The following districts are participating in the 2017 Capital Conference Student Achievement Fair.
Athens City: Industrial Technology, Booth 62
Students design, build, market and sell wood products. Learn about manufacturing and production processes currently used in the industrial technology field.
Wayne Hanzel, teacher (740) 797-4521
Athens City: Number Talks, Booth 63
Students use “number talks” to make math a fun and rewarding experience. Hear how reasoning and critical-thinking skills increase confidence as well as academic achievement.
Jeanna Sycks, principal (740) 593-6866
Barnesville EV: Business and Finance Education, Booth 64
Learn how this program uses high school, career-technology and college courses to instruct students in business, marketing, and financial and managerial accounting.
Leslie Skinner, teacher (740) 238-3748
Beavercreek City: Lego League — Darth Foxes, Booth 48
See how the Lego League designs, builds and programs a robot using Lego Mindstorms technology and competes on a tabletop playing field.
Keith Slinker, program director (608) 213-8793
Belpre City: High School Pottery Program, Booth 18
Learn how to start a successful pottery program on a tight budget. Students demonstrate resourceful studio techniques and discuss student-run pottery sales.
Chad Stevens, teacher (304) 481-8767
Bloom-Carroll Local (Fairfield): Intro to Programming — Robotics, Booth 29
Hear how the robotics class at Bloom-Carroll Middle School introduces computer programming to seventh- and eighth-grade students. Learn how they have an opportunity to compete in the First Lego League Robotics Competition.
Robin Caudill, teacher (740) 756-9231
Bloom-Carroll Local (Fairfield), Next Step in Career Exploration, Booth 30
Learn how Bloom-Carroll Local is taking students to the careers. Nothing compares to real-world experiences where students are on the job and truly exploring careers.
Stephanie Dinsmore, media center specialist (614) 837-0786
Champion Local (Trumbull): Champion Eighth-Grade Invention Convention, Booth 11
Discover what students create at their Invention Convention, and hear how they promote entrepreneurship, marketing skills, STEM, networking and business practices to others.
Heather Campbell, middle school principal (330) 847-2349
Coshocton County Career Center: Criminal Justice, Booth 24
Hear how students use skills such as interviewing, interrogation and crime scene investigation to showcase hands-on forensic science activities using local, state and federal laws.
Craig Reveal, instructor (740) 622-0211, ext. 1125
Coshocton County Career Center: Culinary Arts Booth 23
See the skills students learn in this program and try samples of their creations.
Mike Cichon, instructor (740) 610-7782
East Cleveland City: STEM Innovation, Booth 51
Seventh- and eighth-grade students explain STEM concepts they learned at the fully integrated STEM Lab at Heritage Middle School. Students demonstrate how they created a big ball roller coaster and solar cars.
Lillie King, STEM lab facilitator (216) 268-6610
East Cleveland City: The LINKS Program, Booth 52
The LINKS organization sponsors an initiative that teaches young ladies to analyze, evaluate and make dynamic lifestyle choices. Hear how students are empowered by creating and participating in enriching activities.
Miriam Livingston, dean of students (216) 268-6640
East Muskingum Local (Muskingum): Shark Tank, Booth 26
Based on the award-winning TV show, students attempt to secure business deals to help them sell products or services. Hear their success stories.
Amy Wolford, teacher (740) 826-7655
Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools: Culinary Arts, Booth 12
Watch award-winning students demonstrate the techniques and processes they use every day to create delicious and visually pleasing fare. Samples will be available.
Nelson Karshner, director (614) 836-5725
Elida Local (Allen): Grit9, Booth 35
Grit9 is a student-run business that provides web design and videotape conversion services at Elida High School. Learn how to obtain funding and start a similar program.
Mark Suter, teacher (419) 331-4115
Fairport Harbor EV: Hooked on Education, Booth 65
This personalized, student-centered learning project focuses on researching, designing, manufacturing and selling fishing lures. Hear how inquiry and higher-order thinking applies to this effort.
Jerry Hites, teacher (440) 354-3592
Federal Hocking Local (Athens): Internship Program, Booth 68
This program places students in professional, business and trade organizations during the day, where community mentors help students apply what they learn in school to on-the-job situations. Learn how to set up an internship program in your district.
Dr. George Wood, superintendent (740) 662-2141
Franklin City: Building Versus Building Battleship, Booth 20
Discover how students use school telephones and Google Slides to play Battleship by creating an interactive review of coordinate grids.
Becky Garrett, teacher (937) 743-8650
Franklin Local (Muskingum):Industrial Technology, Booth 34
Students show how a robot is used in competition using a Vex Robotics program.
Kevin Neal, teacher (740) 674-4355
Goshen Local (Clermont): Gateway Technology, Booth 10
Using our Gateway Technology, students engage in the engineering process to find solutions to real-world issues. Hear about some of their successful outcomes.
Matt Emerine, teacher (513) 722-2226
Graham Local (Champaign): Career Gears @GHS, Booth 1
Graham High School (GHS) students partnered with local businesses to earn Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications. Find out how students team with adults for training and mentoring on career pathways.
Kirk Koennecke, superintendent (937) 663-4123
Graham Local (Champaign): Outdoor Education at Graham Elementary, Booth 2
Learn how students are using STEAM concepts to solve problem-based learning challenges in outdoor classroom settings.
Kirk Koennecke, superintendent (937) 663-4123
Greenville City: Careers with Children, Booth 31
This program prepares students for careers that involve working with children by engaging in community service projects. Hear about this year’s backpack program.
Amy Schoen, instructor (937) 548-4188
Greenville City: CIS Tech Crew, Booth 32
In just a few short months, a group of junior computer information students (CIS) with no prior experience learned to provide tech support for an entire school district. Hear about the process of becoming instructors for software and hardware changes on the districts’s network.
Nathan Sharp, teacher (937) 548-4188
Huber Heights City: Project Lead the Way Engineering, Booth 61
Discover how engineering students apply their knowledge and skills to solve an identified technical problem.
Theodore Kleiser, teacher (937) 233-6431
Ironton City: Habitat for Humanity, Booth 25
Discover how students learned to use Autodesk Revit software to model a home based on Habitat for Humanity (HFH) standards before building an HFH home.
Susan Arthur, instructor (740) 532-3911
Kings Local (Warren): Greenpower USA Electric Car, Booth 67
Engineering Academy students explain how they designed, built and raced a single-seat, student-driven electric car using Solid Edge Technology to create 3-D designs.
Jason Shields, instructor (513) 398-8050
Lake Local (Wood): Students in Action, Booth 22
This program develops student leaders through community service. Hear how they help the community create an atmosphere of giving and acceptance.
Tonya Schauwecker, adviser (419) 661-6640
Licking Heights Local (Licking): Enriching World Language, Booth 49
Mandarin- and Spanish-language students experience language enrichment via international travel. Discover how these experiences enhance their classroom learning.
Angel King, director of curriculum (740) 927-6926
Logan-Hocking Local (Hocking): TV-2 (Chieftain Student Broadcast), Booth 58
TV-2 documents awards ceremonies, sporting events and arts performances for our school. Students share how they run this program.
Matt Stone, teacher (740) 385-2069
Lordstown Local (Trumbull): Political History Club, Booth 42
Students share their experiences of civic participation, ranging from a Veterans Day program to volunteering at the Iowa Caucus to attending the presidential inauguration.
Terry Armstrong, superintendent (330) 307-5747
Mad River Local (Montgomery): Flying into the Future of Aerospace, Booth 50
Discover how our new Project Lead the Way Flight and Space class engages students in simulations and project-based learning. Hear how we align this with regional STEM needs and our history of aerospace technology.
Autumn Johnson, teacher (937) 237-4265
Mad River Local (Montgomery): Construction Simulations 2.0, Booth 66
Have you operated a CAT machine with a full range of motion and sensors simulating an experience at a construction site? If not, here is your chance to test your skills and see what students experience every day.
Jeremy McGhee, teacher (937) 237-4250
Maple Heights City: Students of Promise, Booth 39
Discover how students are able to overcome obstacles in their lives to reach their full potential and achieve a stable, productive future.
Shay Price, principal (216) 587-6100, ext. 1001
Maple Heights City: Middle School Gardening Club, Booth 40
Students explain how they learned to grow plants and create healthy food choices by collaborating with the community.
Cristy Sherman, teacher (216) 438-6000, ext. 2137
Mapleton Local (Ashland): Industrial Technology, Booth 3
Discover how students combine traditional hands-on projects with today’s manufacturing innovations to help them prepare for a variety of career paths.
Craig Wiley, teacher and department head (419) 945-2188, ext. 5122
Marion City: Simulated Workplace, Booth 4
See how a simulated workplace is developed using career pathways that focus on premanufacturing and coding.
Ryan Rismiller, assistant principal (740) 223-4703
Miami Valley Career Technology Center: Automation and Robotics, Booth 59
Students solve real-world challenges by constructing robots with mechanisms and writing ROBOTC code to automate their creations. Examine their mechanisms and program a robot to perform simple tasks.
Jayme Boston, teacher (304) 650-0410
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers: Veterinary Assisting and Animal Care, Booth 46
This class prepares students for careers in the veterinary profession. Learn about laboratory techniques and tests, as well as the business and record-keeping side of a veterinary office.
Lana Kelly, instructor (740) 685-2516
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers: Vocational Agriculture, Booth 53
Hear how the vocational agriculture satellite program fosters an interest in agricultural principles through hands-on experiences.
Clay Winland, instructor (740) 252-6965
Northern Local (Perry): The Positivity Project, Booth 60
Students learn how to understand, appreciate and exemplify 24 character strengths in themselves and others. Hear how we teach the #OtherPeopleMatter mindset.
Ed Wolfel, principal (740) 743-1454
Northmont City, Modeling and Simulation Course, Booth 41
Learn how students use game engines, math and more to solve real-world problems after taking a course developed in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab and the Dayton Regional STEM Center.
Tony Thomas, superintendent (937) 832-5035
Northwest Local (Hamilton): Robotics Math Intervention Program, Booth 56
This student-led presentation demonstrates how C-STEM coding and robotics curriculum improve middle school achievement in mathematics.
Darrell Yater, assistant superintendent (513) 923-1000, ext. 3915
Northwestern Local (Wayne): Computer Science Principles, Booth 15
Discover how students learned introductory-level coding and app creation in computer science.
Tim Black, teacher (419) 846-3833
Olentangy Local (Delaware): Olentangy Academy’s STEM Program, Booth 9
Learn how students integrate STEM disciplines for a different approach to project-based learning. See their products from “genius hour.”
Chelsea Eismon, principal (740) 657-5801
Oregon City: Clay Cardboard Crushers, Booth 47
Clay High School special needs classes are leading the district’s recycling effort. Hear how students earn fundraising money for seven district clubs while building employability and job-seeking skills.
Dean E. Sandwisch, director of business affairs (419) 392-3364
Pioneer Career and Technology Center: Industrial Electricity Program, Booth 43
Learn how this program prepares students for Ohio’s in-demand jobs by training them to program and run industrial robots. They also learn to operate other industrial equipment used in the manufacturing industry.
Rob Flannery, instructor (419) 347-7744
Plain Local (Stark): Guys with Ties, Booth 37
Discover how this social club gives young men the confidence to interact with others and take on the challenges of the 21st century.
Jill Downing, principal (330) 491-3750
Plain Local (Stark): STEAM — Soap Box Derby Program, Booth 38
Learn how students combine science, math and language arts into the design, creation and advertisement of soap box derby cars.
Brett Niarchos, principal (330) 491-3780
Portsmouth City: Black History Interactive Stations, Booth 57
Learn how junior high school students participate in interactive activities that help engage, educate and motivate students to learn about black history.
Scott Dutey, superintendent (740) 354-4724
Rolling Hills Local (Guernsey): Water Quality Testing in the Classroom, Booth 33
District educators conducted a pilot project with students on the importance of water-quality testing. Hear about their experiences in both the classroom and the field.
Ryan Caldwell, superintendent (740) 680-3710
Sandy Valley Local (Stark): Social Justice Team, Booth 21
Using their dedication to equality for all, learn how the students for social justice take a reflective journey to change policy, procedures and instructional practices to create a more inclusive learning environment.
Patty Ann Main, curriculum director (330) 866-3339
Springboro Community City: Ancient Civilization Education, Booth 54
Sixth-grade students work together to learn about the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and China. Watch them demonstrate how they learn through skits, building structures or becoming archeologists.
Diane Stacy, principal (937) 748-4113
Springboro Community City: Careers and Consumer Concepts Awareness, Booth 55
Learn how this amazing course prepares students for the real world. Students highlight their competency in financial literacy using the Real Money, Real World program as well as their skills in career inventories and job interviewing.
Jon Franks, principal (937) 748-3953
Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center: CTC Food Truck, 16
Hear how a school bus was converted into a food truck. Learn how it’s used as a marketing tool at the Clark County Fair and other events in Clark County.
Dave Hay, instructor (937) 325-7368
Tallmadge City: Builders Club, Booth 17
In this program sponsored by the Tallmadge Kiwanis Club, students learn leadership skills through community service. Students share how they research community needs and develop projects to improve issues.
Chad Nash, teacher (330) 633-4994
Trotwood-Madison City: BOYS to Men Mentoring, Booth 27
Westbrooke Elementary School students meet weekly after school to focus on Wright School’s 12 Principles of Re-Education. Learn how male students and male role models focus on building relationships and leadership skills.
Tracey Mallory, principal (937) 854-3196
Trotwood-Madison City: PAX Super Rams, Booth 28
The PAX Good Behavior Game teaches students to self-regulate behaviors through simple cues and cooperative learning games. Students share how they take responsibility for themselves and identify their own improvement strategies.
Tami Rizzo-Sterner, principal (937) 854-4456
Twin Valley Local (Preble): Building EcoColumns, Booth 5
Learn how students explore interactions between habitats and food webs while learning data-collection skills and experimental design challenges.
Amy Mary, teacher (937) 839-4315
Twin Valley Local (Preble): Digital Student-led Conferences, Booth 6
Hear how students created reflections on their academics, behavior and free choice learning using Google Presentation and shared the presentations at school and at home.
Kate Downs, teacher (937) 839-4315
Upper Valley Career Center: Developing Visual Media Solutions, Booth 8
Students integrate real-world opportunities into curriculum using interactive media to design vector graphics. Learn how they present designs and websites to community organizations.
Susan Caudill, instructor (937) 778-1980, ext. 834
Waynesfield-Goshen Local (Auglaize): Fifth-grade Guided Reading Project, Booth 36
See a 6-feet-by-4-feet representation of a scene from the book “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh” made out of painted plastic bottle caps.
Deb Johns, instructor (419) 568-9100, ext. 1048
Weathersfield Local (Trumbull): High School History Club, Booth 7
Discover how this club embraces history in many different ways and was named one of the top 10 history clubs in the nation. This popular group is one of the largest clubs in the school, with nearly a third of the student population participating.
Tim Porter, teacher (330) 652-1451, ext. 1207
West Clermont Local (Clermont): Inquiry-based Passion Projects, Booth 44
Discover how students design an inquiry-based project using research, peer collaboration and expert advice to develop a product with real-world applications.
Brooke Franklin, teacher (479) 381-3817
West Clermont Local (Clermont): The 3-D Grand Prix, Booth 45
Learn how elementary school STEM students use the engineering design process, 3-D printers and perseverance to create race cars that compete in a Grand Prix race.
Heather Frost-Hauck, gifted intervention specialist (513) 943-5071
Whitehall City: High School Marketing Program, Booth 13
Hear how students evaluate ideas for products and services and develop strategies for commercialization that will ultimately build and maintain a real, school-based enterprise.
Lisa Schwieterman, teacher (614) 417-5100
Whitehall City: Students and STEM, Booth 14
See how students in grades six through eight pair with Ohio State University graduate students to explore exciting, real-world concepts and complete hands-on, interactive STEM-based projects.
Adriana Cole, teacher (614) 417-5200
Xenia Community City: S.T.E.A.M. Day/Science Olympiad, Booth 19
Learn how the gifted department and high school biotech instructor teamed up to provide STEAM education for fifth-graders. Hear about the collaboration, creativity, innovation and creative-thinking activities required to complete the tasks.
Donna Shaw, gifted coordinator, and Molly Wavra, gifted intervention specialist, (937) 372-9201, ext. 2142