Kentucky Department of Education’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) state championship meeting for 2016 was held in Lexington on April 22. It hosted over eight thousand students from across Kentucky who participated by displaying STEAM-related (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) classroom projects and by competing in a variety of competitive activities for coveted place awards.
Students and teachers at exhibits during the 2016 STLP State Competition.
During the event in Rupp Arena, KET’s Bill Goodman recorded interviews of KDE and STLP staff and students, along with Kentucky elected officials, for an upcoming Education Matters program: Empowering Students Through Technology, to air May 16 on KET at 9:00 PM ET. The program will be archived online for later viewing at the Education Matters website. The special edition of Education Matters explores how Kentucky K-12 students are using technology for project-based learning. The show includes video segments produced teens from Hardin County who are part of the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program.