Archive for July, 2014

Summertime is creative time for teachers

KET makes a difference with annual Multimedia Day

Every day, KET’s resources, expertise, and materials enrich learning for students in Kentucky. One of the ways we do that is to provide training opportunities for teachers.

Our education consultants go into schools regularly, presenting educators with new ideas and digital learning materials they can use right away, like KET EncycloMedia, where teachers can easily access the digital resources of PBS LearningMedia, Discovery Education, and KET ED On Demand.

Plus, once a year, KET throws open its doors to provide teachers hands-on professional development with our Multimedia Day.

One of those teachers who have benefited from Multimedia Day is Kim Joiner-Johnson, a drama teacher at Louisville’s Noe Middle School.

“When I hear about new resources I think, ‘How can I use it?’” said Joiner-Johnson, who first became an English literature teacher before going back to school to teach drama.

“My goal is to add resources that integrate flawlessly so they’re not another chore to do but it enhances some programs that you already have.”

Listen as Kim talks about how KET helps her stay on the cutting edge. You can also read more stories of how KET makes a difference in the lives of not only teachers but Kentuckians from every corner of the state at MyStory.


The nominations are in!

KET programs receive nominations for Regional Emmys

Check out the some of the KET programs and segments recently nominated for 2014 Regional Emmy Awards.

Wendy Whelan

Each of these features focuses on an aspect of life that is uniquely the Commonwealth — country music destination Renfro Valley, Shelbyville’s Claudia Sanders Dinner House — or heralds the accomplishments of Kentuckians, such as Hollywood hunk Victor Mature or New York Ballet’s Wendy Whelan. And much more!

In addition to the playlist below, nominations also went to the Kentucky Muse program “Frank X. Walker: I Dedicate This Ride;” and Kentucky Life “An Art for Expression.”

Other nominations include News Quiz; Kentucky Life “Goin’ Country;” Kentucky Life “Flaget High School: The Great Spirit Lives On;” Jubilee Live “Festival of the Bluegrass 40th Anniversary;” and to Renee Shaw and Dave Shuffett as host/moderator of Connections with Renee Shaw and Kentucky Life, respectively.

Come to KET’s YouTube channel, or click below, to sample a playlist of some of these outstanding programs. And stay tuned for an announcement of the winners, coming soon!

Double Dan, Kentucky Life

Trent Altman, Kentucky Life

Camp Nelson Honor Guard, Kentucky Life

Artist Ken Swinson , Kentucky Life

Victor Mature, Louisville Life

Claudia Sanders Dinner House, Louisville Life

The Louisville Clock, Louisville Life

Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville Life

Lexington’s Craft Beer Breweries, Kentucky Life

Country Girl at Heart B&B, Kentucky Life 

Songwriter Paul Gilley, Kentucky Life

Renfro Valley, Kentucky Life

Wendy Whelan: Moments of Grace,  Kentucky Muse


Come to our Appraisal Fair July 26!

What’s it worth?

If you’re an Antiques Roadshow addict or Kentucky Collectibles junkie, you know that moment of the big reveal, the price tag, can be a thrilling moment in television history — or a dose of reality when a treasure turns out to be better suited to Elvis’s basement rumpus room.

You can see which way the wind blows on your cherished item by bringing it to KET’s appraisal fair for Kentucky Collectibles this Saturday, July 26 at Louisville’s Frazier History Museum, located at 829 West Main St.

When you donate $100 to KET, you are guaranteed one ticket to the fair, which allows one person to bring in up to two items to be appraised by our experts.

This year the appraisers are Clark Art and Antiques, Cowan’s Auctions, Cross Gate Gallery, Farmer’s Jewelry, Garth’s Auctions, J. Sampson Antiques and Books, Mike’s Music, Nussbaum Antiques, Richard Mook, and St. John and Myers.

Donate now and reserve your tickets today! You can also donate by phone at (800) 866-0366.

A silver racing trophy was one of the items appraised at last year’s event

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