More than 399 schools to be represented
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 19, 2016) — Students from 399 schools and 99 districts are expected to compete at the ninth annual Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) state championship on Friday at the Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena in Lexington. Students will compete in technology in the arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields and demonstrate career-ready skills.
STLP students create projects, products or services as part of the program and demonstrate their learning by competing in one or more of 50 categories including instructional, technical or community service projects; digital content creation such as digital art, photography, design, programming, app development and robotics; and technical services, such as the student help desk, network engineering and wireless applications..
The event consists of more than 500 STLP projects, nearly 300 Digital Product finalists and 26 Live Performance categories that challenge students to demonstrate on demand, specific technology skills such as coding, game design, mobile application programming, engineering, podcasting and media arts production.
The event is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winners will be recognized during the STLP Award Ceremony at 5 p.m. in Rupp Arena. The top three Best in State STLP Project winners will travel to Denver in June to represent Kentucky at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference/Expo. The Best in State STLP Technical Projects and winners in all Live Performance and Digital Product categories also will be named. The award ceremony will be webcast at http://mediaportal.education.ky.gov/watch-live/.