Boardroom Upper Level – Segment B
Presenter 1: Tammy Meade
Social and Emotional Learning in the Middle School Classroom
*Does the implementation of an SEL curriculum with middle-school aged children help decrease the number of visits to the school counselor’s office for peer-related problems? Does the implementation of this program have a direct impact on the number of classroom discipline marks? **The Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons will be taught in hopes of improving our middle school students’ SEL skills. We have seen these skills lacking in our students. We want our students to be successful; not only in the classroom, but also into adulthood. and life, in general.
Presenter 2: Britni Tincher-Back
The Classrooms A Stage
Ever since I visited the Ron Clark Academy and saw the AMAZING teachers there use a stage to help transform their classrooms, I knew I just HAD TO HAVE ONE! Immediately upon arrival back here in Kentucky I started discussing plans with my husband and looking up all the different ways to build a stage. After seeing the teachers (and students) at RCA each have a stage in their classroom and use their imaginations to make learning come to life, I knew I had to have one. Teaching is acting. If you teach, you are acting. Like acting, your best performance will stem from tapping into your true emotions and connecting with your audience on an authentic level. But you are still crafting an act using speech, movement, and props — and laying it before a critical audience.
Presenter 3: Prestonburg Elementary ACT Team
Pathway to Personalized Learning
Presenter 4: Cody Taylor
Embracing the Community
School to community relations are an extremely important factor in student behavior, achievement, and perspective of their learning environment. Successful collaboration, partnerships, and communication with local professionals, mentors, and businesses can be essential for creating positive relationships and an embracing community. The Student-Leader and World Geography & Communications elective courses will focus on discussion, service, problem, and place-based learning. This cornerstone will allow students and teachers to be more engaged and invested in their learning and community. These electives will allow our children to make life-long connections through mentorships and stay connected via crowdsourcing. “It takes a village to raise a child.” We’ve all heard it, but as cliché as it sounds; it’s true. Research proves that when there is a strong relationship between the family, school, and community, then children are more likely to engage in positive behaviors and succeed.
Presenter 5: Gavin Couture & Emma Latherow
KVEC Student Senate
Presenter 6: Kara Gayheart
What’s that sound?
Sensory Items come to life This grant will support equipment that will be used to connect sound to items in the sensory hallway. The sensory hallway is located in our Alternate Curriculum Resource Room here at East Perry. The devices will be linked to tactile objects that create an auditory experience while acting as a sensory relief to our students with Autism. This will allow for students to use hearing, vision, and touch to engage in sensory activities. These sounds will be linked with sounds that would be expected when touching the specific item.
Presenter 7: Knott County ATC
Tiny House Project
Presenter 8: Leisa Ammerman & Monty Hill
Does early exposure turn into higher wages later
Students with IEP’s in need of special instruction often find their way into CTE programs and they find high levels of success in these programs. The TIG initiative enables special needs students to learn skills and build relationships between the special education, academic, and career technical teachers. Students will learn adaptive behaviors to improve their confidence and persistence toward completing advanced tasks.