2013 Young Writers Contest

Thursday, February 14th, 2013 by bspellman

The 2013 KET Young Writers Contest begins February 15th and continues through April 13th.


Read the contest rules, fill out the entry form, and send in those stories! 

To view a complete list of the 2012 Contest Winners.

Check out the entire collection of Young Writers Contest stories on iTunes!


We look forward to reading and sharing these stories each year, so start planning today!


Our Nation’s Capitol: A free, live electronic field trip!

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 by bspellman

Join student reporters as they uncover the history, art and architecture that define America’s living symbol of democracy and freedom. Enjoy special behind-the-scenes access as students explore the famous Rotunda and its historical paintings; dig into the archives to discover the history of the Capitol building; and learn more about the legislative branch of our federal government housed in this storied building.

Alabama Public Television proudly announces the production of a new live, electronic field trip entitled “OUR NATION’S CAPITOL”!  It will be delivered via the Internet on February 13, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 pm EST as a live stream ONLY. This program is FREE to all educators throughout the United States.

Registration is required and completion of registration enables access to the live event and immediate access to a wealth of online classroom resources and teaching tools to enhance the learning process.  As a “bonus,” registrants will be able to access the archived electronic field trip “Exploring Mount Vernon” with new and enhanced educational materials.

The registration link is provided in this flyer which we encourage you to distribute to educators through e-mail, newsletters, your station’s website, Facebook, Twitter or other forms of communication you may have with your schools.

News Quiz Special: A Space Station Conversation

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 by bspellman

Don’t miss this chat between Kentucky middle school students at Eastern Kentucky University’s Hummel Planetarium and an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Watch News Quiz Special: A Space Station Conversation online now to see the question-and-answer session between students and Dr. Tom Marshburn.

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