Student Achievement Fair booths
The following districts are participating in the 2015 Capital Conference Student Achievement Fair.
Barnesville EV: Project Lead the Way, Booth 79
Students explore engineering and can earn college credit through Project Lead the Way. Discover how this STEM program focuses on design; 3-D printing; automation and robotics; and electrical and coding skills.
Jon Jordan, teacher, (740) 425-3617
Batavia Local (Clermont): Crossing Paths — History Meets Science, Booth 26
Discover how students flourish when learning is taken beyond our walls and into our neighboring ecosystem.
Paul Moore, teacher, (513) 453-2358
Big Walnut Local (Delaware): Scientists Rock!, Booth 69
Learn how educators promote and foster innovation and creativity in young scientists using a STEM model blended with traditional curriculum.
Nicci Scanlan Hess, board member, (614) 205-4469
Bloom-Carroll Local (Fairfield): Seven Ingredients for Success, Booth 39
Sample a platinum award-winning recipe for sweet success. Experience a culture enhanced by high student expectations in which teachers, students and parents work together to create a climate of teamwork, learning and support.
Stephanie Dinsmore, media center specialist, (614) 837-0786
Bloom-Carroll Local (Fairfield): Career Exploration, Booth 42
Bloom-Carroll High School launched an online career exploration course, helping students create road maps toward their goals. Get the tools to replicate this program, in which 20% of the student body participates.
Stephanie Dinsmore, media center specialist, (614) 837-0786
Buckeye Career Center: Culinary Arts, Booth 82
Students run a restaurant that has on- and off-site catering. Taste a few of their award-winning recipes, including peanut butter cake and jambalaya.
Mike Starlin, instructor, (330) 339-2288, ext. 1410
Buckeye Career Center: Energy Operations, Booth 46
Discover how this program prepares students for a career in the energy industry, from helping build pipelines and drill wells to going to college to become a petroleum engineer.
Trent Edie, assistant principal, (330) 339-2288
Butler Tech: Project Lead the Way Computer Science, Booth 32
Hear how this program teaches middle school students the principles of this fast-growing field by focusing on creativity and an iterative design process. Students share how they create basic apps using MIT App Inventor.
Dan Richter, teacher, (513) 678-7004
Canton City: Literacy on the Lawn, Booth 81
The Summer Reading Slide is affecting urban students. Learn how to “catch the slide” with this simple program that uses research, volunteers and minimal funding and encompasses all readers.
Marianna Arvidson, principal, (330) 452-7069
Canton City: Success Classes, Booth 30
Learn about semester Success Classes, required for all students in grades nine-12. Community partners mentor students and explain grade-appropriate topics including college and career exploration and preparation, soft skills development, ACT prep and independent living skills.
Peggy Savage, senior administrator of instruction, (330) 312-7422
Canton City: Third-grade Summer Intensive Reading Program, Booth 66
Hear how this program targets third-grade students that are in danger of retention due to the third-grade reading guarantee. Discover how focused, daily small-group instruction helps struggling readers pass the achievement tests and move on to fourth grade.
Angela Seders, principal, (330) 453-6902
Chardon Local (Geauga): Actively Caring for People (AC4P), Booth 5
This movement grew from the district’s recovery efforts following a tragic school shooting in 2012. Learn how the AC4P movement has transformed students, staff and the community to actively care for people.
Rob Mizen, teacher, (440) 285-4057
Clinton-Massie Local (Clinton): Robotics Club, Booth 62
The high school robotics program is an after-school extracurricular that teaches various aspects of robotics, engineering and science. Learn how students use computer software to build robots and take them to competitions.
Dale Williams, senior mentor, (513) 827-1644
Columbus City: Berwick Eco Fashion Club, Booth 95
Hear how students in the club use the STEAM philosophy to create new fashion from old clothing. The club put on a fashion show where they created the fashion and stage and coordinated the lighting and music.
Jared Laughbaum, teacher, (614) 395-5180
Columbus City: Briggs Crew, Booth 93
Learn how connecting with Briggs Crew Leaders helps freshmen see themselves as leaders in school. This cross-section of the student body includes representatives from all social and ethnic groups at the school, and pairs freshmen with an older student with whom they can identify.
Natalie Billingsley, school counselor (614) 365-5915
Coshocton County Career Center: Coshocton Career Center Culinary Arts, Booth 100
Students prepare culinary arts treats and provide free tasting samples.
Mike Cichon, instructor (740) 622-0211, ext. 1120
Crestview Local (Columbiana): Engineers of the Future, Booth 96
Discover how Projects Lead the Way and Inspire (3-D printing) helps students assume the role of an engineer to develop solutions to real-world problems.
Randi Yazvac, teacher (330) 482-4648
Crooksville EV: Digital Media, Booth 28
Discover how students use graphic tablets to develop digital artwork.
Keeley Miller, art teacher, (740) 982-7015
Cuyahoga Falls City: Interest-Based Learning, Booth 38
Learn about this interest-based small learning community framework. Students explain the creative work they have produced in these “dens” and showcase how student ownership of learning has come alive.
Allison Bogdan, high school principal, (330) 926-3808, ext. 502110
R.G. Drage Career Technical Center: Bakery and Pastry Operations, Booth 18
See how this industry-based career-tech program uses curriculum developed by business and industry. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible for a minimum of $2,500 in scholarships.
Dennis Finley, instructor (330) 933-9150
Dublin City: The Wonder Project, Booth 8
Discover a program that promotes and develops students’ creativity, problem-solving and investigative skills. Students learn through a yearlong investigation of a wonder project designed to expose them to concepts and ideas not normally found on standardized tests.
Kimberly Miller, chief academic officer, (614) 760-4400
Dublin City: Young Professionals Academy, Booth 23
This class partners high school juniors and seniors with businesses and organizations for internships. Hear how students learn valuable work skills, investigate possible careers and build long-term relationships that have led to full-time jobs.
Kimberly Miller, chief academic officer, (614) 760-4400
East Cleveland City: Learning Through Music, Booth 9
Experience the power of music in instruction. Hear how musicians from the renowned Cleveland Orchestra visit classrooms and use music and instruments to help with instruction.
Myrna Loy Corley, superintendent, (216) 268-6580
East Cleveland City: Provost Scholars, Booth 25
Learn how student achievement is improved through a partnership between Case Western Reserve University and East Cleveland City Schools. Students are paired with faculty mentors, receive academic assistance, gain exposure to college life and participate in field trips.
Myrna Loy Corley, superintendent, (216) 268-6580
East Muskingum Local (Muskingum): The Be E3 Smart Program, Booth 53
Discover how the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives Inc. helps students learn a “home-to-school” approach to energy efficiency concepts and strategies.
Kim Spillman, teacher, (740) 826-7631
East Palestine City: Project Inspire, Booth 91
Students become inventors and problem-solvers by engaging in collaborative activities that provide exposure to real-world applications and career awareness. See how student projects are designed and produced on a classroom 3-D printer.
Heather Monteleone, teacher, (330) 426-9451
Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools: Cosmetology, Booth 58
Students demonstrate services available through the Cosmetology program, including hand and arm massage and manicures.
Sharon Bethel, instructor, (614) 836-5725
Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools: Exercise Science, Booth 52
These students are passionate about their program and at the top of their class, with 14 out of 16 passing the American College of Sports Medicine testing. Learn about their program, physiology and how to take care of yourself.
Stacey Valentas, instructor, (614) 837-9443167
Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools: Pre-Engineering, Booth 55
Students demonstrate 3-D printing, computer-aided design, manufacturing technologies and other concepts pertaining to the Pre-Engineering program.
Ken Miller, instructor, (614) 836-5725
Elgin Local (Marion): Recycling Club, Booth 49
The motto “If everyone does a little it adds up to be a lot!” is the driving force behind this small but mighty recycling club. Learn how students take pride in knowing they are making a difference by emptying the bins of the K-12 building.
Jessica Stephens, teacher, (740) 360-6481
Elida Local (Allen): Environmental Club, Booth 72
Discover why the Environmental Club is so deeply rooted in environmental education. Learn about the club’s main focus of educating others on conservation and making a difference in the local community.
Amy Amspoker, teacher, (419) 331-4115
Franklin City: Community Outreach Picnic, Booth 76
Learn what happens when students visit the fire department and courthouse and eat lunch with important leaders from the community and school.
Gail Reed, teacher, (937) 743-9572
Franklin City: Incentive-Based PBIS Programs, Booth 41
Franklin Junior and Senior High schools have developed recognition programs to encourage positive student behaviors. Find out how the AAA program and an incentive-based attendance policy have produced positive results over the last five years.
James McFarland, assistant principal, (937) 743-8610
Fremont City: The LINK, Booth 15
Hear how the Leaders Influence and Nurture Kids (LINK) program educates the community and students about numerous social issues.
Susan Frye, interventionist, (419) 334-5484
Goshen Local (Clermont): Service Learning Project, Booth 12
Discover how third-grade students designed a layout for an outdoor classroom with multiple learning stations and organized fundraisers to make this dream a reality.
Crystal Dozier, teacher, (513) 722-2225168
Granville EV: Fuel Up to Play 60 with FCCLA, Booth 44
Meet a Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador and the Ohio winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Contest and learn how the middle school Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter was awarded a $3,000 grant for breakfast education at three schools.
Barbara Blatter, teacher (740) 597-8104
Green Local (Scioto): Courage Committee, Booth 51
Students serve as ambassadors to promote self-esteem and positive life choices. Learn how the Courage Committee partners with school personnel to build a culture of support against today’s social challenges.
Jessica McIlhenny, guidance counselor, (740) 354-9330
Greene County Career Center: Digital Media, Booth 92
See examples of the work being created in this popular program, which doubled its enrollment for 2015-16. Hear how a fully-equipped television studio was built to complement instruction in video editing, graphic design, photography, audio engineering and cinematography.
Ron Bolender, public information administrator, (937) 426-6636, ext. 111
Huber Heights City: Energy Bike for Science Instruction, Booth 77
Discover how an energy bike can teach students about more than just energy conservation.
Ian Berry, teacher, (937) 237-6360
Kings Local (Warren): Kings High School Engineering Academy, Booth 87
Discover how students develop challenge-based projects to meet district needs, such as soil irrigation sensors, recycling lift, solar heating, waste reduction receptacles and devices for accessibility.
Jason Shields, instructor, (513) 398-8050
LaBrae Local (Trumbull): LaBrae High School Envirothon Team, Booth 97
Learn about his team, which won the Ohio Envirothon and placed 19th in an environmental competition against 52 teams from the U.S. and Canada.
Craig Klotzbach, teacher, (330) 978-3167
Lebanon City: Lebanon High School P.E.O.P.E.L., Booth 99
Discover a unique physical education alternative for students who want to provide a service to students with multiple disabilities. Learn about the positive impact this program has on the school culture and how to build a program in your district.
Scott Butler, principal, (513) 934-5100
Logan-Hocking Local (Hocking): Biomedical Sciences, Booth 6
Learn about the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Program. Students share their experiences designing and performing experiments, investigating the human body, exploring careers and addressing public health challenges.
Autum Barry, teacher, (740) 385-2069
Mad River Local (Montgomery): 21st Century Construction Trades, Booth 7
Discover how the construction trades program connects students with relevant projects and real-world experiences.
Chad Wyen, superintendent, (937) 259-6606
Mad River Local (Montgomery): Digital Design, Booth 14
Learn how students are designing a new district logo as they share their journey from start to finish.
Chad Wyen, superintendent, (937) 259-6606
Mad River Local (Montgomery): Humanoid Robotics, Booth 10
See how the district uses humanoid robots to help students learn in a fun, interactive and highly energized environment. Humanoid robots capture all four legs of STEM.
Jim Prater, instructor, (937) 237-4250, ext. 7210
Mansfield City: Springmill STEAM Learning Adventures, Booth 90
Hear how this collaboration between Mansfield City Schools and Ohio State University Mansfield boasts school- and community-based programs with COSI-like galleries for students to achieve standards-based, STEAM content in an exciting facility.
Meg Strong, program coordinator (419) 525-6348
Margaretta Local (Erie): High School Leadership Program, Booth 2
Find out how a high school student group began a Respect Campaign for grades three-12 and a student mentor/tutor program for grades K-five.
Marnie Syzmanski, instructor, (419) 684-5351
Marion City: GREAT at Grant, Booth 24
This 21st century after-school program is driven by innovation and creativity. Learn how to design a similar program to engage students in personal and academic development. See examples of global, STEM, enrichment and service projects.
Jolene Miller, program manager, (740) 223-4846
Marion City: Leader in Me, Booth 13
Learn how staff and Student Council members have incorporated values from the Leader In Me program into the district’s PBIS programs and annual leadership development training events, teaching students individually and in groups to live by its values.
Kirk Koennecke, principal, (740) 223-4704
Mayfield City: PK-12 STEM2M, Booth 83
Discover how STEM principles of instruction are implemented across the district, from elementary students’ innovation-hour inventions to a mechanical hand created by high school students.
Victoria Loncar, curriculum coordinator, (440) 995-6800
Mayfield City: PK-12 STEM2M, Booth 84
Middle school students demonstrate robotics they are designing as part of their instruction that incorporates STEM principles.
Victoria Loncar, curriculum coordinator, (440) 995-6800
Meigs Local (Meigs): After School Kids (ASK), Booth 1
Discover how the ASK program uses hands-on projects and activities to implement a comprehensive school and community response to the escalating problem of low academic achievement and the increase in risky behaviors among students.
Kim Wolfe, program manager, (740) 742-2408
Mentor EV: Robotics and Design, Booth 16
Hear how a hands-on, project-based course embeds two units from the Project Lead The Way Gateway program. The course enables students to build a strong foundation for further STEM learning in high school and beyond.
Kristen Kirby, director of community relations, (440) 796-9997
Miami Trace Local (Fayette): FFA Fall Harvest Day, Booth 3
All students are involved in the FFA’s Fall Harvest Day. Discover the value of this educational program, which focuses on discovering basic information about agriculture.
Amanda Swigert, instructor, (740) 333-4700
Miami Valley Career Technology Center: Firefighter/EMS Program, Booth 40
Students demonstrate skills learned in this program, including fire extinguisher training, properly wearing turnout gear and the forcible door simulator.
John Shaw, supervisor, (937) 854-6358
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers: Business Employability Skills Training (BEST), Booth 48
Students share their experiences of working in the community while learning basic employability skills.
Colleen Smith, instructor, (740) 685-2516170
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers: Early Childhood Education Program, Booth 65
Learn about the hands-on learning activities that high school students conduct with preschoolers and visitors at school events throughout the year.
Katie Lucas, instructor (740) 454-0101
Middletown City: Developing Relationships Through Retreats, Booth 63
Building retreats are an important means to begin a new year. Learn how to use team-building activities, data discussions and general goal setting to start your year on a positive, productive note.
Andrea Blevins, principal, (513) 217-2714
Middletown City: RTI: From Theory to Practice, Booth 47
Discover how to implement an effective Intervention Assistance Team within the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework and get practical strategies to promote collaboration among staff to support struggling learners.
Dr. Tanya Davis, senior director of student services, (513) 217-2744
Mount Vernon City: The Bookfast Club, Booth 35
Students enrolled in Contemporary Reading designed a reading curriculum to fulfill instructor-assigned objectives. The semester culminated in The Bookfast Club, in which community members met with students at a local bookstore to discuss the books.
Christine Keaton, teacher, (740) 504-4865
Mount Vernon City: Cultures and Comparisons, Booth 75
Learn how students travel to Rome each year to draw comparisons with the ancient world that impact many disciplines.
Mary Jo Behrensmeyer, Latin instructor/World Language Department chairwoman, (740) 397-4692
Newark City: After School Adventures, Booth 27
Hear how this program unites creative art making, nutrition and family communities. Students and teachers collaborate on active-voice projects, helping students share their unique stories with family and peers.
Michael Bontempo, educational consultant, (330) 696-9516
Northmont City: We All Need a Little Bing Bling, Booth 36
World-renowned artist Willis “Bing” Davis worked with students to create a Peace Quilt that will be permanently displayed in the district’s new high school. See the grant-funded colorful artwork made from fade-proof paper.
Jenny Wood, information officer (937) 832-5037171
Northwestern Local (Clark): Crazy 8’s, Booth 78
Discover how this over-the-top after-school club gets kids fired up about math. Each week kids build stuff, run, jump, make music, make a mess and make friendships at the same time.
Lori Ballentine, district gifted coordinator, (937) 964-3240, ext. 1227
Northwestern Local (Wayne): Clean Energy Programs, Booth 45
See how students are paving the way to a cleaner and more energy-efficient environment. Students work together to design, create and share their clean energy projects.
Amanda Michalak, adviser, (419) 846-3833
Patrick Henry Local (Henry): Project Revolution — Robotics, Booth 21
Learn why there has been an increase in students enrolling in robotics classes. Composed mostly of students in the after-school program, the middle school robotics team has attended multiple competitions.
Gabe Oberlin, teacher, (419) 274-3015
Plain Local (Stark): Connect the Beat — Conductivity and Music, Booth 11
Based on concepts learned in science, see how fourth-grade students are constructing their own electronic instruments with the power of the MaKey MaKey invention kit.
David Thompson, teacher, (330) 491-3730
Portsmouth City: Portsmouth Bicentennial Art Showcase, Booth 50
During the city of Portsmouth’s bicentennial in 2015, student held art showcase that highlighted the city. Hear about this event, which shared student talents with the community.
April Deacon, teacher, (740) 353-2398
Portsmouth City: Project More at PES, Booth 64
Project More is a third-grade intervention program that uses volunteers to mentor students and provide reading instruction to students in need. Teachers share successes and explain the results of the program.
Angela Byers-Johnson, teacher, (740) 353-6019
Put-In-Bay Local (Ottawa): Elementary Sphero, Booth 94
Sphero teaches math, physics and computer science concepts using hands-on, engaging activities with a robotic ball. Learn how students write computer programs that control how the sphere rolls and appears.
Linda Rence, gifted intervention specialist (419) 285-3614
Reynoldsburg City: GSVA Visual Arts Journey Program at Reynoldsburg, Booth 43
Discover how the nonprofit Granville Studio of Visual Arts (GSVA) builds students’ creative courage through its signature 10-week, after-school Art of the Self-Portrait Journey program at Reynoldsburg Junior High School.
Susanna Reeb, GSVA studio director, (740) 587-2371
Rolling Hills Local (Guernsey): Community-Based Agencies in Schools, Booth 4
Learn about the importance of involving community-based agencies in the academic experience. Students show how to find resources and topics in the school community.
Rusty Roberts, retired teacher, (740) 680-3710
Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center: Clark State Summer Intern Showcase, Booth 61
Explore how two high school students and their instructor engaged in research and hands-on cybersecurity projects at the AT&T Government Solutions and Riverside Research during the summer.
Sean Fadden, instructor, (937) 325-7368172
Steubenville City: Goal Setting with Gifted Students, Booth 59
Learn how gifted students set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely) goals to improve academic achievement and achieve personal and social goals.
Kathy Pavlik, director of gifted education, (740) 283-3767
Steubenville City: STEM Education, Booth 68
Discover how students, staff and community members use STEM education to learn 21st century skills for career development and college readiness. Courses include 3-D printing, engineering, information technology and soft skills.
Shana D’Aurora, STEM director, (740) 284-5613
Streetsboro City: Teaching SMART with STEM, Booth 34
Discover how the district has expanded STEM to incorporate partnerships with area businesses (SMART consortium) to model real-world STEM for students. Learn how to start this type of program in your district.
Aireane Curtis, assistant superintendent (330) 626-4900, ext. 1040
Talawanda City: Importance of service learning activities, Booth 80
Students discuss a variety of service learning opportunities they have been a part of. Learn how students plan and complete these projects in which they interact with both the community and school district.
Sharon Gregory, teacher, (513) 273-3200, ext. 3164
Three Rivers Local (Hamilton): Human Rights for All, Booth 71
Learn about the district’s membership in the UNESCO Associated School Project Network. Inspired by Malala Yousafzai, students used the main hallway to illustrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The district also is hosting a naturalization ceremony for 80 citizens.
Allison Heisel, teacher, (513) 518-0046
Tri-County Career Center: Video Storytelling, Booth 60
Discover a powerful way for people to express themselves creatively in a digital format. Computer Tech Academy students won a local video storytelling contest.
Tom McGreevy, instructor (740) 607-4969
Trotwood-Madison City: PS PRIDE, Booth 98
Hear how students, teachers, counselors and community members — assisted by the principals — make the school and community greater and ultimately unified. Learn about the work of four subcommittees: Service, Academic Tutoring, Mentoring and School Climate.
David White, principal (937) 854-0878, ext. 2004
Twin Valley Local (Preble): Nets in Our Life, Booth 57
Students demonstrate a geometry project involving finding, deconstructing and recreating 3-D figures through measurement and design processes.
Amanda Beneke, teacher, (937) 839-4315
Upper Valley Career Center: Exercise Science, Booth 73
Students have collaborated with several career-tech programs and district staff to integrate health and wellness into other pathways. Stop by for specific examples and research.
Melissa Williams, teacher, (937) 778-1980, ext. 704
Urbana City: Urbana High School Art Exhibit, Booth 89
Art can be defined as the human effort to imitate, supplement, alter or counteract the work of nature. See how students learn the conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements or other elements.
Leigh Ann Simpson, teacher, (937) 653-1402
Vantage Career Center: Network Systems, Booth 17
See the latest in technology, including Google Glass, Oculus Rift 3-D virtual reality headset, laser keyboard and computer-modeling demonstrations.
MaryJo Wilhelm, community relations coordinator, (419) 238-5411, ext. 2169
Vermilion Local (Erie): International Clue Hunters, Booth 56
Learn how students use inquiry and deductive reasoning to locate classrooms around the globe. See how this process improves speaking, listening, writing and geography skills.
Lisa Murray, teacher, (440) 670-2192
Vinton County Local (Vinton): Community Mural Project, Booth 54
Find out how teachers, students, local historians and community groups worked together to budget for and organize a project to design and paint a mural on an exposed wall in the community.
Jeremy Ward, principal, (740) 596-5243
Wadsworth City: STEM Camp, Booth 31
Hear how the district hosted a STEM camp for more than 400 students to provide teachers a low-risk, fun environment to try out new skills so they would be more apt to use project-based learning and STEM in K-eight science classrooms.
Michele Evans, director of instruction and professional development, (330) 335-1315
Warren County Career Center: Information Technology (IT) Tech Prep, Booth 67
Learn how students at multiple high schools are attending Warren County Career Center satellite programs and engaged in learning projects that include Shark Tank and Kickstarter business presentations. Students also earn national certifications in the IT industry.
Peg Allen, public information specialist, (513) 932-5677, ext. 5204
Washington Local (Lucas): Peer-to-Peer Support Program, Booth 33
Peer-to-peer support is an evidence-based practice that provides social opportunities for kids with autism, increases typical peer engagement in the school community and boosts the acceptance of diversity. Discover the benefits to both peer groups.
Katie Spenthoff, junior high principal, (419) 473-8487
Wayne County Schools Career Center: Engineering Technologies, Booth 20
See how students made 22 wooden tractor-trailer trucks engraved with the school logo for the U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots Foundation. Truck engines and dashboards were made on 3-D printers.
William Peters, instructor, (330) 682-1707174
Waynesfield-Goshen Local (Auglaize): Guided Reading Group Sarcophagus, Booth 22
See the results of students reading about ancient Egypt. Projects include PowerPoint presentations, a personalized 3-D sarcophagus and a muslin-wrapped mummy.
Deb Johns, adviser, (419) 568-9100
Waynesfield-Goshen Local (Auglaize): Moments in History, Booth 19
This class uses primary resources to analyze historical events such as the Berlin Wall, with a diorama demonstrating its creation and fall.
Joe Foster, teacher, (419) 957-2355
Weathersfield Local (Trumbull): History Club, Booth 29
This upstart club includes 90 of the school’s 300 students and was rated one of the top 10 history clubs in the U.S. Learn about their activities and accomplishments.
Tim Porter, teacher, (330) 727-3099
West Clermont Local (Clermont): Amelia Middle School STEM Bicycle Club, Booth 88
Eighth-grade students learned hands-on STEM skills to reverse-engineer a bicycle during a 10-week bike-building workshop sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative. Learn how to properly change a bicycle tire and more.
Matt Spangler, STEM/gifted specialist (859) 468-2499
West Clermont Local (Clermont): West Clermont Design Squad, Booth 86
See how middle school students use the STEM process to solve real-world challenges. Technology, math and science converge to boost thinking skills and provide engineering-awareness. Stop by the booth to marvel at what we’ve created.
Kendra Ackerman, design squad leader/teacher (513) 947-7500
Westfall Local (Pickaway): Westfall Business Academy, Booth 37
Discover how academy students study all aspects of running a real-world business, including accounting, marketing, production, sales and management. Students operate a full-service printing and design company within the school.
Chris Norris, teacher, (740) 986-2911
Williamsburg Local (Columbus): Fuel Up to Play 60, Booth 85
Hear how students in the Healthy Living classes tested two breakfast recipes. The winning recipe was featured on the school’s breakfast menu.
Annie King, teacher (513) 284-4312
Xenia Community City: Making STEM Elementary, Booth 70
Experience the excitement that happens when high school chemistry club members visit elementary schools to teach hands-on science lessons. Each experiment is grade specific and includes a take-home science item.
Bill Richey, teacher, (937) 694-2972
Xenia Community City: XTAR Young Entrepreneurs Project, Booth 74
Hear how fourth-grade gifted students engage in entrepreneurship allowing them to build a company from the ground up. Students brainstorm products, pitch a business plan to secure a loan, make the product and sell it to community members.
Donna Shaw, gifted coordinator/gifted intervention specialist, (937) 372-9201, ext. 2142