How to Embed Video Content to School Webpage or Blog

Kentucky Educational Television has a new feature for online content, with the ability to embed their videos onto school or blog sites. Therefore, sharing video directly from the school site. The following steps will demonstrate how to share a KET video, as well as share KET’s most recent Education Matters show, “Reading by Third Grade.”

First, from the website with the episode, click SHARE VIDEO in the upper left corner of the video.

Next, copy the text listed as “Embed code.”

On the school website, teacher page or blog, locate the option to insert the code. This will be listed as HTML or Source or something similar. Toggle or click then paste the embed code. Two examples:

Blogspot HTML
CMS Source with embedded video

Toggle back to Compose or click Source again and save the page with the code embedded.

Education Matters, “Reading by Third Grade”


Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Below is a list of professional development opportunities offered throughout the summer that have sessions or topics related to school communication, public relations, and school leadership. In order by date of event.

Graves Co. Schools Communication Classes: June 1
Earn three hours of EILA credit free-of-charge from either or both of two relevant communication classes. District community relations director Paul Schaumburg, an adjunct college communication instructor, will lead the classes.

1. “PR 101: Communicating Your Message by All Means” addresses news writing, interviewing, and photography tips to maximize publicity. Specific categories include “Committing to Communication,” “Mixing with the Media,” “Partnering with Internal Publics,” and “Reaching Out to External Publics.” Sub-categories include “Meet the Press: Conveying Your Message,” “Get the Picture: Focused Photography,” “Nimble Newswriting,” “Illuminating Interviews,” “Effective Events,” and “Crisis Communication.” The class will be held in the Central Elementary School Library from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 1.

 2. “Everyday Communication: Understanding and Being Understood” addresses effective interpersonal communication principles for professional educators and others by understanding other people, expressing yourself, and creating climate and culture conducive to clear communication. Sub-categories include communication overview, effective language, nonverbal, perception, listening, climate, culture, conflict, and personality typing. The class will take place in the Central Elementary School Library from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 1.

To register, specify the class(es) you will attend. Email
KY Safe Schools & Communities Conference:
June 15 – 17, Marriott Louisville East
A wide variety of school safety topics will be addressed in the Kentucky Safe Schools and Communities Conference. Law enforcement officers have again teamed with school personnel to produce comprehensive school safety training sessions that address issues such as human trafficking, natural disaster response, bomb threat management, social media, bullying, suicide prevention, law updates, and much more. 

KSBA Summer Leadership Institute:
July 10-11, Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington
(Agenda not yet finalized, however could be communications or engagement related sessions.)
National School Public Relations Association Annual Seminar:
July 12 – 15, Nashville, TN
Raising Our Voices for Educational Excellence
KASA Leadership Institute:
July 15 – 17, Louisville Galt House
Trifecta: Living. Learning. Leading.
Additional opportunity:
Outstanding Achievement in School Information Services: Entries due July 3

More information: This page includes the instructions, Call for Entries and the official Entry form. There are major changes including a completely online entry submission process!

Details for OASIS 2015: Deadline July 3

We are most pleased to invite your participation in the 2015 OASIS (Outstanding Achievement in School Information Services) Professional Development Program for KYSPRA members and school personnel in districts with a KYSPRA member.

All of the information you’ll need is right here: This page includes the instructions, Call for Entries and the official Entry form.

There are major changes in the program this year – this biggest being that the entry submission process is completely online this year. We’ve been studying programs operated by other associations and have taken their processes, done some tweaking, and surveyed the KYSPRA Board of Directors to craft what we hope will be a most beneficial process for your participation.

New to OASIS 2015:

  • All entries will be made either via email of the entry saved as a Word or PDF, or via link to a video, online product or very large product saved to your district website.
  • Several category changes have been made to reflect suggestions as well as to eliminate categories of little participation in past years.
  • An email address for questions as well as the submissions has been created –
  • The entry fee this year has been reduced to $45 for each entry.
  • No POs or checks are to be submitted. We will invoice the KYSPRA member with a final total once all of your entries are received and recorded.
  • Engraved awards will be made for any entry/entries earning a Distinguished or Proficient rating by the panel of professional communications judges; the previous honorable mention category will be recognized with a framed Certificate of Achievement. The awards ceremony will continue to be at the KYSPRA Annual Conference this fall.

We hope that the online participation process will be easier for you to participate, to gain the comments and insights of the judges and to earn well-deserved recognition by your peers and in your home district.

The entry deadline is July 3, so now is the time to start thinking about the best of your work this year and products you’d like some peer reviews to make improvements for the future.

Brad Hughes
KSBA Member Support/Communications Services