their work (e.g. web camera, microphone, online services, professional development, etc.)

Participants are:

  • Attending and participating in GOAL meetings (both in person and virtually)
  • Collaborating with other GOAL participants.
  • Planning, scheduling, and executing classroom-to-classroom virtual learning experiences
  • Sharing GOAL learning with other educators within their district.
  • Creating school/district work plans to systematically increase classroom virtual learning experiences.
  • Reflecting on their own experiences and sharing with others.
  • Facilitating student participation in a Virtual Career Fair hosted by KEDC.

Participants/Districts/Schools:    

 Name

 District

 School

 Katherine Adams

 Floyd County

 Prestonsburg High School

 Jill Armstrong

 Greenup County

 Greenup County High School

 Justin Bailey

 Magoffin County

 Magoffin County High School

 Georgia Baldwin

 Paintsville Independent

 Paintsville High School

 Tera Baldwin

 Carter County

 East Carter High School

 Kristina Brown

 Greenup County

 Greenup County High School

 Lindsay Bryan

 Boyd County

 Boyd County High School

 Courtney Butcher

 Martin County

 Sheldon Clark High School

 Hannah Carter

 Carter Christian Academy

 Carter Christian Academy

 Andrew Conyers

 Rowan County

 Rowan County High School

 Christina Crase

 Floyd County

 Floyd Central High School

 Justin Daniels

 Morgan County

 Morgan County High School

 Catherine DelValle

 Russell Independent

 Russell High School

 Kelly DiGeronimo

 Floyd County

 Betsy Layne High School

 Dominique Ellerbrock

 Raceland Independent

 Raceland High School

 Megan Fairchild

 Fairview

 Fairview High School

 Carla Faulkner

 Elliott County

 Elliott County High School

 Corey Gee

 Carter County

 West Carter High School

 Jarred Gibson

 Johnson County

 Johnson County High School

 Keigan Gregory

 Knott County

 Knott Central High School

 Autumn Halberstadt

 Betsy Layne High School

 Floyd County

 Jennifer Hall

 Owsley County

 Owsley County High School

 Hack Hudson

 Breathitt County

 Breathitt County High School

 Cortney Kidd

 Floyd County

 Floyd Central High School

 Chris Lacy

 Morgan County

 Morgan County High School

 Abby Maynard

 Boyd County

 Boyd County High School

 Holly McClelland

 Fairview

 Fairview High School

 Noah Noble

 Owsley County

 Owsley County High School

 Frank Ratliff

 Johnson County

 Johnson County High School

 Ryan Raybourn

 Carter County

 West Carter High School

 Byron Risner

 Magoffin County

 Magoffin County High School

 Kanessa Ritchie

 Floyd County

 Prestonsburg High School

 Jason Rose

 Martin County

 Sheldon Clark High School

 Denine Sergent

 Rowan County

 Rowan County High School

 Aundra Shearer

 Carter County

 Easter Carter High School

 Missy Sparks

 Carter Christian Academy

 Carter Christian Academy

 Bria Stacy

 Knott County

 Knott Central High School

 Maynard Stevens

 Elliott County

 Elliott County High School

 David Tate

 Raceland Independent

 Raceland High School

 Vickie Thorpe

 Breathitt County

 Breathitt County High School

 Jami Ward

 Paintsville Independent

 Paintsville High School

 Melissa Wilburn

 Russell Independent

 Russell High School

 

For more information about this program, please contact Latishia Sparks at KEDC (latishia.sparks@kedc.org) or (606-929-2242).