PBS LearningMedia News

Three fears about screen time for kids – and why they’re not true

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

October 17, 2017

We check our phones upwards of 50 times per day -- but when our kids play around with them, we get nervous. Are screens ruining childhood? Not according to children's media expert Sara DeWitt, VP of PBS KIDS Digital.

Ruff Ruffman returns with resources for kids and teachers

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

October 4, 2017

The star of the classic series Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is back in The Ruff Ruffman Show, an all-new animated series designed to help kids ages 4-8 learn core science concepts through videos, game-play, and hands-on activities.

New season of News Quiz premieres September 7

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

September 5, 2017

Join other students across Kentucky and the United States for News Quiz, KET’s weekly current events show. The first show of the season premieres September 7.

2017 Solar Eclipse Teaching Tips

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

July 28, 2017

Introducing the total solar eclipse to your students is a great way to engage them with the science of the Earth-Sun-Moon system. Use these resources to help teach about the Solar Eclipse on August 21.

Multimedia Professional Development Day Wrap-Up

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

July 26, 2017

If you were one of the over 200 educators at KET Multimedia Professional Development Day 2017 - thanks for another great event! The KET Education Staff love welcoming educators from all over the state to Lexington for a day of fun and learning, but we couldn’t do it without our amazing attendees and presenters.

2017 KET Young Writers Contest winners

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

May 25, 2017

KET is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Young Writers Contest. The annual contest encourages creative expression and literacy development, by inviting students in kindergarten through eighth grade to submit original illustrated stories, short stories and poetry.

Access to Discovery Education ends June 30

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

May 24, 2017

After June 30, 2017, schools using Discovery content under the KDE/KET contract will no longer have rights to continue using these assets.

5 Kentucky students selected as PBS Emperor Science Award winners

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

May 17, 2017

Five high school students from Kentucky have been named 2017 winners in the Emperor Science Award Program, sponsored by PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer. As Emperor Science Award recipients, they will be provided an opportunity to conduct cancer research in partnership with esteemed scientists, who will work as their mentors.

Take the News Quiz Survey and win an iPad

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

May 8, 2017

To be sure News Quiz meets your needs and to improve its effectiveness, we need your feedback. Take our brief survey between now and June 15 to be entered to win an iPad for your classroom or one of several other fun prizes.

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