UK’s Robinson Leaders Make Videos at KET’s Media Lab

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 by Jeff Gray, KET

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The University of Kentucky’s Robinson Scholars Program for first-generation college bound high school students serves 29 counties of eastern Kentucky. Applicants are selected based on factors such as enrollment in the pre-college curriculum, academic achievement, participation in community service, extracurricular activities, personal enrichment, and need for financial aid.

Those high school students chosen for the Robinson Leaders Program become eligible to participate in enrichment activities that emphasize academic preparation for college and that develop students’ social, career, and leadership skills. Activities and services for students in the leadership program include:

  • Career and College Coaching
  • ACT Prep Workshops
  • Leadership, Career, & Academic Workshops
  • Summer Academic Enrichment Camps
  • Financial Aid Workshops
  • College Visits
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Financial Assistance for the ACT & AP Exams
  • Eligibility for the Robinson Scholarship

As part of their Summer Academic Enrichment Camp, 20 students from the program attended a workshop in Basic Video Production for iPads at KET’s Media Lab, Lexington, on 6/27/16. KET’s Jeff Gray, along with the group’s instructors and counselors, Phillip Barnett, Tyler Wells, John Mays, and Savannah Hummel — current UK students and former Robinson Scholars Program participants — helped the students make PSA (public service announcement) video projects describing and promoting the Robinson Scholars Program. Their efforts are now posted online at the KET School Video Project website.

Here’s a good example of one of the video projects made entirely with an Apple iPad and iRig microphone.

And here’s a slideshow of the UK Robinson Scholars Program students making their video projects…

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If you’d like to bring public, private, or homeschool students to KET for a free
KET Media Lab multimedia production workshop and a tour of KET, please contact Jeff Gray, KET Education Division.

Breathitt County 4-H Students Make Video at KET Media Lab

Friday, June 24th, 2016 by Jeff Gray, KET

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Jessica Ritchie, 4-H Cooperative Extension Agent for Breathitt County, assisted by Jacob Brandenburg, Summer Extension Intern, brought several Breathitt County 4-H students to KET on 6/23/16 for Media Lab workshops by KET’s Cynthia Warner in Basic Video Production and Greenscreen Special Effects using iPads.

Here are pictures from their workshops in which they made video PSAs (public service announcements) about 4-H…

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If you’d like to bring public, private, or homeschool students to KET for a free
KET Media Lab multimedia production workshop and a tour of KET, please contact Jeff Gray, KET Education Division.

4-H Teen Conference Students at KET Media Lab

Thursday, June 16th, 2016 by Jeff Gray, KET

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4-H high school student delegates from across Kentucky participate in the Teen Conference event held annually at the University of Kentucky, where they stay for four days and participate in over 75 educational classes exploring life in a college student environment. While at UK, students are encouraged to consider future education and degree plans by investigating the UK’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment programs.

This year, enthusiastic students from the program, led by UK 4-H extension agent Amanda Wilson (McCracken County), attended video production workshops at the KET Media Lab across from the UK campus. KET’s Cynthia Warner and Jeff Gray helped the students make video PSAs (public service announcements) promoting their Teen Conference event.

Here are photos from the workshops…

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Aims of the Teen Conference project, “to develop leadership and citizenship skills,” were evident in the students’ behavior and it was encouraging to see them collaborating so well in making their video projects. They were impressively kind to one another and supported one another generously in their project planning and execution, something we adults often fail at.

Here’s one of the group’s videos made entirely with Apple iPads, a whimsical newscast showing how the only cure for 4-H Fever is a trip to the 4-H Teen Conference

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See three other videos made by the 4-H students at the
KET School Video Project website.

If you’d like to bring public, private, or homeschool students to KET for a free
KET Media Lab multimedia production workshop and a tour of KET, please contact Jeff Gray, KET Education Division.


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