STLP - ThinkQuest Kentucky

Published: 6/5/2013 3:21 PM
ThinkQuest is an online learning platform that helps students develop important 21st century skills, including communication, critical thinking, and technology skills. Delivered globally, ThinkQuest includes a project environment that supports collaborative learning; technology competitions that challenge students to solve real-world problems; the award-winning ThinkQuest Library, a learning resource visited by millions; and professional developme! nt for educators. ThinkQuest currently supports 548,000 students and teachers in 47 countries.
 
ThinkQuest Projects - Delivered to K12 schools globally, ThinkQuest Projects is a protected learning environment where students and teachers create web-based projects and engage in collaboration with peers. It is available in 11 languages, including Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish.
 
ThinkQuest International Competition - The ThinkQuest International Competition challenges students to solve a real-world problem by applying their critical thinking, communication, and technology skills.  Participants may enroll in the following competition events: ThinkQuest Projects, Digital Media, and Application Development.
ThinkQuest Library - The ThinkQuest Library is the world’s largest online repository of student-developed learning projects. It is visited by millions of learners each month.
 
ThinkQuest Professional Development - ThinkQuest offers a free comprehensive training program to help teachers integrate project learning and technology into their curricula with confidence. The training program includes a self-paced online tutorial to help teachers quickly deploy ThinkQuest Projects; an instructor-led seminar that introduces ThinkQuest Projects to new users; and a Project Learning Institute that trains teachers how to integrate technology, project learning, and 21st century skills development into their curricula. In addition, the Oracle Education Foundation offers a self-paced module that helps students plan and develop entries in the ThinkQuest International Competition
 
Al Weis, Founder
"The ThinkQuest competitions were designed to help students and teachers develop quality educational materials for the Internet to be used by other students, teachers, and schools everywhere," said Al Weis, founder, past president and past chief executive officer of
ThinkQuest, Advanced Networks.
 
ThinkQuest is now part of the Oracle Education Foundation.
 
ThinkQuest has been listed by TechLearning as one of the 10 Top Innovations Projects.
 
ThinkQuest Past Events
2012 ThinkQuest Live,  San Francisco
2011 ThinkQuest Live,  San Francisco
2009 ThinkQuest Live 2009 Winners, San Francisco
2008 ThinkQuest Live 2008 Winners, San Francisco
2007 ThinkQuest Live 2007 Winners, San Francisco
2006 ThinkQuest Live 2006 Winners, San Francisco
2004 ThinkQuest Live 2004 Winners, San Francisco
2003 ThinkQuest Live 2003 Winners, San Francisco
2002 - TQ Live Seattle, Washington
2002 - TQ Best in State Announced
2001 - ThinkQuest USA Formed
2001 - TQ Conference Geneva, Switzerland
2000 - TQ Conference Cairo-Cancelled
1998 - TQ Conference Los Angeles, California
1997 - TQ Conference Washington, DC
1996 - TQ Conference Washington, DC
1996 - Al Weis Founds ThinkQuest
 
KENTUCKY THINKQUEST
June 2012 Woodfrod County High School, International Winner
June 2011 Charles Russell Elementary School and Woodford County High School named International Winners
May 2011- Best Teams announced at STLP Awards
May 2010- Best Teams announced at STLP Awards
May 2009 - No teams announced;
Champion Team from Alabama visits State Championship
May 2008 - Best Teams announced at STLP Awards
May 2007- Best Teams announced at STLP Awards
May 2006 - No teams announced
March 2005 - ThinkQuest winners recognized at KTLC
March 2005 - TQ Booth at KTLC run by STLP Students
Fall 2004 - TQ information on STLP Listserv
March 2004 - ThinkQuest winners recognized at KTLC
May 2003 - TQ USA, Best in State
March 2003 - ThinkQuest winners recognized at KTLC
March 2002 - ThinkQuest students recognized at KTLC
March 2002 - TQ Booth at KTLC run by STLP Students
Fall 2001 - ThinkQuest sessions at Regional STLP Showcases
Fall 2001 - TQ USA Spotlighted at STLP Regional Conferences
1999-2001 - Emails, TQ electronic newsletters
Summer 2001 - Coaches Training
March 2001 - TQ Booth at KTLC run by STLP Students
March 2001 - Dr. Rogers, TQ CEO visits KTLC
Fall 2000 - TQ Spotlighted at STLP Regional Showcases
March 2000 - TQ Booth at KTLC run by STLP Students
Fall 1999 - TQ Spotlighted at STLP Regional Showcases
September 1999 - David Warlick, TQ Trainer, Provides Resources
March 1999 - ThinkQuest Session at KTLC
April 1999 - Kentucky becomes a state partner
 
 
Kentucky Schools on the ThinkQuest Site 1996-2010
BEST IN STATE WINNERS
2011 Projects: Obesity Weight Awareness Project (OWAP)Charles Russell Elementary School, Ashland Independent
2011 ApplicationDevelopment: Helping Hand:Find a Worthy Cause
Woodford County High School
2010 Traveling the World, Charles Russell Elementary School, Ashland Independent
2010 Travel the USA, Charles Russell Elementary School,
Ashland Independent
2010 Area & Perimeter, Bath County Middle School
2010 Horses 101, Taylor County Middle School
2008 Our Earth is Falling to Pieces, Austin Tracy Elementary School, Barren County
2008 Bullying Interference, Barren Middel School
2007 Micro World, Austin Tracy Elementary School, Barren County
2007  Norse Mythology-The Sea of Trolls, harrison County Middle Schook
2007 The Pulse of Africa, Taylor County Middle School
2006 Amazing World of Habitats, Charles Russell Elementary, Ashland Independent
2005 None selected due to the transition in the schedule
2004 Golden Age of Greek Mythology, Carrithers Middle School, Jefferson County
2004 Once Upon a Time, Taylor Mill Elementary School, Kenton 2003 Egyptian Expedition, R.A. Jones Middle School, Boone CountyCounty
2003 Exploring Forensics, Belfry High School, Pike County
2003 Greenup County 200 Years Old Greenup County
2003 Jesse Stuart: An Appalachian Farmer's Son , Charles Russell Elementary, Ashland Independent
2003 Mammoth Cave National Park TQ Austin Tracy Elementary School, Barren County
2003 Vietnam Austin Tracy Elementary School, Barren County
2003 US Disaster
2002 A String of Beads, Charles Russell Elementary School, Ashland Independent
2002 Preparing for an Interview R.A. Jones Middle School, Boone County
2001 Concentrate on Your Battlestation Ft. Campbell
2001 Welcome to the Olympics
2001 The Unknown Cell Austin Tracy Elementary School, Barren County
2001 Molds & Folds- A Fun Guide to Origami
2001 Gold, Silver, Bronze: Welcome to the Olympics
2001 A Kid's Guide to 3 Diseases Ft. Campbell
2001 Once Upon a Time Until the End Ft. Campbell
2001 Kentucky Argonauts Taylor County Elementary School, Taylor County
2001 GSS_Ancient Egypt
2000 Kid's Health Austin Tracy Elementary School, Barren County
2000 Science Fiction: Who, What, When, Where and How? Harrison County Middle School
2000 With One Leg Painted Red Belfry High, Powell County, Millard High, Galesburg High Schools
2000 RoboWorld Ballard High School, Thomas Merton Academy
2000 Hungry for Math, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Fayette County
2000 The Bluegrass State
1999 Staying Alive Austin Tracy Elementary School, Barren County
1999 The Y2K Survival Guide Hardinsburg Elementary School, Breckinridge County
1999 More Perfect Union: An Exploration of American Democracy, Trinity High School
1999 Geometry for All Hart County High School
1999 A Collection of Classics duPont Manual High School
1999 Greek Mythology: A Look Back  in Time, Model Lab School
1998 EconoStocks duPont Manual High School
1997 The Recording Studio, The Lexington School
1997 Drugs and Alcohol: What You Need To Know... Henry Clay High School
1997 Classical Mythology, North Marshall Middle School
1996 Geometry Bus Tour, Bishop Brossart High School
1996 A Radical Classroom: A Cruise into the World of Edutainment, Bishop Brossart High School
1996 America,  Boone County High and Conner Middle School
1996 The Physics of Amusement Parks Webster County High School
1996 Forensic Science, Applications for Science and Math, Pulaski County High School