A team of students from Ashland Middle School (Ashland Independent) will be heading to Philadelphia in June to present their prototype for a school safety device at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.
Trimble County High School students Luke Mullins and Zach Burkhardt were raised on family farms in rural north central Kentucky just like the generations before them. Their school’s student technology leadership program (STLP) gave them the opportunity to explore how to improve their farm operations.
Caroline Yates, an 8th grade student at Ashland Middle School (Ashland Independent), wanted to use her student technology leadership program (STLP) project to explore an issue close to her family - Alzheimer’s.
Fifth-grade student Zander Everman from Russell-McDowell Intermediate School (Russell Independent) felt like a lot of his peers used the Greenup County War Memorial as a playground, with no real context on the history or significance of the memorial. Everman, alongside classmates Zaina Razak and Jimmylee Mullins, wanted to change that.
Kentucky’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship was held in person last month for the first time in three years. Four state champions were named in elementary, middle and high school, as well as an overall winner.
The Kentucky Board of Education held its April regular meeting at the Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) state championship on April 20. The board members toured the STLP projects and challenges and also received an update on the Lt. Governor’s student mental health work.
With the nonresident student attendance portions of House Bill 563 (2021) set to go into effect in July, staff from the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Finance and Operations met with school district leaders for the April Superintendents Webcast to examine how the legislation will affect those districts.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Prisha Hedau had no plans of writing a book. Through Gov. Andy Beshear’s daily press conferences, she felt inspired to tell her own story.
I am justifiably proud of how far Kentucky has come with education technology. We are a pioneer and national leader in both digital access and cloud computing.
Over the next several weeks, more than 7,400 Kentucky students will demonstrate their innovative ideas and technological savvy at regional events as part of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Student Technology Leadership Program.