Welcome to KET Media Lab

COVID-19 UPDATE: The KET Media Lab is currently not open to visitors. We are still scheduling virtual workshops.

Requirements for student field trips to KET:  

  • Everyone MUST wear a mask at all times. Anyone not wearing a mask will not be permitted to enter KET without proof of a medical condition that must be submitted and pre-approved by KET prior to the day of the field trip.  
  • No more than 32 visitors are permitted per day.  
  • Guests must enter through the main doors at the front of the 600 Cooper Drive building and check in at the front desk. Buses can park on the far side of the building near the Ronald McDonald House.  
  • Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter the building.  
  • Schools MUST contact KET in the event of quarantine due to infection or exposure up to 14 days prior to or after a visit to the KET Network Center.   
  • Guests are not permitted to touch equipment or sets during the tour of the studios or enter areas that are not part of the guided tour.  
  • Until further notice, guests are not permitted to eat meals or snacks at KET.  
  • Once a visit to KET has been scheduled, KET will request in advance the email addresses of all adults entering the building to expediate the sign-in process.  

Sign Up Today! In-person or Virtual Media Lab Training Request Form  

Program guidelines: 

  • The maximum number of visitors is 32, including students and adults, per field trip to the Media Lab in Lexington. Schools can select up to 2 workshop topics per day. Virtual session attendees are unlimited.   
  • Please submit a separate request form for each desired workshop topic. There is a limit of 2 topics per in-person visit day.  
  • The Media Lab schedule is confirmed on a first come, first served basis. 
  • Virtual Media Lab: Prior to the training date and time, please make sure each student has the appropriate app(s) downloaded onto their respective devices. This is very important for the flow of the session.  
  • Media Lab: No additional equipment required, unless otherwise noted.  

Through these free sessions, teachers and students can build skills in media production and editing, explore apps to make project-based learning come to life in less time and for less cost, introduce students to GarageBand or TinkerCAD, and find out about KET Education’s numerous online classroom resources for teaching media arts. 

Virtual Media Lab Sessions offered: 

  • Video & Green Screen Editing with iMovie – (iOS), K-12 
  • Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Rush – (iOS, Android, Windows), 4-12 
  • Pre-coding with PBS Kids ScratchJr – (multi-platform) – An introduction, K-3 
  • Graphics and 3D Modeling with TinkerCAD – (multi-platform) – An introduction, K-12 
  • Stop Motion Animation with Stop Motion Studio – (iOS and Android), K-8 
  • Animation with Do Ink – (iOS) – An introduction, K-12 
  • Adobe Photoshop Express – (iOS and Android), 4-12 
  • Basic Photography – (no equipment needed), 4-12 
  • Photo Editing with Snapseed – (iOS and Android), 4-12 
  • XR Creation with CoSpaces – (multi-platform) – An introduction, K-12 
  • Finding Reliable Information in a World of Misinformation: Student Media Literacy – (multi-platform), 6-12 
  • Basic Video Production – (lecture-style with student participation), 3-12
  • Music Production with GarageBand – (iOS), 4-12 (encourage the use of earbuds)

In-person Media Lab Sessions offered: 

  • Video & Green Screen Editing with iMovie – (iOS), K-12 
  • Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Rush – (iOS, Android, Windows), 4-12 
  • Pre-coding with PBS Kids ScratchJr – (multi-platform) – An introduction, K-3 
  • Graphics and 3D Modeling with TinkerCAD – (multi-platform) – An introduction, K-12 
  • Stop Motion Animation with Stop Motion Studio – (iOS and Android), K-8 
  • Animation with Do Ink – (iOS) – An introduction, K-12 
  • Music Production with GarageBand – (iOS), 4-12 (students may bring earbuds)
  • XR Creation with CoSpaces – (multi-platform) – An introduction, K-12 
  • Basic Video Production – (lecture-style with student participation), 3-12 
  • Greenscreen with Do Ink – (iOS), K-12 

Important planning notes: 

  • KET uses Zoom for virtual events. Alternatively, teachers can invite our instructor as a guest within the live platform your class typically uses.  
  • Sessions are available for teachers and students, grades K-12. 
  • Sessions will last about an hour and can be scheduled for Mondays through Fridays during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. 
  • Tours can take 30-60 minutes, depending on the age of the students. 
  • KET’s address is 600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502. 

For more information about media arts training and resources from KET, contact your KET education consultant or Cynthia Warner at cwarner@ket.org


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