What's it all about? ➜ This Google Sheet contains developing details on all of the competition categories available for the 2021-22 STLP year.
Last Update: 10/25/21: Added links to STLP21 Regionals registration and info
Recent Updates Highlighted in Yellow
Important Dates for 2021-22N/AN/AVIEWCLICK TO VIEW Check out the complete STLP calendar for the year. This Google Doc will update as new deadlines are determined.
REGIONALSRegionals Week: Dec. 6-10, 20211AREGIONALS: LEVEL 1 PROJECTSSTLP Project Toolkit (with Level 1 Rubric)TeamK - 12thVIEW TOOLKIT3 Projects per schoolStudents present their project plan/starting stages. New for 2021: Level 1 Project Pitch LIVE to Judges. Share your project plans in a succinct pitch. New guiding questions in updated rubric.
KY Academic Standards (Tech) PostersN/AK - 12thGET POSTERSN/ASTLP is built on the foundation of the required K-12 KY Academic Standards for Technology. Utilize these posters to make projects meaningful to student learning and tie Projects to standards.
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KY Academic Standards for TechnologyN/AK - 12thGET STANDARDSN/ASTLP is tied directly to KAS Technology. Since the new KY Technology Standards are to be taught at every grade level, use STLP activities to help meet those required standards...and maybe become a State Champion!
Resource: Real World Challenge BuilderN/AK - 12thCOPY SLIDESN/AUtilize the concepts and tools supporting challenge based learning to develop your STLP Project. Provided by Beechwood Independent Schools Dir. of Curriculum, Ben Lusk. Great resource!
Resource: Review STLP21 ChampsN/AK - 12thVIEW CHAMPSN/AGet inspired! View the 2020 STLP State Champion projects and their online presentations. See what caught the eyes of the judges during the first all-digital STLP State Projects category.
Resource: Access the STLP logoN/AK - 12thACCESS LOGOSN/AAccess the STLP logo (in various forms, styles, and colors). The STLP logo should be displayed proudly in your presentation and presentation space.
1BREGIONALS: SERVICE TEAMSService Team: EngineersIndividual9th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC
2 candidates per school
Interview for position on STLP Engineers service team. Provide leadership and technical support at STLP State, KySTE Spring Conference. Review qualification carefully.
1CREGIONALS: REGISTRATIONSTLP21 Regionals - Info Page InfoK - 12thVISITCLICK TO VIEW UPDATED: The 2021 Regionals Info page has been updated to include access to new project planning resources and the STLP21 Regionals Registration Form.
Register Level 1 Projects by Nov. 15DeadlineNov. 15REGISTER NOWCLICK TO VIEW UPDATED: Reserve spots for your Project Teams to present their Level 1 Project pitch to judges via video conference LIVE during 2021 Regionals Week (Dec. 6-10). Also, register 9-12th grade Engineer Candidates for interviews.
Important Dates for 2021-22N/AN/AVIEWCLICK TO VIEW Check out the complete STLP calendar for the year. This Google Doc will update as new deadlines are determined.
DPOJRegistration Deadline: February 4th2ADPOJ: Animation (NEW!)TeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolNEW for 2022: Using digital tools, students produced original animated shorts (can be stop motion, motion graphics, etc.)
DPOJ: Augmented Reality (NEW!)TeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 entry per schoolNEW for 2022: Using digital tools, student teams create projects in the augmented reality domain that can be useful for school, home, and/or community
DIGITAL PRODUCT ONLINE JUDGING (DPOJ) CATEGORIESDPOJ: Book TrailerTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per school Book trailers are short multimedia products that capture the essence of a book (without giving away the ending) in the fashion of a Hollywood movie trailer
DPOJ: Digital ArtIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per school Look for creative students who produce digital art for projects, web sites, materials, etc. All original Digital Art work has no clip art or images from any other source.
DPOJ: Digital Element Design (NEW)IndividualK - 12thCOMING SOON2 entries per school NEW for 2022:
DPOJ: Digital MusicIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per school Create original digital music piece using available software. Review rubric for details about how to properly document the type of music being produced. Rock on!
DPOJ: Digital StorytellingIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per school Use digital tools in any combination of music, sound effects, images, text, narrations and more to present a digital telling of their own original story.
DPOJ: DocumentaryTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolEntries tell stories about a person, event, or a place from recent or past history. It may include some still images or other media but the majority should be motion footage.
DPOJ: ePublishingTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolStudents publish digital materials. Provide a URL link to a strong sample of how students are making publications for learning.
DPOJ: Feature VideoTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolA Feature Video is a short piece used to inform or entertain the audience about a specific topic (of your choice).
DPOJ: Logo Design (REFRESH)IndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolNEW for 2022: Software is used to create and combine symbols, images and/or words to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. All aspects of the content should be original.
DPOJ: 3D Design (NEW)TeamK - 12thCOMING SOON2 entries per school NEW for 2022
DPOJ: Infographic IndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolInfographics are visually stimulating ways to present data/information in a simplified and understandable manner. Create design elements such as charts, graphs, maps, etc.
DPOJ: KATE ProductTeamK - 12thCOMING SOON2 entries per schoolEach year a new topic is introduced by the folks at KATE for their DPOJ category. Stay tuned for that updated rubric to release.
DPOJ: Kentucky TravelTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 entry per schoolNEW for 2022: Create a video that adds to the travel campaign: THERE’S ONLY ONE KENTUCKY. Your local community is the ideal location and the best way to get others involved is to make a video that showcases your area.
DPOJ: Manipulated ImageIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolTake one or more original images and combines them, change them, add/remove items, etc., in order to create a totally new original image.
DPOJ: Media Literacy Awareness (NEW!)TeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 entry per schoolNEW for 2022: Students produce a collection of at least 3 samples of media used to promote peer/community awareness and identification of misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation
DPOJ: Minecraft '22: What Schools Can BeTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 entry per schoolUpdated for 2022: Teams follow the prompt provided and submit a video capture of their Minecraft build (and process document explaining their build). Submit link to video by DPOJ deadline.
DPOJ: Multimedia Mash-Up (REFRESH)IndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolUse digital tools to create original content by combining at least three of the following media types: animation, audio, design software, images, interactive device, text, and video.
DPOJ: Original PhotoIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolEnter original photos that utilize composition, framing, and feel without over dependence upon software enhancement (filters, effects, etc.)
DPOJ: Original Photo Essay (NEW!)IndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolNEW for 2021: Students will tell a complete story using only original photographs they have taken. Photo essays will utilize between 5 and 10 original photos to tell an impactful story...without words.
DPOJ: PSA VideoTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolThe Public Service Announcement (PSA) video should market a product or idea and be persuasive. It meets the precise time limit of 15, 30, or 60 seconds (including credits)
DPOJ: Screen Capture TutorialIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolScreen capture tutorials are short multimedia products that utilize screen recording tools to actively teach a skill or process as it occurs on the narrator’s device.
DPOJ: Technical WritingIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolProvides clear and precise instructions or directions for using technology to solve a real problem. Student identifies a specific problem and provides a creative/innovative solution.
2BDPOJ: SERVICE TEAMSService Team: Block Code CrewIndividual6th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 may apply per schoolSubmit digital presentation with highlighting experience and sample work .Those selected will serve on Block Code Crew service team at STLP State.
Service Team: Live ProductionIndividualK - 8thVIEW RUBRIC
2 candidates per school
Submit digital presentation with highlighting experience and sample work. Those selected will work with KET professionals to help produce and broadcast STLP State
Service Team: Media ArtsIndividual6th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC
2 candidates per school
Submit digital presentation with highlighting experience and sample work.. Work with team to create high quality short films highlighting events happening at STLP State.
Service Team: Social MediaIndividual6th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC
2 candidates per school
Submit digital presentation with highlighting experience and sample work. Promote State events via STLP social media platforms. Help announce Wall of WInners finalists.
Service Team: Blogger Corps **Individual6th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC
2 candidates per school
Document your STLP season throughout the fall. Submit your finalized blog post as part of the DPOJ registration. No interview occurs.
Service Team: PhotojournalistIndividual9th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 may apply per schoolSubmit sample work in hopes of being selected to serve on Photojournalist Team at State. Photojournalists work independently at State to capture imagery for use in STLP resources.
2CDPOJ: RESOURCESKET Media Arts ToolkitResourcesK - 12thVIEW TOOLKITWhole School ResourceGreat connections to DPOJ categories with thanks from partners at KET Education. Find tips on how to start creating media and learn how artists are using media in their artworks.
KET Education ConsultantsCONTACTKET’s regional education consultants provide in-school consultations and trainings on a variety of topics and are ready to help your STLP leverage digital tools to enhance Media Fluency
DPOJ Categories slide deckVIEW SLIDESNEW RESOURCE: Shared from Kelly Fischer and Emily Tighe, DLC's and STLP Leads for Fayette County Public Schools. Great resource for students and coaches to explore and discover DPOJ categories.
Digital Products Review slide deskVIEW SLIDESNEW RESOURCE: Great share from Stella Pollard, Instructional Technology Coordinator, DLC, and STLP Advocate from Franklin County. Look at each DPOJ category, see examples! Great for students and coaches.
STLP22 DPOJ Registration Planning ToolPLANNING TOOLGrab a copy of a Google Sheet version of the DPOJ registration. Complete "offline" then copy/paste your entries into the DPOJ registration when you're ready to submit.
STLP22 DPOJ RegistrationREGISTER by 2/4Complete the online registration ahead of the deadline. Be sure to check all product URLs are directly accessible for judges. Deadline Jan. 8, 2020 (will not be extended)
STLP21 Digital Product ChampsVIEW CHAMPSGet inspriation from the Digital Product Champions from the 2021 STLP State Championship. View these champs as samples of DPOJ categories.
STLP20 Digital Product ChampsVIEW CHAMPSGet inspriation from the Digital Product Champions from the 2020 STLP State Championship. View these champs as samples of DPOJ categories.
STLP19 Digital Product ChampsVIEW CHAMPSGet inspriation from the Digital Product Champions from the 2019 STLP State Championship. View these champs as samples of DPOJ categories.
STLP STATE: CHALLENGES STLP22 State Championship Info PageVISIT SITEGet information about the all-digital STLP21 State Championship. Learn about the 3 main events: Projects, Digital Products and Challenges on the STLP21 Info Page. Access the Awards Show on April 29th
STLP21 State Champs/Winner SamplesVISIT SITEReview the 2020 STLP@Home Champions. See their project presentation, view the digital product winners, and see the list of Live Challenge winners, too.
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - 2022Registration Deadline: March 25th3ASTLP22 State RegistrationVariesVariesCOMING SOONRegister Up by 3/25Sign Up to participate in STLP22. Level 2 Project, DPOJ semi-finalists, and live Challenges. Join us in Lexington at Rupp Arena!
Coding ChallengeIndividual6th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 students per schoolOne student works as an individual (no teams) to solve a prompt by creating a script/code in a timed environment completely offline (bring your own device category)
Proven Learning Quick Tech RecallIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 students per schoolQuick minds and fast fingers using a clicker system will allow your student to answer questions on technology topics.
Web Build Challenge: DesignTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 student per schoolOne student builds a website on demand focusing on design and creativity. This is a timed challenge. Category is a BYOD event.
Georgetown College Robot Use
2 Person Team
K - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolChallenge is to create a robot that is either a transformation of another item OR transforms the way you do a task. Students bring their own robot.
KY Cinemania TeamK - 12thVIEW WEBSITE1 team per schoolProduce a video, less than 3 minutes long, and post it online within 48 hours after registered teams recieve emailed instructions. Videos will be due in the days before State.
Help Desk Support ChallengeTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolStudents present how they help support technology within their school/district/community back home. Describe how technical support is provided and share examples.
Newscast ChallengeTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolIf your school has a news program, let us know more about it. Come describe the process you utilize to get the news show done on time. Create PSA video and presentation display.
NKU App Design ChallengeTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolWhat mobile app can your students create that uses gamification to teach teach/re-enforce STEM discipline subjects? Maybe an app that could help your school? Android apps only.
Sphero HeroTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolCreate an original (short) dramatic story, build an obstacle course as the stage for the story, and program a Sphero to navigate the stage autonomously while students narrate to judges.
Game Design Challenge Team6th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolGame design involves system-based thinking, critical problem solving, art, storytelling, interactive design, game logic and rules, and computer skills. Present your game to judges.
UL Podcast ChallengeTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolCreate and share an original podcasting series using a variety of hosting options. Present and discuss your podcasting experience with judges.
3BSTLP STATE: PRODUCTS- Finalists chosen from DPOJ (see 2A)Each product that is advanced by judges to State during the DPOJ process (called Semi-Finalists at State) will be automatically advanced to STLP21 for STLP State Judges to identify the Finalists.
- Semi-Finalists entered automaticallyLink URLS to the Digital Products for State judging must be accurate, open, & not require a special account to view. If judges cannot access, no choice but to disqualify product.
- All judging done digitally
DPOJ State rubrics are included in the DPOJ rubric links in Section 2
Since judging occurs all digitally and all at once, access and accuracy of the links are vital. Double/triple check all links (even from outside of school) before submitting any DPOJ registration
- No physical copies needed at StateUnlike in earlier years, Digital Products do not need to be dropped off to State judges in physical form. Judges will only utilize the URL links you provide in your State registration.
- FInalists recognized at Award ShowDigital Product finalists will be named 1st or 2nd place in their grade division during the STLP State Awards Show. If not present, your award will arrive to school in weeks after event
- Reference orginal DPOJ rubricsDPOJ rubrics include scoring guides for both DPOJ and State judging events. Some are slightly different. Review all rubrics to understand what judges will be looking for.
STATE EVENT: PROJECTSSTLP Project Toolkit (Level 2+3 Rubrics)TeamK-12thVIEW BUNDLEStart here to learn about STLP ProjectsReview the updated 2021-22 Project Toolkit with updated Level 1 and 2 rubrics, resources, and details.
3CLevel 2 Project RubricTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRICOnly if advanced from Level 1 at Regionals. Submit URLs to presentations before 4/15In person Level 2 Presentations. Each team may select up to 4 presenters to represent the project to the Level 2 Judges. Entire team is welcome to attend STLP State, but only the presenters will present to judges. Teams hope to advance to Level 3 judging.
SUBMIT Lev2 Presentation Links by 4/6TeamK - 12thOPENS 2022
Level 3 Rubric TeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRICOnly if advanced from Level 2 at StateUpdated info about Level 2 and Level 3 Project presentations is forthcoming. Refer to the updated 2021-22 Project Toolkit bundle for resources and rubrics in the meantime.
STLP KY Acad. Standards (Tech) PostersN/AK - 12thVIEW POSTERSN/ASTLP is rubric driven and project rubrics are built around KY Academic Standards for Technology. Utilize these posters to help make the STLP Project Cycle more meaningful to students.
Resource: View 2020 Level 2 ProjectsN/AK - 12thVIEW 2020 L2N/AGet inspired! View the 2020 Level 2 projects and their online presentations. See what caught the eyes of the judges during the first all-digital STLP State Projects category.
Resource: Access the STLP logoTeamK - 12thACCESS LOGOAll Level 2 & 3 ProjectsAccess the STLP logo (in various forms, styles, and colors). The STLP logo should be displayed proudly in your presentation and presentation space.
ALL YEAR ACTIVITIESDeadlines Vary - Reference STLP Calendar4GET RECOGNIZEDStart by letting us know about your STLPSchool wideK - 12thVIEW FORMOne form completed annually per schoolEach STLP school is asked to complete the online form to help us know where our active STLP groups are located, how many students are participating, etc.
Complete the online form annuallyAnnually completing the online form is a prerequisite for participation in any of the STLP Big 3 competitions (Regionals, DPOJ, and/or State).
5GET CONNECTEDJoin KySTLP listserv STLP CoachAllSUBSCRIBEN/AThe KySTLP listserv is a subscription based email group that allows STLP Coaches to crowd-source questions, ideas, etc. Take action to join or leave the listserv at your own discretion.
Join Twitter, follow @STLPKentucky FOLLOWStay up to date on STLP events, see what other STLP groups are doing, and share what your STLP is doing! Follow from your Twitter, or create new account for your STLP.
Display STLP Support badgesSchool wideK - 12thGET BADGES
6LEVEL UP (BADGES)Earn "Achieve" type badgesVIEW BADGESNo limitEarn recognition for creating artifacts that demonstrate learning or show evidence of participation in events that forward the mission of STLP. Example: register a project for a Regional event. Multiple Achievement Level Up badges available.
Earn "Collaborate" type badgesVIEW BADGESNo limitWork with others to accomplish STLP goals. Example: Google Meet with another STLP to peer review project presentations. Multiple Collabortion Level Up badges available.
Earn "Contribute" type badgesVIEW BADGESNo limitCreat and share content, news, ideas, feedback as a way to connect STLP with your school, parents, community and peers. Multiple Contribute Level Up badges available.
Earn "Progression" type badgesVIEW BADGESNo limitLevel Up by earning cumulative badges. Example: compete in every catevgory of a Big 3 Event, like DPOJ. Multiple Progression Level Up badges are available.
Earn "Challenge" type badgesVIEW BADGESNo limitTackle new activity challenges within a limited timeframe. Challenge badges are available only during specific windows of time throughout the STLP year.
7GOLD STATUS 2021-22- At the end of the STLP year, apply onlineSchool wideK - 12thRead Important Update Regarding Gold Status HERE)1 application per schoolUtilize the Gold Status application process as an activity for your STLP students. Let them work on the application as a team as an end-of-the-year activity.
- Apply this year for designation next yearGold Status application deadline is near the end of the school year intentionally, as your STLP will reflect upon your activity over the current year to apply for Gold Status for next year.
- Two options: Retain Gold or Request Gold"Retain" Gold Status is for STLPs with a current Gold Status designation. "Request" for STLP's that have allowed their Gold Status to lapse or are new to applying got Gold Status.