Boardroom Upper Level – Breakout Segment B

Boardroom Upper Level – Breakout Segment B

Presenter 1: Jasmine Reed & Hamby Lauren

Floyd Central High School Student Senate Plan

Presenter 2: Francis Davis

Simulated Medical Office: Customer Service

The simulated customer work center will be designed to help expose students to a workplace setting at an earlier age. The instructor can build professionalism and bring real-world practice into the classroom. The perfect scenario or model would be for student middle grades to be exposed to units of study based on employability skills. The students, once in high school, would take intro classes for their chosen high school pathway. This is the point that the grant would begin to make a difference in student learning. The students would have units of study based on the customer service simulation. The teacher would assign specific days as professional days where the students would be expected not only dress the part but act business-like during the time in that area. This would teach proper attitude instead of trying to break bad habits. Inside this class, business and industry experts could help with the process to give validation. The next phase will be students taking dual credit classes that lead to a college credential.

Presenter 3: Hans Doderer

From Trash to Treasure

The aim of this project is to teach students about the environmental consequences of human waste and to promote innovation in reusing glass. The focus is on beverage glass container waste.

Presenter 4: Jeffrey Alexander Coots

Geometric Printing

My second grant is composed of using 3D print filament to create visual representations of concepts in geometry: such as scale factor and volume. This allows students to see the content in a physical way that allows students to get a more hands on approach to learning about various geometrical concepts. This grant will also allow my computer science class to be able to construct physical items and learn to create items that they want using our 3D printer. This allows students to learn a new skill, 3D Printing, and allow them to master the craft at a young age. This gives my students the ability to learn about designs and processes and how they can improve on ideas that they may have.

Presenter 5: Emily Kerwin

Student Leadership through Recycling and Reclaiming at BHS

Breathitt High School has over 800 students, most of whom buy at least one bottled beverage per day, and around 45 teachers, many who use upwards of 150 sheets of paper each day. With no system for recycling, all of these materials end up in local landfills at best or, too frequently, in surrounding creeks. This year, with the help of an ARI Learning Innovation grant, I hope to leverage and strengthen student leadership skills by tackling this problem. The BHS Recycling and Reclaiming Project will use established Club Daytime to design, implement and maintain a school-wide recycling program. The group of students involved will also partner with several community organizations, including the local park, grocery store, and recycling plant, to enact change outside of the school building.

Presenter 6: Sterling Harris


Students throughout Eastern Kentucky and in Breathitt High School, in particular, have consistently scored extraordinarily low on reading tests. This is particularly true of male students but many students suffer from a significant aversion to reading which I firmly believe is due to past negative experiences.

Presenter 7:  Britni Tincher-Back

Life on the Farm

Why chickens at a school? We thought it would be great if the students of Jackson City could witness first hand where our food comes from. Chicken nuggets just don’t fall from the sky and eggs just don’t appear at the store. We feel that it’s imperative that our kids start learning at an early the age the importance of healthy food choices and the benefits you reap when you work hard. Another lesson we hope to relay: don’t be scared of the unknown. A few of my students really do enjoy raising their own chickens at home, and many are extremely knowledgeable in this agriculture glory! Plus, chickens are a wonderful addition to any garden. The chickens eat bugs off of the plants, their droppings are a wonderful addition to our compost, which can then be added back into our garden soil in the fall and the cycle continues. The bonus is that our free range, all organic chickens will produce the best eggs out there if given this grant. And they are just fun. Schoolyard chicken coops are not just for rural schools. Inner-city schools, such as Chicago and New York City, are including chickens as a part of curriculum to provide students with hands-on experience with agriculture.

Presenter 8:  Harlan County High School Community Challenge Team