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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.”


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.

KET Multimedia PD Days 2013: Useful Fun for Educators

Friday, July 26th, 2013 by Jeff Gray, KET

DSC_0147bAllison NeCamp and Sara O’Keefe of KET’s Education Division signed-in Kentucky educators at the KETMPD13 (l-r)

Our 10th annual KET Multimedia Professional Development Days event was held this last July 9 and 10, 2013. We at KET again enjoyed presenting fun and useful information on school multimedia production equipment, methods, and related topics to K-20 educators from across Kentucky. We’ve posted some of the presenter handout and session materials online at the project web page.

2013 event sessions included

Basic Video Production (a great introduction to any video recording plans) – Larry Moore, KET

Microsoft Office 365 and Lync Web Conferencing for Kentucky Schools (NEW) – Patti Oakley, KATE/Murray State University; Marty Park, Kentucky Department of Education

Digital Reenactments: Student Greenscreen Video Projects (fun and correlated) – Stephen Swan, University of Louisville

All-In-One Video Studio Boxes (NEW) – Tim Withers, Wayne County High; Michelle Rauch, Eastside Technical School, Fayette County Schools

iBooks Author: Amazing Apple PC Project Software (NEW) – Jennifer Gordon, Corbin Middle School

Engage Your Students with KET EncycloMedia’s New Features and Tools! (NEW) – Kathy Davis, KET

Google Tips and Tricks (NEW) – Donnie Piercey, Woodford County Schools

iPad Video Production: Take One (NEW) – Jessica Murrell, Northern Elementary, Pendleton County Schools

Tour of KET’s Multimedia Production Facility (see our staff working) - Deborah Harris and staff of KET

Using PBWorks’ PB Wikis to Teach Arts and More (NEW) – Paula Mullins, Jeffersontown High, Jefferson County Schools

Introduction to Using Twitter in Education (an excellent overview) - Amy Grant, KET

Digital Driver’s License Project: Prepare Students to Be Responsible Netizens (NEW) – Marty Park, Kentucky Department of Education

Free Tools for Blended Learning: Edmodo and More (NEW) – Helen Morrison, KET

Using iPads, iPhone, iPods, and Apps for Video Production (NEW content, gear) – Jeff Gray, KET

Re-Tool Your School: Useful Online Resources (NEW) – Susan White, Corbin Primary School

Media Arts: Creating a Classroom that Fosters Creativity (NEW) – Todd Norton, Elknorn Crossing School, Scott County Schools


KET Education Consultant Helen Morrison presenting her session on Free Tools for Blended Learning

We hope you’ll join us again next summer for the next KET Multimedia PD Days event, to be held in July of 2014. See the project web page next spring for details about the event and new workshops.

Meeting of Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence Hears Student Voices

Monday, July 1st, 2013 by Jeff Gray, KET

The Student Voice Team, conceived and coordinated by Rachel Belin, Development Director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, consists of 14 Central Kentucky high school students brought together at KET to plan a multimedia presentation suggesting the need to integrate successful students in the organization’s education policy decision-making process. As part of their 30-minute presentation, the group showed a video of final arguments at the Prichard Committee’s June 9, 2013 meeting at General Butler State Park in Carrollton, Kentucky.

Additionally, a member of the Youth Voices team, Ross Boggess, recorded the opinions of three high-achieving Central Kentucky students in KET’s Media Lab for a video describing the impact of parents on their academic success. His student-produced video project was also featured in the Student Voice Team’s multimedia presentation at the Prichard Committee spring meeting.

Ross Boggess and the Student Voices team were very well received by the Prichard Committee members and look forward to working with the committee as regular student advisers.

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