KET is an efficient, innovative producer of digital education tools. We are a trusted partner in education, delivering high-quality services and support across the educational spectrum.
Education has been at the heart of KET’s mission since its inaugural broadcast in 1968.
KET provides an efficient and equitable way to help overcome geographic barriers and economic disparities throughout the Commonwealth with access to quality educational, instructional and professional-development resources for educators and learners.
These resources are used in every Kentucky public school as well as by private schools, adult learning centers, childcare centers, universities and community organizations.
KET’s Impact in Education
KET is improving lives in Kentucky and beyond. Learn about KET’s Impact in Education
Programs & Services
KET collaborates with education, community, and government organizations to assess needs and develop solutions through a broad range of programs and services.
KET’s “Everyday Learning” Early Childhood Initiative offers hands-on workshops for educators and child care providers, along with curriculum toolkits and resources in pre-literacy science, math, the arts, health, and social studies. The National Center for Families Learning, an initiative partner, complements these resources with parent workshops in dialogic reading.
Ready to Learn
Through CPB/PBS Ready to Learn grants, KET works with a wide range of partners in Louisville/Jefferson County and Eastern Kentucky to help prepare young children for kindergarten. Activities include parent workshops at community centers and events for at-risk children.
KET EncycloMedia is a comprehensive online multimedia learning service that includes PBS LearningMedia, which is provided free in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education. KET has produced more than 3,000 LearningMedia resources in science, mathematics, arts, early childhood, and more. In 2015, total Kentucky users topped 87,000 with more than 1.43 million views.
KET Distance Learning offers rich online courses in Spanish, German, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, and the arts – all available for dual high school/college credit through Morehead State University. More than 124,000 students have taken these courses. KET’s innovative Virtual Physics Labs are used in Kentucky high schools and at colleges nationwide including Arizona State University, Arkansas State University, and Suffolk University.
The KET Professional Development catalog includes courses for child care providers, P-12 teachers, and adult educators. Many were developed in partnership with the Governor’s Office for Early Childhood, Kentucky Department of Education, and Kentucky Adult Education. KET has awarded more than 230,000 certificates of completion to school personnel for these courses.
The KET Media Lab is the site for free student, teacher, and community workshops in multimedia production and using technology in the classroom. KET’s education consultants also provide a wide variety of multimedia workshops in schools.
KET Fast Forward is an online test prep system for the GED®, HiSET®, and TASC tests. The courses include streaming video, interactive activities, practice questions, and assessments in math, language arts, science, and social studies. A recent independent evaluation reveals that Fast Forward learners who take all four sections of the GED® test have a pass rate of 90 percent.
KET’s Dropping Back In, a nationally broadcast five-part series, examines the plight of adult learners and showcases successful efforts to support them. It was made possible in part by a CPB American Graduate grant.
KET’s Education Matters is a public affairs series for parents, educators, and policy makers focusing on important topics such as the challenges of poverty, kindergarten readiness, and education innovation. Education issues are also addressed in KET’s other public affairs and information programming.