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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.

Kentucky’s PBS Reporting Lab Students at KET

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 by Jeff Gray, KET

Students from Pleasure Ridge Park High School, Jefferson County, along with students from Hardin County High Schools, visited KET in preparation for participation in the PBS Student Reporting Labs project, a regular feature of the evening PBS Newshour television program.

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KET Public Affairs Producers Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw, along with KET Education Division Producer Laura Krueger, talked to the students about interview planning and production. KET Production Division’s Brandon Wickey and Paul Smith spoke on field video production, and in the KET Media Lab Jeff Gray demonstrated greenscreen video effects for students, who then explored making
some themselves.

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All video-producing schools should take a look at the PBS Student Reporting Labs’ Curriculum page on the project website for excellent teacher materials, example student news reports, and news production tutorial videos by Gil Garcia and his students from Austin High School, Austin, Texas. Great stuff!

2014 STLP State Championship Shines On

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Jeff Gray, KET

Kentucky’s Department of Education held its eighth annual Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship on April 22 in Lexington’s Rupp Arena. From the STLP website, “The State Championship allows students from across the state to come together and demonstrate for other students, school and community persons what they know and can do with technology.”

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This year’s event was the first state championship coordinated by new program director, Jeff Sebulsky, formerly of Clark County Schools. He has impressed many with his expertise and creative drive.

Hundreds of K-12 schools from districts across Kentucky were represented. In addition to the displays of robotics, coding, app and game making, and other projects, a trip up and down the rows of student displays once again showed a big interest in making curriculum-based video production projects at all levels. From environmental to health topics, from digital citizenship to the arts, there was quite a good representation this year of schools who support student-produced video production.


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