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Jenkins school teachers, students showcase work

Three Jenkins Independent School teachers and their students participated in the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative’s Action Research Summit in Pikeville on April 21.

Emely Sanders and first grade students Shaun-Michael Collier, Kaylee Owens and C.J. Polly presented their project based learning “Sweet Tweets”.

Community Problem Solver team Makala Stambaugh, Linzey Robinson and T.J. Thompson and teacher Emily Hawkins showed their project titled “Project Railroad”.

John Oliva’s Student Senate members Michaela Hardin and Ted Allen also participated in the meeting.

More than 1,000 people attended the summit, and 2,700 viewers from across the nation and the world watching portions of the livestream to learn about education best practices taking place in southeastern Kentucky schools and districts.

At the summit, more than 125 teachers showcased practices conducted in their classrooms which focused on personalized learning, and students presented the results from the activities and projects from throughout the school year as well as community problem solving and entrepreneurial projects.

The summit displayed the results of the Race to the Top District initiative awarded to the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative and the17 member districts in the consortium.

Visit www.theholler.org to view the presentations.

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