Welcome to the KET Media Lab

Equipped with desktop computers, iPads, 3-D printers, a laser cutter, and a couple of green screen studios, the KET Media Lab provides learning experiences designed to teach students and teachers the technical skills to create media arts projects. This unique experience is enhanced with a tour of KET’s Lexington studios. We will continue to offer some topics virtually via Zoom. All of our workshops are free. Browse the list below to find a topic that is right for you and your students, then reserve your spot by filling out the Media Lab Training Request Form.  

Requirements for field trips to KET

  • 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.    
  • 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.  
  • Once a visit to KET has been scheduled, KET will request in advance the email addresses of all adults entering the building to expedite the sign-in process.  
  • If a school must cancel, please alert KET prior to the day of the field trip. In the event of weather-related delays or cancelations, please reach out to us with any rescheduling needs.

KET field trip program guidelines

  • The maximum number of visitors is 30 students 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 is required unless otherwise noted. 

In-Person Media Lab Sessions

Video & Green Screen Editing with iMovie

iOS, Grades K-12
Even the youngest editors can easily create their own video productions in iMovie, Apple’s free video editor.

Intro to Podcasting

Multi-platform, Grades 3-12
Students learn tips, techniques, equipment needs, and the process of producing podcasts while listening to and analyzing various age-appropriate podcasts. Students will learn how to record and edit voice, sound effects, and music in GarageBand to enhance their storytelling.

Pre-coding with PBS Kids ScratchJr

Multi-platform, Grades K-3
This fun and dynamic app introduces students to block-coding, while also allowing them to create interactive, engaging games and stories.

Basic Video Production

Lecture with participation, Grades 3-12
This session takes students through the entire video production process while providing valuable techniques and tips to successfully tell their stories and engage their audiences.

Animation with Do Ink

An Introduction, iOS, Grades K-12
This session introduces the paid iOS app that easily allows students to design their own animations and graphics. These animations can then be added as a layer in the Green Screen with Do Ink video editor.

Do Ink Green Screen

iOS, Grades K-12
This highly intuitive, green screen editor is a paid app in the Apple store that allows students to work within layers to create unique and artistic videos or images that can be edited with other videos to tell a story or relay the news.

Graphics and 3D Modeling with TinkerCAD

Multi-platform, Grades K-12
This session introduces students to 3D design and printing using a free, web-based app that can be used on all devices (even Chromebooks). These designs can be printed, laser cut, or even animated.

Music Production with GarageBand

iOS, Grades 4-12
This fun music production experience teaches students how to use this free audio editor to create music, sound effects, and character voices while layering and editing their recordings.

Virtual Media Lab Sessions

Video & Green Screen Editing with iMovie

iOS, Grades K-12
Even the youngest editors can easily create their own video productions in iMovie, Apple’s free video editor.

Video & Green Screen Editing with Kapwing

Multi-platform, Grades 6-12
This session introduces young media creators to the browser-based, free tier of Kapwing – a video editor that is accessible on Chromebooks.

Pre-coding with PBS Kids ScratchJr

Multi-platform, Grades K-3
This fun and dynamic app introduces students to block-coding, while also allowing them to create interactive, engaging games and stories.

Graphics and 3D Modeling with TinkerCAD

Multi-platform, Grades K-12
This session introduces students to 3D design and printing using a free, web-based app that can be used on all devices (even Chromebooks). These designs can be printed, laser cut, or even animated.

Music Production with GarageBand

iOS, Grades 4-12
This fun music production experience teaches students how to use this free audio editor to create music, sound effects, and character voices while layering and editing their recordings.

Intro to Podcasting

Multi-platform, Grades 3-12
Students learn tips, techniques, equipment needs, and the process of producing podcasts while listening to and analyzing various age-appropriate podcasts. Students will learn how to record and edit voice, sound effects, and music in GarageBand to enhance their storytelling.

Stop Motion Animation with Stop Motion Studio

iOS and Android, Grades K-8
Stop Motion Studio allows students to easily create their own projects without the time commitment of using a video editor.

Basic Video Production

Lecture with participation, Grades 3-12
This session takes students through the entire video production process while providing valuable techniques and tips to successfully tell their stories and engage their audiences.

Animation with Do Ink

An Introduction, iOS, Grades K-12
This session introduces the paid iOS app that easily allows students to design their own animations and graphics. These animations can then be added as a layer in the Green Screen with Do Ink video editor.

Student Media Literacy

Multi-platform, Grades 6-12
In this session, students learn how mis-, dis-, and malinformation is created and spread and how to differentiate facts from fiction. Students are provided cues and tips on how to determine what information to trust.

Additional Planning Notes

  • Please submit a separate request form for each desired workshop topic. There is a limit of 2 topics per in-person visit day.  
  • 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 K-12 teachers and students. 
  • 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 workshops and resources from KET, contact your KET education consultant or email Cynthia Warner.