Education

2016 Young Writers Contest

Ignite your students' imaginations! The 2016 Young Writers Contest is now underway. Students in 4th and 5th grade can enter our short story contest, and children in kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to enter the illustrated story contest. Previous winners, contest rules, entry forms, and rubrics are available online.

Use Mercy Street to teach about the Civil War

To help incorporate Mercy Street, the exciting new Civil War drama, into your classroom, PBS LearningMedia is launching a collection of new resources related to Civil War topics. The collection gives a first-hand view of what the period was like for people from all walks of life.

The first resource takes a look at the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, but check back often because more will be added weekly.

Mercy Street airs every Sunday at 10/9 pm through February 21 on KET. You can watch episodes online now.

Education Matters focuses on college financial aid

High school students headed to college (and their families) need to know about the nuts and bolts of applying for and receiving financial aid. In this Education Matters, four Kentucky financial aid experts discuss the application process, share advice, and field questions from viewers.

The show begins with a brief segment featuring four Kentucky high school seniors from the Prichard Committee's Student Voices team talking about their goals and concerns.

Watch "College Financial Aid Call-In 2016" »

Meet Kentucky's new Education Commissioner

Stephen Pruitt recently discussed his educational priorities, budget request to the Kentucky General Assembly, and perspective on public charter schools on Connections with Renee Shaw.
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Become a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

We're looking for Kentucky's most innovative educators! Apply today to become a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator and join an exclusive community of like-minded educators.

This year, PBS is not limiting those accepted into the program to any specific number, so there are more slots available than ever before. Plus, up to 54 applicants representing the best in their state will receive a trip to Denver to attend a 2-day summit and ISTE!
Submit your video application today! »

Health Three60 offers solutions for "out of control" children

Decembers's edition of Heath Three60 offers guidance for parents and families of children with extreme behavior problems as well as those whose children have autism or other developmental or intellectual challenges leading to difficult behaviors.

Watch "The Out of Control Child: Help for Families" »

New School Video Project Challenge

The newest KET School Video Project Challenge, Shaping My Future - College and Career, asks students to create and submit videos about an aspect of career or education planning. Project ideas and examples for this American Graduate project can be found at the website.
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KET EncycloMedia

Access PBS LearningMedia, Discovery Education, and KET ED On Demand at KET EncycloMedia.

American Graduate Logo

Visit the KET American Graduate Initiative to learn how Kentuckians are working to solve our state's dropout crisis.

Explore Education Resources

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Media Lab Workshops

Media Lab Learn about free multimedia workshops for students and educators in the Media Lab in Lexington.

KET School Video Project

Upload student-produced videos directly to KET! Instructions and video examples are at the KET School Video Project website.

Education Blogs

For regional information, news, and tips and trends for teachers, check out KET's Education Blogs.

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Making a Difference

Visit Making a Difference to find out how Kentucky educators use KET resources in their classrooms. Our featured educator is Susan Cintra, Kentucky's 2015 PBS Lead Digital Innovator. An English teacher at Madison Central High School, Susan infuses PBS LearningMedia resources into every aspect of her teaching.