Student create projects, products or services to meet those needs and then demonstrate their process and learning via various STLP categories. Categories range from instructional, technical or community service based projects to digital content creation (digital art, photography, design, programming, app development, robotics, etc.) to technical services (student help desk, network engineering, wireless deployments, etc.). The best projects, products and services are invited to compete at the STLP State Championship each spring — and event which drew 10,000+ participants at #STLP16.
STLP taps into the students’ interest and challenges/motivates them to explore new ways of learning and helping their school/community. State sponsored events highlight the creative, logical, and often entrepreneurial, talents of students across the state. In short, STLP provides a means for students to design, make, collaborate and learn through the general medium of technology and provides a platform for those 21st century college and career skills to be demonstrated.
STLP activities, events, and meetings happen throughout the school year. The level of commitment depends on the school.
Free to register your school and be state-recognized. Students do not need to pay to participate in STLP at any level.
Schools have the option of involving students at multiple levels – classroom, school, district, regional, state, national, and international. These levels of involvement help the STLP schools and students reach higher levels of learning and collaboration.
Students and schools who participate in regional and state competitions may be eligible to win awards for the projects they submit.