Ballroom C – Breakout Segment A
Presenter 1: Floyd County ATC
Tiny House Project
Students will be involved with these five components for the tiny house project. The components are: Design plan for the tiny house Floor plan Budget with construction and décor materials for the tiny house, including eco-friendly items Interior décor design board of the tiny house Marketing, promotion, auction to sell the tiny house
Presenter 2: Melissa Waddell
Medical Laboratory Aide: Phlebotomy Technician
The health science program at Knott County Area Technology Center (ATC) focuses on student development, growth and transition in to the healthcare profession fields. Phlebotomy courses are being introduced at Knott County ATC as a new career pathway for students to become career ready. During the development of the phlebotomy course it was identified that specialized equipment would be required. The identified equipment will allow students to practice skills on inanimate objects and gain fundamental skills and confidence to be successful in the course. With grant funding, the Knott County ATC health science program intends to purchase durable phlebotomy equipment to address the gaps identified in course development. Equipment to be acquired includes manikin advanced injection phlebotomy training arms, order of draw poster and simulated blood. This equipment list was compiled by consulting with phlebotomists, other phlebotomy courses across the state and the Knott County ATC advisory committee.
Presenter 3: John Handshoe
Lights, Camera, Action! (Taking Augmented Reality to the next Stage)
After most of our school’s 3D floorplan was completed, a local law enforcement officer happened to see the model and commented surely like to have a copy of that. “That got our team, to thinking, about the potential impact a simple floor plan of a building would have on the success rate of first-responders entering a building during a crisis such as a fire or shooting. At that point, we again entered into a different realm of instruction where my role and the roles of the students switched repeatedly. Our strategy involved the fact that, in many cases, the first responders could be entering the building for the first time! This year our strategy is to take last year’s concept and move it, up to the level of a project that has the potential of becoming a marketable product and/or service. Utilizing other funding sources, we are planning on making our 3D floorplans for first-responders a streamlined process that will include students and first responders. The first responders will share their expertise with our students.
Presenter 4: Jesse Lucas
Mission to Mars
For my grant, I will be buying robots for my students to design so they can complete a “mission on mars.” This allows the students to become familiar with the engineering design process and learn how to critically think about what task they are trying to complete. My main goal is to see if the students can gain the problem solving skills that are in such high demand in the world today through this process.
Presenter 5: Mitchell Pollard & Brysen Honeycutt
Knott County Central High School Student Senate Plan
Presenter 6: Hazard High School Community Challenge Team
The 606 Coffee/606 Safety Net
One only has to drive down Main Street in Hazard, Kentucky to see the burned-out buildings and empty storefronts. Legal offices, the Judicial Center, banking institutions and the lone “Broken Spoke” Lounge are the only visible signs of a once vibrant downtown. In today’s terrorist climate, citizen’s safety is now forefront when considering community and economic development. Our community challenge is the lack of downtown development and public safety.
Presenter 7: Dawn Kinner
Childhood obesity is a rising problem in the US. More and more children are being diagnosed with obesity and diabetes and other risk factors associated with obesity. This is largely in part to a sedentary lifestyle of television and video gaming and poor eating habits. In order to help address the problem, I am incorporating fit desks in my classroom. It is a folding exercise bike/work station that helps combat long periods of inactivity from sitting. The desk has a console that provides continuous feedback that displays distance, calories and time. I will rotate students on a daily basis and monitor their distance/calories/time per month to check for any improvements and or decreases in their time and distance. Student data will be tracked throughout the year and students will also take part in surveys/questionnaires to determine if their fitness level has increased due to any outside factors (sports/workouts at home).