Laurel County Public Schools are pleased to announce that the upcoming solar eclipse will be available for students to view live on the district website, www.laurel.kyschools.us. Coverage will begin August 21st at approximately 1:00 pm as the eclipse begins and will be livestreamed to all classrooms throughout the entirety of the event. All Laurel County students will have the opportunity to safely view the eclipse in their classroom.
Additionally, Laurel County students will have the opportunity to listen to Brandon Hargis from the NASA Johnson Space Center who is visiting Cold Hill Elementary on Friday, August 18. The program will be livestreamed to classrooms at approximately 1pm.
The opportunity to livestream both of these exciting events is due to the state of the art technology available at the Center for Innovation. Mr. Shane Smith, Media Arts Technology instructor and his students will use both of these events as an opportunity to learn about the eclipse and gain hands-on, real life work experience. The media technology students will have the opportunity to apply the skills they have learned into an actual media production.
The livestream broadcast of the solar eclipse will allow an excellent and safe viewing of this event. This is a great educational opportunity for our students!