Education News

Empowering Families to Learn Together with Ready-to-Learn Workshops

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

December 6, 2017

This series of workshops, made possible through the Ready-to-Learn grant, helps support families’ development of STEM skills through hands-on creative activities that utilize PBS KIDS’ award-winning media content. Families learn about such topics as mixtures, force and motion, and structures.

Visit the KET Media Lab and your travel costs are covered

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

November 29, 2017

Thanks to a grant from the Kentucky Department of Education, KET is offering travel reimbursement for media arts workshops at the KET Media Lab during the 2017-2018 school year.

Celebrating Science and Tech at Louisville S.T.E.A.M. Day

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

November 28, 2017

KET participated in a celebration of science and technology at Louisville S.T.E.A.M. Day. Over 2,000 families attended the event that featured dance parties, rock painting, Minecraft, concrete making and more. The day was made a success by the contributions of all the sponsors including: Louisville Public Library, Kentucky Science Center, The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch […]

Kids and Screens…the Debate Continues

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

November 27, 2017

Common Sense Media has released a new report on children’s media use, The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight 2017, which sheds light on the amount of time children spend with media and the types of screens and content they are using.

Teaming Up to Get Kids Kindergarten Ready

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

October 18, 2017

The KET team pulled from its Ready To Learn resources and experiences to help create a framework for what would become the First 5 Lex – Read, Talk, and Play program. By encouraging parents and other care-givers to interact more with kids through simple, everyday learning interactions, a foundation for success in school can be established well before they step into their first classroom.

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.

Kids give back to their communities with Daniel Tiger

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

October 4, 2017

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Hundreds of kids answered this call from Daniel Tiger with an emphatic, “Yes!” at recent Be My Neighbor Days hosted in Lexington and Louisville.

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