STLP is Projects, Products, and Services
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)
For more specific information about Projects and presenting them at Regionals, click HERE.
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 utilize a “flipped” learning scenario, where products are created after school or at home. However, it is important for the STLP Coordinator to work with the student, teacher and parent to verify the originality of the work.
Product are generally digital in nature and are separated into categories for the purposes of judging. Entering your product in the correct category is supremely important. 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.
STLP Products can be submitted for online judging in January each year. Selected products will move on to compete at the STLP State Championship.
STLP is projects, products, and services. 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 that can generate funds for the STLP School.
Students that have skills in newscast communications, speaking and writing often excel in the service categories.
STLP Engineers: The Epitome of Service
STLP Engineers gather technical knowledge with hands-on activities and self-study. Experience could also come from being a member of the school or district help desk, taking technical classes, or working in tech after school. Engineers sometimes gain vendor certifications offered in high schools across Kentucky.