STLP 2016 Meet Hosts Thousands of Productive Kentucky Students

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by Jeff Gray, KET

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Student manning a camera at the STLP State Competition.

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.

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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.

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Bill Goodman and a KET recording crew at STLP 2016 to collect interviews for an Education Matters program.

May Valley Elementary Students Workshop and Tour KET

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 by Jeff Gray, KET

Cassandra Fulks, with several teachers and parents brought students from May Valley Elementary, Floyd County, to Lexington for a KET Media Lab workshop in Greenscreen Effects for Video Production, a great way to expand the boundaries of student classroom video projects.

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May Valley students, staff, and parents also enjoyed a tour of KET’s multimedia production facility…

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The next day, May Valley Elementary’s booth was spotted at the STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) state championship meeting in Lexington, which hosted thousands of Kentucky students’ display of 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.

Elkhorn Crossing at KET Media Lab for Greenscreen Video Effects

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 by Jeff Gray, KET

DSC_0007a1Elkhorn Crossing student during a greenscreen effect activity at the KET Media Lab.

Teachers Johnna Scogin, Lindsay Hale, and Jordan Clemons brought students from Elkhorn Crossing School, Scott County, to KET’s Media Lab for workshops in Greenscreen Effects for Video Productions. They also attended KET workshops in Video Production and took tours of KET’s multimedia production facility.

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Students at Elkhorn Crossing, a special enrichment program high school in Georgetown, KY, work together in career-development “village” groups that integrate multimedia production into many classroom projects. At KET’s Media Lab, they explored how the Chroma Key or “greenscreen” video effect can be used to place students in any time or place to enhance video production projects — such as the portrayal of famous people from WWII for history projects. They saw, as in the example below, how easy it is to add documentary media information to a multimedia presentation using the greenscreen effect:

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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.


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