Grantees

Showing results for Grades: Grades K-5

Melissa Adams

Blazier Elementary School, Austin, TX
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2016, Fall

Ms. Adams will lead a book study to support new teachers in learning classroom management techniques that emphasize the creation of caring communities and avoid coercion through rewards and punishments. Participating educators will be invited to participate in a book study ... more »

Jennifer Kibler

East Aurora School District, East Aurora, NY
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2016, Fall

Through “Cooperative Tournaments in Mathematics,” Ms. Kibler will lead a highly engaging school-wide professional development initiative focused on Common Core Math Standards. After concluding sets of student math tournaments, Ms. Kibler will attend the Future ... more »

Cynthia Apalinski

Linden Public Schools, Linden, NJ
Grades K-5, Science
2016, Fall

Through the “Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Elementary Professional Community,” Ms. Apalinski and Mrs. Dollard will lead a study group comprised of third through fifth grade teachers. The group will provide teachers with the tools necessary to ... more »

Barbara Gottschalk

Susick Elementary School, Troy, MI
Grades K-5, English
2016, Fall

Ms. Gottschalk and Ms. Reynolds will work with the district’s language acquisition teachers to better track the progress of young English Language Learners. Ms. Reynolds will attend a WIDA data analysis meeting, after which she and Ms. Gottschalk will head an ... more »

Rasheeda Hardy

Prince George's County Public Schools, Adelphi, MD
Grades K-5, English
2016, Fall

To assist educators working with English Language Learners, Ms. Hardy will implement a district-wide focus group model that will support early childhood English Language Learners. The professional learning community will provide participants with strategies and experiences ... more »

Akeyo Garcia

Ewa Elementary School, Ewa Beach, HI
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2016, Fall

To build a professional learning community within Ewa Elementary School, Mrs. Garcia and Mrs. Macion-Ito will establish an on-site collaborative STEM training program. The training will focus on classroom best practices that are age and developmentally appropriate for young ... more »

Nancy Harrelson

Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO
Grades K-5, Special Education
2016, Fall

Ms. Harrelson will attend the Mathematical Leadership Summit at Stanford University, where she will study the text and resources of Jo Boaler’s “Mathematical Mindsets.” The resources will allow Ms. Harrelson to collaborate with educators in her district to ... more »

Karen Ciotta

Epes Elementary School, Newport News, VA
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2016, Fall

Through “The 21st Century Coffee House Classroom,” Mrs. Ciotta will redesign her classroom community with comfortable and flexible seating. By making students feel safe, wanted, and valued, Mrs. Ciotta hopes that they will thrive, excel, and exceed in the new ... more »

Cathy Bryant

Avoca Elementary School, Bristol, TN
Grades K-5, STEM
2016, Fall

Through “Gathering STEAM,” students will improve their understanding of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematical concepts. Students will work on self-directed projects through Avoca Elementary School’s new STEAM lab. Students will visit ... more »

Emily Latham

Creekview Intermediate School, Marysville, OH
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2016, Fall

Through the “Making a Difference” project, Mrs. Latham and Mrs. Rich will use a local garden to connect students with the community. Students will read the book “Seedfolks,” which describes how a diverse community in Cleveland came together through a ... more »

Laura Grimm

Dalton Local Elementary and Middle School, Dalton, OH
Grades K-5, STEM
2016, Fall

Mrs. Grimm and colleagues will build a greenhouse and use it to enrich the science curriculum for Dalton Local Elementary and Middle School students. Lessons taught in the facility will assist students in acquiring the knowledge and creative problem-solving skills needed to ... more »

Jodi Decuf

MacGregor School, Bay City, MI
Grades K-5, STEM
2016, Fall

Through the use of a Makerspace focused on STEM concepts, Mrs. Decuf's students will be presented with real world learning experiences. Students will design, collaborate, invent, build, and create artifacts to solve problems through personally meaningful activities. ... more »

Anna Raynovich

Highland Elementary School, Silver Spring, MD
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2016, Fall

Students, parents, and teachers will work together to create, maintain, and utilize gardens at Highland Elementary School. Students will benefit from direct, hands-on learning experiences related to the science curriculum across all grade levels. The community as a whole ... more »

Kristy Corbett

La Tercera Elementary School, Petaluma, CA
Grades K-5, STEM
2016, Fall

To develop student learning experiences that provide opportunities for hands-on STEM education, Mrs. Corbett and Mrs. Sampietro will transform the school’s existing school garden into an interactive learning area. In the renovated garden and greenhouse, students will ... more »

Sabrina Frost

Big Sandy Elementary School, Moundville, AL
Grades K-5, STEM
2016, Fall

To promote the use of inquiry and research-based science education by using the newly adopted Next Generation Science Standards, Mrs. Frost and Mrs. Holloway’s students will be using the STEMScopes curriculum and hands-on investigations to increase student ... more »

Marion Bageant

Spokane Public Schools, Spokane, WA
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2016, Spring

Ms. Bageant and Ms. Fyhrie will lead a collegial study through Spokane Public Schools’ Visual Thinking Strategies Writing Lab, which will focus on the implementation of Common Core State Standards. Through this method, students will examine art, peer-discuss, and ... more »

Tara Wilson

Cora Kelly School, Alexandria, VA
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2016, Spring

Ms. Wilson will attend the “Understanding Finnish Education: From Myths to Realities” program through the University of Helsinki’s Department of Teacher Education. While examining the characteristics of Finnish education, including myths and realities, Ms. ... more »

Crystal Thiele

William Penn School PS 321, Brooklyn, NY
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2016, Spring

Ms. Thiele will take part in an oral history gathering expedition to Kamchata, Russia, where she will be trained in “collecting culture.” During the experience, Ms. Thiele will create a culture curriculum based on primary sources, interviews, photographs, and ... more »

Teresa Kelly

St. Paul Music Academy, St. Paul, MN
Grades K-5, Music
2016, Spring

Mrs. Kelly will spend four weeks on a cultural exchange in India, during which she will volunteer at both a rural school north of Bangalore and an urban school in Kolkata. While there, Mrs. Kelly will teach American folk songs to elementary students and mentor music ... more »

Jessica Knight

Bridgman Elementary School, Bridgman, MI
Grades K-5, School Counselor
2016, Spring

To enhance her ability to communicate with Spanish speaking students and families districtwide, Ms. Knight will travel to Costa Rica and attend Centro Panamericano Idioms language school. The learning will allow Ms. Knight to bridge the language barrier and provide ... more »

Laverne Mickens

Rebecca Johnson Elementary, Springfield, MA
Grades K-5, Arts
2016, Spring

Mrs. Mickens will lead “Speaking With Our Feet,” an action research project that will investigate the effects of and the need for dance integration and mentorship for at risk boys in high poverty urban school districts. This qualitative study will evaluate if ... more »

Amy Sherman

Rosemont Elementary School, Gaithersburg, MD
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2016, Spring

To better communicate with the growing Ethiopian population in her school system, Ms. Sherman will participate in a cultural immersion program throughout multiple cities in Ethiopia. During the program, Ms. Sherman will learn about the history, geography, religions, and ... more »

Tamara Drudy

Mount Carmel School, Cedar Grove, IN
Grades K-5, Language Arts
2016, Spring

Through “Hitting the Iditarod Trail,” Mrs. Drudy will attend the Iditarod Summer Camp for Educators. While there, Mrs. Drudy will learn of the history of the race, which was founded as a collaborative effort of dog sled teams to transport serum to ward off a ... more »

Victoria Ondo

Seminole Trails Elementary School, West Palm Beach, FL
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2016, Spring

To meet the needs of a diverse student population, Mrs. Ondo and Ms. Wood will expand the use of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program at Seminole Trails Elementary School. Through AVID lessons, students will learn how to take notes, remain organized, ... more »

Sandra Jonason

Palmer Lake School, Minneapolis, MN
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2016, Spring

Mrs. Jonason and Mrs. Capper-Eckstein will look to close achievement gaps and actively engage students by implementing the Learning Studio model in their classrooms. Through personalized learning, students will be given greater voice and choice in their learning. Culturally ... more »

Julie Reiss

William E. Norris Elementary School, Southampton, MA
Grades K-5, Language Arts
2016, Spring

To increase students’ mastery of reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills, Ms. Reiss and a team of colleagues will participate in professional development led by Maryellen Moreau and purchase materials to implement Story Grammar Marker by MindWing. ... more »

Julie McVey

United West Elementary School, Monmouth, IL
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2016, Spring

To meet the needs of struggling learners at United West Elementary, Mrs. McVey and Mrs. Lafever will use Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention Kits for literacy interventions. The kits will provide the materials necessary to implement intensive small group ... more »

Amy Krauthamer-Maloney

Huegel Elementary School, Madison, WI
Grades K-5, Resource Specialist
2016, Winter

To close the gaps in opportunity that lead to disparities in achievement, Mrs. Krauthamer-Maloney and Mr. Wilder will form book study groups using Ross Greene’s “Lost at School.” Facilitators will guide staff through the rigors of improving the skills of ... more »

Beth Smith

Frank Elementary School, Kenosha, WI
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2016, Winter

Through “Co-Teaching in the K/1 Looping Classroom,” Mrs. Smith will lead a study group for kindergarten and first grade inclusion classroom teachers and special education support staff. The group will provide educators with tools needed to develop a co-teaching ... more »

Melissa Fija

West Brookfield Elementary School, West Brookfield, MA
Grades K-5, Special Education
2016, Winter

Ms. Melissa Fijal, West Brookfield

4th to 6th Grade Special Education Teacher, West Brookfield Elementary School

Partner: Ms. Nicole Guimond

Grant Amount: $5,000

Ms. Fijal and a group of colleagues will facilitate a study group focusing on co-teaching in the classroom. ... more »

Christine Staugler

Tenney Grammar School, Methuen, MA
Grades K-5, English
2016, Winter

Mrs. Staugler and Ms. Furbush will establish a professional learning community to chart a developmentally appropriate trajectory of academic language, spanning the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The group will examine the intersection of three ... more »

Dr. Lisa Maucione

DeMello School, Dartmouth, MA
Grades K-5, Literacy
2016, Winter

To expand her professional knowledge, Dr. Maucione will attend the International Literacy Association Conference. While there, she will attend workshop that will allow her to learn additional strategies for meeting the needs of diverse learners as they become proficient ... more »

David Carroll

Maplebrook Elementary School, Naperville, IL
Grades K-5, Music
2016, Winter

Mr. Carroll will apply research-based literacy strategies with a randomly assigned sample of band students to investigate whether explicit literacy instruction can improve music reading, and whether music reading can help improve text reading. Mr. Carroll will observe the ... more »

Dr. Brian Whitney

Hidden Springs Elementary School, Garden City, ID
Grades K-5, STEM
2016, Winter

Dr. Whitney will engage with colleagues in a hybrid model of action research through the use of social media, live interactive blogging, conference participation, and collaborative professional development. Live blogging will be used to engage colleagues remotely and allow ... more »

Janet Payne

Sycamore Elementary School, Simi Valley, CA
Grades K-5, Literacy
2016, Winter

Using the third grade Units of Study for Reading, Ms. Payne will transform her classroom into a richly literate reading workshop where all students will experience success. By attending the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Summer Institute at Columbia ... more »

Amy Brothers

Miller Elementary School, San Diego, CA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2016, Winter

Ms. Brothers and Ms. Kincaid will lead a team of educators in a collaborative study of mathematical “Big Ideas” to promote conceptual understanding of mathematics as a coherent, connected system for problem solving. The cohort will create a visual representation ... more »

Lisa Esse

Maple Hill Elementary School, Diamond Bar, CA
Grades K-5, STEM
2016, Winter

Mrs. Esse will attend the statewide and national Lead the Way conferences, where she will interact with educators and business leaders to learn best practices in implementing the Project Lead the Way science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum. Mrs. Esse ... more »

David Cedor

Collier Elementary School, Avondale, AZ
Grades K-5, English
2016, Winter

To become immersed in East African and Persian Gulf societies and their Indian Ocean-based historical connections, cultural norms, and educational systems, Mr. Cedor will participate in the Oman-Zanzibar Fulbright-Hays Study Group's seminars, coordinated by the University ... more »

Salena Minkler

Ocean Crest Elementary School, Bandon, OR
Grades K-5, Special Education
2016, Winter

Through the “I’m Ready!” project, Mrs. Minkler and Ms. Felber will use Ocean Crest Elementary School’s garden to foster greater project-based learning opportunities for students with disabilities. The garden project will act as a catalyst for ... more »

Judy Cruz

PS 314X, The Fairmont Neighborhood School, Bronx, NY
Grades K-5, Education Support Professional
2016, Winter

To improve students’ financial literacy skills, Ms. Cruz and Ms. Bellamy will introduce a stock market game and the “Earn Your Future” curriculum to third and fourth grade students.  The programs will help students improve academic performance through ... more »

Donna McWilliams

Adams STEM Academy, Ypsilanti, MI
Grades K-5, Education Support Professional
2016, Winter

Through “Mobymax for Emotionally Impaired Students,” Mrs. McWilliams will introduce software that will meet students’ academic, emotional, and social needs. The software will help Mrs. McWilliams mainline emotionally impaired students and support them in ... more »

Charity Tirado

Poinciana Elementary School, Key West, FL
Grades K-5, STEM
2016, Winter

To improve problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills, kindergarten and fourth grade students will work together to complete a rigorous wind turbine project. Students will research turbine designs, record data, and create a movie to document their learning ... more »

Emily Dietrich

Howard Elementary School, Green Bay, WI
Grades K-5, Special Education
2015, Fall

To respond to the needs of select groups of learners, Ms. Dietrich and colleagues will attend Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking training. Through this work, the cohort will gain insight on effective research-based strategies to ensure that students have the ... more »

Jennifer Kibler

East Aurora School District, East Aurora, NY
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2015, Fall

Ms. Kibler will lead “Math Beyond the Books,” a highly motivating professional development and instructional initiative aimed at increasing student growth in operations and algebraic thinking. Ms. Kibler will attend the Future of Education Technology Conference, ... more »

Christopher Gates

Broward Virtual School, Coconut Creek, FL
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2015, Fall

Mr. Gates and Dr. Tukes will implement the “Early Years Teacher Academy,” a specially designed academic instruction and professional development program. Broward Virtual School teachers will be immersed in STEM project-based learning, as well as Learning Through ... more »

Kimberly DeLisa

West Woods Elementary School, Arvada, CO
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2015, Fall

To ensure all students are able to achieve at high levels of learning, Mrs. DeLisa and Mrs. Kemper will implement change through professional learning communities (PLCs) at West Woods Elementary. PLCS will drive collaboration among teachers, assist with the creation of ... more »

Alana Cayabyab

Bijou Community School, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Grades K-5, English
2015, Fall

Ms. Cayabyab and colleagues will improve English Language Development (ELD) instruction at Bijou Community School and align it with the new Common Core State Standards ELD standards. Teachers will initially meet in vertical teams in which they will outline strengths, ... more »

Camie Walker

John Murdy Elementary, Garden Grove, CA
Grades K-5, Science
2015, Fall

To improve her knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards, Mrs. Walker will attend the California Science Teachers Association Conference. While there, Mrs. Walker will present a workshop on integrating engineering with Common Core Standards. Additionally, she will ... more »

Kristy Corbett

La Tercera Elementary School, Petaluma, CA
Grades K-5, STEM
2015, Fall

Mrs. Corbett and colleagues will design three Project Based Learning units per grade level, focusing on the Next Generation Science Standards as the foundation for their units. The units will create a grade-to-grade alignment of all standards. Each unit will include ... more »

Cynthia Larson-Faragalli

View Ridge Elementary School, Bremerton, WA
Grades K-5, English
2015, Fall

Through “Researching Habitats,” English Language Learners will be partnered with highly capable students for research and inquiry project-based learning. Students will observe small habitat enclosures within the classroom, explore habitats in their natural ... more »