Today’s classroom might feel a little different than you remember, even if you’ve only been out of school for a short time. Teachers are often at the forefront of finding new ways to engage their students by integrating new technology into their curriculum. KVEC’s FireCast TV is a new half-hour traveling program that will highlight these new classroom innovations that are forging a new path for learning that could lead to a new economy in Eastern Kentucky.
For the sixth episode of FireCast, theHoller production team traveled to Johnson County Middle School and this episode is slightly different than previous versions. This edition was hosted by two students from Johnson County’s Community Problem Solving Team (CmPs) Ava Cochran and Jules Davis.
Johnson County CmPs team wanted to help contribute to a major problem in their community. This year the CmPs team concentrated on issues surrounding addiction and they decided to focus on babies who are born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). The students created a mobile application that will be available on iOS and the Google Play Store in the near future. The app provides information in a non-threatening manner for expecting mothers who battle addiction issues to seek help.
Over the years Johnson County Middle School has won 14 state Governor’s Cup Championships and finished in the Top Ten at International FPS competition 10 times, with four first places for the FPS Team Event; one Grand Champion for CmPS and one first place for CmPS. There are multiple state FPS championships and quick recall championships as well as numerous state champions within specific sub-competitions.
Eastern Kentucky schools really are forging innovation in rural education. Tune in to FireCast TV and come back in the coming weeks to learn more about the classroom experiences, ingenuity and drive of students, teachers, and administrators through the KVEC region.
If you would like for your school to be involved with FireCast be sure to fill out the
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