What is STLP?
Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) is a state organization created and run by the Kentucky Department of Education. STLP strives to use "project-based learning principles to empower student learning and achievement through the utilization (and creation) of technology to solve school and community needs." (http://stlp.education.ky.gov/)
Mrs. Frasure, Mrs. Beasley, & Mr. Kirby are the ACMS STLP appointed school coordinators. They guide students to create products, provide services or carry out projects that help the school and community.
STLP is open to all students at ACMS. No student should be turned away from being part of STLP. We can find a category for everyone that is interested!
STLP allows students the opportunity to demonstrate what they know in various ways called categories. STLP taps into students’ interests and can challenge and motivate them.
STLP provides a means for students to design, create, collaborate and learn.
Jacob K., Brody W., Christian W., & Layne L. receiving 1st place for Mustang Media at STLP State Competition in Newscast Service.
There are three competitions through the school year. The first competition in the Fall (usually October or November) is a regional competition to determine if some projects make it to the State Competition in the Spring. ACMS attends the competition at the University of Kentucky. The second competition in the Winter is a virtual competition. Projects are submitted electronically to to determine if those projects qualify for the State Competition. The Robotics regional competition takes place in he Winter as well to qualify for State. The final competition is the STLP State Competition at Rupp Arena in the Spring.
<- A piece of Digital Art created by Mollie Fields made it to State!
- Showcase: 1-4 students create and present the project for Level One Judges. Selected Projects will be invited to Level Two judging at the State Championship, with the goal of making it to Level Three judging and possibly being named "Best Showcase in Kentucky." There are three types of Showcase Projects
- Community Service: projects that extend outside the classroom to help the school and/or community
- Instructional: projects that impact instruction and help with student or adult learning
- Technical Expertise: projects that are specific to the use of hardware and software; areas of STEM
- Media Arts Service (formerly Cyber Shorts): one student presents a resume and is interviewed to join the team that will record and produce media that highlight the events occurring at the State Championship. Their content will be shown during the Awards Ceremony and posted to the STLP website
- Engineer Service: one student presents a resume, references, and is interviewed for technical positions. Engineers are considered the pinnacle of STLP and will have responsibilities that include representing STLP at state and national levels
- Live Reporting Service: one student presents a resume and is interviewed for a position with the Live Reporting Team at the State Championship. Live reports from around the State event are broadcast throughout the day
- Production Company Service: one student presents a resume and is interviewed for a position on the production team that operates (among other things) as the camera crew during the State Championship and to live broadcast the Award Ceremony
- Social Media Service (formerly Twitter Service): one student presents a resume and is interviewed for a position to Tweet at State
- Digital Art Product: one student creates original digital art
- Documentary Product: one team creates an original documentary video using new footage
- ePublishing Product: one team creates a published product used by a class/school/community
- Feature Product: one team creates a video using new footage
- Graphic Design Product: one student creates a graphic design
- KATE – Each year folks from Murray State’s KATE program sponsor a category. This is currently in development. Announcements will be made when product category has been finalized and published.
- KSU GIS/MAPS/Cartography Product: one team creates a digital map or model
- Manipulated Image Product: one student takes an original photo, manipulates it into a totally new image
- Multimedia Content Product: one student uses three types of digital media to teach a concept
- Music Product: one student creates an original digital music piece
- Photo Product: one student takes an original image
- PSA Product: one team creates a PSA video (15, 30 or 60 sec.)
- Storytelling Product: one student writes an original story
- Technical Writing Product: one student creates a technical piece
- Showcase (Level 2 & 3): Projects that qualified at Fall regional competition, continued to work on project, present at state.
- Art on Demand: one student creates an original piece of art using the prompt, theme and Photoshop/GIMP
- Bench Challenge: two students must apply; reply to questions, best scorers troubleshoot a computer onsite
- Cinemania: using a given prompt, one team creates and posts a video within 48 hours of the state event
- Dell & Microsoft Gaming: onsite one student competes for high score on a selected game
- EKU Aviation Challenge: one student plans a flight
- Extreme Networking: one student takes a written test and best scorers troubleshoot network issues onsite
- Georgetown College Robot Use: a robot performs a task and 1 to 2 students discuss the task of the robot
- Geotechnologies/Geospatial Literacy: one team uses GIS to find a solution to a problem
- Help Desk/Desktop Support Service: one team presents and markets the school/district help desk
- Heritage Council: one team creates a Main Street video
- STLP Game Design Challenge: one team plans, designs and presents an original video game
- KY Travel: one team creates a short video highlighting what is special about their local community
- Newscast Service: one team documents and explains the school’s news program & includes a sample video
- NKU Mobile App: one team creates a mobile application for learning or entertainment
- Photo on Demand: one student captures a photo with a given theme in a given amount of time
- Proven Learning Quick Tech Recall: one student quickly replies to general technology questions
- Racing to the Future: one student’s car will race on a slot car track for fastest speed, best design using STEM
- RCX (Robo Challenge Xtreme): the regional team winners are invited to compete for the RCX state title
- SumoBot: 1-2 students program their robot to maneuver another robot off the circular ring within a time limit
- UK Computer Science: two students, BYOD, learn a programming language onsite and complete a task
- UK Engineering Minds On Innovation: one team creates, designs a product, idea or process that solves a problem
- UofL Podcast Service: Telling Your Story: one team uploads best podcast to the UL server
- Web Site Design: one student, BYOD and choice software, will design a webpage using a given prompt