By registering your school's STLP with the State (via this online form: [icon name="icon-external-link"]Get Recognized! Form ), you automatically earn your first badge. That badge unlocks registration for all other regional or state STLP events (Fall Showcase, Digital Product Online Judging, and State Championship)
Submit Projects or candidates for Service Category Interviews at Regionals -- and then attend the competition and participate in scoring/judging. To qualify for this badge, you must have also had a judge representing your STLP participate.
|DIGITAL PRODUCT ONLINE JUDGING
Create and upload original digital content to participate in the Digital Product Online Judging competition. To qualify for this badge, your STLP must also have provided an online judge to help score student products.
Attend and participate in at least one event at STLP State Championship. Either be invited as a qualifying project or in a service category (Regionals), with a qualifying digital product (DPOJ), or as a registered competitor for on-site/on-demand events at State.
A member of your STLP has been selected to serve as an STLP Engineer. An Engineer provides technical support and leadership at State, KySTE, and ISTE. STLP Engineers embody the best qualities of STLP.
Earn this badge by having students present about STLP (STLP Projects, STLP sponsored events, etc.) to local groups. Could be to other students, at a school staff meeting, at a board of education meeting, at a local festival, etc. Presentation skills come with practice; so, providing these opportunities to students prior a regional or statewide events can be crucial to success.
Statistically, Projects that are presented locally before coming to Regional Qualifying events tend to advance farther in competition. Hold a school wide version of the "Regionals" to get practice presenting -- and maybe even use the event to select the best projects to represent your STLP at Regionals.
Hold a district wide STLP Showcase. Statistically, districts that invite all school STLP's to a District Showcase (particularly if it's prior to Regionals) tend to have higher success at becoming Best in State projects at the State Championship. District Showcases are also a great opportunity to let district administrators and school board members see the value of STLP to your district and school.
|100% KY ITA Certified
New for 2015-2016! All members of your STLP have completed one area of the KY ITA coursework and have all earned Microsoft certification in at least one area. NOTE: At this time, this badge is limited to HS STLP groups only. Learn more about the KY IT Academy below...
KY IT Academy FAQs
New for 2015-2016! A member of your STLP interviews and is selected to represent STLP as a Scratch Ambassador in the STLP Playground at State Championship.
New for 2015-2016! STLP is proud to continue our partnership w/ NCWIT and UK to present the Award for Aspirations opportunity for Kentucky's young, high school aged, technical women. Simply submitting a completed application earns the badge.
Visit http://www.aspirations.org to get started.
Note: The NCWIT Aspirations badge can also be earned by submitting an application for the NCWIT Educator's Award here: https://www.aspirations.org/participate/educators
|100% DIGITAL DRIVERS LICENSES
All members of an STLP have earned their Digital Drivers License.
The Digital Drivers License (DDL) is an internationally utilized online experience that allows students to prove their digital citizenship expertise by participating in a series of cases and learning demonstrations. The DDL is a valuable tool for teachers and administrators who want to make certain that their students are prepared for the pot holes that can pop up along the digital highway.
[icon name="icon-external-link"]Click here to jump out and visit the Digital Drivers License website.
|STLP IN THE NEWS
Spreading the word about all that your STLP accomplishes each year is important -- and many times your STLP will be featured on the local news, in the local newspaper, or on an internet based news source. Making it into the news is an important milestone for every STLP. Be sure to share any feature done on your STLP via social media channels, too!
|STLP ROBOTICS COMPETITIONS
Participate in any of the STLP sponsored/connected robotics competitions (RCX, Sumo Bots, etc.)
Does your STLP use Minecraft?
|FIRST YEAR STLP
Your STLP is new and active! (NOTE: STLP's are considered "1st Year" if there was no active STLP in the previous school year.)
|5 YEARS of STLP
Your STLP has been active for 5 consecutive years.
|10 YEARS of STLP
Your STLP has been active for 10 consecutive years.
|15 YEARS of STLP
Your STLP has been active for 15 consecutive years.
|20 YEARS of STLP
Your STLP has been active for 20 consecutive years.
|EARN ALL ACHIEVEMENT BADGES
Collect every one of the Achievement category badges within one school year to earn the 100% Achievement badge. (NOTE: Only 1 of the "Years in STLP" badges is required to collect the 100% badge. Elementary and Middle Schools are exempt from the 100% KY ITA Certification badge.)
|More Achievement Badges coming soon!