Jessica Davis

Paintsville

Jessica Davis

Paintsville
jessica.davis@paintsville.kyschools.us

Biography

Science on the Go

With this grant, I will be purchasing a mobile demonstration science lab. This will have a tank and sink for water storage, grounded power sources and a mirror for other students to present and all students be able to see their experiment. With this station, students will be able to have a more hands-on approach in my science classroom. This will hopefully gain a love for science and better retention of the content. Stand Up with Interactive Tables With this grant I will be purchasing 6 plexiglass table tops with all the hardware to secure to the tables. These table tops will be attaching to standing workstations that were awarded with last year’s ARI grants. These table tops will not only give us access to a dry erase surface, but will allow the students to put templates, posters, etc under the plexiglass and using the surface to write. This will be an exciting initiative to allow the students to have a surface that will increase collaboration, help with planning of group projects, and explore in their STEAM projects with a new dimension of learning. Having these surfaces on standing workstations will give my students an opportunity to guide themselves and others through their own learning. This will allow a giant step in my blended learning classroom to reach towards a completely student led classroom!

Stand Up with Interactive Tables

According to https://www.alliedplasticsco.com/blog/whiteboard+tables+impr ove+common+core+classrooms/1/ “, A little-known fact is that  a Whiteboard or Dry Erase Tabletop surface can help improve  achievement in the classroom.” They also give 5 reasons why a dry erase surface improves achievement. They include collaboration, translation, classifying, exploring and functionality. When reading this blog along with several others over the summer, I can’t help but ask the question, does a  whiteboard/marker board surface really improve the achievement in the classroom? There are so many theories,  so many plans, why choose a whiteboard table? Within my classroom, I have one-to-one technology, which initially made my students more sedentary. Last year I saw improvement in learning and more active discussions when giving the students accessibility to standing workstations. I have an interactive whiteboard that we use together throughout the lessons. So, as a teacher, we are always looking for new ways to increase learning and achievement in students daily.

If awarded this grant, I would be able to purchase 6 plexiglass table tops with all the hardware to secure to the tables. These table tops would not only give us access to a dry erase surface but would allow the students to put templates, posters, etc under the plexiglass and using the surface to write. This would be an exciting initiative to allow the students to have a surface that would increase collaboration, help with the planning of group projects, and explore in their STEAM projects with a new dimension of learning. Having these surfaces on standing workstations could give my students an opportunity to guide themselves and others through their own learning. This would allow a  giant step in my blended learning classroom to reach towards a completely student-led classroom!

All sessions by Jessica Davis

Concourse A – Breakout Segment C

24 Oct 2018
1:05 am-2:15 am
Concourse A

Concourse A – Breakout Segment A

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