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Info You Can Get on Kentucky Basketball Twitter

October 20th, 2022

The Kentucky basketball team designates the University of Kentucky. The team leads to all institutes in all over NCAA tournament. Twitter includes in one of the best social networks websites. Kentucky basketball twitter fans update to the news also by following twitter. In 1946 and 1976,Guest Posting Kentucky has won the National Invitation Tournament. The team won the NIT title as well. Kentucky Wildcats basketball team got two thousand and fifty two victories, while losses six hundred and forty seven and the winning percent is .760. Kentucky is at first in rank, as a winning team. “Big Blue Nation” is the refereeing term, which uses for the team’s fans. They also represent with “Big Blue Mist”. By all credits, Kentucky basketball team popular by the title of Midnight Madness.

Kentucky’s overall number of Head coaches is twenty two. On April 1, 2009, Billy Gillispie was replaced with John Calipari as the Kentucky basketball team’s coach. The fans of Kentucky Basketball team are highly involved in them and much impressed with the team’s performance. Kentucky Basketball twitter followers manage their schedules and responsibilities to promote them.

Kentucky basketball twitter fans commented about the team’s statistics. According to them, in 1946 and 1676; the team got two NIT titles, in 1933 and in 1954; team won two Helms titles. Other then it, Kentucky had two undefeated seasons. Players hold the five Sugar Bowl Tournament Championships. They make a record of 60 Non Losing Seasons, consecutively. Kentucky’s team make a huge figure of 129 victories of Home Court, consecutively. Kentucky also got 3 basket points, consecutively in 796 tournaments. They got a reward, as their four players are selected as the “National Player of the Year”. In 2010, five players of Kentucky institute are selected for NBA Draft, for the first round. Kentucky players also achieve the 11 gold medals in Olympic Games.

A Quick-Start Incubator Model for Hybrid Math and Science Programs in Kentucky’s School Systems

March 18th, 2022

Abstract

An educational program “incubator” is comparable to a business incubator in that it is a start-up program that may be implemented on a larger scale if it is deemed successful. “Success” may be measured by a number of parameters: the participating students’ standardized test scores, end of course exam scores, ACT/SAT scores, number of students meeting college acceptance criteria, and/or the general perception of the program within the school district/community. A more subjective measure of success, but no less important, is the sustained interest of students (with a focus on young women) in the sciences throughout their primary/middle/and high school years. It is this subjective measure of success that led to the development of this particular “incubator” model’s concepts and strategies.

Introduction

The “incubator” model that I present is not from the perspective of a life-long educator, but from the perspective of a career scientist, an application specialist, an operations manager, and a middle school/high school science teacher for only the past seven (7) years. I readily admit that I am not an expert on pedagogy. However, I believe I have mastered thinking out-of-the-box and applying those revelations to systems that may require a different approach to achieve mandated outcomes. I do not believe the system of education in Kentucky is broken, far from it; there are many great minds and passionate, dedicated people in all levels of Kentucky’s educational system. Nevertheless, I do believe that any company/industry/system that does not embrace an investment in research and development is destined to stagnate. As we have seen with the United States’ status in math & science education in comparison to say that of Finland’s, I believe an evaluation of alternative concepts is in order.

Target Audience

This three (3) year incubator targets a student population from 8th grade through 10th grade – providing accelerated online curriculum, college affiliated dual-credit coursework, water quality and biodiversity fieldwork, science-themed monthly public presentations, and student mentoring at local elementary schools. Students would have the option at the end of year three (3) to start taking college courses full-time in year four (4), having earned enough credits to graduate from high school. The other options available to students in Kentucky would be attending the Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University, or returning to their home school and take AP level coursework plus electives (ideal for athletes with 2 years of eligibility remaining).

Student Selection Reasoning: The eighth grade student population selection is based on the following reasoning: in Kentucky, an eighth grade student’s science exposure is minimal at best. Since science is not tested in Kentucky’s middle schools at the eighth grade level, some middle schools do not offer science classes in order to double up on social studies which is tested in eighth grade. By incorporating these students into an incubator, it provides greater continuity for science students and a focus on retaining young women’s enthusiasm for the sciences.

Budget

The initial funding required for this incubator model is dependent upon the availability of resources: classroom access, classroom amenities (calculators, chairs, computer workstations, lab workstations, SMART Boards or tablets, tables, white boards), curriculum, laboratory supplies, teacher salaries, and transportation. If existing teachers are used to staff the model and a location for the program already exists then initial start-up cost may be 50-75K dollars. Annual costs, if just for resupply of used equipment and materials, are approximately 25k-40k per year.

Staffing

Full-time teaching positions: This incubator uses a POD concept. The POD concept is a middle school team model using four (4) Highly Qualified designated instructors (these are the strongest in Language Arts/Math/Science/Social Studies pedagogy and content knowledge available, regardless of certification (high school/middle school)). Project SCALE-UP is designed to support ninety (90) students within a classroom, in this model a cohort, therefore each of the four (4) facilitators will mentor fifteen (15) students per session during the school day.

Location

Location(s) for this incubator could be: an Alternative school campus, or one (or more) of the existing high schools. The selected location(s) should have sufficient space for two large classrooms with multiple electrical outlets and internet access (wireless or LAN). The classroom need to have multiple large-volume printer/scan/fax devices to support student work. One of the classrooms will be used for laboratory activities, so extra water/gas access points will be needed as well.