Volunteer with STLP

Lend Your Expertise

The success of STLP relies upon volunteers like you to help create the greatest possible experiences for students during our Regional, Online, and State events.  Since these events are mostly competitions of some kind, our greatest need is for folks to help us judge various projects and products.

Upon submission of the form below, you will be contacted regarding your offer to help STLP. Generally, volunteers are contacted no later than one month prior each event with details about venue, parking info, and any pertinent training materials.

Thank you for supporting STLP!  If you have any questions, please contact jeff.sebulsky@education.ky.gov

Where We Need Help

Here are brief descriptions of each of our 3 main events (each event can be explored in detail via the STLP Website):

When: April 12, 2017
Where:  Rupp Arena, Lexington Center, Heritage Hall Complex, Lexington, KY

STLP takes over downtown Lexington as thousands of STLP students converge on Rupp Areana and the Lexington Convention Center.  Judges are assigned based on preference, but may be needed to judge Level 2 project presentation, finalists from the Digital Products categories, or to help judge in one of dozens of on site competitions.  All competitions have specific rubrics and training will be provided that day, on site for judges.

STLP State Championship is April 12, 2017
Approximate Time Requirement – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

(Award Show is 5 – 7 PM)

When: Through November and December
Where: 8 host locations around Kentucky

K-12 students present projects that utilize technology to solve issues in their school or community.  These Level 1 Projects focus on Community Service, Instructional, or Technical Expertise. Judges work in teams, utilizing rubrics, to determine which projects will advance to Level 2 judging at the State Championship.

Training for judges will occur on-site the morning of the event. No prior experience judging STLP is needed.

Regional Showcase Events occur November through December
Approximate Time Requirement – 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Digital Product Online Judging (or DPOJ)

When: second half of January
Where: Judging can occur from any internet connection

K-12 students submit digital products in different categories (digital art, photography, video, music, etc) via an online link.  Judges are given a series of products to review using a rubric to determine which products qualify for final scoring at the State Championship.  This entire event occurs digitally online, including training for judges (via a training video you access at your convenience).

Digital Product Online Judging occurs late January – early Feb
Approximate Time Requirement – no more than 2 hours over a 2 week period