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Showing results for Grades: Grades K-5

Devi Fongers

Covell Elementary School, Grand Rapids, MI
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2006, Fall

To address difficulties that interfere with academic and social success, Ms. Fongers and her partners implement a program for students to use technology to write, read, and publish solution-focused personal narratives. Students develop critical thinking and writing ... more »

Beth A. Swantz

Kalona Elementary School, Kalona, IA
Grades K-5, English
2006, Fall

Ms. Swantz and Ms. Casper implement “News to You” to further integrate technology into the curriculum and to develop students’ writing and oral presentation skills. To prepare for the project, students research print and broadcast journalism and ... more »

Trista Bernato

Norwood Street Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
Grades K-5, Science
2006, Fall

Ms. Bernato, Ms. Birk, and their third and fourth grade students create a native California plant garden and butterfly habitat. Students design and construct the garden and raise butterflies from larvae to learn about lifecycles. To understand the scientific ... more »

Angela Kathleen Bailey

Jeter Primary School, Opelika, AL
Grades K-5, Physical Education
2006, Fall

Ms. Bailey and Ms. Ray implement a program to increase students’ interest in physical activity and to build students’ research, presentation, and technology skills. Each first and second grade student researches the health benefits, skills, equipment, ... more »

Kelly Stephen Morgan

Poulsbo Elementary School, Poulsbo, WA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Summer

Mr. Morgan attends training on the Learning Propensity Assessment Device, a tool that helps identify key affective learning problems among his autistic students. Through an iterative process of testing and observation, he determines the appropriate intervention for ... more »

Kaye P. Brooks

Lucile Gregg Elementary School, Houston, TX
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Summer

As a literacy coach in this majority Hispanic district, Ms. Brooks believes she can meet the needs of her students better if she becomes fluent in Spanish. Ms. Brooks participates in a Spanish immersion course in Mexico and then uses her increased language skills to ... more »

Olga Westley Jackson

Franklinton Primary School, Franklinton, LA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Summer

At an Alabama Ear Institute seminar, Ms. Jackson learns techniques for the auditory development of children with cochlear implants. She uses these methods to teach hearing impaired students to interpret sounds, speak, and read. Ms. Jackson consults weekly with other ... more »

Melissa M. Fipps

Swayzee Elementary School, Swayzee, IN
Grades K-5, English
2006, Summer

Ms. Fipps attends a seminar to learn the latest techniques for diagnosing dyslexic reading differences. With this knowledge, she shares with paraprofessionals, teachers, and parents, effective learning accommodations and differentiated instruction techniques, as ... more »

Mary Hollowell

Elementary Science Enrichment Center, Griffin, GA
Grades K-5, Literature
2006, Summer

By participating in the Children’s Literature New England Summer Institute, Ms. Hollowell, a science teacher, develops ideas for integrating children’s literature into science teaching. She then conducts workshops for colleagues on ways to use books from ... more »

Sherryl Miles

Palmview Elementary School, Pompano, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Summer

Ms. Miles attends the Gurian Institute Summer Training to study male and female students’ learning styles. She rewrites lesson plans to improve achievement among her struggling students. To share the knowledge she gains with colleagues and parents, Ms. Miles ... more »

Patricia Rottino Cummins

Palmetto Elementary School, Pinecrest, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Summer

Ms. Cummins enrolls in “Arts and Education in China,” a summer semester at Florida International University, to improve her art skills and enhance the art curriculum at her school. With a university professor, she travels to China and studies Chinese art ... more »

Marilyn McKnight

H.W. Longfellow Elementary School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Summer

Through the “Building Bridges Project,” Ms. McKnight and her partners use chess to encourage their at-risk students to develop the self-respect and critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to bridge the gap to academic, social, and personal ... more »

Nancy Gail Pollack

Hinesburg Community School, Hinesburg, VT
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2006, Summer

Recognizing that many of their students entering pre-kindergarten and kindergarten are unprepared to learn mathematics, Ms. Pollack and her partners host “Family Math Playtime” to help parents understand how the language of mathematics applies to young ... more »

Michele Rzewski Copeland

Potowmack Elementary School, Sterling, VA
Grades K-5, Literature
2006, Summer

Ms. Copeland and her partners implement “HEART (Hear Excellent Audio-books Read Today)” to help improve the reading skills of their English language learners and economically disadvantaged students. Students take home audio books and cassette players to ... more »

Sherry Hanson Chevalley

Hybla Valley Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
Grades K-5, Science
2006, Summer

To create an engaging and motivating science curriculum and help close the achievement gap, Ms. Chevalley and Ms. Rabun purchase quality science trade books written for various reading levels. Students explore a concept through a trade book, conduct an experiment to ... more »

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.