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Showing results for Grades: Grades K-5

Deborah Johnson

Troy School, North Troy, VT
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Boutin implement interdisciplinary studies of their students’ French Canadian heritage and its innate connection to France as well as a cultural study of Mexico and its impact on the United States. Looking for connections and contrasts ... more »

Jennifer Morrier

Boone Elementary School, Houston, TX
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

In a school still struggling to serve the influx of evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Ms. Morrier and Mr. Sebek implement a program to provide the enrichment necessary for gifted students to succeed beyond grade level expectations. Students work as a team ... more »

Jonathan Atlas

Trinity Elementary School of Communication Arts & Technology, New Rochelle, NY
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Summer

Recognizing the need to engage both advanced and at-risk students in critical thinking, Mr. Atlas and Ms. Fillat develop a business project to make mathematics meaningful to students. Students plan and run a school store, calculating product quantities, estimating ... more »

Kristen Van Ollefen

Mawbey Street School No. 1, Woodbridge, NJ
Grades K-5, Literature
2007, Summer

Ms. Van Ollenfen’s and Ms. Quinn’s fifth grade students build upon skills taught in both general music class and language arts class to create musical compositions that evoke a scene, mood, or image from C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the ... more »

Linda Beebe-Boring

Westview Elementary School, Lee’s Summit, MO
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2007, Summer

A simulated crime scene investigation forms the backdrop for eight scientific lab experiments that require critical thinking. Integrating handheld computer technology, students collect and organize data from scientific investigations. Using software integration ... more »

Glory Ann Oljace

Pillsbury Mathematics, Science, and Technology Magnet School, Minneapolis, MN
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Summer

Recognizing students’ natural curiosity and love of discovery, Ms. Oljace and Ms. Parker implement “Power of 1” to connect all disciplines with hands-on, real life, multi-sensory experiences to increase student achievement. Students complete a ... more »

Karen Buchanan

Moxee Elementary School, Moxee, WA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Winter

Ms. Buchanan and Ms. Lasater meet weekly with representatives from each grade level to study ways to improve student achievement in mathematics. They plan inquiry-based lessons, observe each other’s teaching, analyze student work, develop rubrics based on ... more »

Amy Lynn Simpson

C.M. Musser Elementary School, Sharon, PA
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

Ms. Simpson and Ms. Pisarcik organize a collegial study group to learn how to lead more efficient writing workshops and increase student achievement. The group meets twice a month to examine resources and apply their learning in mini-lessons with students. Teachers ... more »

Amy Sue Miller

Westerville City Schools, Westerville, OH
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Winter

Using Understanding By Design, Ms. Miller and Mr. Gambill form a study group with colleagues in three elementary schools to improve their understanding of how to design effective science lessons. The study group combines an initial workshop with quarterly seminars, ... more »

Linda L. Maize

Beulah Public Schools, Beulah, ND
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Winter

Ms. Maize, Ms. Benz, and their colleagues study strategies for structuring collaborative groups to maximize student achievement. After a district presentation on professional collaboration, the faculty engages in a year-long book study to find the best ways for ... more »

Ruth Metcalfe

Prairie View Elementary School, Goshen, IN
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

Ms. Metcalfe and Ms. Garber establish a literacy study group for novice teachers to become familiar with research on effective literacy practices recommended by the National Reading Panel. Guided by literacy coaches, study group members examine research on topics ... more »

Becky Hendrickson

Shining Mountain Elementary School, Spanaway, WA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

Autistic students in Ms. Hendrickson and Ms. Gifford’s class increase their communication, technology, and social skills by working cooperatively to program a robot to perform assigned tasks. Groups integrated with students from a typical second grade ... more »

Cedric Michael Jefferson

Spring Hill Elementary School, Memphis, TN
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

Through “Partners Achieving Immediate Reading Success (PAIRS),” Mr. Jefferson and Ms. Lopez increase students’ reading comprehension and fluency by providing the opportunity to discuss the reading experience with a peer. Fifth grade students learn ... more »

Jessica Holman

Dogwood Elementary School, Knoxville, TN
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

Ms. Holman and Ms. McDaniel create an interdisciplinary, project-based, technology unit to improve their at-risk students’ academic achievement. After learning the components of a research project, students investigate Earth and atmospheric cycles and ... more »

Tracey Simmons

Crotona Park West, Public School/ Middle School 4, Bronx, NY
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Winter

Ms. Simmons and Ms. Frye combine the study of mathematical concepts with literacy and technology to improve student achievement. Students study various mathematical concepts and create mathematics picture dictionaries that include digital photographs and drawings of ... more »

Michele Bonfante

The Academy Project at Lincoln Annex, New Brunswick, NJ
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

To encourage students to become lifelong readers and to develop writing skills, Ms. Bonfante and Ms. Karakowski present a book writing project for all first through third grade students in their school. After working on a class book and visiting with a published ... more »

Leslie Boyce

Mt. Vernon Elementary School, Mt. Vernon, ME
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Winter

Ms. Boyce and Ms. Dubord implement “The Path to Learning Math” to enhance students’ geometry and measurement skills and to increase student collaboration and school pride. Applying mathematics standards and technology skills, students research and ... more »

Sherry Lanza

Woodrow W. Wallace School, Lake Isabella, CA
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

Through “Create a Master Piece,” Ms. Lanza and her partners integrate the development of language arts skills with the study of great master artists. Fourth grade students in two neighboring school districts research great master artists, study ... more »

Shannon J. Gordon

Sunny Brae Avenue Elementary School, Winnetka, CA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Winter

To improve their at-risk students’ writing and comprehension skills, Ms. Gordon and Mr. Schechter implement their creative writing program, “An Author You Can’t Refuse.” Students develop realistic, comical narratives about their school ... more »

Beth Smith

Frank Elementary School, Kenosha, WI
Grades K-5, English
2008, Fall

Ms. Smith and partners will engage in collegial study opportunities related to reading and language arts curriculum. Teachers will engage in grade level group work to focus on individual student learning goals as well as developing curriculum materials focused on ... more »

James Maxlow

Riverside Elementary School, Newport News, VA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

Mr. Maxlow and Ms. Shoff will conduct a study to determine the effect of virtual manipulatives used during instruction on 4th grade student mathematical achievement assessment results.

Anne M. Ortiz

Skyline Elementary School, Stillwater, OK
Grades K-5, Literature
2008, Fall

Ms. Ortiz and partners will conduct action research by studying the literacy of boys. The circle of literacy will be expanded to include nonfiction texts, graphic novels, and cartooning.

Erica Hershberger

Magnolia Elementary, Magnolia, OH
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Fall

To increase student achievement in all subject areas and to improve annual yearly progress, Mrs. Hershberger and Mrs. Woods will lead a project designated to facilitate and allow teacher to teacher training on the specific techniques and benefits of utilizing ... more »

Jennifer Spero

The Plains Elementary, The Plains, OH
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Fall

Ms. Spero will attend Responsive Classroom II training, a program that stresses that how children learn is as important as what they learn. The approach will be learned to address the social-emotional needs of students.

Robin Brawer

PS 6, Staten Island, NY
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2008, Fall

Through a year-long Teacher Leader/Coach course offered by Mathematics in the City at CCNY, Ms. Brawer will further her understanding of how to most effectively plan and implement effective mathematics instruction.

Glenn Alvarez

PS 109, Bronx, NY
Grades K-5, English
2008, Fall

A group of eleven teachers, studying strategies to successfully help English Language Learners in their classrooms, will bring Dr. Myriam Met, a national ELL consultant, to PS 109 in order to learn research strategies and best practices to enhance instruction.

Laura Kump

S.S. Columbia School, Staten Island, NY
Grades K-5, English
2008, Fall

Mrs. Kump and Mrs. Mulligan will establish collaborative study groups seeking to improve literacy instruction for all students through the study of research based strategies and best practices.

Cecily Gottling

George Washington School, Mahwah, NJ
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2008, Fall

Two teams of teacher-researchers will engage in Lesson Study, a professional learning model, also known in Japan as "Jugyokenkyu." Teams will identify math content and instruction in need of improvement for students in Kindergarten through Grade Three.

Meredith Daniels

Riverside Elementary School, Riverside, CT
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

To begin the process of implementing myriad technological tools into the curriculum, Ms. Daniels and Ms. Berlinski will implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL offers the framework for teachers to work in a Professional Learning Community to break down ... more »

Daina Rose Flores

Sunset Ridge Elementary School, Pacifica, CA
Grades K-5, Literature
2008, Fall

In response to waning reading comprehension test scores, Ms. Flores and Ms. Lyttle will obtain training on Readers' Workshop. With this training, they will lead the professional development of their fellow staff members in this approach.

Haley James

Madison Cross Roads School, Toney, AL
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2008, Fall

The Numeracy Project, developed from thorough research of how students learn numbers, is implemented in all classrooms throughout New Zealand. This action research study will allow Ms. James to receive high quality training from Numeracy Project experts and put ... more »

Kim Petty

Union County Schools, Union, SC
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

Through a program titled "These Great United States," students will travel the United States via classroom technology. The program will educate and encourage U.S. History students to join in learning about various regions of the United States and the contributions ... more »

Naomi Feliz Kulog

Harritt Elementary School, Salem, OR
Grades K-5, English
2008, Fall

Dual Language Intermediate educators will purchase document cameras and projectors to enhance their Reader's and Writer's Workshops for second language learners. Students will analyze mentor texts, facilitate peer revising and editing, significantly improve state ... more »

Tom Bower

Elgin West Elementary, LaRue, OH
Grades K-5, English
2008, Fall

With guidance from Mr. Bower and Ms. Copeland, students will manage a bimonthly newsletter to be distributed to students and parents. The project will combine state standards from Language Arts and Technology.

Jeff Belmonte

Johnstone School, Vineland, NJ
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

Fourth grade students will be using Kid Biz 3000, a computer program that has been proven effective in improving literacy when students complete a specified number of weekly sessions. Economically disadvantaged students will be able to check out low-cost laptops ... more »

Jodi Blanke Decuf

Zilwaukee International Studies School, Saginaw, MI
Grades K-5, History
2008, Fall

"Michigan Explorers" will encompass interactive lessons designed with students' needs in mind. Through various learning stations, students will improve their knowledge of Michigan history, civics, economics, and geography while simultaneously gaining stronger reading ... more »

Janet Dickens

Fairlane Elementary School, Lafayette, TN
Grades K-5, Literature
2008, Fall

Mrs. Dickens and Ms. Drive will develop an informational book about their school to display at the local community center using an interactive whiteboard. Students will use the board for hands-on instruction across the curriculum while creating their class book.

Gelyn Cornell

Smith Elementary, Alief ISD, Houston, TX
Grades K-5, Science
2008, Fall

Mrs. Cornell and Mrs. Collins will develop a science laboratory that provides teachers and students with resources to explore the nature of science in an inquiry-based setting. Students will learn the scientific method and apply critical thinking skills and ... more »

Michele Rzweski Copeland

Michele Rzweski Copeland

Potowmack Elementary School, Sterling, VA
Grades K-5, History
2008, Fall

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History Is a Walk in the Park      

Aldie Mill, Oatlands, and Belmont Plantation: for many residents of Loudon County, Virginia these are just points on a map. But for the fourth grade students of Potowmack Elementary School, they are much, much more.

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Amy Stuller

Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, English
2008, Fall

To improve vocabulary and pre-literacy reading skills of low socioeconomic, developmentally delayed students, a vocabulary program rich in experiential and hands-on discovery, coupled with an intensive parent-child-teacher reading program, will be implemented.

Marilyn Hall

Terrace Park School, Mountlake Terrace, WA
Grades K-5, Science
2008, Fall

Using the entry level Weather Bug weather station and books about weather, clouds, storms, water cycles and careers involving weather, a multi-grade team of teachers will integrate science, math, geography, and technology to improve student achievement.

Anne Patrick

D.C. Haley Elementary School, Roslindale, MA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2008, Fall

An integrated boat building project will provide 5th graders the opportunity to understand the application of math, science, social studies, and literacy to the construction of wooden boats. Students will learn to apply geometry, spatial thinking, and measurement to ... more »

Ana Paula Morgado-Pina

John D. Philbrick Elementary School, Boston, MA
Grades K-5, Literature
2008, Fall

"Children Discovering Justice," a literacy-based social studies curriculum about rules and justice, will engage 1st-5th grade students in critical thinking and problem solving, deepening students' historical knowledge while enhancing literacy skills. The program ... more »

Laurie Gough

C.A. Henning Elementary School, Troy, IL
Grades K-5, Science
2008, Fall

First grade students will create visual representations depicting information gained from investigating the animal kingdom. Students will choose animals, identify and describe their habitats and life cycles, and compare them to other animals. A presentation of ... more »

Kristy Turco

Hailey Elementary School, Hailey, ID
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

Students will develop technology skills for research, communication, and collaboration and apply those skills to foster relationships with international students. Using these skills, students will participate in global communication exchange programs, which will ... more »

Jessica Noblin

Leesburg Elementary School, Leesburg, FL
Grades K-5, Science
2008, Fall

Through "The Golden Eagles are Going Green," Mrs. Noblin's and Mrs. Chavis' first grade classes will implement the school's first recycling plan. The program will build a rationale for recycling, which will enable students to learn the importance of recycling ... more »

Ashley D. Jarvis-Parlato

Leesburg, Leesburg, FL
Grades K-5, Science
2008, Fall

Students will gain insight into where their food comes from via a series of trips to local farms, seed stores, grocers, and restaurants. A campus vegetable garden will also be cultivated by the students. Lessons involving math, literature, and community will be ... more »

Jeanne Snedeker

Bonita Springs Elementary School, Bonita Springs, FL
Grades K-5, History
2008, Fall

Mrs. Snedeker and Ms. Davis will partner with a local theater to use theater practice and technique in History and Language Arts classes. The monologue form will be used to explore history, while script development will be used to engage students in writing, ... more »

Jayne E. Jaskolski

Twenty-First Street School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, English
2008, Summer

Mrs. Jaskolski will implement an action research project, augmented with professional development, to quantify and describe the value of early intervention in a speech and language classroom to increase the achievement of at-risk pre-school children. The goal is to ... more »

Shirley Ann Dawson

Elk Meadows Elementary School, South Jordan, UT
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Mrs. Dawson will survey college students to determine their reasons for entering a special education teacher preparation program. The findings will be made into a DVD to distribute to high school seniors, counselors, and other education professionals to increase ... more »