Concourse B – Breakout Segment B
Presenter 1: Michelle Salyers
As a speech language pathologist I am constantly looking for ways to improve my student’s speech sound production skills and language skills. There is a correlation between articulation/phonological disorders and phonemic awareness/reading skills. Student’s that have articulation and phonological problems have a higher likelihood of difficulty learning how to read. They perceive the sound they say as the sound for the words and will misarticulate as well as misread/comprehend information incorrectly. Articulation and phonological problems also impact rhyming, syllable identification/counting and sound sequencing. Many students with articulation/phonological deficits have difficulty with motor change of their tongue to correctly produce their errors correctly. I feel that my problem of practice is that my students need oral motor tools such as speech buddies and talk tools to help improve speech sound production that will increase their pre reading and reading skills. It will also improve their ability to communicate their needs and wants more effectively in the classroom setting.
Presenter 2: Andrew Padgett & Robert Kelley
Middlesboro Independent HIgh School Student Senate Plan
Presenter 3: Jessica Mullins
Bringing Programming to Life with Legos
To address the research question,fifth-grade students in my science class will first be evaluated on their problem-solving abilities by completing a pre-assessment. Then, with accommodations made based upon the outcomes of the pre-assessment, students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of programming with the use of LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set.
Presenter 4: Stephanie Tiller
Presenter 5: Kelli Ratliff
Creating a Love Learning with Technology
With the technology purchased with this grant my students will always have access to technology in the Resource classroom. Students will have technology that is up to date and has resources which are not available on platforms other than IOS. Students will also have access to handwriting technology with the use of the Apple Pencil they will be able to practice cursive handwriting and when this type of technology would apply to a real world situation such as signing for a credit card purchase electronically.
Presenter 6: Victoria Howard
Raise Your Voice: Increasing Student Paricipation, Engagement and Collaboration in the Classroom
This project focuses on researching a correlation between increasing student participation and student achievement. The grant will purchase a QBall microphone system, Smart KAPP board, and a sound amplification system. The QBall System is a soft, foam ball with a microphone housed inside that can be tossed between students during discussion. The SMART KAPP board is a whiteboard that connects to student individual devices and updates in real time. Students can take screenshots of the board so that instruction lives on even after the board is erased. With the implementation of these items, we hope to see an increase in student participation and achievement.
Presenter 7: Nikki Ferguson
Reading For All!
Students with reading disabilities often read at least 2 grade levels below their similar aged peers. As a result of this discrepancy they often struggle to complete assignments without teacher assistance. This is due to the fact that the reading material whether its passages, directions, etc is above their independent reading level. While, this causes difficulties for students, it also causes problems for teachers as they struggle to find grade and age appropriate material in their attempt to differentiate their curriculum the meet the needs of all learners. But what would it look like if a special education student could read the exact same passage as the student sitting next to them? Could we close the achievement gap? The C-Pen Reader is a piece of technology that could potentially do all of these things. This is a pen that comes with ear buds so that students can scan a text and it will read the text aloud to them. It has the ability to give word definitions to help increase student vocabulary and can be downloaded once scanned for later use.
Presenter 8: Phelps ATC
The Tiny House project allows our students to learn the construction process from beginning to end. We start with design, budgeting,scheduling, and material take offs. We go from rough framing to the finishing touches. This grant allows our students to watch and participate in the complete construction of a Tiny House. The Tiny House grant teaches them responsibility, allows creativity and gives them a sense of pride in their work, as the project is completed.