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Schools Visit KET Media Lab in December

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 by Jeff Gray, KET

In December of 2014, several schools visited KET for Media Lab workshops
and tours:

Brett Owens brought Jessie Clark Middle School students (Fayette Co.) to KET for a Media Lab workshop in Basic Video Editing and a tour of KET’s multimedia production facility:

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Ashley Hill brought Northern Middle School  (Pulaski Co.) students to KET for a workshop in Greenscreen Effects for Video Production and a tour:


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Ms. Cherie Cothern, of Dishman-McGinnis Elementary  (Bowling Green Independent Schools), brought students to KET’s Media Lab for a workshop in iPads for Video Production and a tour:

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

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!

Rockcastle High School Gear Up Grant Students Visit KET

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 by Jeff Gray, KET

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Gear Up Specialist Ms. Cayci Mahaffee, along with English teacher Ms. Markita Proctor, brought students from Rockcastle County High School to KET for a tour and a KET Media Lab workshop in Basic Video Editing. Ms. Mahaffee is returning to KET this week with another Rockcastle County school group for another workshop on Infographics for Classroom Projects. She used federal Gear Up grant funding to pay for transportation costs to KET. The Gear Up program aims to encourage high school students to go on to college for study and career education. For more Kentucky Gear Up grant information see the Kentucky Gear Up website.

While touring KET, Ms. Mahaffee’s students were met by KET video producer/director Nick Helton, who is also from Rockcastle County. Nick spoke to the students about his works as a producer/director of KET television programs and special events. Many of KET’s employees are Kentucky natives, educated in Kentucky, with children in Kentucky schools.

DSC_0095a1Cayci Mahaffee, Rockcastle County Schools, and KET Producer/Director Nick Helton, addressing visiting Rockcastle High School students. Nick is also from Rockcastle County.

Other schools have used Gear Up grant funding for trips to Lexington for
KET Media Lab workshops and tours of KET’s multimedia production facility. Perhaps the grant could also help you bring students to KET. For more information on bringing students to KET for tours and KET Media Lab workshops, contact
Jeff Gray, KET Education Div.

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