Ballroom B – Breakout Segment C
Presenter 1: Johnson Central & Paintsville Independent High School Community Challenge Team
Presenter 2: John Lucas
Bio-Diesel-Light Vehicle Diesel
“Education is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think,” is a famous quote by Albert Einstein. In today’s science classroom, 3-dimensional learning, whether it is NGSS, CCC, or DCI, focuses on creating free thinkers. Students need to be able to problem solve and apply skills they learn in the classroom to their everyday lives. Can the engineering design process help students gain these problem-solving skills that are so sought after in today’s world? Incorporating the engineering design process in a class will take a lot of time and effort. But the time and effort put in will be nothing compared to the possible payoffs for my students now and students that can step up to the challenge in years to come.
Presenter 3: Betsy Layne High School ACT Team
Creating a Culture of School-wide Disciplinary Literacy
Betsy Layne is the smallest high school in Floyd County with an enrollment of 390 students. After looking at test data and reviewing school surveys, our ACT Team determined that we needed to create a literacy rich environment across the curriculum to help students improve their reading and writing skills. Working through the ACT process to efficiently and effectively assist teachers with their Theory of Action in creating a cross curricular literacy rich classroom is the goal for our ACT Team.
Presenter 4: Keenan Conley & Avery Gibson
Magoffin County High School Student Senate Plan
Presenter 5: David Prince
Education in Lawrence Country, A Brief History
Students will use audio/visual equipment purchased with he grant to create a documentary of the evolution of public education in Lawrence Country. The research will begin with one room schools and continue through our current school system. The documentary will utilize interviews from community members, old photographs and field work on location.
Presenter 6: Joanna Thompson
Blacksmith Entrepreneural Student Program
The goal of the blacksmith program is to introduce a new artform that will allow students to develop specific skills that will help build confidence, strengthen their talent, allowing participants creative expression.
Presenter 7: Amy Ratliff
Betsy Layne High School for the first time will be offering a Journalism class for the 2018-2019 school year. As part of the Journalism class we will be creating a school newspaper.By providing a school newspaper to those within the school and community, it will help to communicate the fantastic things that are happening at Betsy Layne High School and the district as a whole. It will also allow our students to develop lifelong skills. Students will be actively involved in all aspects of the newspaper, from writing to publishing. Writing is a skill. Editing is a skill. Design and layout are skills. Photography is a skill. A school newspaper can provide the basis to learn these skills, enhance these skills, or refine these skills. Students involved the school newspaper can put into practical application the skills being taught to them in the Journalism class. The money from the grant will be used to buy the supplies necessary to get the newspaper up and running.