Announcing STLP@Home

All-Digital State Championship

During the COVID-19 emergency, STLP paused to allow time for schools to transition to NTI learning. But now, we’re back on track and ready to shine a bright light on the amazing work that our student technology leaders have into their projects, products and challenges. Most aspects of the standard 2020 STLP State Championship have been transitioned to an all-digital format we’re calling, STLP@Home. Updated rubrics, new presentation guidelines, and refocused challenges all will come together to show the world that even a global pandemic can’t stop STLP!

Jump to the STLP@Home Info Central page to learn more about how the 2020 STLP State Championship will prevail while students and STLP Coaches remain safe at home.

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STLP is Team Kentucky!

What is STLP?

Empowering learning since 1994

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) uses project-based learning principles to empower student learning and achievement through the utilization (and creation) of technology to solve school and community needs. STLP provides a means for students to design, make, connect and learn.

Student products, projects, and services are showcased through local, regional, and state events. The “Big 3” events include Regionals, DPOJ, and STLP State Championship.

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Get Involved With STLP

STLP is designed to make connections between students, technology use, and learning. Schools determine how best to utilize STLP events & resources to help forge those connections.

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Launch Your STLP

STLP starts at the school level.
Schools decide what projects, products and services to explore. These day-to-day, week-to-week, activities help students gain technology and leadership skills. All you need is a teacher to act as STLP Coordinator and interested students to get going!

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More Than A Club

STLP should be custom built to fit the needs of your school/classroom. STLP is most often incorporated into daily classroom activities, but also works as an after/before school organization. Take part in regional/statewide STLP events by sharing what your students are already doing in class!


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STLP is a community of interested and invested individuals (students and educators) coming together to celebrate how Kentucky’s students are utilizing technology to learn. This community relies on Twitter, the STLP LISTSERV, and other means to stay connected. Join the conversation!
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Get started in 3 steps…

Get Recognized!

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The easiest first step into STLP is to submit your school’s info and become a “Recognized” STLP. Get started and put your STLP on the map!

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Level UP!

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Start collecting STLP badges to highlight the great things your STLP is doing. Use the Level Up badge list to help guide activity ideas for your STLP.

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Get Connected

Get connected with STLP

A terrific collaborative tool (and free to join) the KYSTLP Listserv is a buslting hub for STLP info and interactive discussions.

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Save the Date

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Important Dates: 2019-2020

UPDATED: Newest Dates as of August 1, 2019

08/2019Students explore project, product & service ideas
09/19-04/20District/School Showcases
09/30/19STLP Coordinator Connection: Hosted by JCPS (Register: )
10/18/2019Deadline to register to attend a Regional Qualifier
2019 Regional Qualifiers
11/4/2019Morehead State University - View Details
11/7/2019Murray State University - View Details
11/12/2019University of Louisville
11/14/2019University of Kentucky
11/18/2019Northern Kentucky University
11/21/2019Western Kentucky University
12/3/2019Owensboro Convention Center **NEW**
12/9/2019Center for Rural Development
12/18/2019University of Pikeville at A.W.A.
01/8/2020Deadline to submit Digital Products for DPOJ
03/8/2020Deadline to register to attend State Championship
03/11-13/20STLP Engineers at KySTE, Galt House, Louisville, KY - click for details
05/4 - 5/8/20STLP@Home State Championship (All Digital)
08/1/2020NEW Deadline to submit new Gold Status application for 2020-21
08/2020STLP info updated for 2020-2021

Live Google Doc Version of 2019-2020 STLP Important Dates

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The STLP “Big 3”

Major STLP Events Out of the Building

The work a school does in the building to help support technology and help students and teachers gain technology skills is the most important work an STLP can do. Many schools begin reaching out in the community to offer help using technology.

A school can decide to become involved outside the building by attending an event in which student demonstrations and recognition is woven into each event.

When a school leaves the building for one of the events, a judge must be asked to attend, too.

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STLP Regionals

Project Based Learning at its best!

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Regional Qualifiers

The first stop on the #STLPRoad2Rupp

Since the beginning of STLP, project based learning has been at the core of the program.  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.

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Design. Make. Connect. Learn.

Digital Product Online Judging (DPOJ)

Putting the “A” in STEAM education!

Digital product creation is part of learning in classrooms across KY. The DPOJ event provides every school the opportunity to share products students are creating — whether it’s part of the daily curriculum or a stand-alone STLP activity.

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STLP State Championship

Celebrating Kentucky’s Best & Brightest Students

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The State Championship allows students from across Kentucky to come together and demonstrate for other students, school and community persons what they know and can do with technology.

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State Championship

All STLP schools are welcome to attend the State Championship to learn and achieve. There are no registration fees. All schools attending are asked to register online whether they are prequalified to compete, entering on-site competitions, or simply planning to attend.

Nearly 14,000 students and educators came together to celebrate technology and learning at the 2019 STLP State Championship. 500+ schools from 100+ districts came to show what they know using technology. Hundreds of volunteer judges determined the stand outs in over 40 educational technology related categories.

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Helping Fill In the Blanks

The STLP website houses a collection of resources to help make your STLP stronger — but also to help you maximize your investment in STLP.

Access to frequently requested documentation, guiding rubrics, graphic arts, and commonly used forms await your discovery (and customization) throughout the Resources section.

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