• Hello, everyone! First off, I would like to give my thanks to KVEC and funding these grants for our classrooms for so many years. It is through these grants that I have had the ability to move my classroom forward in so many ways I would have otherwise had zero means to do so. This year I was blessed to receive 3 grants.
    1.) The Classrooms A…[Read more]

  • Jenkins: Then and Now

    Our innovation grant will go toward a placed based learning project with the goal to create a virtual tour of Jenkins, Ky. Our focus will be to examine how immigration impacted every aspect of Jenkins KY, from the structure of the city, jobs and even the leisure lives of those who lived her long ago. This project will have…[Read more]

  • “True Cavalier Pride” is to reconnect JHS students with true Cavalier Pride, while also developing historical thinking and writing skills through interactive, enriching and hands-on student conducted research. Over the course of the past year, while conducting Social Studies classes, I have identified that my students have difficulty discerning…[Read more]

  • Taking Care of Business –EVERYDAY!

    Students struggle with common “real-life” situations, such as determining how much taxes will be added to their Wal Mart bill, or how much interest they will have to pay when they borrow money from a bank to buy their car. When they get a job, where will they keep their money? How will they know how much mon…[Read more]

  • I am looking forward to sharing and receiving ideas at the upcoming Fire Summit! I will be presenting on my “Can you Hear Me Now?” grant in which I am working on improving student communication skills through more engaging strategies and environments in the middle school ELA classroom. Through the purchase of an enhanced audio system, my…[Read more]

  • Registered for my First FIRE summit awhile back, but just now getting around to posting. Super excited to receive my first grant, and get my students working. My grant was for integrating 3D printing technology into my visual art classrooms. Should be pretty interesting to see the concept materialized. Also, can’t wait to see the creation side of…[Read more]

  • Just registered for the KVEC FIRE Summit! I’m so excited for this opportunity. I will be presenting on the integration of Alexa into the educational process. Using Alexa Skills Blueprint, teachers can create flashcards and quizzes that students can listen to and answer orally. Alexa will tell them if they are correct or incorrect. Alexa will…[Read more]

  • Show Me A Story: Puppets in the Library
    For several years now, I have integrated the use of puppetry with various library classes to teach story elements and writing skills. In the past, I have improvised by using library chairs draped with black sheets. This has been problematic because the fabric slips off the chairs and the students have to…

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  • Title: Mending Hearths without Breaking Ribs

    Students are unaware of their compression depth and rate during Basic Life Support skills practice. Students are being assessed on this skill and are showing varying degrees of depth during the assessment. I plan to purchase BLS manikins with a light up monitoring system that will gage their…[Read more]

  • Just registered for my first Fire Summit on Oct. 23rd! So excited! My grant was for a “Digital Portfolio Station”. For the past five or so years, my 6th grade Language Arts students have completed digital portfolios. Digital portfolios make classroom learning more accessible to the students, but also parents, administrators, etc. because they…[Read more]

  • Just registered for Fire Summit on Oct. 23rd. Very happy to represent Johnson County and to be able to obtain C-Pens for my students. This will help with reading fluency, vocabulary, and confidence within the classroom. On behalf of the Johnson County School District, thank you. Look forward to meeting with everybody come the 23rd.

  • I just registered for the October 23rd FireSummit. A preview of what I’ll be presenting: After teaching students for 20 years I have come to find that some students love reading but a great majority of them will only tolerate sitting in an ELA classroom as they have no choice but to be there. My problem of practice is figuring out a way to make…[Read more]

  • Excited to receive some of the items for my room transformation. Students will get to experience a trip to outer space without leaving the classroom. Looking forward to seeing what sparks are initiated with this unit. More pictures to come! #Thinkersofthefuture

  • As I stand in front of my classroom each day looking at my students I can’t even conceive the future for them. I wonder what unthinkable gadgets will unfold. I question if schools are progressing quickly enough to make significant contributions in the preparation of our students for what is yet to be. Will they have the problem solving s…[Read more]

  • Thinkers of the Future
    As I stand in front of my classroom each day looking at my students I can’t even conceive the future for them. I wonder what unthinkable gadgets will unfold. I question if schools are progressing quickly enough to make significant contributions in the preparation of our students for what is yet to be. Will they have t…[Read more]

  • Hello! I teach Moderate and Severe Disabilities at Lawrence County High School. With our Transition Innovation Grant we will be starting a school store. Our store will serve popcorn, slushies and cappuccinos.
    Our students participate in the CO-Op program, but our community is small and we are limited in the placement of jobs outside the school.…[Read more]

  • So very excited! I received my C-Pen Reader Pens for my classroom today. Can’t wait to get my students using them next week.

  • Pen Point Reading–when struggling readers are in a regular education classroom of 20+ students they are frequently embarrassed about their inability to read as well as others and typically will not ask for help due to embarrassment. These students need methods and technological devices that will allow access to the general curriculum so that the…[Read more]

  • We are currently working on getting all the orders placed. We are getting ready to have our first Patriotivity meeting. I am so excited about getting the qball started with instructional practices.

  • Hello everyone! I’m here to tell you about my learning innovation grant. I’m a 7th grade math teacher at Louisa Middle School in Lawrence County, Kentucky. The first eight years of my career, I taught band to grades 6-12, and I’m now entering my 4th year as a math educator. As I switched from an elective class to a required regular education…[Read more]

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