Grantees

Showing results for Grades: Grades K-5

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 »

Beverly Whalen-Schmeller

Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Summer

The project will provide support to train coaches for School-Wide Positive Behavioral Support (SWPBS). SWPBS is an evidence-based approach to improve academic and behavior outcomes. The grant will provide 125 training modules for school psychologists to improve ... more »

Laura Blake

Asher Holmes School, Morganville, NJ
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

Ms. Blake will attend two weeks of courses at Villanova University to achieve Level I Certification from TIME (Technology Institute for Music Educators). Knowledge and materials from this comprehensive curriculum will be shared at district workshops and used in ... more »

Martha Ellen Milli

Middlesex Elementary School, Baltimore, MD
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Mrs. Milli will attend the Childhood Trauma Practitioners Assembly through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. The Assembly teaches trauma-specific interventions to use to minimize the difficulties that traumatized children experience in the areas ... more »

Karen Bourne

Irving Elementary School, Sioux City, IA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Ms. Bourne will attend the World Music Drumming (WMD) Course in Oconomowoc, WI. The WMD course increases self-respect and decreases negative behaviors among students. In addition to sharing the skills learned during the course, the grantee will also schedule ... more »

Rosemary Majerczyk

Campanelli School, Schaumburg, IL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Mrs. Majerczyk will participate in the National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals Conference to discuss the roles of educators and review training models for professional development programs. She will share her learning by developing training modules and ... more »

Catherine Brooks Connor

Frank M. Golson Elementary School, Marianna, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Mrs. Connor and Ms. Dungan will organize a professional learning community of K-2 teachers and staff to address their school’s long-term, ongoing safety concern regarding bullying. The professional learning community will meet weekly to discuss, evaluate and ... more »

Matthew Roadruck

Dreamkeepers Academy, Norfolk, VA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

To increase students’ mathematic retention and creative writing ability, Mr. Roadruck and Mr. Hunsicker will incorporate the use of Palm handheld computers in classroom activities.

Sinead Layton

Bridge Valley Elementary School, Furlong, PA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

“Hands-On, Minds-On Classroom” will provide students an opportunity to create a technology-rich classroom environment and allow them to generate and demonstrate knowledge and skills in new ways.

Jessica Davis

Wayne Trace Grover Hill Elementary School, Grover Hill, OH
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

“Around School We Soar” will provide an opportunity to create a technology-rich instruction in math, science, and language arts, allowing students to generate and demonstrate knowledge and skills in new ways through technology-based units and ... more »

Amy Greenwald

Randolph Central School, Randolph, NY
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

ESL and special education students will develop information, mathematics, and language skills through the creation of video podcasts to be shared with the general population students. The program will also serve as a means of mainstreaming special populations.

Uriah Young

Lore Elementary School, Ewing, NJ
Grades K-5, History
2008, Summer

Mr. Young and the fifth grade teaching staff will engage students in learning that will take them through early American history using interactive software and a walking tour of both historic Philadelphia and the National Constitution Center.

Daina Rose Flores

Sunset Ridge Elementary School, Pacifica, CA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

Ms. Flores and Mr. Chang will develop a computer lab that will give teachers the tools needed to foster students’ technological foundations. Students will learn technological terms and apply critical thinking and problem solving strategies to math and reading ... more »

Krista A. Coleman-Baker

J. J. Pickle Elementary School, Austin, TX
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Winter

The grantees will implement a staff development program that illustrates techniques for integrating active-learning methodology across the curriculum. The focus will be on social studies and literacy.

Jan Coone

Educational Service Unit #16, Ogallala, NE
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Winter

Five teachers of Spanish will form a study group to explore the integration of podcasts and iPods in the classroom.

Candance M. Connolly

Irving Elementary School, Bozeman, MT
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Winter

Implementing a staff development program based on district learning standard to identify specific pedagogical content knowledge and create an assessment matrix based on authentic measures aligned with inquiry based instruction are the goals of this project.

Christine Scarborough

Romeo Community Schools, Romeo, MI
Grades K-5, English
2008, Winter

The partners will be trained in and implement the “6 + 1 Traits of Effective Writing Program” in support of improving student performance in reading, writing and beginning language skills. This program will allow students to better assess and critique ... more »

Jaclyn Quesnel

Lura A. White Elementary School, Shirley, MA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2008, Winter

The partners will train and implement an interdisciplinary instructional program to improve student performance across multiple disciplines as identified by state assessment standards. The program will focus on science, math and literacy.

Kimberly M. Lippert

Linlee Elementary School, Lexington, KY
Grades K-5, English
2008, Winter

The grantees will increase student writing performance through the integration of “Writing and Writing Instruction” using an adapted program of Project-Based Learning, with economics as the subject focus.