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Student Technology Leadership Program™
The Mission of the Student Technology Leadership Program™ (STLP) is to advance the individual capabilities; to motivate all students; and to create leadership opportunities through the use of technology.

Barren County District Evaluation Rubric 2013/2014

School Level

  • Do all STLP schools in the district have projects that support instruction?
    • Yes, instructional projects are encouraged at all schools and every teacher is encouraged to be a part of STLP by submitting exceptional instructional projects that come from their classroom instruction.
    • In Barren County approximately 80% of all STLP projects are instruction based.
  • Do all STLP schools in the district have projects that support the community?
    • Yes, each school is actively involved in technology related projects that support the community and industry. One example this year is a project with Temple Hill Elementary school and a GPS project marking historic sites in Glasgow and linking the GPS location with images from the historical archives.
    • The Barren County Video Program requires each school in the district to provide edited videos to present on the community access TV station. Students are responsible for filming, and editing these video segments. There are also contests within the district during the year for school PSA's that run on the local access station.
    • Two of our elementary schools offer "Lunch & Learn" sessions to members of the community showing technology and instruction projects as well as providing lunch to community members.
  • Do all schools in the district have projects that support technical needs in the school or district?
    • Barren County offers a student run technology help desk.
    • Each school has STLP students that assist with technical needs such as computer cleaning, Projector maintenance, installing RAM throughout all district machines, training and program assistance.
    • Students help teachers with classroom websites, manage club sites.
    • The Trojan Academy High School offers and Advanced Tech class that is open to any student that has previously participated in STLP in the past.
    • Barren County Middle School offers computer classes for all students which include, computer parts/repair, software programs, video.
  • Are there opportunities in all schools for STLP students to build leadership skills?
    • Students are considered the mentors for technology in assisting staff, teachers, and other students thru peer mentoring in the use of technology and programs.
    • Barren County has many students who conduct PD trainings, presentations, and workshops at the school, district, state, national levels such as KySTE, GRREC, NECC, and STLP.
    • Barren County High School students are working with select elementary schools to teach keyboarding to third and fourth grade students either during the day or thru afterschool activities.
    • All schools have a video team that is responsible for filming, editing, and submitting weekly video footage to be added to the district dedicated cable channel which runs 24/7.
    • Barren County encourages BCHS FBLA, FCCLA, FEA and other students organizations to work together with STLP for student benefit.
    • Many of the Barren County elementary and middle schools have live news programs using students from various age groups.
  • Do all STLP schools encourage entrepreneurial thinking/opportunities for students?
    • Yes, all schools are encouraged to offer as many unique technology opportunities for students as possible.. some such projects include:
    • Coding
    • School store
    • Tech support
    • Web Design
    • Oracle Database
    • Java
    • Multimedia
    • Advanced Tech
    • Video Production
    • Internet Safety Presentations
    • etc......
  • Do schedules at each school allow all interested students to participate and join anytime?
    • STLP is a part of everyday curriculum and instruction within the district. Students document the technology activities and skills created, developed, and shared in a k-12 quest towards the Outstanding STLP Student.
    • Every school in the district is an STLP Gold school and offers STLP to any student interested in participating. Schools have varying types of involvement in STLP which helps students who are on a limited schedule and/or availability to attend.
  • Do all schools in the district have multi grades/ages and membership reflecting gap groups?
    • Barren County has over 700 students actively participating in STLP with students in all grades, ages, race, and gender included. There are also numerous instances of how students collaborate between grades and ages on projects and activities in STLP.
    • Several of our schools received a 21st Century Grant and offer afterschool activities including STLP.
    • Barren County is home to BAVEL (Barren Academy of Virtual and Expanded Learning) virtual school and we have had student's participate in STLP the last two years.
  • Do schools have stories/examples of students that have been impacted from participating in STLP?

District Level

  • Does the DTC/District provide support with stipends?
    • Every school in the district has a STLP school coordinator that is paid a yearly stipend.
    • The district also supports an STLP District Coordinator position as well as school STLP Coordinators.
    • Regional and State participation is supported and funded by the school district.
  • Does DTC/District provide support with STLP camps?
    • Yes, each school is offered STLP funds to support a camp and STLP expenses.
  • Does DTC/District provide support with internships, work or independent studies?
    • We have had many WKU students who are conducting their student teaching participate in STLP activities and other technology programs in the district.
    • We provide STLP presentations to WKU edu classes as part of EDU 250 courses each year.
    • High School students are utilized to provide technology training and programs throughout the district and community. Programs such as:
      • District Video instruction
      • Web Design
      • Keyboarding to all 3rd grade students at Red Cross Elementary
      • Technical Support district wide
      • Internet Safety
      • Documentation: There were 4 WKU Student teachers who participated in the Region 2 STLP Showcase.
  • Does the CIO/DTC/District provide support with scholarships opportunities?
    • Yes, Barren County offers a $500 scholarship to students who are recognized as "Pioneers". This prestigious award is offered thru an application process to students who have made an impact on their school and community thru innovative technology projects. This award is given at the district STLP awards program each year.
    • Barren County High Schools offers reimbursement of tuition for students passing their tech certification courses.
  • Does the principal of each school and the DTC/District provide support for a district showcase?
    • Barren County Schools host a yearly District STLP showcase that is funded by the District.
    • Barren County recognizes all student's participating in STLP throughout the year.
    • Several Barren County Principals serve as judges at district, regional and state STLP conferences.
  • Does the DTC/District recognize projects that impact a school and/or community?
    • STLP projects are included in the Barren County Tabloid news, the local access t.v. stations, and in the local newspapers.
    • The district also recognizes outstanding STLP students and projects at district board meetings.
    • Many students have been recognized at Chamber of Commerce meetings and other community organizations.
    • Many projects are videoed and published on the local access TV channel.
  • Does the DTC/District recognize outstanding models in the district?
    • Outstanding models, students and also teachers are recognized by the Superintendant, Director of Instruction, and STLP coordinators at the annual STLP Awards program, and during School Board Meetings.
    • Outstanding classroom teachers are recognized and presented with an award at the district awards banquet.
    • Many projects are videoed and published on the local access TV channel.
  • Does the school district have all schools with STLP? (Diamond District)

Regional Level

  • Does a school in the district have students that attend regional showcases?
    • Barren County schools regularly have students present at major conferences throughout the nation including: ( there are too many students to list individually, on average there are approximately 100+ students per year attending conferences)
      • NSBA (National School Board Assocation T+L)
      • NECC (National Education Computing Conference)
      • ITEA (Internation Technology Education Association)
      • KySTE
      • STLP conference
      • National FBLA and Beta students presenting on technology programs
  • Does a school in the district have students participate in fall showcase?
    • Every school in the district has students participate in STLP regional showcases many schools have more than one group.
    • 2013 Region 2 Showcase attendees.. 34 showcases registered for the 2013 regional showcase and 13 individual student competitions.
  • Does the DTC/District support a school attending the regional showcase?
    • The district pays all expenses for STLP students attending regional, state, and national competitions.
  • Does a district have more than 1 school (or all schools) attending showcase?
    • All schools in Barren County participate in regional showcases and/or state STLP conference.
    • All schools in the district have showcases selected to present at the state STLP conferenct in April. With 7 schools having more than one project/presentation represented.
    • All schools will be participating in the State STLP conference.
    • Participating Schools selected to present at state are:
    • Austin Tracy Elementary

      Studey Buddy

      Barren County High School How Good is YOUR Wi-Fi?
      Barren County High School Printing in the 3rd Dimension
      Barren County High School Trojan Academy Video Team
      Barren County Middle School Robots for All
      Barren County Middle School NXT Breaking it Down
      Barren County High School Knots For Nerves
      Barren County Trojan Academy Cyber Psychos
      Barren County Trojan Academy Trojans Take Charge
      Barren County Trojan Academy BCMS Computer Clean Out
      Hiseville Elementary Blog, Blog, Blog Citizen Scientists of Mammoth Cave
      Hiseville Elementary Spotlighting Great Books: Now showing.. How to Make a Book
      Hiseville Elementary Trailer
      North Jackson  Elementary Cyber Bullying
      North Jackson Elementary Find Your Voice
      North Jackson Elementary Lighthouse Status
      North Jackson Elementary Stop Texts and Wrecks
      Park City  Elementary  Helping Hand
       Park City  Elementary Teddy Tags
      Red Cross Elementary Bully Free Zone
       Red Cross Elementary Great Habits Make Great Leaders
       Temple Hill Elementary GPS: Glasgow Popular Sites
       Temple Hill Elementary  It Takes a Team to be Green!
  • Does a school in the district provide a judge for showcase? (parent, teacher, staff, community member)
    • Barren County provides a judge for each school level plus all 4 TRT's, district DTC, Parent volunteers, and several teachers and principals.
    • A total of 28 judges participated in the 2013 Region showcases.
  • Does a district provide TRT support for showcases?
    • Yes, all TRT's support showcases at the regional and state level.
    • Valerie Stokes
    • Melissa Moss
    • Melinda Owens
    • Jeanelle McGuire
    • Scott Harper (DTC)

State Level

  • Does the district support STLP schools attending State Championship?
    • Yes, all expenses are paid for students attending conferences.
    • All expenses are paid for staff attending conferences.
    • Barren County has (in previous years) purchased exhibitor booth space dedicated to promoting Barren County Schools and their technology programs. Students manage and run the booth throughout the conference.
  • Does the school have students attending State Championships in an invited category this current school year?
    • Yes, every school in the district will be attending the State Championship in showcases and other categories.
    • It is estimated that approximately 240 students will participate in the 2014 State Championships from Barren County.
    • Winter Products registered to compete at State are:
      • Austin Tracy - Cyber Gazette
      • Austin Tracy - Cyber Gazette
      • BCMS - Graphic Design
      • BCMS Manipulated Image
      • BCMS Photo
      • BCMS Photo
      • BCMS Multimedia Content
      • BCMS PSA
      • BCMS Multimedia Content
      • BCHS Manipulated Image
      • BCHS PSA
      • BCHS Feature
      • Hiseville Gazette Reporter
      • Hiseville Gazette Reporter
      • North Jackson Gazette Reporter
      • North Jackson Gazette Reporter
      • North Jackson Digital Art
      • North Jackson Graphic Design
      • North Jackson Storytelling
      • North Jackson Graphic Design
      • North Jackson Manipulated Image
      • North Jackson Manipulated Image
      • Red Cross Manipulated Image
      • Red Cross Photo
      • Red Cross Photo
      • Red Cross Storytelling
      • Red Cross PSA
      • Red Cross PSA
      • Temple Hill Gazette Reporter
      • Temple Hill Gazette Reporter
  • Does a school in the district participate in ThinkQuest?
    • There was one school that participated in ThinkQuest, however they were not ready to upload by the deadline so are waiting until 2014.
  • Does the school have students recognized at awards this year?
    • In 2013 the District STLP awarded numerous students with STLP awards.
    • The State Showcase in April 2013 had over 90 students recognized for their accomplishments.
  • Does a school in the district have gold or silver status?
    • All schools in district are STLP gold
    • Barren County is a Diamond district since 2001
    • Barren County is a Platinum district since 2004
  • Do all schools in the district have gold status?
    • Yes, see previous bullet

National Level

  • How has the school gained recognition nationally due to STLP? How has a student been recognized nationally due to involvement in STLP?
    • Barren County was recognized by NSBA as a Video Salute District for their use of technology district wide in 2002.
    • Barren County TRT's present nation wide their model for supporting STLP in all schools and for all students at major conferences each year. NSBA, NECC, GRREC, STLP
    • Students have earned national recognition at FBLA, BETA, STLP, KTLC and many other events for their achievements in technology and leadership.
      • 2010 FBLA Students were recognized for Online Portfolio's, Digital Video, and other technology based entries.
      • BCHS Video students were awarded by the REEL Video company for their anti-bullying videos.
      • 2009 Haley Fisher BCHS Senior made the national top 5 finalists for FFA Video produced to support ag in Ky. here is the link: This is the direct link to Haley's video:
      • 2008 Lucas Mohon received 2nd place nationally in FBLA digital portfolio competition.
      • 2008 BCMS received national award for Bullying video


STLP schools projects

  • Austin Tracy Elementary in Barren County, KY is a school that contains Kindergarten thru 6th grade students. At the beginning of every year, the STLP program is offered to all students throughout the school. All students are welcome to become members of STLP no matter what type, if any, technology experience they have. At Austin Tracy the STLP program is discussed and explained during Morning Meeting throughout the first several weeks of school. The STLP coordinator will announce the first STLP meeting and it is held during the after school program, Eagle's Nest. All interested students are encouraged to attend the first meeting and all other weekly meetings.
    Austin Tracy - STLP team has put in place a plan for a community service project within our school. With the help of two other STLP staff members, we plan to get intermediate students involved in creating and updating district mandated teacher websites.  It is our plan to recruit at least two students per grade level to meet on a monthly schedule to be of service to any and all teachers who want to participate. Teachers will be encouraged to type-up information they would like for others to see on their website. STLP students are not privileged to any confidential or sensitive passwords needed to login. These students, under STLP staff supervision, assume the responsibility of carrying out orders given to them based on teacher needs provided for this service project. Once the intermediate students feel confident in their abilities to navigate through the web site and work orders given to them, students from the primary grades will be added. Intermediate students will then be expected to teach and guide the new and younger members of our STLP team. This is wonderful opportunity for students to work together in a team for the good of others. It is also a hope of the STLP team to relieve some responsibility from the teacher and reposition the task in a way to promote student learning through the implementation of technology.
    • Study Buddy Showcase Project

      This project entails STLP members to assist students in Kindergarten with basic letter and number identification, as well as, the beginning stages of reading. This impacts students in several ways, such as, helping those struggling students with skills and concepts that are focus areas. This instills confidence in the younger students by having a peer tutor that is able to work with them one-on-one or in a small group setting. 

  • Eastern Elementary -
    • BRAWA Penny War- STLP Students chose to stay after school once a week to work on various projects.  This particular one had students making flyers and a PowerPoint to promote this Penny War.  All proceeds went to the local animal shelter.
  • Hiseville - 
    • Hiseville STLP continues to grow and meet new technology goals.  STLP is open to all students at Hiseville and at the present time we have approximately 60 students participating on a regular basis.  All students have the opportunity to join STLP at any time during the school year. Various opportunities are offered for any student that wishes to participate in after school and during school. Teachers and staff members are also incorporating more technology and offer any student the opportunity to join STLP. 
    • Some of the activities that we continue; include teaching various summer camps for beginners, intermediate and advanced technology use. Advanced students continue to plan and teach camp for beginners.  More and more classroom teachers are implementing technology in the regular class settings and submitting projects and ideas to share with others. The district again offered a technology professional development for teachers during the summer.  Technology that has been added this year includes additional projectors and SmartBoards. At the present time every regular classroom and every ECE classroom has a SmartBoard. With the financial help of our PTO, a portable SmartBoard is being purchased for use in the media center and gym. Teachers attended training during the summer and after school to learn how to better implement SmartBoards in class.  Our school always participates in the district and regional STLP showcases and has in the past been invited to participate at the state level with showcases, individual projects, outstanding students and cyber reporters. 
    • One project that STLP is working hard on this year is getting more teachers and the community involved with the use of technology. Summer camp kids have held a workshop for teachers after school so they may learn more about the products and programs that the students use during summer camp. At this time, Hiseville STLP is planning to host at least one community night for any local business personnel to come and learn the technology that school has to offer. Offerings will include how to use PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Publishers and other programs.
    • Another project that Hiseville Elementary continues  and STLP is working closely with is "The Green Team".  Fifth and sixth grade students are responsible for recycling paper, plastic and aluminum as well as energy auditing of the school.  This project has been very successful with our school earning money for its participation by the district.  The Green Team and STLP have visited all local businesses and the community is free to use the school's recycling bin.
    • A new project that has been implemented is Citizen Scientists of Mammoth Cave.  Students in the G/T program adn primary talent pool, take a monthly field trip to Mammoth Cave.  Once the fiel trip is completed these students share through various technologies such as newscasts and PowerPoints what was learned.  This way all students in the building are afforded the opportunity to learn.
    • Hiseville STLP is involved with live news productions three days a week.  Students also help with video production which is aired on local access television.
  • North Jackson Elementary -
    • North Jackson is full of creative and innovative students who implement technology in everyday activities both inside and outside their classrooms.  We are using Smart Response Clickers, online polling and surveying, and a wide array of graphic design tools and social interfacing to help our messages "go global".  We held our first annual school-wide showcase event this fall, and we have big plans for the future. 
    • Top the Texts, Stop the Wrecks - made a remarkable impact not just on students, but parents and other teachers who stopped to learn about this project.  This project connected to the nationwide campaign, with the purpose of informing others about the dangers that texting poses to drivers behind the wheel.  Our members know that awareness and change begins with them, and we are working diligently to spread our messages through STLP.

  • Red Cross -
    • STLP is school wide and also offered in the 21st Century Afterschool Program.  They assist other students with technology instruction, service and clean computers, document camera's, and smartboard proximas.  Students go to lower primary and K to share technology about recycling.  They have received community recognition from their presentations at teh Barren County Board of Education meetings.  We also have two students competing in Cyber Reporting and one in Gaming.
    • Great Habits Make Great Leaders - Students were excited about our school beginning the "Leader in Me" program dna watned to share by emphasizing the impressive drop in discipline school wide.  The kids created a Prezi to use at morning meetings.
    • Bully Free Zone - Showcase project that was created to share with the school about stopping Bullying at all grades.
  • Park City -
    • We offer STLP to students from kindergarten through sixth grade.  Most of our projects this year have been class oriented, however, we are beginning our second phase of STLP for this year and we will be doing more hands on technology projects outside the classroom. 
    • During the fall semester we took three groups to the region showcase.  Two of them were able to make it to state, with one of them receiving a perfect score.  Both showcases were community service projects that were able to benefit the school and community.  Both state bound projects used QR Codes.  Helping Hand incorporated QR Codes in a way that would help others by assisting special needs students navigate within the school building.  They plan to extend this project to other schools and local businesses.  Teddy Tags attached QR Codes to teddy bears with an encouraging message to local children that have been the victims of house fires or car accidents.  They plan to collaborate with all fire stations within the county.  We are bery proud of our STLP students and all of their accomplishments.  We are currently accepting new students into the sTLP program for the remainder of the school year in hopes to send even more projects to region and state in the upcoming school year.  we look forward to continuing such wonderful projects that better our community.
  • Temple Hill -
    • At Temple Hill, membership is offered to those students who have experience and interest with technology either from past membershp or teacher referrals.  We target past students with experience so they can be leaders to those students joining for the first time.  We are fortunate at Temple Hill to have students who are willing and excited about learning the ins and outs of technology.  STLP meets on a regular basis as we attempt to schedule around other club schedules. 
    • GPS: Glasgow Popular Sites - Earlier in the year, 6th grade students were taught how to use a compass and a hand-held GPS.  Before the unit, the STLP students gave all the 6th graders a survey to research prior knowledge of using either device and to see if there would be an interest in lerning more.  There was na overwhelming response to the survey. Most students had never used a compass or GPS device and they were interested in learning more and participating in a geocaching experince.  Our STLP students decided they were gurus and wanted to teach others.  So a plan was put into action to involve our community.  We partnered with our local Chamber of Commerce and The South Central Kentucky Cultural Museum.  Our missions was to spend and afternoon going around Glasgow and GPSing the many popular sites. With the help of our community partners we then researched the sites and created a brochure.  The brochure included a picture of the historical sites, the GPS coordinates and a brief historical description.  This brochure is now available at the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce for anyone looking to know more about Glasgow using GPS devices.  Our group then created a photostory using the same formatting as the brochure to highlight our most popular sites.  Our photostory is planned to be shown on the Chamber's website, our Barren County TV channel and the Barren County web page.
  • Barren County Middle School
    • STLP is open and available to every student in our school during the day and with afterschool activities.  We had 8 showcases that competed at region competition.  Five showcases were selected to compete at state.
    • BCMS students also competed in teh Twitter Service and Gazette Reporter with students selected to participate at the state competition.
    • Several individual products will be submitted for state competition to include photos, manipulated images, graphic design, and videos.
    • Robots For All - is a shwocase where students teach others how to assemble, program adn operate Mindstorm Lego robots.  They are learning and helping others learn more about robots!
  • Barren County High School
  • STLP students are working to check the quality of our Wireless access coverage throughout the school district. Students are running scans and making heat maps of hot zones and zones that need additional wireless access.  Using these tests, they tweak the wireless network to provide better coverage and quality of coverage for the end user.

     Barren County Trojan Academy--Students are traveling to district elementary schools to teach students in Grades 4-6 how to be safe online. They are discussing online predators, hazards of social media and cyberbullying. Students have created a brochure, prezi and videos to enhance their presentation. They have been in contact with principals and guidance counselors to schedule their visits.



The impact of STLP on Barren County Students

  • Luke Hatcher was one of the first students hired by the Barren County School district to serve as the district webmaster. Since that time Barren County has continued to employ a student for this position. Luke is now attending college and pursuing a degree in computer systems.
  • Cory Goode as an elementary student was struggling making low C's. When his STLP coordinator got him interested in computers he became more interested in all areas of school. Cory is now employed as a district technician for Barren County and is attending college and working towards his MCSE certification.
  • Brant Wheeler is a role model for what STLP stands for. He has been involved in SLTP since early elementary school and has mastered video production, web design, newsletter development, and much much more. Brant has conducted numerous trainings for district faculty, students & administrators and has presented at numerous national conferences. He received awards for Beta, FBLA, STLP and more for his technology skills. Brant is another student that has been employeed by the Barren County district (since he was a freshman) as the District Webmaster. Brant is now attending the University of Louisville and works on the side with their Blackboard program base.
  • Phillip Napier was a very quiet and shy elementary student who spent most of his time trying not to be noticed. He became involved in STLP by working with video projects with the school morning news. Since then he has become a student who's expertise are recognized throughout the state. He has conducted video editing workshops for KTLC, GRREC, STLP. He has served as a Cyber reporter senior assistant at STLP and is employeed by Barren County as the district video specialist. His primary role is to handle final editing from all schools in the district and to publish them to the local access chanel. Phillip is a wonderful presenter and communicator to all members of the community.