Camden Station Torch Award Winner: Mrs. Amy Jasinski
Camden Station would like to recognize this year's Torch Award winner, Mrs. Amy Jasinski. Mrs. Jasinski spends many hours at Camden ensuring that all teachers have the materials they need. She regularly spends her time each week and copies, collates, prepares and sequences materials to ensure that our kids have the materials they need to promote learning. While many of the tasks can be repetitive and monotonous, she completes all tasks willingly with a smile. We are appreciative for all the time and energy that Mrs. Jasinski brings to her volunteer work. Thank you!
Featured Event: 3D Printing Club!
This year, we introduced 3-D Printing as a new after-school club to Camden! This is the first 3-D printing opportunity made available at the elementary level in Oldham County. We have spent the past 2 years researching different 3-D printers, creative and innovative uses for 3-D printing, and how 3-D printing can be used effectively at the elementary level.
As part of 3-D printing club, students explore the design process, in which they identify problems, brainstorm and design solutions to those problems, test and continually edit their designs based upon the results of each test as well as input from community members who might use their prototype.
Students have created prototypes to solve a variety of problems they perceive in their school and home communities. Among the prototypes students have designed are a door-stopper designed to grip classroom door jams, a cup holder designed to minimize spills and control condensation, a stabilizer for an iPod power adapter, a game designed to help early readers learn word families, a combination fork and spoon utensil, a travel case specifically designed to hold a hearing aid, a “problem helper” bracelet, a game that astronauts could play in limited gravity, and an airplane seat designed to assist in passenger survival in the event of an accident.
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