Cathy McCune 2015-2016

Breathitt County

Cathy McCune 2015-2016

Breathitt County

Biography

Project Title: 3Doodler in Science

Learning Innovation Grant Recipient

I want to incorporate more 3D construction into my classroom. By creating objects beyond the computer screen, students are automatically more engaged. In my innovation grant, I asked for a tool that will allow students this cool opportunity. The CreoPop 3D pens will allow students to create 3 dimensional models. Using the 3 Doodler in my class, students can create prototypes, draw 3 dimensional models of cells, molecules, viruses, organs and other critical biological artifacts. Using dimension will make it easier for students to understand complex concepts. It provides greater focus for the visual learners and places studentcreated products into their hands for inspection and analysis.

Project Title: Academy Designs 

S.T.A.R.S. Mini Grant Recipient 

Academy Designs will be a T-shirt printing business that is run by the Sebastian Middle School Sixth Grade Academy students. Students will be divided into groups where each group will be responsible for one facet of the business. Together, all groups will carryout the particulars of the business. They will advertise, gather customer interest, create designs, take up orders, and press t-shirts for the school and community. Group 1 will manage the advertising via school social media accounts, local newspaper announcements and set-up a booth at various school level events such as open house and sporting events. When an order is received, students in group 2 will take care of billing and ordering the supplies needed to fill the order. Group 3 will create a number of choices of design for the customer to choose from. When the customer is satisfied with the design, students in group 4 will (under supervision) press the t-shirts to fill the orders. When customers are satisfied with their order, students in group 2 will receive the payment and begin depositing money into their school account for profit. The business will continue to advertise and make t-shirts throughout the school year.