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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.

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!


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