In light of changing learning models around the state and nation during this unprecedented time, the KET Education Team is extending the deadline for our annual KET Young Writers Contest. With a new deadline for entry of May 1st, 2020 teachers, parents, and students have additional time to explore their creativity in writing and illustrating.
On-Air At-Home Learning Starts March 30
- Beginning Monday, March 30, KET’s normal weekday program lineup that airs on the main KET channel from 7/6 am to 5/4 pm will be replaced with a special lineup containing programming specific to at-home learning for PreK-third grade, grades 4-8, and grades 9-12.
Learn online, anytime, anywhere
- PBS LearningMedia is a 100% free digital tool used by thousands of Kentucky educators for classroom instruction, and KET is now encouraging parents to also use these resources to facilitate learning at home.
- Easy to use, and you can filter resources by grade and subject.
Sample Instructional Resources
When you’re watching shows on KET, engaging in discussion or related activities before, during, and/or after the show can help you remember what you’ve learned. Check out these discussion questions and activities for any show you watch on KET – no Internet needed – to take what you just watched to the next level.
Shakespeare’s work can make for a challenging read. Get some help navigating the plot of Julius Caesar with this video from Great Performances. Supporting materials will prepare you to engage with the play through discussion questions and an exploration of the characters.
We all knew spaghetti and meatballs were delicious, but now they’re educational. Use your problem-solving skills to find out if the pot will overflow when a cook adds meatballs to his pasta sauce. This interactive exercise focuses on using the volume equations for cylinders and spheres to figure out the multistep problem of how many meatballs it would take to fill the space left in the pot.
Unleash your inner meteorologist and try your hand at classifying clouds. Covering some 70 percent of Earth's surface, clouds play a key role in our planet's well-being. But how do they form, why are there so many types, and what clues can they give us about the weather and climate to come?