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2019 Kentucky STLP Championships: Digital Projects Award Show
During the afternoon awards were presented for Digital Projects at the STLP State Championship. Digital product creation is part of learning in many classrooms across Kentucky. The STLP Digital Project event provided every school the opportunity to share the...
Remake Learning Days
Join us for Remake Learning Days, a hands-on learning festival taking place all around Eastern Kentucky, April 12-20, 2019.
KET Multimedia Professional Development Day 2018 Resources
Presenter materials from 2018 KET Multimedia Day sessions.
2018 Young Writers Contest Winners
Each spring, the KET Young Writers Contest encourages children to submit stories for a statewide competition. These are the 2018 Winners.
Media Arts: Illuminated Art
Expand your classroom’s art horizons through the resources in the Media Arts: Illuminated Art collection. Showcased are nine art installations from BLINK, a Cincinnati festival of art and light
STEAM: Ideas That Shape Our World
This STEAM: Ideas That Shape Our World collection explores the world of ideas and features insights into a wide array of science and creative frontiers. Topics range from infectious disease and evolutionary biology to virtual reality, inventions, and alien...
2017 Young Writers Contest Winners
Each spring, the KET Young Writers Contest encourages children to submit stories for a statewide competition. These are the 2017 Winners.
KET Multimedia Professional Development Day 2017 Resources
Resources and links from the 2017 KET Multimedia Professional Development Day, July 19
KET School Video Project Challenge: My Kentucky Home
We hope your school will participate in our latest KET School Video Project Challenge: My Kentucky Home! Upload your student-produced videos and enter the drawing for a chance to win free video gear!
Transportation Reimbursement for KET Media Arts Workshops
For a limited time, KET Media Lab workshops for Media Arts feature school travel cost reimbursement.
Social Studies Arts Toolkit
The Social Studies Arts Toolkit includes multimedia resources designed for use in K-12 social studies and arts classrooms. Integrating arts into the social studies curriculum is an excellent way to allow students with diverse learning modalities to become more...
Living by Words
Join five of Kentucky’s best-loved authors—Bobbie Ann Mason, Wendell Berry, Gurney Norman, Ed McClanahan, and James Baker Hall—for a celebration of creative writing.
Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros
In this collection, members of KET's professional video production team describe the video production process, the skills required for each role, and provide tips to successfully produce a video.
America’s Songs: The Lomax Collection
In this collection you will hear a sample of the songs Lomax recorded in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Humanities Council tells Kentucky’s story and makes history come alive in its Kentucky Chautauqua® program.
Videos and interactives in the Everyday Learning collection on PBS LearningMedia use original animation and images to introduce basic concepts of math, science, health, social studies, and art to students in preschool through first grade.
Music Arts Toolkit on PBS LearningMedia
Videos in the Music Arts Toolkit collection explore the history and elements of music.
Dance Arts Toolkit on PBS LearningMedia
Videos in the Visual Arts Toolkit collection explore the elements of art and the principles of design as well as the design process from the planning stages to final creation.
Drama Arts Toolkit on PBS LearningMedia
Videos in the Drama Arts Toolkit collection include the history and elements of theater as well as a behind-the-scenes look at theater production from the planning stages to the final performance.
Visual Arts Toolkit on PBS LearningMedia
Videos in the Dance Arts Toolkit collection include the history and elements of dance.
Noh Theater is a form of Japanese drama performed in masks and costumes. Noh performances are traditionally all day and feature a play from each of the five categories; God, Warrior, Woman, Deranged, and Demon. Each category has a...
Muse Moments documents artists around the world. These short videos take viewers into the studios and minds of artists during the creative process.
Spectrum of Art Part 5: Folk/Traditional Arts
This section of the Spectrum of Art explores the traditional art forms of native Kentuckians, as well as those who have moved to Kentucky and brought their traditions with them.
Spectrum of Art Part 3: 2D Media/Processes
Meet six Kentucky artists working principally in two-dimensional art—from painting and printmaking to textiles and photography—in this third part of the Spectrum of Art.
Spectrum of Art Part 4: 3D Media/Processes
In Part 4 of the Spectrum of Art, students see how artists working in three dimensions use clay, glass, metal, stone, and sand to create original works of art.
Spectrum of Art Part 2: Subject Matter and Genres
In this section of the Spectrum of Art, segments selected from KET’s three-part series Looking at Painting explore the techniques and ideas of Kentucky painters.
Spectrum of Art Part 1: Making Art
The Spectrum of Art showcases the diversity of media, genres, materials, processes, ideas, and purposes found within the visual arts, showing students how artists develop their ideas and decide on specific media and techniques. In Part 1, “Making Art,”...
2016 Young Writers Contest Winners
Each spring, the KET Young Writers Contest encourages children to submit stories for a statewide competition. These are the 2016 Winners.
KET School Video Project Challenge: Election 2016
KET School Video Project Challenge: Election 2016, ran from August 1, 2016, through November 18.
2018-2019 Education Resources Book
Explore education resources in the 2018-2019 Education Resources Book.
Locomotor Patterns – Lesson Plan
Through a nursery rhyme and folk dance, students explore origins of food. Students perform dances based on a pattern and create a dance using the same pattern.
Locomotor and Non-Locomotor Movements – Lesson Plan
Students perform a folk dance and learn about locomotor and non-locomotor movements.
Exploring Force in Dance – Lesson Plan
Students explore the basic dance element of force through movement activities and discussion. Video: Arabian and Chinese Dances from The Nutcracker
Dance and Community Values – Lesson Plan
Students perform a folk dance and learn about its cultural and historical meaning.
Cultural and Historical Meaning – Lesson Plan
Students perform a folk dance and discuss its cultural and historical meanings.Video: Little Johnny Brown
Creating a Movement Sequence – Lesson Plan
Students analyze two dances from The Nutcracker and get an understanding of how choreographers create dances by creating short movement sequences for familiar characters.
Attending a live performance is an important and exciting part of learning about the arts. For many students, class field trips may be their first experience in a theater or performance hall. They may not be aware of what...
Analyzing Two Dances and Making a Dance Map – Lesson Plan
Students watch and analyze the Arabian and Chinese dances from The Nutcracker and then create a dance map.
Electronic Field Trip to the Kentucky Opera
A KET documentary that takes students backstage at the Kentucky Opera in Louisville as the company prepares a production of the contemporary American opera Susannah.
Sharp and Smooth Movements – Lesson Plan
Students explore sharp and smooth movements.Video: Arabian and Chinese Dances from The Nutcracker
Upload a Video to KET School Video Project
Learn about uploading videos to the KET School Video Project.
World of Our Own: Kentucky Folkways
The richness and diversity of Kentucky’s cultural heritage through programs about rural and urban Kentucky features Kentuckians from different communities and walks of life who represent aspects of traditional culture in their work, play, art, and religious lives.
Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story
Through interviews and recordings, KET’s Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story not only chronicles the life of one folk singer and songwriter, but also introduces viewers to broader issues regarding the role of the traditional musician in contemporary society....
Beatin’ and a-Bangin’
William McClure and his son Randy make wooden shingles the old-fashioned way.
Wooden Animals: Minnie Adkins
Folk artist Minnie Adkins talks about how she came to carve the roosters and other animals she is known for, including a creature she originated, the “Roach Terminator”.
Painting: Helen La France
Kentucky artist Helen La France captures her memories of the rural South on canvas.
Puppetry: Squallis Puppeteers
Jess Myers, Carrie Christensen, and Nora Christensen, founders of Squallis Puppeteers, discuss the history of puppetry.
Sand: Damon Farmer
In this profile, Damon Farmer displays his tools and reveals how he creates sculptures within the limitations of sand.
Stone: Russell Dawson
Russell Dawson discusses how rocks have a special appeal to him as an artist and a stonemason.
Forge: Iron Horse Forge
Chris Casey and Tony Higdon describe how they use ancient techniques to create one-of-a-kind functional pieces and sculpture.
Metal Fabrication: Garry Bibbs
Garry Bibbs talks about his background, his role as a mentor of art studio students, and his influences and inspirations.
Stained Glass: Dan Barnes
Dan Barnes talks about his evolution from creating more traditional stained glass pieces to exploring mixed media,
Glass: Stephen Rolfe Powell
Stephen Rolfe Powell demonstrates the process of glass blowing and talks about the physicality and team aspect of this art form.
Ceramics: Chris Strecker
Chris Strecker demonstrates how to throw a pot and discusses the ceramics-making process, from shaping the clay to glazing and firing the pot.
Photography: Tom Myers
Tom Myers discusses how he has traveled the world photographing primarily animals and the challenges of wildlife photography.
Photography: Uwe Ommer
Photographer Uwe Ommer tells the story behind his international photography project.
Fiber: Arturo Sandoval
Arturo Sandoval takes viewers through the process of creating the Millennium Project hanging in the Singletary Center of Fine Arts at the University of Kentucky.
Printmaking: Derrick Riley
Derrick Riley talks about what inspires him, how he transferred his drawing skills to printmaking, and his approach to teaching.
Murals: Andee Rudloff
Artist Andee Rudloff describes her process for painting a large-scale mural, from planning the work to transferring it to a building.
Painting: Robert Tharsing
Painter Robert Tharsing talks about how he became interested in abstract painting.
Acting Exercises and Improv Scenes
Acting exercises including dramatic obstacles, improv exercises, and suggested improv scenes.
Making Grimm Movies
Making Grimm Movies shows young people how to use resources and locations in their own communities to produce inexpensive films.
Mobile Editing with iMovie – KET Media Lab
Workshop participants record and assemble a short edited video project while learning best practices for iPad video production.
Mobile Greenscreen Video Effects with DoInk – iPads – KET Media Lab
This workshop demonstrates using Apple iPads and the DoInk app to make exciting classroom video production projects using popular greenscreen (chromakey) effects.
Basic Video Production Workshop – KET Media Lab
Get usable and interesting video and audio every time you film using basic video production skills from this workshop from the KET Media Lab.
Basic Video Editing Workshop with Hitfilm Express – (PC’s) – KET Media Lab
Make your videos stand out when you learn how to use basic video editing software, equipment, and tools in this workshop from KET Media Labs.
Liz’s Circus Story
An autobiographical one-woman play. Kentuckian Liz Bussey Fentress performs her one-woman play based on her experiences working for a brand-new one-ring circus.
Ellis Wilson—So Much to Paint
Ellis Wilson—So Much To Paint salutes the life and art of a neglected Kentucky-born painter whose work paved the way for later African-American artists and established the everyday lives of black people as a legitimate subject for art.
This glossary combines with high-quality teaching resources to bring the excitement of the theater into the classroom. Teachers and students can use the definitions and word wall printouts below to better speak the language of the stage.
2013 Young Writers Contest
The 2013 winners of the KET Young Writers Contest. Held each spring encouraging children to submit stories for a statewide competition.
Responding to Visual Art
Through demonstrations and analyses of artworks by educators, artists, and critics, Responding to Visual Art provides students with the tools they need to describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate works of art.
Hollywood Homeroom: Producing Classroom Videos with Hollywood Magic
How to use the video camera effectively explained for students.
Sing Out for Freedom
Music of the civil rights movement.
Honoring Kentucky's hand-made past with five Western Kentucky families to discover how they are preserving the pioneer tradition of hand-crafting baskets, fishing nets, quilts, brooms, and furniture.
Creating Stories and Music
A writer, a composer, a conductor, and an audience of young people discuss character, setting, and conflict/resolution (common elements of both stories and compositions), and illustrate the creation of these elements through words and music.
Winter: Season of Darkness and Light
This resource includes a production of a multicultural exploration of the way winter is celebrated in this country and how these celebrations have been changed, merged, assimilated, or forgotten over generations and an accompanying teachers' guide.
Discussions of books by Kentucky authors for students.
Entrepreneurs in Kentucky
Videos about Kentucky businessmen and women for students.
This series explores why people dance, the elements of dance, dance styles, dance in a multicultural and historical context, and dance as an art form.
Words Like Freedom/Sturdy Black Bridges
A “poetic concert” featuring African-American writing and music. 60-minute video and teacher's guide.