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Multimedia Education Resources KET Media Lab Workshops

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Start or update a school video news program...Make easy Digital Storytelling projects...Explore greenscreen video effects to place reporting students in front of any background at any time in history...Use iPads, iPhones, and apps to make multimedia projects for all subjects in half the time needed for pc-based projects, and for a lot less money. Try one of our KET Media Lab workshops, then stay for a jobs-related tour of KET's multimedia production facility!


WHAT and WHERE: Through a generous grant from AT&T, KET offers free workshops for Kentucky educators and students in the KET Media Lab at the KET Network Center in Lexington. We hope you'll join us in the KET Media Lab to explore ways to make project-based learning exciting, meaningful, and memorable with multimedia production!

PRESENTERS: Workshop instructors include KET education consultants as well as other KET education and production division staff, with occasional guest presenters.

HOW AND WHEN: If you'd like to make a date for your school's students or teachers for a workshop from the list of KET Media Lab workshops, e-mail or call at 800-432-0951 ext. 7263. Kentucky schools, home schools, community service organizations and government offices are welcome to schedule appointment dates throughout the calendar year for student, teacher, and staff workshops during weekday hours from 8:30 am 5:00 pm ET, M-F. Evening workshops can be arranged, and workshop start times and durations are negotiable. Seating is limited to 30 participants per workshop, with a few extra seats available for teachers, guides, and observers. Schools and groups may bring lunches and eat at KET. All required equipment and software for workshops is provided.

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ADD A TOUR: Those bringing students for a workshop are also welcome to schedule a tour of KET, which usually lasts from 30 minutes to an hour and features various jobs and skills of KET staff used to produce online and broadcast multimedia resources and programming. Please contact at 800-432-0951 ext. 7263 to schedule a visit.

KET Media Lab workshops

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NEW Workshops

Coming soon...

For more information and to make workshop reservations, e-mail or call at 800-432-0951 ext. 7263.

In Development: KET Webinars

Can't make the drive to KET? With recent improvements to Kentucky school Internet connectivity and resources, and some planned updates to our own, we're working on bringing some KET Media Lab presentations and webinars online soon, so stay tuned!

For more information and to make workshop reservations, e-mail or call at 800-432-0951 ext. 7263.

Here are workshops for students and educators available by request year-around. Add a tour of KET for a useful and exciting field trip!

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SCHOOLS who plan to visit the KET Media Lab for a student workshop are also welcome to schedule a tour of KET's multimedia production facility. Private and home school teachers and students are welcome, and KET also offers its Media Lab workshops to community service organizations and government social agencies. Please contact at 800-432-0951 ext. 7263 if you'd like to explore how our resources might help your organization. Join us at KET for Media Lab workshops you can use to make your own multimedia-based projects for subjects across the curriculum, and take a jobs-related tour of KET!

Note: specific equipment and software used are noted in individual workshop titles.

Workshop Title

Audience Content Area(s)

 Length

Basic Camcorder Video Production (using pcs, video cameras, Web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20 All

1.5-3 hours

Basic Video Editing (using pcs, pc software, Web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20 All

1.5-3 hours

Creating a Web Presence for Your Classroom (using pcs, Web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades All

1.5-2 hours

Do It Yourself Electronic Field Trips (using pcs, Web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20 All

1.5-3 hours

Digital Storytelling Methods and Resources (using digital still cameras, pcs, pc software, Web resources) Teachers, all grades; students, grades 5-20 All 1.5-3 hours
Effective Use of KET Online Resources (using pcs or portable devices, Web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades All

1-2 hours

Final Cut Pro Editing Software (using Apple pcs, Apple software, Web resources) Teachers and staff, grades 9-20; students, grades 9-20 All

2 hours-days

Greenscreen Effects for Video Production (using pcs, pc software, Web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20 All

1.5-3 hours

Photography Basics and Resources (using digital cameras, pcs, pc software, Web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20 All

1-3 hours

Photoshop Elements Graphics Program (using pcs, pc software, Web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20 All

1.5-3 hours

Stop Motion Animation for the Classroom (using digital still cameras, pcs, pc software, Web resources) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20 All

1.5-3 hours

Design Your Own Workshop: Ask us if we can tailor a workshop to your needs.

Teachers and staff, all grades; students, appropriate grades All

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Using iPads, iPhones, and Apps for School Multimedia Projects(New!)      
iPads, iPhones, and Apps for Video Production: Animation Project Resources (in development) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 3-20 All

1.5-3 hours

iPads, iPhones, and Apps for Video Production: Art and Music Project Resources (in development) Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20 All

1.5-3 hours

iPads, iPhones, and Apps for Video Production: Easy Digital Storytelling Projects Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 3-20 All

1.5-3 hours

iPads, iPhones, and Apps for Video Production: Greenscreen Effects for Video Projects Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20 All

1.5-3 hours

iPads, iPhones, and Apps for Video Production: Recording and Editing Projects Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20 All

1.5-3 hours

Descriptions of KET Media Lab Workshops

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We'll be adding new workshop titles from time to time, so if you have an idea for one you'd like us to develop, please let us know by contacting , KET.

Basic Camcorder Video Production

Led by regional KET Education Consultants and other KET staff, this hands-on workshop introduces the basics of video production using a camcorder and pc, along with the basic jobs and procedures of a video news gathering crew. Help your students learn how to plan and record events and news stories, interview students and teachers, and get useable and interesting video and audio every time!

Topics include:

Audience:Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Area: All

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Basic Video Editing

This hands-on workshop shows how to edit using inexpensive or free video editing software. PCs are used, but the basic methods and techniques also apply to Mac and other PC editing software titles. Laptops, video camcorders, and other equipment are provided by the KET Media Lab.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Areas: All

Creating a Web Presence for your Classroom

A beginner user class in which you will learn free and easy ways to create and publish a class web homepage and homework page for communicating with parents and students.  You will also learn how to easily add media to your website through gadgets, widgets, and embed codes.

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades
Length: 1.5-2 hours
Content Areas: All
Software/tools: online resources

Digital Storytelling: Methods and Resources

The Center for Digital Storytelling describes the Digital Storytelling method of video production as, "A short, first person video-narrative created by combining recorded voice, still and moving images, and music or other sounds." There are many ways to make digital stories using video cameras, still digital cameras, computers, scanners, and various software titles. Our workshop shares how to build digital stories and other classroom multimedia projects with easy methods and inexpensive or free resources.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers, all grades; students, grades 5-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Areas: All

Effective Use of KET Online Resources

Looking for resources that engage student interest and curiosity? This workshop tours KET online resources, including KET EncycloMedia, interactive games and widgets, professional development, and distance learning courses. Experience how KET resources meet current education standards while addressing multiple intelligence levels, diverse learning styles, and 21st-century skills. For an in-depth experience, schedule additional time to design your own classroom activities and lessons using KET resources.

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades
Length: 1-2 hours
Content Areas: All
Web tools: Wikis, Vokis, Slideshare, Glogster, and more useful web tools and resources as they develop

Final Cut Pro X Editing Software

Searching for useful Apple Final Cut Pro video editing software information or training? Jim Piston, a KET professional video editor, offers an excellent overview of Final Cut's user interface, features, and workflow practices in a demonstration workshop. Jim can also lead several-hour to several-day workshops in the basic use of the editing program. All workshop appointment times are subject to Jim's availability. Participants are welcome to bring their own Macs and software with which to participate or follow along.

Audience: Teachers and staff, 9-20; students, grades 9-20
Length: 2 hours for introductory overview workshops; longer practical workshops of several hours or days (including Saturday) are possible. All times and content are negotiable with Jim Piston, based on his availability.
Content Areas: All

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Greenscreen Effects for Video Production

This workshop provides basic introduction to use of the popular chromakey (greenscreen/bluescreen) video effect seen everywhere in movies and on tv, and commonly found as a feature in basic editing programs such as Pinnacle Studio and iMovie. This hands-on group workshop explores the use of the effect in projects such as school news programs and announcements, and in classroom projects across subject areas including English studies, social studies, science, arts, and foreign language. Laptops, software, and other equipment are provided in the KET Media Lab.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Areas: All

Photography Basics and Resources

This workshop explores basic photography methods for taking interesting and useful still pictures for classroom projects, along with various free and inexpensive software and resources for picture editing and enhancement. Laptops, Adobe Photoshop Elements and other software, digital still cameras and other equipment are provided in the KET Media Lab. Topics and skills covered translate well to most graphics programs and across computer systems.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20
Length: 1-3 hours
Content Areas: All

Photoshop Elements Graphics Program - Introduction

This workshop covers the basic use of Adobe Photoshop Elements (Win/Apple) photo/graphics software for editing digital still photographs and graphics for classroom projects. Laptops, Photoshop Elements and other software, digital still cameras, PC drawing tablets, and other equipment are provided in the KET Media Lab. Topics and skills covered translate well to most graphics programs and computer systems.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Areas: All

Stop-Motion Animation for the Classroom

This fun hands-on workshop introduces the basics of stop-motion animation and how it can be used in a classroom setting to engage students and help them learn. In this workshop you will produce your own short animation from story board to finished video using PC-based equipment in the KET Media Lab.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 4-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Area: All

NEW IPAD-IPHONE-APPS WORKSHOPS

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iPads, iPhones, and Apps for Animation Projects

This workshop shows how Apple iPads, iPhones, and apps can easily be used to make fun and useful classroom video animation projects. Examples of equipment, camera and audio recording and editing processes, and finished projects will be shared. Participants will write and storyboard very short stories and make animated videos of them. Note: methods demonstrated can be used with similar Android-based portable devices and apps.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 3-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Area: All

iPads, iPhones, and Apps for Art and Music Projects

In this workshop, we share how you can use Apple iPads, iPhones, and apps to make exciting and useful classroom art and music projects. Examples of equipment, video and audio recording and editing processes, and projects will be shown. Participants will explore the use of iPads and apps for making projects. iMovie app music projects can be imported directly into iMovie projects for use as background music written and performed by students. Note: methods demonstrated can be used with similar Android-based portable devices and apps.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Area: All

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iPads, iPhones, and Apps for Easy Digital Storytelling Projects

The Center for Digital Storytelling describes the Digital Storytelling method of video production as, "A short, first person video-narrative created by combining recorded voice, still and moving images, and music or other sounds." There are many ways to make digital stories using video cameras, still digital cameras, computers, scanners, and various software titles. Our new, iPad/iPhone workshop shares how to build digital stories and other classroom multimedia projects with easy methods and inexpensive or free resources in a lot less time. Note: methods demonstrated can be used with similar Android-based portable devices and apps.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 3-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Areas: All

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iPads and Apps for Video Production: Recording and Editing Projects

Time needed produce a video project with portable devices like iPads and iPhones is cut dramatically as compared with camera/pc-based video production, the process is also a lot easier to teach at all levels, and it's a lot less expensive. Using iPads or iPhones with apps is an exciting and efficient way to get into or expand student video production!

This workshop demonstrates how Apple iPads and apps can easily be used for fun and meaningful classroom video production projects. Examples of equipment, video and audio recording, editing processes, and finished projects will be shared. We'll show how to keep the iPad steady and record better audio with inexpensive tripod and microphone accessories, and we'll demonstrate various inexpensive software resources for editing, special effects, and sharing of finished projects online. Note: methods demonstrated can be used with similar Android-based portable devices and apps.

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, grades 5-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Area: All

iPads, iPhones, and Apps for Video Production:
Greenscreen Effects Projects

This workshop demonstrates using Apple iPads and apps to make exciting classroom video production projects using popular greenscreen (chromakey) effects. Greenscreen effects replace video backgrounds with different pictures or videos. They're used everywhere in film and on tv, and once students experience how it's done their imaginations quickly suggest applications for entertaining and meaningful classroom projects in many subjects. In addition to the classic weather-person in front of a map, students can appear to be interviewing famous people in convincing historical settings for a video/social studies project; news programs can include rotating backgrounds to match seasons or events, show special events, or feature students; language class projects can show students appearing to converse in foreign countries; and more!

Topics include:

Audience: Teachers and staff, all grades; students, grades 5-20
Length: 1.5-3 hours
Content Area: All

Design Your Own Workshop

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If none of our workshops addresses your particular needs or those of your students, KET may still be able to help. Contact us to talk about setting up a customized workshop. Possibilities include advanced video production, Apple Final Cut Pro editing software, and applications in other content areas.

Audience: Teachers, staff, and students, grades K-20
Length: TBA
Content Areas: TBA

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