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Showing results for Grades: Grades K-5

Nancy B. Shaw

Lincoln Elementary School, Ogden, UT
Grades K-5, English
2006, Summer

To help students become literate members of the community and enjoy reading and writing, Ms. Shaw, Ms. Ahrenstorff, and Ms. Pickett implement a class book project. After visiting an interactive, literacy-based museum, students explore the writing process to produce ... more »

Susan Zaenger

Neshannock Memorial Elementary School, New Castle, PA
Grades K-5, Science
2006, Summer

To alert students to the influence of land development and provide a unique learning experience, Ms. Zaenger and Ms. Giordano develop a bird garden. Students study naturalist, John James Audubon, and learn to identify native song birds. Students go bird sighting at ... more »

Cindy Goldberg

Glenside Elementary School, Glenside, PA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Summer

To decrease social segregation, create an accepting school climate, and help close the achievement gap in their school, Ms. Goldberg and her partners implement a school-wide diversity program. Students examine their similarities and differences, express ideas for ... more »

Tracy Ford

Dallas Elementary School, Dallas, PA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

Through “Musically Increasing Content Knowledge (MusICK),” Ms. Ford and her partners use technology and music to increase social studies and science content knowledge. Students research topics for each unit of study and work with a visiting artist to ... more »

Maureen K. Bradley

West Kelloggsville Elementary School, Wyoming, MI
Grades K-5, Literature
2006, Summer

To ensure that every student in the school district has the opportunity to read outside of the school day, Ms. Bradley, Mr. Caterino, and Ms. Dekker expand the libraries at three elementary schools. Students visit the new multi-language section of the library to ... more »

Julie Diane Kiefer

Deputy Elementary School, Deputy, IN
Grades K-5, Literature
2006, Summer

Through the “PANTHER Extravaganza,” Ms. Kiefer and her partners provide a balanced literacy curriculum for their students. After teacher modeling, students use book props and puppets to retell stories that they have read alone and with their intermediate ... more »

Jill McCloskey

Pride Elementary School, Tampa, FL
Grades K-5, English
2006, Summer

To develop students’ critical thinking skills, Ms. McCloskey and Ms. Montgomery develop a unit that blends investigations of animals with reading and writing skills across the curriculum. Students take field trips to observe animals in various settings and ... more »

Debra Kalitan

The Quest Center, Hollywood, FL
Grades K-5, Science
2006, Summer

Ms. Kalitan and her partners create an outdoor learning environment to provide multi-sensory science instruction for their autistic students. Students participate in planting, weeding, and caring for the herbs, fruits, vegetables, and flowers in the garden. To ... more »

Michelle Mash

North Star Elementary School, Hockessin, DE
Grades K-5, English
2006, Summer

Through “Making the Connection,” Ms. Mash and Ms. Reichle encourage purposeful involvement of parents in children’s literacy development. Every week, kindergarten students take home a bag containing interactive materials that integrate mathematics, ... more »

Lori Durocher

Eric G. Norfeldt Elementary School, West Hartford, CT
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

Recognizing the multi-sensory learning needs of their students, Ms. Durocher and her partners develop an interdisciplinary unit using interactive white boards and hand-held tablets. Students, many with special needs, use the boards for hands-on instruction in every ... more »

Shelley Gibson

Whitworth Elementary School, Seattle, WA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Winter

Responding to her school’s need for bilingual teachers as it inaugurates a dual language program, Ms. Gibson participates in a four-week immersion program in Puebla, Mexico. She develops her Spanish speaking, reading, and writing skills through study at the ... more »

Erin Porter

Highland Central Elementary School, Sparta, OH
Grades K-5, English
2006, Winter

Mrs. Porter and her partners form a study group focusing on instructional reading strategies to improve the teaching of benchmarks on which students have not been performing well. With the help of a reading specialist, teachers research instructional strategies, ... more »

Valerie Penniman

Wildwood Elementary School, Amherst, MA
Grades K-5, English
2006, Winter

In collaboration with facilitators from Wheelock College and Westfield State College, Mrs. Penniman and her partners explore ways to differentiate reading instruction to increase student achievement. Study group participants at every grade-level review student work ... more »

Shelly Wade

Tierra Bonita South Elementary School, Lancaster, CA
Grades K-5, English
2006, Winter

To learn best practices for reading instruction, create a community of readers in her school, and share insights and new practices with colleagues, Mrs. Wade attends a summer reading institute at the Reading and Writing Project of Teachers College, Columbia ... more »

Yvonne Kroneberger

Tucker Elementary School, Long Beach, CA
Grades K-5, English
2006, Winter

Ms. Kroneberger attends a week-long institute on the teaching of writing at Teachers College, Columbia University to improve the writing skills of the large population of English language learners in her school. To expand the impact on student performance, Ms. ... more »

Jennifer Waisanen-Herman

Thorne Bay School, Southeast Island School District, Thorne Bay, AK
Grades K-5, English
2006, Winter

Mrs. Waisanen attends the International Reading Association Conference in Chicago to learn about recent research and resources for literacy instruction. To share her learning, Mrs. Waisanen explains and models best practices for the staff of her remote district ... more »

Christina Surber

Hawthorne Elementary School, Tulsa, OK
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Winter

Mrs. Surber and Ms. Whitfield implement an interdisciplinary study of Asia to increase their urban students’ exposure to different cultures. Students research language, customs, geography, and currency in Asia and compare their findings to what they know about ... more »

Elizabeth Lawlor

Southwest Kansas Area Cooperative District #613, Ness City, KS
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2006, Winter

To increase their rural special education students’ opportunities to work cooperatively, Mrs. Lawlor and Ms. Horchem implement a program to target mathematics skills through activities that address multiple intelligences. Students participate in several ... more »

Rebecca Elaine Knight

Museum/MicroSociety Magnet Elementary School, New Haven, CT
Grades K-5, English
2006, Winter

Mrs. Knight and her partners enhance the literacy skills of their students through an interdisciplinary unit about animals and their habitats. Students use multiple sources to research animals, learn to photograph live animals, attend animal-themed theatrical ... more »

Cheryl Geske

Plover-Whiting Elementary School, Plover, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Geske will attend a “Courage to Teach” retreat to assist her professional development toward providing specialized training to teachers and other instructional stakeholders involved in the implementation of a professional renewal model. This conceptual ... more »

Mary Smaby

Little Chute Elementary School, Little Chute, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Proposes to participate in a comprehensive Jensen Learning workshop entitled “Engage to Achieve: High Impact Classroom Tools for Engagement.” His program is designed to provide research tools and practical learning techniques that illustrate how students ... more »

Deborah Hays

Klein Independent School District/Transportation Department, Klein, TX
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Participate in leadership training (course series) offered by the Texas Engineering Service Training Institute and the Texas Association of Pupil Transportation. The training program is designed to prepare her for the role of a driver trainer within her department.

Christopher Yonitch

West Orange Board of Education/Washington School, West Orange, NJ
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Participate in an intensive cultural and language program sponsored by the Spanish Language School of Lima, Peru. The need for this professional development program is based on demographic changes brought on by the ever increasing cultural diversity of his school.

Karen L. Abraham

West Ottawa Public Schools/Sheldon Woods Elementary School, West Olive, MI
Grades K-5, English
2007, Fall

Utilizes peer coaching model to develop collegial exchange/share program for staff of (10) elementary school teachers. Program objective includes the development of common language, strategies, and techniques for teaching writing.

Marie Jurado

South Lyon Community Schools/Salem Elementary School, Northville, MI
Grades K-5, English
2007, Fall

As guided by a Literacy Specialist, study group members will participate in two staff development training sections using graph phonics, writing conventions and composition toward improving instruction for “at-risk” first grade writers.

Jane Urban

Grayling Elementary School, Grayling, MI
Grades K-5, English
2007, Fall

A collegial intervention study group with the goal of improving student writing through book study, establishing a common language for writing instruction, developing trait-based units and interacting with writing coaches who model lessons and critique instruction.

Bonnie S. Pulsifer

Fred P. Hall Elementary, Portland, ME
Grades K-5, English
2007, Fall

Offer a graduate level equivalency course leadership/staff development training to 12 (or more) staff members on instructional framework development across the curriculum. The course is designed to address curricular issues for primary-level student.

Camiria Elease Jones

Samuel Gompers Fine Arts Option School/Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Participate in an experiential learning workshop titled “Ono-to-One Process Skills.” The program is design to provide a foundation to the implementation of Chicago Public Schools’ Response to Intervention (RTI) program.

Debrah Roundy

East Minico Elementary School, Rupert, ID
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Learn and translate a program designed for business into an effective learning strategy for special needs students. Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) studies the structure of how people think and experience the world.

Stephanie Bartlett Hajdin

Pine Trail Elementary School, Ormond Beach, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Creation of a professional learning community within school to develop master lessons to be shared by general staff and specialized disciplines.

Blake More

Arena Technology Center, Point Arena, CA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2007, Fall

Take two courses in digital media and convert that learning into instructional framework to increase student aptitude about internet technology.

Steven Miller

The New School @ Southshore, Seattle, WA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Fall

Create and implement an integrated hands-on learning program linking math, literacy, and art in the study and demonstration of tessellations.

Beth Ann Rockey

Ocean Shores Elementary School, Ocean Shores, WA
Grades K-5, Science
2007, Fall

Create an active learning interdisciplinary science project to create a green space at school.

Mathias Strommer

Wilson Academy (Aldine ISD), Houston, TX
Grades K-5, History
2007, Fall

Students will demonstrate historical data by participating in an interactive reenactment of historically significant events based on History Standards (TAKS).

Judith Sprainhoward

Bellefaire School, University Heights, OH
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2007, Fall

Students will build and program robots to perform assigned tasks and report their findings as part of a robotics competition.

Nicole J. Hassan

Legget Elementary School, Akron, OH
Grades K-5, Science
2007, Fall

Students will explore ecosystems around the world by simulating environmental conditions needed to sustain area plant life.

Jessica Prayer

Northside Elementary School, Elizabeth City, NC
Grades K-5, History
2007, Fall

Students will connect events of the past to the realities of today and compare historically significant events through role play and archaeological research.

Becky Oman

National Park School, National Park, NJ
Grades K-5, History
2007, Fall

Students will identify characteristics of their community that represent historically significant events through an interactive program called ARCHIVES: Acquiring Rich Cultural History In Various Everyday Settings.

Kimberly L. Peddle

Washington Elementary School, Cloquet, MN
Grades K-5, History
2007, Fall

Students will create a series of visual representations (i.e., murals, digital recordings and diary/daily logs) using the standards associated with the Minnesota Academic Standards for history in action.

Emma Jean Quinn

Federal Furnace School, Plymouth, MA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2007, Fall

Special education students will create a video graphic log to represent a descriptive review of their individual metal and/or physical disabilities as part of an active-learning project called “Who You Are.”

Sheila B. Irvin

Egremont Elementary School, Pittsfield, MA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Fall

Students will perform structural examination of a series of abstract artistic shapes and structures toward the application of geometric development for replication/reproduction.

Sheila B. Irvin

Sheila B. Irvin

Egremont Elementary School, Pittsfield, MA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Fall

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Creating a “Model” Community:  Geometry and Social Studies Concepts Come to Life for Fourth-Graders

Sheila Irvin knows that her fourth-grade students at Egremont Elementary School learn best when they are given an opportunity to “play” with ... more »

Jennifer Linn Rase

Stamping Ground Elementary School, Stamping Ground, KY
Grades K-5, Science
2007, Fall

An exploratory science program designed to demonstrate the process of scientific investigation toward developing projects for entry into Science Fair Academic Competition.

Bryan J. Flachbart

Hustonville Elementary School, Hustonville, KY
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2007, Fall

Using GPS Navigation technology, students will investigate longitude and latitude by participating in a scavenger hunt by means of “Geocaching.”

Pamela Dickinson

Indian Hills Elementary School, Hopkinsville, KY
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Elementary students will poll (via survey) the student body to determine a product line toward creating a student store for an entrepreneurial development project.

Sharona Thomas-Wilson

William M. Finch Elementary School, Atlanta, GA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Fall

An entrepreneurial business program designed to teach and reinforce math and economics standards.

Harriet Kuhn

John W. Ross Elementary School, Washington, DC
Grades K-5, English
2007, Fall

Employ an activity-based reading program integrating books and animals to demonstrate relationship building and self-esteem development.

Sumita Soni

Sumita Soni

Sankofa Academy, Oakland, CA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Fall

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The Students are the Real Superheroes:  Fourth-Grade Class Creates “The Comic Book of Oakland’s Black History”

“Have you ever wondered where African-Americans lived before they came to California?” asks Nathaniel Keller, a fourth-grader ... more »

Jayne E. Jaskolski

Twenty-First Street School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

Ms. Jaskolski engages in action research to describe and quantify the value of investing in early intervention to help close achievement gaps. Ms. Jaskolski investigates how participation in a self-contained intensive speech and language classroom that provides ... more »

Mike Barber

Metropolitan Learning Center, Portland, OR
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Summer

After attending a “Making Math Real” training, Mr. Barber engages in an action research project to study the effect of remedial instruction on the mathematics skills of his special education students in an inclusion setting. To increase students’ ... more »