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2016-2017 Distance Learning Course Requirements / Costs

These courses are offered through participating Middle and Junior/Senior high schools. If your local school does not have information about our courses, you may contact KET at 1-800-333-9764.

PHYSICS Resources Producer Requirements & Materials Cost

Virtual Physics Labs * (opens in new window)
Virtual Physics Labs are available to all schools for use in any course. The labs are ideal for filling in holes in your lab program, but can also be used in pre-lab activities, homework and for lecture/demonstration.

The subject areas include: Kinematics and Dynamics, Circular Motion, Rotational Equilibrium, Calorimetry, Standing Wave in a Gas, Magnetic Fields, Plane and Spherical Mirrors; Concave and Convex Lenses, Radioactivity, Equilibrium of Forces, Linear Momentum, Buoyancy, Ideal Gas Law, Electrostatics, Magnetic Induction, Slit Diffraction

The Virtual Physics Labs may also be used for college applications.

KET and Kentucky Department of Education

60-day Free Trial for any teacher

Subscription fees:

$60/school for Kentucky schools per academic year

$60/school plus $1/student for non-Kentucky schools

College pricing is $100/department plus $5/student.

1 Internet connected computer with Adobe Flash Player per student

Ready for a free trial? Register now!

GERMAN Course Descriptions Instructor / Producer Prerequisites, Text & Materials Cost

German 1 is an interactive multimedia course designed to engage students in mastering the basic skills of speaking, listening, writing, and reading. The course uses various methods to give students an authentic picture of the German-speaking culture. Conversation practice is provided via telephone or Skype sessions with skilled tutors. The course is structured for 9th-12th graders, but is available to highly motivated 8th graders. This course may be taken on a full-year schedule, or on a block schedule, one-semester format.

Beginning in 2015-2016: High school juniors and seniors may take this course for dual high school and college credit through Morehead State University's Early College program. Learn more about dual credit.

A set of DVDs ($100), or CDs ($50) may be purchased from KET. The video is also streamed via the web site. **Quantities are limited. While supplies last.**

* Internet access is required for the course.

John Krueger and Harold Hayes / KET and Kentucky Department of Education

Prerequisite: None

$82/student print textbook
OR $20/student ebook ed.
$91/facilitator textbook

1 Internet connected computer per student

Speaker phone and/or web camera/microphone for Skype or video conferencing through the web site.
Students working independently will be expected to have use of headphones with attached mic during regular tutor lessons.

Computer Specification

German 2, a new and improved course, allows students to customize learning by navigating multiple instructional segments, including dramatizations, music, interviews, film clips, and slide shows. The course is a fast-paced, fun way to learn that helps students grasp meaning quickly, and begin communicating in German with confidence. Conversation practice is provided via telephone or Skype sessions with skilled tutors. This course may be taken on a full-year schedule, or on a block schedule, one-semester format.

The STAMP test will be given in the spring.

Beginning in 2015-2016: High school juniors and seniors may take this course for dual high school and college credit through Morehead State University's Early College program. Learn more about dual credit.

A set of DVDs ($100) or CDs ($50) may be purchased from KET. The video is also streamed via the web site. **Quantities are limited. While supplies last.**

* Internet access is required for the course.

John Krueger / KET and Kentucky Department of Education

Prerequisite: German 1

$82/student print textbook
OR $20/student ebook ed.
$91/facilitator textbook

1 Internet connected computer per student

Speaker phone and/or web camera/microphone for Skype or video conferencing through the web site.
Students working independently will be expected to have use of headphones with attached mic during regular tutor lessons.

Web or Video Camera for Performance Assessment

Computer Specification

German 3 continues the multimedia approach to help students maintain the language skills learned in German I and II. In this accelerated course, students will explore the topics relevant to today's German-speaking countries while expanding their vocabulary, and reviewing and extending their language skills. Conversation practice is provided via telephone or Skype sessions with skilled tutors. Assignments and exercises will integrate an interactive, multi-media approach to language learning. This course may be taken on a full-year schedule.

The STAMP test will be given in the spring.

A set of DVDs ($100) or CDs ($50) may be purchased from KET. The video is also streamed via the web site. **Quantities limited. While supplies last.**

* Internet access is required for the course.

John Krueger / KET and Kentucky Department of Education

Prerequisite: Successful completion of German 2 and teacher recommendation

1 Internet connected computer per student

Speaker phone and/or web camera/microphone for Skype or video conferencing through the web site.
Students working independently will be expected to have use of headphones with attached mic during regular tutor lessons.

Web or Video Camera for Performance Assessment

Computer Specification

Ready to enroll? Register now! (KY)
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HUMANITIES Course and Resource Descriptions Instructor / Producer Prerequisites, Text & Materials Cost

Arts in Culture: History and Appreciation of Visual and Performing Arts is a survey course with a rigorous arts curriculum aligned with state and national standards. It highlights interrelationships among the arts and also takes a balanced approach to creating, performing, and responding in dance, drama, visual arts, and music.

High school juniors and seniors may take this course for dual high school and college credit through Morehead State University's Early College program. Learn more about dual credit.

Abby Lane / KET and Kentucky Department of Education

Prerequisite: None

textbook: none

Computer Specification

The Humanities through the Arts resource is an interdisciplinary survey of the beliefs, thoughts, values, and traditions of humankind as reflected in history, philosophy, literature, visual arts, music, dance, and theater. The teacher resource promotes an understanding of the connections between the arts and their historical and cultural contexts and fosters an examination of universal questions. The resource is designed to be used in partnership with a certified classroom teacher. It makes available a wide range of arts and humanities resources that teachers can use not only as part of this class but in a variety of ways in the future.

Teachers registering for Humanities through the Arts will also have access to Humanities Themes. Themes is an online resource designed for 7th-10th grade teachers. The lessons and worksheets span visual arts, drama, dance, music, and literary topics in three thematic strands:

  1. The Natural World (person and nature)
  2. Relationships (a person's relationship to others, society, and the spirit world)
  3. Search for Self (finding oneself)

Humanities Connections is an innovative set of resources for students in grades 7-10. This four-production series consists of programs for both teacher and student audiences, that cover the basic elements of theater, dance, music and visual arts. The Connections web site provides an episode summary, vocabulary, ideas for projects, works consulted, and a teacher response form for each of the following areas: West African Culture, Ancient Civilizations, Greece and Rome, World Religions, Medieval and Renaissance, Baroque-Neoclassic-Romantic, and Realism through the 20th Century.

Abby Lane and Liz Jewell / KET and Kentucky Department of Education

Prerequisite: None

Suggested textbook: one classroom set at $89 per copy
Sporre: The Creative Impulse

$14/student playbook 'Night Mother

$100/facilitator textbook & playbook

Computer Specification

Ready to enroll? Register now! (KY)
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LATIN Course Descriptions Instructor / Producer Prerequisites, Text & Materials Cost

Latin 1 students learn the basic grammar and vocabulary of Latin in a way that improves their ability to understand English, and prepares them to study other languages. Mythology and an overview of Roman contributions to Western civilization are stressed. This background helps students make sense of unfamiliar words on standardized tests. The instruction follows the Ecce Romani I text. The course is structured for 9th-12th graders, but is available to highly motivated 8th graders. This course may be taken on a full-year schedule, or on a block schedule, one-semester format.

High school juniors and seniors may take this course for dual high school and college credit through Morehead State University's Early College program. Learn more about dual credit.

A set of DVDs ($100), or CDs ($50) may be purchased from KET. The video is also streamed via the web site. **Quantities are limited. While supplies last.**

* Internet access is required for the course.

Ben Patterson and Ann Denny / KET and Kentucky Department of Education

Prerequisite: None

$92/student textbook & activity book
$64/facilitator textbook
$15/classroom dictionary suggested

1 Internet connected computer per student

Web camera/microphone for Skype, video conferencing through the web site, and for recording assignments.

Computer Specification

Latin 2 is designed to increase reading proficiency. Vocabulary and grammatical structures, cultural and historic materials, and excerpts from original Roman authors enhance student understanding of the language and culture of the ancient Romans. Students apply what they learn to better understand our world as they see the many influences of Latin in our lives. The text is Ecce Romani II. This course may be taken on a full-year schedule, or on a block schedule, one-semester format.

High school juniors and seniors may take this course for dual high school and college credit through Morehead State University's Early College program. Learn more about dual credit.

A set of DVDs ($100), or CDs ($50) may be purchased from KET. The video is also streamed via the web site. **Quantities are limited. While supplies last.**

* Internet access is required for the course.

Ben Patterson and Ann Denny / KET and Kentucky Department of Education

Prerequisite: Successful completion of KET Latin 1 or placement by KET entrance exam

$76/student textbook
$64/facilitator textbook
$15/classroom dictionary suggested

1 Internet connected computer per student

Web camera/microphone for Skype, video conferencing through the web site, and for recording assignments.

Computer Specification

Latin 3 is designed to increase vocabulary and assist students in applying the grammatical concepts learned in Latin I and Latin II. In addition, Latin III is an honors course to prepare students for Latin Literature or AP Latin Vergil. Students read selections from Caesar, Cicero, Augustus, Pliny, Trajan and Eutropius. Through the words of these Roman authors, students increase their knowledge of the intricacies of the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire. The text is Ecce Romani III.

A set of CDs ($12.50) may be purchased from KET. The video is also streamed via the web site. **Quantities are limited. While supplies last.**

* Note the 4th edition of the Ecce Romani III text will be required.

* Internet access is required for the course.

Ben Patterson and Ann Denny / KET and Kentucky Department of Education

Prerequisite: Successful completion of KET Latin 2 or placement by KET entrance exam

$76/student textbook
$15/classroom dictionary suggested

1 Internet connected computer per student

Web camera/microphone for Skype, video conferencing through the web site, and for recording assignments.

Computer Specification

Latin Literature is structured around the writings of Catullus and Horace. Students concentrate on the thematic and literary devices used in prose and poetry as they develop critical thinking skills necessary for reading and analyzing Latin literature. Students interact with the teacher or tutors via e-mail, telephone, or Skype.

* Internet access is required for the course.

Ben Patterson and Joan Jahnige / KET and Kentucky Department of Education

Prerequisite: Successful completion of KET Latin 3 or placement by KET entrance exam

$15/classroom dictionary suggested

1 Internet connected computer per student

Speaker phone and/or web camera/microphone for Skype or video conferencing through the web site.

Computer Specification

AP® Latin is a writing intensive course. Students read authentic Latin selections from Vergil's Aeneid, produce a literal translation of over 850 lines of poetry, and extensively analyze the text in numerous critical essays. The prose readings include 52 chapters of Caesar's Gallic War. Syntax, meter, figures of speech, history, and mythology will be referenced as students improve their understanding of the Latin language. Readings from additional prose and poetry authors such as Cicero, Livy, Sallust, Pliny, Horace, Catullus, Ovid, and Martial will be included. With nearly all assessments in the style of AP® exam questions, students will become thoroughly familiar with the exam format and well-prepared for the AP® Latin exam in the spring. Students interact with the teacher or tutors via e-mail, telephone, or Skype.

* Internet access is required for the course.

Ben Patterson and Ann Denny / KET and Kentucky Department of Education

Prerequisite: Successful completion of KET Latin 3 or placement by KET entrance exam

$60/student textbook for Vergil

$43/student textbook for Caesar

$15/classroom dictionary suggested

1 Internet connected computer per student

Speaker phone and/or web camera/microphone for Skype or video conferencing through the web site.

Computer Specification

Ready to enroll? Register now! (KY)
Ready to enroll? Register now! (Out-of-State)

CHINESE Course Descriptions Instructor / Producer Prerequisites, Text & Materials Cost

Mandarin Chinese 1 introduces students to basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the modules and diverse activities based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Simple grammatical structures are practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Weekly practice with conversation coaches and the instructor is provided. Culture is presented throughout the course to help students understand the context of the language and to better understand the perspectives of the Mandarin Chinese language.

Beginning in 2016-2017: High school juniors and seniors may take this course for dual high school and college credit through Morehead State University's Early College program. Learn more about dual credit.

* Internet access is required for the course.

Janna Chiang / KET and Kentucky Department of Education and
North Carolina Virtual Public School

Prerequisite: None

textbook: none required

1 Internet connected computer per student

Web camera/microphone for Skype, video conferencing through the web site, and for recording assignments.

Computer Specification

Mandarin Chinese 2 continues where the introductory course left off, to offer students listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the modules and diverse activities based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Simple grammatical structures are practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Weekly practice with conversation coaches and the instructor is provided. Culture is presented throughout the course to help students understand the context of the language and to better understand the perspectives of the Mandarin Chinese language.

Beginning in 2016-2017: High school juniors and seniors may take this course for dual high school and college credit through Morehead State University's Early College program. Learn more about dual credit.

* Internet access is required for the course.

Janna Chiang / KET and Kentucky Department of Education and
North Carolina Virtual Public School

Prerequisite: Successful completion of KET Mandarin Chinese 1 or placement by entrance exam

textbook: none required

1 Internet connected computer per student

Web camera/microphone for Skype, video conferencing through the web site, and for recording assignments.

Computer Specification

SPANISH Course Descriptions Instructor / Producer Prerequisites, Text & Materials Cost

Spanish 1 introduces students to the Spanish language by learning basic common expressions, vocabulary words, and grammar rules to make simple sentences. The course is divided in four main units with activities to help students practice speaking, reading, listening, and writing in Spanish, including opportunities for authentic conversation in Spanish with a tutor. Students also learn the cultural traditions, practices and perspectives of the entire Spanish-speaking world.

Beginning in 2016-2017: High school juniors and seniors may take this course for dual high school and college credit through Morehead State University's Early College program. Learn more about dual credit.

* Internet access and subscription access to Discovery Education are required for the course.

Carla Gover and Dan Hildebrand / KET and Kentucky Department of Education

Prerequisite: None

textbook: none required

1 Internet connected computer per student

Web camera/microphone for Skype, video conferencing through the web site, and for recording assignments.

Computer Specification

Spanish 2 introduces students to the Spanish language by learning basic common expressions, vocabulary words, and grammar rules to make simple sentences. The course is based on mastery learning with a focus on the 5 components of a language: listening, reading, communicating, speaking, and writing. The course is divided in four main units with activities in Spanish, including opportunities for authentic conversation in Spanish with a tutor. Students also learn the cultural traditions, practices and perspectives of the entire Spanish-speaking world.

Beginning in 2016-2017: High school juniors and seniors may take this course for dual high school and college credit through Morehead State University's Early College program. Learn more about dual credit.

* Internet access and subscription access to Discovery Education are required for the course.

Carla Gover and Dan Hildebrand / KET and Kentucky Department of Education

Prerequisite: successful completion of KET Spanish 1 or placement by entrance exam.

textbook: none required

1 Internet connected computer per student

Web camera/microphone for Skype, video conferencing through the web site, and for recording assignments.

Computer Specification

Ready to enroll? Register now! (KY)
Ready to enroll? Register now! (Out-of-State)


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