Frankie Puckett

Paintsville

Frankie Puckett

Paintsville
frankie.puckett@paintsville.kyschool.us

Biography

Reading is Optional said No Teacher or Boss Ever

A major problem in classrooms these days if having enough working technology and programs to assist all students. My goal is to implement an adaptive learning technology using Ipads and Tablets and a variety of online educational programs. This will allow me to instruct and reinforce reading skills with independent students. My students need hands-on learning. They need multiple ways to practice new concepts learned in our classroom. As an educator, my goal is to find various ways to make school a positive experience jam-packed with chances that will help each child feel welcome, accepted, effective and totally included. Many of my students come to me, not reading at all or grade levels behind, and it’s my job to get them to level. Having access to technology while in classroom would be a great opportunity for them to get additional practice with reading, writing, and practicing math skills. Having the opportunity to provide technology to make skills in various subjects come alive is a great experience. Letter and sound association (vowel digraphs/diphthongs), high frequency words, basic number skills, such as number recognition and simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems, can become a stumbling block to the brightest children. Offering these concepts in a way that is engaging, interactive and exciting will motivate students. Learning these concepts is vital in primary grades due to the mass testing that occurs in the upper grades. 2. Bring Back Color to Learning An area of concern for a lot of students especially struggling students is retention of information There are a lot of students who have deficits with working memory need to interact with information several times for it to get into long-term memory. Classrooms do not usually have the time to go over the same content several times to ensure each student acquires the information. My goal for this grant is to provide inspiration to young learners through visual images and technology by making various places in our school a welcoming environment with colorful posters and stairway strips that teach, entertain, and inspire. Information will be placed on the stairs, in the hallways, on back of bathroom doors and on gym walls. Another possibility is on the floor along the walls of the hall. My identified area of focus is on how teachers can use bright and engaging posters/prints to enhance learning. In other words, will having brightly colored and engaging charts affect the retention of information. This project will be great visual cues for students which can address issues like self-esteem, motivation, and help provide examples of concepts covered in class. It is hoped that the project will benefit both students and teachers in multiple ways and through these infographics; students, teachers, and visitors will absorb information at a glance and expand their knowledge about diverse topics relevant to education.

Bring Back the Color of Learning

An area of concern for a lot of students especially struggling students is retention of information There are a lot of students who have deficits with working memory need to interact with information several times for it to get into long-term memory.

Classrooms do not usually have the time to go over the same content several times to ensure each student acquires the information. My goal for this grant is to provide inspiration to young learners through visual images and technology by making various places in our school a welcoming environment with colorful posters and stairway strips that teach, entertain, and inspire. Information will be placed on the stairs, in the hallways, on back of bathroom doors and on gym walls. Another possibility is on the floor along the walls of the hall. Ultimately, I want to know if the information is placed in view daily will it increase their knowledge of the subject such as multiplication facts or sight words. The equipment needed is a HP DesignJet T120 Inkjet Large Format Printer – 24″ – Color and printing supplies (various types and sizes of paper). The aim is to support and reinforce teaching in the classroom by reminding students of key messages while providing a fun and colorful hallway display. Teaching and learning should be clever and fun, and it should be accessible to students everywhere, all the time. My identified area of focus is on how teachers can use bright and engaging posters/prints to enhance learning. In other words, will having brightly colored and engaging charts affect the retention of information.  This project will be great visual cues for students which can address issues like self-esteem, motivation, and help provide examples of concepts covered in class. My plan is to not only put posters up in the hallway but install strips of words and/or math facts on sets of stairs inside the school. Students travel up and down these stairs and halls multiple times a day, so they can’t help but learn by repetition. The strips/charts will help students remember the word or fact and offer an extra study boost right before a test. It will also serve as a motivational strategy. The hope is that by seeing the anchor charts and words regularly students will become familiar with the spelling and make connections in the classroom and help students build on their academic knowledge and skills. It is another way to remember those challenging nines and power words.     The strips/charts will be colorful and engaging designed to help improve student understanding; breaking down curriculum-based topics into chunks of information. The visual and attention-grabbing designs hopefully will brighten up the hallways and engage all regardless of age, ability and learning style. Whoever the target audience!

This project will be a lot more work, but it will also be the most rewarding. The hope everyone will enjoy and learn walking up the stairs and to see these little educational reminders. At the end of the project, data will be analyzed to determine effectiveness. Students and regular class teachers will be surveyed to obtain information about benefits of the project and suggestions for expansion or improvement. So why not take a chance and help create a colorful and engaging learning and motivational environment to inspire my young learners. The printer and supplies aim to support and reinforce our teaching in the classroom by reminding the students of key academic and motivational messages while providing a fun and colorful display.   It is hoped that the project will benefit both students and teachers in multiple ways and through these infographics; students, teachers, and visitors will absorb information at a glance and expand their knowledge about diverse topics relevant to education.

All sessions by Frankie Puckett

Concourse E – Breakout Segment A

24 Oct 2018
9:35 am-10:45 am
Concourse E

Concourse E – Breakout Segment B

24 Oct 2018
10:50 am-12:00 pm
Concourse E