Grantees

Showing results for Grades: Grades K-5

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.

Amanda Krause

Community Academic Public Charter School–Amos I Elementary School, Washington, MD
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Winter

The grantee will address the implementation of new district instructional standards for music by attending the World Drumming Summer Institutes Workshops to improve her musical skills and to be able to share professional training with other staff member in the arts.

Mildred Ward-Hale

John Muir Elementary School, San Francisco, CA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2008, Winter

Due to instructional inadequacies within 3rd, 4th and 5th grade math, the mathematics team, in collaboration with two mentor teachers, proposes creating a series of math workshops for team members and affiliated relevant staff to level the dissemination of math ... more »

Gabrielle Degenaar

Terry Heights Elementary School, Huntsville, AL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Winter

The grantee will attend a three-day conference/workshop and training on the implementation process on the Eleven Principles of Character Education and how to model these principles in your local school and community.

James Main

Alpac Elementary School, Pacific, WA
Grades K-5, Physical Education
2008, Winter

The project features a health and wellness program integrating technology monitoring corollary exercise and fitness. Students will learn how to understand and monitor data and use the data to design a fiscal fitness plan.

Michelle F. Allen

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

Using “Computers Aren’t Just Fun and Games,” students will perform activities in Pod casting, webpage design, smart technologies, and digital imagery related to the science curricula. The project will also allow students to communicate with ... more »

Justine Beshara

Campbell Elementary School, Campbell, OH
Grades K-5, English
2008, Winter

Partners will create and implement a reading intervention program that offers culturally inclusive reading materials and activities that model habits/characteristics missing from targeted participant’s everyday learning modality. The goal is to supporting the ... more »

Geneva Neeriemer

Buncombe County Schools, Asheville, NC
Grades K-5, English
2008, Winter

Migrant Education DirectorUsing the digital version of the “Playaway Instructional Learning Program,” ESOL students will improve their reading and English language proficiency toward the goal of meeting grade-level district standards for learning.

Alice J. McVay

Country Oaks Elementary School, Labelle, FL
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Winter

Through the use of technology for a kindergarten and first grade class, this project will assist students in developing critical thinking skills, process driven inquiry and the ability to summarize and analyze large amounts of information to find content specific ... more »

Marcos Martinez

Ricardo Flores Magon Academy (RFMA), Westminister, CO
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Winter

Through the use of technology for a kindergarten and first grade class, this project will assist students in developing critical thinking skills, process driven inquiry and the ability to summarize and analyze large amounts of information to find content specific ... more »

Samantha K. Wilkening

Burlington Elementary School, Burlington, CO
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2008, Winter

The grantees will use standard scores from the Math RIT (Rasch Units Standardized Scale), on the Northwestern Evaluation Association Measurement of Academic Program (MAPS) to create an activity-based instructional program to improve student performance.

Darcy Tweedy

Desert Winds Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ
Grades K-5, Science
2008, Winter

Through the creation of three unique habitats (Fluency in the Forest, Comprehension under the Sea and Decoding at the Desert) students will interact and research relevant plants and animals to improve acquisition of state learning standards for reading literacy and ... more »

Nancy Johnson

Huntsville City Schools, Huntsville, AL
Grades K-5, Literature
2008, Winter

The grantees will use the interactive Sensational, Surefire Orchestrated Activity for Reading (SOAR) program as an intervention to reinforce gaps in the student performance as reported by state learning standards assessments.

Jessica Otto

Penny Creek Elementary, Everett, WA
Grades K-5, English
2009, Fall

Ms. Otto will support a core team of colleagues during their first year using the Lucy Calkins writing curriculum.  The group will practice collegial reflection of best teaching practices.  Support will be given through model lessons by both veteran and new ... more »

Michele Rzewski Copeland

Potowmack Elementary School, Sterling, VA
Grades K-5, English
2009, Fall

Through Mrs. Rzewski Copeland’s action research project, student reading levels will be measured using the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) in September.  During the course of the school year, half of Mrs. Rzewski’s students will use the ... more »

Robin Wallin

Alexandria City Public Schools, Alexandria, VA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Fall

Ms. Wallin will lead a group of school nurses in a collaborative effort to enhance knowledge about school nurse case management and expand the current program of school nurse case management in Alexandria City Public Schools.School nurses will share information ... more »

Stephanie Baird

Roquemore Elementary School, Arlington, TX
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Fall


Mrs. Baird will receive instruction on intervention strategies for lower socioeconomic students at a Ron Clark Academy Workshop.  She will learn innovation and out-of-the-box successful methods to achieve the ability to create a "family" in her classroom, full of ... more »

Beverly Whalen-Schmeller

Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Fall

The Department of Psychology in Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) will train educators to become coaches for their schools in School-Wide Positive Behavioral Support (SWPBS).SWPS training will allow a burgeoning base of school psychologist coaches to provide ... more »

Michelle Wardrip

Auburn Elementary School, Salem, OR
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2009, Fall

Ms. Wardrip and Mrs. Knight will lead a professional learning community of elementary school library media educators which will meet on a monthly basis throughout the school year to share best instructional practices, discuss learning resources, analyze data, and ... more »

Christine Culverwell

Umatilla-Morrow Education Service District, Pendleton, OR
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Fall

School psychologists will meet monthly throughout the year to learn about cross-battery assessment practices that are closely aligned with the ever increasing research data on cognitive processes.  The purpose of this cross-battery approach is to conduct ... more »

Kristina Marino

Matthews Elementary, Matthews, NC
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Fall

Mrs. Marino and partners will attend Spanish language courses to better the relationship between teachers, Latino parents, and students who speak limited English.  Participants will learn Command Spanish which increases communication and understanding by building ... more »

Khieta Davis

Flower City School, #54, Rochester, NY
Grades K-5, Literature
2009, Fall

A study group comprised of new and veteran elementary teachers will meet throughout the year to identify and implement best instructional practices in reading.  The teachers will analyze student work, monitor achievement, discuss professional readings, and ... more »

Victoria Weed

Amherst Public Schools, Amherst, MA
Grades K-5, English
2009, Fall

Ms. Weed and Ms. Castronovo’s study group will focus on creating, implementing, and evaluating vocabulary lesson plans to accompany story book read alouds used in science, social studies, and language arts curricula.The group will also create vocabulary lesson ... more »

Susan Calkins

Wayland Public Schools, Wayland, MA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Fall

This action research project will investigate ways of developing a general music program that provides building blocks of skillful jazz improvisation in young students.The project will consist of a qualitative study of teacher practices and high school jazz musician ... more »

Janna Gault

Ockerman Elementary School, Florence, KY
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2009, Fall

In order to better understand math pedagogy, critical/foundational skills in mathematic interventions, and to increase her and her team's knowledge of primary mathematics content, Mrs. Gault will attend monthly meetings of the Math Leadership Support Network.Ideas, ... more »

Lisa Wiggins

LeRoy CUSD #2, Le Roy, IL
Grades K-5, English
2009, Fall

Mrs. Wiggins and Mrs. Larkin will enhance the district's literacy professional development plan by facilitating DVD/book studies for teachers, classroom aides, and administrators.This professional development will revolve around learning more about the ... more »

Julian Davenport

Holmes Elementary, Miami, FL
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2009, Fall

Mr. Davenport, Ms. Abbs and their team will conduct an action research project to compile strategies for teaching elementary mathematics.  After Mr. Davenport and his team accumulate their best practices, they will travel to schools with proven mathematics ... more »

Cindy Robertson

Brennen School - Delaware Autism Program, Newark, DE
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Fall

After receiving training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT), Mrs. Robertson will provide minimum two-day, in-house trainings, and follow-up workshops to interested staff.Students to receive NMT will be identified, and the music therapists will follow through with ... more »

Cinda Wert Rapp

Tara Hills Elementary School, San Pablo, CA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Fall

Teachers at Tara Hills Elementary will create a professional learning community to increase engaged, effective student learning by participating in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards'

Take One!

process.They will improve their teaching practice in ... more »

Angela Jimenez

Ascot Avenue Elementary, Los Angeles, CA
Grades K-5, English
2009, Fall

Ms. Jimenez will attend the

Write from the Beginning

training offered by Thinking Maps, Inc.Three-day follow-up sessions will continue beyond the training that will address questions and concerns regarding implementation of the strategy.Upon full completion of the ... more »

Barbara Corsi

Marquette Elementary School, Madison, WI
Grades K-5, English
2009, Fall

Language arts students at Marquette Elementary will increase their written expression skills by participating in

Spelling Masters of the Universe

.  This school-wide spelling program will offer students the opportunity to work at their instructional levels.  ... more »

Joyce Hembree

Mark Twain Elementary, Tulsa, OK
Grades K-5, Literature
2009, Fall

To develop a vision for the future, Mrs. Gibson and Mrs. Hembree's classes will participate in multi-dimensional instruction including field trips, guest speakers, hands-on activities, and literature experiences to explore career opportunities and life ... more »