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About STLP

What is STLP?

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The Kentucky Department of Education’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP™) uses project-based learning principals to empower student learning and achievement through the utilization (and creation) of technology based solutions to school and community needs.

An appointed school coordinator guides students to create products, provide services or carry out projects that help the school and community.

STLP is open to all students in P-16. No student should be turned away from being part of STLP. Restricting membership is not part of an active recruitment and retention process.

STLP allows students the opportunity to demonstrate what they know in various ways called categories. STLP taps into the students’ interest and can challenge and motivate them.

STLP provides a means for students to design, create, collaborate and learn. 

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The Six Goals of STLP

 

STLP is…

PROJECTS
PROJECTS

Schools design projects to accomplish the Mission and 6 Goals.

Projects can be short or long term. Some projects may continue year after year.

At times, projects can morph into a service. The school’s project is so constant and expected that it becomes a service to the school over time.

The project supports the school and community in the use of technology, helps others learn with the use of technology or solves local or global issues.

Projects developed by the STLP members will be stronger when projects are:

  • Related to a need in the building and/or community
  • Carried out by the students over time with adult guidance
  • Engaging and challenging to students
  • Centered around critical thinking and problem solving
  • Student interest or emerging technology topics
  • Reinforced by school and the community and are part of the school culture
  • Centered around the STLP Mission and Goals
  • Demonstrated by students and allow for tech standards to grow
  • Partnered across grades, schools, communities (local, state, national and global)
PRODUCTS
PRODUCTS

STLP students regularly create professional products for the classroom, school and community.

Products must be entirely original and created by the student. The best products are ones that are used for STLP projects and services, the classroom for learning, or in the community.

Some products are a result of an authentic task and have strong purpose and audience.

Products may be created after school or at home, with the teacher and parent verifying the original work.

Check the category to determine if the product is an individuals or teams production.

Local teachers and community persons may guide the student in learning about creating products.

KET field consultants can assist schools in understanding video production and script writing, etc.

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SERVICE
SERVICE

Many services develop due to student skill sets developing to routinely offer assistance in a particular area. The service may result from needs in the building or district.

Some services develop from a project that mushrooms into a service the school will provide.

Some projects and products are so frequent and popular they become a service the STLP School provides to others.

Often times the service is free of charge.

Sometimes the service can develop into a service and can generate funds for the STLP School.

Students that have skills in newscast communications, speaking and writing often excel in the service category.

Students demonstrate technical knowledge and know how; can problem solve technical issues in classrooms, school or district.

Students working with technical projects, maintaining networks, running help desks/desktop support and offering informal troubleshooting should apply for the Engineer Service.

Join STLP

    • How does my school join STLP?

      STLP is open to all public schools and certified nonpublic schools.
      STEP 1: Get your STLP State Recognized!  Follow this link to submit the Get Recognized! form for your school. Click Here GET RECOGNIZED!
      STEP 2: Join the KYSTLP Listserv to make sure you get all the STLP Updates and to engage in discussion with other STLP Coordinators around KY and your region
      STEP 3: Explore the STLP Website and Digital Handbook for ideas and details about the Big 3 STLP Events (Fall Showcase, Digital Product Online Judging, and State Championship)
       
       

    • How can my school participate?

      There is no cost to register your school to be state-recognized.
      There are no costs to belong to STLP. Costs to travel or spend the night are school/district expenses.
      STLP is open to all students. STLP can meet before, during or after school.
      Restricting membership is not part of an active recruitment and retention process.
      Registration to become state-recognized is open year round.
      Schools decide how and what level to become involved in STLP opportunities

    • What's the Code of Conduct?

      • Students’ behavior (spoken language, body language, actions) shall reflect upon their school.
      • Students are to be the role model of proper copyright usage and practice good digital citizenship.
      • Students are to follow all instructions of the chaperone(s) and STLP Coordinator (s).
      • Students spending the night for an event are expected to observe curfews, hotel and chaperone rules.
      • Students shall not be in possession of tobacco, alcohol, drugs or weapons at any STLP event.
      • All school, district and state rules/laws apply at all STLP events.
    • Can I recruit students for STLP?

      • Active recruitment of the STLP program can help broaden the population of the STLP program.
      • Students move away and move to the net building level having new students helps your program grow.
      • As students join during the year, more skill sets can be discovered.
    • Should we promote STLP?

      Marketing/Promoting the STLP program helps the school gain recognition and support of the community, which strengthens the program and opens partnerships. Active schools market the program in the school and community. Marketing is a criterion for a Gold School.

     

    Tips for Getting STLP Started

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    Getting started with STLP in your school or district is actually pretty easy.  For all the information and tips about getting the STLP ball rolling, please click here.

    Need help getting STLP started? Contact us:

    Important Dates

    Dates & Deadlines for 2014-2015
    Note: Calendar was updated on September 8, 2014 (changes denoted by *). Be sure you have the latest dates!
    August 2014 STLP students decide project, products and services
    August – May District/School Showcases
    October 23, 2014 Deadline to register online to attend a Fall Showcase
    Fall Showcase Dates
    November 07 * Murray State University Showcase, Curris Center
    November 10 University of Louisville Showcase, Student Activities Center
    November 13 University of Kentucky, Student Center Ballroom
    November 18 Northern Kentucky University, Student Activities Center
    November 20 The Center for Rural Development, Somerset
    December 02 Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center, Pikeville
    December 09 * Morehead State University, Adron Doran University Center
    TBA Western Kentucky University, Diddle Arena
    January 08, 2015 Deadline to submit documentation for:

    • STLP State Award Recognitions/Nominations
    • District Titanium/Platinum Documentation
    January 15, 2015 Deadline to submit Digital Products online for Judging
    February 05, 2015 Deadline to submit request/documentation for Silver/Gold STLP Status
    February 26, 2015 Deadline to register to attend State Championship in Lexington, KY
    March 4 – 6, 2015 STLP Engineers at KySTE, Galt House, Louisville, KY
    March 26, 2015 STLP State Championship/State Awards, LCC & Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
    June 28 – July 1, 2015 STLP Champions/STLP Engineers Invited to ISTE, Philadelphia, PA
    May, June, July 2015 District Summer STLP Camps & Community Events
    August 2015 STLP Website and Documentation updated for 2015-2016

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    STE(A)M and STLP

    Show us what you know!

    STLP Resources

    Looking for the new STLP Digital Handbook? Click the “Handbook” category below, or  click HERE to Jump to the Digital Handbook now!

    Get the STLP Info You Need Here

    Click/Tap the Title to Expand/Collapse the Topic

    NEW For 2014-2015:  The STLP Handbook is migrating to a new primarily online format.  This means that we are shifting to an “up-to-the-minute model” where the Handbook’s info lives online and can/will be updated as needed.  It is no longer recommended that the Handbook be printed.

    CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ONLINE HANDBOOK section

    The STLP Online Handbook contains a wealth of information about the program. The handbook guides schools in planning. Content of the handbook includes:

    • Foundation
    • Information for Judges
    • Fall Showcase Information
    • Digital Product Online Judging (formerly Winter Virtual)
    • State Championship and Awards
    • Program Recognition
    • Rubrics

     

    NOTE: While the conversion to the all online STLP Handbook is finalized, feel free to utilize the 2013-2014 Handbook as a REFERENCE ONLY.  Be aware that the most up-to-date information will be shared via the Online Handbook and in appropriate locations throughout the STLP website.

      STLP Handbook – PDF Version (last updated Feb. 24, 2014 Use as reference only)

    The STLP logo should be displayed proudly and prominently.  For Showcase Projects in particular, teams may choose from the any of the logo versions.

    Links to STLP Posters:

    2014 – 2015 Design. Make. Connect. LEARN. Poster
    2013 – 2014 STLP20 Poster

     

    STLP Logo Original Photoshop File

    This file can be utilized with digital editing software. It contains the official color profiles, etc. Often, professional print services will require a .PSD file to create the version necessary to create t-shirts or other promotional materials. Also attached is a download link to the “Open Sans Condensed” Google font used for most STLP designs.

    Both files are condensed into .ZIP files.

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    Open-Sans Condensed font

     

    Links to 20th Anniversary logo (STLP20):

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     STLP20 800×279
     STLP20 400×140

     

    Links to new STLP Logo:

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    Links to traditional STLP Logo:
    (Thanks to Leanna Prater, and FCPS, for creating and hosting this high res version)

     Traditional STLP Logo

    Often, information will be disseminated via the KYSTLP Listerve. Click the link below for instructions on how to join KYSTLP:

     http://www.coe.uky.edu/lists/kylists.php

    STLP projects, services and products tie directly to:
    You may also be interested in these valuable resources from our ISTE partners:

    A STLP student should be the model for all other students in the building.

    When designing materials, STLP students should be the content creators of original work.

    As a good digital citizen, STLP students need to properly cite and credit anyone else’s work when designing projects and services.

    If others see projects or services in other classes, the district, region or state, proper citations are required.

    All products submitted to STLP for judging should be original. Products submitted for Winter Virtual Judging should be an original idea, words, image, photo or media.  Judges should not recognize an image, photo or text from another source or person.

    Some partners with STLP will not post materials if there are any issues with copyright.

    A few resources to better understand copyright and intellectual properties are listed below.

    Copyright

    Creative Thinking at Northern Kentucky University

    http://creativethinking.nku.edu/

     

    Resources on Copyright of Jocelyn Sams, Laurel County

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    Creative Commons

    http://creativecommons.org/

    Citations and Copyright

    Library Media

    http://www.education.ky.gov/kde/instructional+resources/library+media/

    Digital Citizenship

    http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/

    http://www.jasonohler.com/digitalCitizenship/index.cfm

    Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship

    http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/Nine_Elements.html

     

    Digital Driver’s License (DDL)

    Learning how to be a good digital citizen, go for the license. Go to the link and read About the DDL.

    http://otis.coe.uky.edu/DDL/launch.php

     

    KET Multimedia Education Resources

    http://www.ket.org/schoolmedia
    The KET Ed Cons will help you create media.

    Look at KET School Video Project – Content and Technical Requirements

    These persons can help your school’s STLP. They may offer ideas for projects; advise, teach or assist the STLP school.

    • District Technology Coordinator (DTC/CIO)
    • District Technical Staff
    • Central Office Staff
    • District or School Technology Integration Specialist (TIS)
    • Library Media Specialist (LMS)
    • Fellow Teachers
    • Parents
    • Community Persons
    • Friends of STLP
    • STLP State Advisory Council

    Colleges across Kentucky are great partners to STLP. Many of the universities provide post secondary opportunity at showcase and the state event.

    Present supporting universities:

    • Eastern Kentucky,
    • Georgetown,
    • Kentucky State,
    • Morehead State,
    • Murray State,
    • Northern Kentucky,
    • University of Kentucky,
    • University of Louisville,
    • Western Kentucky.

    Shools may use this shell to personalize the permission slip for students to attend STLP events. Permission slips are kept by the teacher as they attend events.

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    Schools may use this shell to alert media in their community about STLP events.

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    Use this certificate format for recognizing your STLP Students

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    About the STLP Logo

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    STLP is celebrating 20 years of empowering learning in Kentucky.  To commemorate this milestone, we are marking the year with a special STLP logo.  The original STLP logo is still permissible for use at STLP events, and can be downloaded in high-resolution here.

     

     

    STLP Program Manager
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    STLP is happy to welcome Jeff Sebulsky to the role of STLP Program Manager for Kentucky.  Jeff has been involved with STLP for over a decade, serving as a school coordinator, a district level TRT, and as a district CIO/DTC.  He is looking forward to continuing the strong traditions of STLP while integrating new technologies and learning strategies into the program.  He’s looking for your input and ideas on how to make STLP stronger than ever!

    Jeff currently lives in Winchester with his wife Courtney and two children, Harper and Saul.

    Contact Jeff with any questions at:  jeff.sebulsky@education.ky.gov  You can also follow Jeff on Twitter: @jeffsebulsky

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    Get Recognized!

    After hitting “Submit” and your entry is confirmed, your STLP is can claim the “Get Recognized!” badge for 2014-2015.  Click the image below to access the full size version of the badge — then you can right click and choose “Save As” to download the badge for your STLP website. Thanks for submitting your STLP Keep Reading ..

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    STLP Regional Fall Showcase

    STLP Event: Fall Showcase

     

    An Introduction to Fall Showcase

    Fall_Showcase_2013Since the beginning of STLP, the concept of project based learning has been at the core of the program.  Showcase Projects offer an opportunity for STLP students to observe a need in their school or community and utilize technology to develop and implement a solution.  This journey is based on the vision of the students and, with the guidance of the STLP Coordinator/Teacher, active, authentic, cooperative and inquiry-based learning will occur throughout the process.

    Many times, a Showcase Project presented by students is based upon a service or program already in place around the school – perhaps even something your STLP has being doing for a while.  Many times, still, the STLP Showcase Project is something entirely new, created from scratch, out of the imagination and creativity of the STLP students.  In other cases, STLP groups choose to transform a curriculum-based learning project into their STLP Showcase Project.  In short, there is not one specific route to take in selecting a project to develop; yet, all projects can arrive at the same destination: Fall Showcase and, hopefully, the STLP State Championship.  Use this information to inform and prepare for presenting at your school, district, regional and/or state Showcase events.

     

    Where to start with Fall Showcase?

    The school level is the foundation and most important area of involvement for STLP.  From the school level, there are often numerous STLP worthy projects already occurring that would make great Showcase Projects to present at the regional level.  If not, then any group can develop, registrar, and present a project of their own design. Fall_Showcase_2013_2

    Schools decide what projects, products and services the STLP will offer the school and community.  These day-to-day, week-to-week activities/projects allow students to gain technology and leadership skills.

    The schools can expand the participation from school level to a regional level. Eight sites around Kentucky host a STLP Fall Showcase  Many Fall Showcase sites are on a college campus. Having a showcase on a college campus site impacts the future post secondary plans of the STLP students, provides college role models, and allows for university interactions with school districts.

    The opportunity to celebrate and come together motivates and extends the local STLP school. The opportunity to display student work, to demonstrate technology-integrated skills for other students, teachers, administrators, university and the public is a major objective. When one school sees how another school uses technology for student achievement and classroom integration, this has a direct impact of what the school, teachers and students will do in the future.

    Attending and interviewing at this event is a big deal in the life of some of our STLP students, as noted in stories from students, teachers and parents. This event gives a real audience to their authentic learning experience, a real purpose in creating resumes and sharpening College and Career Readiness Skills. These students’ skills will impact Kentucky’s future economy. The students will be able to compete globally. Leadership skills will bloom.

    When the students meet and compete the whole day is called Fall Showcase. The events are designed to support and extend authentic learning via project based learning concepts.

     

     

    Fall Showcase serves as a starting point for many STLP activities throughout the year.

    Want to see what a Fall Showcase event looks like?  Visit our STLP Flickr site to see hundreds of photos from last year’s event  (including examples of what some presentation boards have looked like at past events). Or, check out the videos on our YouTube channel or download from our iTunesU portal .

     

     

    Students demonstrate skills at the event, such as:

    1. Implement, market and design the project or presentation for various purposes, audiences and situations
    2. Build leadership skills
    3. Utilize research, critical thinking skills to inquiry/problem-solve and make informed decisions for learning
    4. Create ideas, products, and presentations that are innovative and creative
    5. Communicate and collaborate with school and community persons
    6. Communicate and interview with adults, outside the school building, in a professional manner
    7. Practice and engage in legal, safe and ethical use of technology
    8. Plan for post secondary education

     

    Common elements of good projects:

    • Products and new ideas are sometimes generated from the project.
    • Students have to create and carry out the project over time.
    • Students must be able to discuss the project in depth. (Age appropriate)
    • The project is tied to many human and technology resources.
    • The project makes an impact to other persons, the school or community

     

    The three types of showcase projects are:

    1. Service: projects that extend outside the classroom to help the school and community
    2. Instructional: projects that impact classroom instruction and help in student or adult learning
    3. Technical: projects that are specific to the use of hardware and software; or STEM topics

     

    How can Fall Showcase benefit the STLP Coordinator?

    STLP Coordinators that attend Fall Showcase connect with other coordinators to discuss project, product or service ideas. First time coordinators find the fall showcase a time to discover what a project really looks like and how the event leads to state.

    …schools that invite their own technology director, principal, administrators, superintendents or local legislators often find increased support for their STLP…

    Often judges that attend fall showcase for the first time can return to the school and help the school with other STLP events.  Likewise, schools that invite their own technology director, principal, administrators, superintendents or local legislators often find increased support for their STLP.  Hearing about the great things STLP can do is one thing, but given an opportunity to see STLP in action can be a tremendously impactful experience for your district and community leadership.

     

    Fall Showcase FAQ

    Click a topic to expand/collapse the topic view below:

    1. There is NOT an expectation that projects brought to Fall Showcase are completed — only that they are in progress.  Fall Showcase Level 1 judging is an opportunity for teams to convince judges that their project idea and development plan is strong enough to get invited back to Level 2 judging at the State Championship.  Be ready to discuss how your project will grow if judges give you the additional 4 months to work on it before State.
    2. Spend time reviewing and becoming familiar with the Showcase Project rubrics. Each level builds up on the STLP/ISTE Technology Standards, but each level judges will be looking for specific items.  A score of 85 out of 100 is required for a project to be invited from Fall Showcase to compete at State.  Remember: the rubric is not just for the judges — it’s your team’s ticket to knowing exactly how to prepare for your presentation at Fall Showcase.
    3. Spend time reviewing and preparing the Project Planner. Starting with 2014 Fall Showcase, the Project Planner requires self reflection and asks for specific information.  Take the time to complete the Planner and be prepared to answer questions about your Planner with the judges. Be certain to display one copy of your Planner at your presentation area.  Be certain to hand additional copies of your completed Project Planner to judges, as well. (Easy points you don’t want to miss out on!)
    4. Each project is being scored against the rubric.  They are NOT being scored against other projects from other schools or other grade levels.  Judges could possibly move from scoring a 9-12 level technical project directly to a K-5 service project — it doesn’t matter because each project has an equal chance to reach the 85 (or more) score to qualify for State
    5. Plan a solid presentation experience for judges. The Presentation Experience is not the single most important piece of your Fall Showcase Project.  Having a great looking, well organized and informative presentation space (often referred to as “the board”) is an important part, but it’s still only part of what judges are looking for.  Show that you care and put thought into your presentation space and the overall experience for judges. You can see what some presentation spaces looked like at various 2013 Fall Showcases HERE.
    6. Power is provided near tables — but bring your own extensions and power strips.  Power in each location is limited, so please refrain from unnecessarily using power to charge personal devices not associated with your project.  Note: Tables at Fall Showcase are not a standard size, but generally are 5′ to 6′ in length.  In some circumstances, table space may be shared with another project team.
    7. Prepare to present without internet connectivity.  Wireless connectivity is available at each location – but occasionally, those networks can become overwhelmed and cause the network to drop or give intermittent connections.  Many times, this is caused by people cluttering the network with their personal devices not associated with projects.  Bottom line: be prepared to present without an internet connection.  We will continue to work with Fall Showcase hosts to strengthen connectivity, but be ready with a back up plan!
    8. Practice with real adults before coming to Fall Showcase.  The secret formula to success at Fall Showcase is to hold a school wide or district wide pre-Fall Showcase practice event.  Statistics support the notion that teams which have had an opportunity to present their projects locally tend to qualify for State Championship Level 2 judging more often.  In fact, most of our Best in State project over the past 3 years come from schools or districts that give teams a pre-Fall Showcase presentation opportunity.
    9. Each school is responsible for supplying at least one judge for Fall Showcase.  A lot of effort goes into making Fall Showcase a great experience for everyone — and the judges play a super-important role in make the day a success. Judges comments alone, can help a team better prepare for the next level of competition — or help a team better understand why they don’t qualify for State. Judges will receive on-site training the morning of the event regarding how to score project, what to look for in a good presentation, and how to gauge a team’s preparedness to thoughtfully discuss their project plans and intended impact.  Judges are the last to leave because they will be busy recording final scores and comments.  If a school does not provide a judge, the entire school is ineligible for advancing to the State Championship.
    10. Be ready to have fun.  Remember, your team consists of the (up to) 4 most experienced experts regarding your project plan.  So, relax.  You got this.  Just know that the judges are not looking to “get you” on a technicality, or to make you uncomfortable.  They are there to help you give the best presentation ever — to help you have a confident, informed, conversation about your project.  Whether you are in the development or deployment stage of your project, keep in mind that judges want to help you succeed.

    • Media Arts Service (formerly Cyber Shorts): one student presents a resume and is interviewed to join the team that will record and produce media that highlight the events occurring at the State Championship.  Their content will be shown during the Awards Ceremony and posted to the STLP website
    • Engineer Service: one student presents a resume, references, and is interviewed for technical positions.  Engineers are considered the pinnacle of STLP and will have responsibilities that include representing STLP at state and national levels
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    • Live Reporting Service: one student presents a resume and is interviewed for a position with the Live Reporting Team at the State Championship.  Live reports from around the State event are broadcast throughout the day
    • Production Company Service: one student presents a resume and is interviewed for a position on the production team that operates (among other things) as the camera crew during the State Championship and to live broadcast the Award Ceremony
    • Showcase Project: One to four students create and present the project for Level One Judges.  Selected Projects will be invited to Level Two judging at the State Championship, with the goal of making it to Level Three judging and possibly being named “Best Showcase in Kentucky”.
    • Social Media Service (formerly Twitter Service): one student presents a resume and is interviewed for a position to Tweet at State

    Rubrics are available in several locations, including the STLP Digital Handbook.

    Service Category Interview Rubrics (note updates for 2014)

    Showcase Project Category (note updates for 2014)

    Schools must register online by Oct. 23, 2014. There is no cost to register or attend.

    A link to the online registration portal will be posted Sept. 23, 2014.

    Groups that do not register online can not participate in judging at Fall Showcase and are ineligible for being invited to Level 2 at the State Championship.  There is no on-site registration option (due to the intricate planning needed to accommodate the hundreds of projects presented at each Fall Showcase location).

    October 23, 2014 Deadline to register online to attend a Fall Showcase
    Fall Showcase Dates
    November 07 Murray State University Showcase, Curris Center
    November 10 University of Louisville Showcase, Student Activities Center
    November 13 University of Kentucky, Student Center Ballroom
    November 18 Northern Kentucky University, Student Activities Center
    November 20 The Center for Rural Development, Somerset
    December 02 Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center, Pikeville
    December 09 * Morehead State University, Adron Doran University Center
    TBA Western Kentucky University, Diddle Arena

    * Update on 9/3 to denote date change for Morehead showcase (previously listed as Dec. 4

    Please join the STLP listserv to receive updated information about STLP events. (http://www.uky.edu/Education/kylists.html). Also, connect with STLP via various social media outlets, including Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

    Possible schedule at most sites: (Showcase times below are local time of the regional site).

    • 8:30 – 9:00      Judges arrive and check in
    • 9:00-10:00      Judges receive final training, join judge team, and
    • 9:30-9:50        Registration, check in by schools
    • 9:30-10:00      Students report to set up or report for an interview
    • 10:00-12:00    Judging of all categories by judges
    • 10:00-12:00    Showcase is open to the public for visitors, so schools need students at the table Students eat lunch and depart back to the school
    • 12:00-2:00      Judging team continues to work and complete required paper work

    • Make sure all competing students read and understand the rubrics and are prepared for any interviews. (See “Where do i find the rubrics” FAW topic tab above)
    • Make sure teams complete, become familiar, and ready to address questions about the Project Planner.  Have copies ready to hand to judges and to post on presentation space.
    • Read the “Top 10 Facts About Fall Showcase” FAQ topic above.
    • Provide opportunities for teams to practice their presentation by organizing local pre-Fall Showcase mini-showcased. Invite parents, teachers, district admin, etc. to come and “score” project presentations using the Level 1 rubric to provide meaningful feedback prior to the actual event.
    • Follow STLP on social media to see real time photos and media from other participants at other Fall Showcase locations.  If you can, visit a Fall Showcase at another location prior to your event.

    Even if your STLP group chooses not to present a Fall Showcase project, they would certainly benefit by attending and seeing other student leaders demonstrating technology. New STLP schools, new coordinators and beginning STLP students are welcome to attend for the learning experience.

    STLP groups that wish to attend, but not compete, should still submit a completed Fall Showcase online registration, indicating “Attend Only” in the appropriate field.

    STLP groups that “Attend Only” are NOT responsible for providing a judge for the event.

    Food for purchase is at most sites. Schools may also bring in a sack lunch at every site. Coolers for food and drinks are allowed. Many of the college campuses have student centers in which your students may eat. We consider this an educational experience since students will be interacting with others on campus. Some schools like to eat at a food establishment while on the way back to school.

    Deadline to register to attend a showcase is Oct. 23, 2014.

    To gain a presentation space and to a judging time slot, every school must supply at least one judge. Judge information must be entered into the online registration form.

    Groups that do not register online can not participate in judging at Fall Showcase and are ineligible for being invited to Level 2 at the State Championship.  There is no on-site registration option (due to the intricate planning needed to accommodate the hundreds of projects presented at each Fall Showcase location).

    Due to large numbers that register, a late school could be turned away from their first choice showcase site.

    The Fall Showcase registration portal is scheduled to open Sept. 23, 2014.

    Fall Showcase registration is currently closed.

    The Fall Showcase registration portal is scheduled to open Sept. 23, 2014. 

     

    ISTE & KySTE & STLP

    Partnerships taken to the National Level

    STLP Event: Digital Product Online Judging

    Winter Virtual Judging Information

    Schools may submit, in each category, their best two products (see list below) for online judging.  Judges will receive the list of online products to score. Digitally, judges will determine which products are of quality and invite these to State Championship.

    Quality is defined by the rubric score. All rubrics included in the STLP Handbook are up to date for Digital Product Online Judging categories and available for your reference.


    Products

    Digital Art Product: one student creates original digital art

    Documentary Product: one team creates an original documentary video using new footage

    ePublishing/Publishing Product: one team creates a published product used by a class/school/community

    Feature Product: one team creates a video using new footage

    Graphic Design Product: one student creates a graphic design

    KATE Patriots Among Us:  students will create an epub book (electronic book) that can be shared with schools

    KSU GIS/MAPS/Cartography Product: one team creates a digital map or model

    Manipulated Image Product: one student takes an original photo, manipulates it into a totally new image

    Multimedia Content Product: one student uses three types of digital media to teach a concept

    Music Product: one student creates an original digital music piece

    Photo Product: one student takes an original image

    PSA Product: one team creates a PSA video (15, 30 or 60 sec.)

    Storytelling Product: one student writes an original story

    Technical Writing Product: one student creates a technical piece

     

    A Manipulated Image product is when a one student takes an original photo, manipulates it into a totally new image.  This is a great opportunity for students to combine imagination, creativity and technical skills.

    A Manipulated Image product is when one student takes an original photo, manipulates it into a totally new image. This is a great opportunity for students to combine imagination, creativity and technical skills.

     


    Services

    Gazette Reporter Service: one student posts a story about Fall Showcase for a Gazette position at State

    Presenter Service: 1-2 students submit a 2-minute presentation video, slides & resume


    What will judges do when scoring products and services?

    1. Read an email and be reminded by the school to complete the virtual judging in the specified time
    2. Open the email with the information about judging
    3. Look for the group you have been assigned to judge; each item has a title and a URL location
    4. Review Copyright. All work the students do is to be original. All judges must look for copyright issues first. Look at the product. If you see any part of the product that seems familiar in text or graphics, or image, then question it.
    5. Open the rubric that matches your assigned category to judge, open the group list of pieces to judge (look for your name)
    6. Click the URL location using your web browser and find by name the item in your group list
    7. Using the rubric score the item- the purpose is to decide the best piece/score among your group
    8. There can be no ties so the best needs to be the highest score among your group
    9. Record the scores on the group sheet provide
    10. Return scores on group sheet on time via email for your assigned group

    Pieces will continue to be judged by other judges until the top best pieces are selected

    The piece from one scoring group gets placed into another group until the best pieces arise. These final pieces will be invited to state.)

    The best pieces in each product and service category above will be invited to State Championship.

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    STLP Event: State Championship

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    Congratulations to the STLP 2014 State Champions who are presenting at #ISTE2014!
    (for a detailed list of winners, including student/team names, click here)

    “It isn’t just about winning – it’s about learning, helping people with projects and having a good time.”

    STLP State Championship will be March 26, 2015.  NOTE: All rubrics and schedules pertaining to the State Championship are currently under annual review. Updated rubrics and information will be released Fall 2014.

    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.

    All STLP schools are welcome to attend the State Championship to learn and achieve. There are no registration fees. All schools attending must register online- including the number of students attending.
    Plan to attend the whole day. If your budget allows or your school has raised the funds, plan on staying overnight.

    Some schools plan another trip in the area. (KET, Toyota, UK, Horse Park, etc.)

    At State Championship judges may receive EILA Credit at the event.

     

    At State Championship schools have the opportunity to:
    • Talk with other students, teachers, community persons and visitors that support technology
    • Attend student presentations in small rooms
    • Compete in any of the many live performance competitions
    • Visit playground activities provided by supporting partners in Rupp
    • Explore the many outstanding showcase projects in the large hall
    • View best services
    • See the winning products on display and talk to the students that created the product
    • Attend the awards celebration

     

    Hotels @ State Championship

    Links to local hotels:

     

    3 Ways to Participate at State for ALL STLP

    JUST ATTEND

    Any STLP School may attend and observe at the event in order to learn from demonstrating and competing students.  To attend only, please complete the online registration form and select “Attend Only” prior to the February 26, 2015 deadline.

    BE INVITED

    Qualifying prior to February 26: Engineers, Service teams, Digital Product judging finalists, and Projects from Fall Showcase.  Even pre-qualified participants need to complete online prior to deadline to attend.

    COMPETE

    Sign up students to participate in any of the “on demand” competitions held during the State Championship event. Students must be preregistered to enter these live judging categories at State.

    Whether your STLP is invited, comes to compete, or just attend the State Championship, an online registration form will need to be submitted prior to the deadline.  The registration link will be posted here in January 2015.

    Kentucky Cinemania at STLP State Event

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    (Click to view an example Cinemania video from Marion Co. HS)

    Cinemania  is just one of the awesome activities for students participating in the STLP State Competition each spring.  Cinemania is an, “up all night” video competition where your team has 24 hours to write, shoot, edit, produce and post a video that includes a number of required props, slogans and fun items.

    Get with your team to discuss ideas, roles, and jobs – all the way from brainstorming, to shooting, to editing, and final production. Make sure everyone in your group has a voice in the process.

     


    Review of STLP State Championship 2014

    The eighth annual STLP State Championship was held at the Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

    Over 5,000  students and 1,500 adults attended and supported the State Championship of 2014. Over 300 schools came to show what they know. Hundreds of judges determined the best technology user students in Kentucky.


    To view a complete listing of State Championship Awards for 2014, click to open this document: STLP14 State Championship Winners.pdf

    Check out the 2013 Winners: StateChamp2013List.docStateChamp2013List.doc


    Web Video Archive of the STLP14 State Championship Award Show can be found at the KDE Media Portal:

    ScSTLP14 State Championship Award Show Videohttp://mediaportal.education.ky.gov/technology/2014/04/stlp-state-championship-2014/

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    Attaining State Recognition is the first step for STLP each year.  By entering up-to-date information about your STLP into the form below, your STLP will join a commonwealth-wide group of innovators, designers, makers, and school/community leaders.

    New for 2014-2015: Submitting your STLP info will earn your STLP the “Get Recognized!” badge and will allow you to request Gold status later in the year.

     

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