PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification
PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification celebrates educators who champion teaching and learning with media.
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PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification celebrates educators who champion teaching and learning with media.
In the Arts After School collection visit schools across Kentucky that are collaborating with artists in their community to offer arts instruction during after school programs and summer camps.
The Media Arts Toolkit collection includes three sections: In the Classroom, Creating Media Arts, and Media Art Artworks.
Thank you to everyone who submitted stories and poems to the 2019 KET Young Writers Contest! The annual contest encourages creative expression and literacy development by inviting students in kindergarten through twelth grade to submit original illustrated stories, short...
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...
Join us for Remake Learning Days, a hands-on learning festival taking place all around Eastern Kentucky, April 12-20, 2019.
Presenter materials from 2018 KET Multimedia Day sessions.
Each spring, the KET Young Writers Contest encourages children to submit stories for a statewide competition. These are the 2018 Winners.
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
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...
Each spring, the KET Young Writers Contest encourages children to submit stories for a statewide competition. These are the 2017 Winners.
Resources and links from the 2017 KET Multimedia Professional Development Day, July 19
For a limited time, KET Media Lab workshops for Media Arts feature school travel cost reimbursement.
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...
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.
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.
The Kentucky Humanities Council tells Kentucky’s story and makes history come alive in its Kentucky Chautauqua® program.
In this collection you will hear a sample of the songs Lomax recorded in Kentucky.
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.
Videos in the Dance Arts Toolkit collection include the history and elements of dance.
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.
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.
Videos in the Music Arts Toolkit collection explore the history and elements of music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,”...
Each spring, the KET Young Writers Contest encourages children to submit stories for a statewide competition. These are the 2016 Winners.
Explore education resources in the 2018-2019 Education Resources Book.
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.
Students perform a folk dance and learn about locomotor and non-locomotor movements.
Students explore the basic dance element of force through movement activities and discussion. Video: Arabian and Chinese Dances from The Nutcracker
Students perform a folk dance and learn about its cultural and historical meaning.
Students perform a folk dance and discuss its cultural and historical meanings.Video: Little Johnny Brown
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...
Students watch and analyze the Arabian and Chinese dances from The Nutcracker and then create a dance map.
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.
Students explore sharp and smooth movements.Video: Arabian and Chinese Dances from The Nutcracker
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.
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....
William McClure and his son Randy make wooden shingles the old-fashioned way.
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”.
Kentucky artist Helen La France captures her memories of the rural South on canvas.
Jess Myers, Carrie Christensen, and Nora Christensen, founders of Squallis Puppeteers, discuss the history of puppetry.
In this profile, Damon Farmer displays his tools and reveals how he creates sculptures within the limitations of sand.
Russell Dawson discusses how rocks have a special appeal to him as an artist and a stonemason.
Chris Casey and Tony Higdon describe how they use ancient techniques to create one-of-a-kind functional pieces and sculpture.
Garry Bibbs talks about his background, his role as a mentor of art studio students, and his influences and inspirations.
Dan Barnes talks about his evolution from creating more traditional stained glass pieces to exploring mixed media,
Stephen Rolfe Powell demonstrates the process of glass blowing and talks about the physicality and team aspect of this art form.
Chris Strecker demonstrates how to throw a pot and discusses the ceramics-making process, from shaping the clay to glazing and firing the pot.
Tom Myers discusses how he has traveled the world photographing primarily animals and the challenges of wildlife photography.
Photographer Uwe Ommer tells the story behind his international photography project.
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.
Derrick Riley talks about what inspires him, how he transferred his drawing skills to printmaking, and his approach to teaching.
Artist Andee Rudloff describes her process for painting a large-scale mural, from planning the work to transferring it to a building.
Painter Robert Tharsing talks about how he became interested in abstract painting.
Acting exercises including dramatic obstacles, improv exercises, and suggested improv scenes.
Making Grimm Movies shows young people how to use resources and locations in their own communities to produce inexpensive films.
Workshop participants record and assemble a short edited video project while learning best practices for iPad video production.
This workshop demonstrates using Apple iPads and the DoInk app to make exciting classroom video production projects using popular greenscreen (chromakey) effects.
Get usable and interesting video and audio every time you film using basic video production skills from this workshop from the 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.
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 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.
The 2013 winners of the KET Young Writers Contest. Held each spring encouraging children to submit stories for a statewide competition.
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.
How to use the video camera effectively explained for students.
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.
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.
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.
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.