Resources for k-12 educators

KYVL for Kids Research Portal

In 2003 KYVL created Space Dog & the Research Rocket, a special research portal and information literacy tutorial designed for grades K-5. The Program of Studies now includes Inquiry and Research standards within each content area. This skill set may also be referred to as information literacy and it is imperative that Kentucky's students develop these skills at a young age. Space Dog aims to build a student’s inquiry and research skills early.

KYVL and the Kentucky Core Academic Standards

KYVL resources are great for helping your students meet the new ELA and literacy standards. The resources below will help you pinpoint resources and match them to a specific standard.

KYVL Alignment with KCAS - grades K-5

KYVL Alignment with KCAS - grades 6-12

Grolier Online Meets Common Core State Standards

Common Core: Emerging Digital Resources and Platforms (Scholastic/Grolier Online)


Kentuckiana Digital Library's Kyleidoscope is a collaborative project with the Kentucky Department of Education that provides a new and unique site for K-12 students and teachers working with primary resources documenting Kentucky's rich history.

Student Technology Leadership Program

The Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP™) is a project-based learning program that empowers students in all grade levels to use technology to learn and achieve.

KYVL holds an annual "Create a KYVL Video" Contest that is joint effort of KYVL and the Student Technology Leadership Program in Kentucky's public K-12 schools. Students from across Kentucky are invited to submit video entries spotlighting KYVL and its online resources.

Resources from the Department of Education

Curriculum Documents and Resources - A collection of resources created by the Kentucky Department of Education to help educators develop and implement curriculum to meet current state standards.

Teaching Tools - Provides teachers, schools and districts with a Web-based community of learning to share standards-based resources as you strive to move your students to proficiency and beyond.

Internet Research Guide - for K-12 Teachers!

Volunteer K12 teachers and librarians have put together groups of sites to help Kentucky's K-12 educators locate and evaluate quality web information resources for use with students in the classroom and to help identify resources and opportunities for professional development.

Links are organized based on the 7 core content subjects as established by the Kentucky Department of Education plus English as a Second Language resources.

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