Highlight: Sphero Hero
What better way to tell an original story than to program a robot to tell it for you? Sphero Hero is all about a team of students creating an original (short) dramatic story, creating an obstacle course as the stage for their story, and programming a Sphero (or any programmable robot) to navigate the stage autonomously while students narrate their tale to judges (3-5-minute limit). Sphero Hero is an all division (K-12) team competition (1 or more students) and is limited to one team per school. Also, it is a BYOD category, where teams will build their own sets and use their own robots and materials to compete.
Sphero Hero wass the first STLP competition co-designed & led by a student (thank you Nada K. from Thomas Nelson HS, Nelson County)
At State, 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 as they support the event as student teams
- See the winning products on display and talk to the students that created the product
- Attend the awards celebration in Rupp Arena
Education Matters Live at STLP
Empowering Students Through Technology – Recorded at the 2016 state Student Technology Leadership Program competition, this special edition of Education Matters explores how Kentucky K-12 students are using technology for project-based learning.
If you’re wondering what the STLP State Championship day looks and sounds like, this video is a terrific way to explore the event from the comfort of your classroom. The show also includes video segments produced by teens from Hardin County who are part of the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program. (from KET.org)
Thanks to our valued partners at KET Education.
Recorded live: May 16, 2016. View the archived show HERE or in the attached, embedded video.
HP/Microsoft Gaming: Minecraft
Based on the smashing success of the 2018 Minecraft challenge, the 2019 HP/Microsoft Gaming: Minecraft experience is better than ever! We’ve split the Minecraft opportunities into two options: (1) enter the Minecraft competition by submitting a build online prior to State and (2) enjoy an in depth, non-competitive Minecraft experience as part of the “open to everyone” STLP Playground at State.
If you missed your chance to enter the competition, don’t fret! Minecraft will be back as a hands-on, non-competitive, activity in the STLP Playground at State. No experience necessary — come and explore the limitless educational world of Minecraft. (Thank you to HP, Inc. and Microsoft for partnering with STLP for this event).
KY Cinemania at State
KY Cinemania is an, “up all night” video competition where your team has a specific window of time to write, shoot, edit, produce and post a video that includes a number of required elements, props, slogans and fun items. The prompts are released prior to STLP State and videos are uploaded to YouTube in advance of State.
- Elements Released: Tuesday, April 9th (9:00 am EST)
- Final Videos Submitted via YouTube: Thursday, April 11th (by 1:00 pm EST)
- Round 1 Judging Starts: Friday, April 12th
- Round 1 Judging Scores Submitted: Tuesday, April 16th (by 1:oo pm EST)
- Round 2 (Live) Judging and Awards: April 18, 2019 (at State)
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.
Be sure to visit http://kentuckycinemania.org for more info on this popular STLP State activity…and to view samples from past winners!
(Note: one entry per school, enter via the STLP State Championship registration portal)
KY STLP Racing to the Future™
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are all rolled into students understanding the world of racing. A student will design, build and race a slot car. Students will develop a ‘tech sheet’ on the design and process of getting the car ready for the event.
Due to the increased demand for this event, RTTF has expanded it’s registration limit from 2 students per school up to allowing 4 students to register and participate per school. Check out the
rubric here (updated rubrics to be posted soon) and get in-depth info about RTTF at their website: www.kystlp-racingtothefuture.com
Awards Ceremony: Rupp Arena
NEW for #STLP19:
Digital Product Champions Showcase and Awards – We want to show off the amazing creations of our DPOJ Champions. This year, we will be hosting a awards show just for the Digital Product categories earlier in the day. This will allow us time to showcase the digital products on the big screen for the everyone to see. Finalists (who are not competing in other events) we be invited to join us on stage in Rupp to receive their awards. If finalists are otherwise engaged, we will still show your finalist level work and make sure you receive your awards. The schedule and time for the Digital Product Champions Showcase and Awards will be announced closer to the #STLP19 event.
The Project and Live Performance Champions Award Show starts at 5PM – this section of the celebration will occur at the end of the STLP State Championship and will recognize all the categories that competed live throughout the day. This includes all of the Live Performance categories (see Rubric page for that list) and the STLP Level 3 Project Finalists.
Teams that make it to Level 3 Project Judging and who are announced as finalists on the Wall of Winners should do their best to attend the entire Award Show.
WATCH LIVE: we will also live broadcast the Award Show via the KDE Media Portal The video link will go live for internet viewing shortly before 5pm (EST) the day of the State Championship event. Afterwards, the video will be available to view as an archive.
Want to check out last year’s event? The 2018 STLP State Championship Awards show is archived and you can watch it at the following link: #STLP18 Awards Show video archive
NOTICE: Please know that the full roster of STLP Playground activities is currently in development for the #STLP19 event. Activities listed below are subject to change.
Tons of amazing robotics experiences for students of all ages and experience levels. Try your hand at coding with our Block Code Crew!
#KyGoPlayGROUND is an open space where educators and students can explore, build, and make. Check out KyGoPlay HERE.
Hands on, STEM inspired, make it and take activities from the leaders behind the amazing Shattered Glass initiative.
Hands-on STEM with Newton’s Attic
More info coming soon!
Bring the Spirit!
Choose from several competitions & cheer on your fellow STLP leaders! RTTF, SumoBots, RCX, and more!
Work collaboratively to solve puzzles in order to open a locked box. Sponsored and presented by Eminence Ind.
More to come…!
We’re announcing new and exciting STLP Playground activities all the way up to State. Check back to see what’s new!
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