Ballroom A – Breakout Segment B

Ballroom A – Breakout Segment B

Presenter 1: Ashland Independent ATC

Building it Forward – Tiny House

The idea for building a tiny house actually began last year following a meeting with city officials regarding how Paul G. Blazer High School’s Engineering/Manufacturing and Construction Technology programs could be beneficial to Ashland and Boyd County. The school was in the thrust of renovating the “shop” – Construction Technology program, and was not prepared to begin such a venture as building a tiny house as a possible model for the city and county to consider as a viable option to help alleviate a critical housing shortage. With the availability of a Build it Forward grant from KVEC, with renovation now complete, and willing partners, Blazer is ready to move forward with building a model tiny house as an affordable housing option for eligible students, single adults, couples, or parent(s)/guardian(s) with a small family. Students will be actively engaged in the tenets of Purpose Driven Learning throughout the project beginning in August 2018 and concluding in April 2019.

Presenter 2: Kimberly Shirkey

“Lights, Camera, Action,” Student Problem Solving Comes to Life!

“Lights, Camera, Action” math problem solving comes to life with the use of the HUE HD camera. Students will be able to use these cameras, with their chromebooks, to create a video of their problem solving to submit to their teacher for evaluation. This interactive approach to problem solving will increase student engagement and create a positive dialogue between students and their teacher. It will, also, enhance the use of technology initiatives that are already in place, such as, the use of Digital Notebooks!

Presenter 3: Kelsey Daniel & Hannah Brewer

Buckhorn High School Student Senate Plan, Perry County


Presenter 4: Shannon Shepherd

Printmaking 101

Through the use of numerous real-life printmaking examples, I will peak their curiosity (t-shirts, newspapers, magazines, fine art prints, to mention a few). Investigation and research into various printmaking techniques throughout history (study and learning). Printmaking, of course, is a hands-on technique which produces a visual product/s (demonstrations and practice). Students will aid each other in learning about techniques and in producing art individual art pieces Students will create various individual products of which skill and aesthetic critiques will be applied (class critique and individual critique). Students individual art prints will be exhibited at the school of which our student body will get to participate and interact with displayed art pieces. And finally, the possibility of individual art pieces entered into juried art shows and art contest (pride and accomplishment).

Presenter 5: Pikeville High School Community Challenge Team

Let’s Get Moving

In the 2017-2018 school year, approximately 78% of the students at Bevins Elementary received free or reduced lunch. Due to the low socioeconomic status of this population of students, it can be anticipated that students may not have the resources to have opportunities to engage in dramatic play that is enhanced through the use of toys designed specifically for pretend play.

Presenter 6: Cortney Kidd-Flannery & Christina Crase

Modeling Magic: Visualizing Biology

The plan for this grant is to implement strategies that promotes a progression of skills that allows students to use models in more evaluative way. Students will be working to not only analyze models, but to use them in a way that allows them to predict and show relationships between variables in life science. Modeling will be used in a capacity where my students will not only look at paper models of systems, but it will allow them to experiment in a way that lets them develop their own models (mathematical versions, illustrations, systems, and data sets). In each of the activities I will be able to pre-assess student understanding and will then formatively assess and give a post assessment (often free response based) that completes a learning check. This will allow me to carefully monitor student progress and see if they develop additional skill and understanding based on use of models.

Presenter 7:  Anthony Tackett & Haridas Chandran

Syntheizing Gold Nanoparticles via Electrolysis; Using Gold Rod and Kudzu Plant

Presenter 8: Haridas Chandran

 Using Kudzu to Produce Cheap Renewable Building Materials