Grantees

Showing results for Grades: Grades K-5

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 »

Carey Bonifas

Northwood Intermediate School, Sidney, OH
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2009, Fall

Fourth grade teachers at Northwood Intermediate School will collaborate to create learning stations for all fourth grade students.  These stations will be specifically created to engage and capture the attention of the students in targeted areas of weakness in ... more »

Christina Mattson

Mesabi East Schools, Aurora, MN
Grades K-5, Science
2009, Fall

At-risk and special education students will take a leadership role in Mrs. Mattson and Mr. Fleming's Giants Go Green recycling project.  Using critical thinking and problem-solving skills, at-risk high school students will work cooperatively with elementary ... more »

Sarah Gorden

Stockton Springs Elementary School, Stockton Springs, ME
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Fall

Ms. Gorden and Mrs. Ireland will implement a hands-on, discovery-based curriculum in kindergarten and first grade.  Using Montessori math, language, science, and social studies materials, students and teachers will work collaboratively with a fundamental focus ... more »

Kelly Boutin

Thurmont Primary School, Thurmont, MD
Grades K-5, Literature
2009, Fall

In order to strengthen and improve proficiency for students who need practice in explicit reading skills, students will use a computer based supplemental literacy program, Lexia Reading.  By providing explicit, systematic, and structured practice in phonics, ... more »

Lottie Harris

Jackson Road Elementary, Griffin, GA
Grades K-5, English
2009, Fall

In order to improve achievement in language arts learners, first through fifth grade teachers will incorporate testing skills into grade level specific “Coach Books.”  The materials will give teachers and students useful information to use in ... more »

Terry Highfield

Ann K. Heiman Elementary School, Evans, CO
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2009, Fall

Second and fourth grade students will take part in a pilot program where iPods will be used to support the writing process.  Audio and visual prompts on the iPods will inspire students to write about new ideas.  Students will then have the opportunity to ... more »

Melinda Hand

Colbert Heights Elementary School, Tuscumbia, AL
Grades K-5, English
2009, Fall

Through the implementation of technologically enhanced workstations, first grade students will use instructional materials to explore and expand their literacy by engaging in standards-based activities that develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.  ... more »

Mary Denk

Edgar Elementary School, Edgar, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Summer

Teachers and staff at Edgar Elementary School will participate in a four day intensive training, “Reaching All by Creating Learning Communities.” Participants will use the knowledge gained from the workshop to assure the healthy development of every child ... more »

Cynthia Messina

East Derry Memorial Elementary School, Derry, NH
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2009, Summer

Mrs. Messina will participate in the PBS TeacherLine/ISTE Certificate Program to create an understanding of the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards and incorporate them into the development of electronic portfolios. Realizing the importance of electronic ... more »

Allison Bakken

Townsend Schools, Townsend, MT
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2009, Summer

To improve her science and math instruction and increase differentiation through 21st century skills, Mrs. Bakken will attend the National Educational Computing Conference. Mrs. Bakken will share her learning by providing professional developmental for faculty and ... more »

Terre Redmon

Bingham Elementary, Springfield, MO
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Summer

Building on a professional development plan to decrease student referrals and learn how to build positive relationships with students, Mrs. Redmon will attend the Jim Fay Love and Logic Conference. While attending, she will learn classroom discipline strategies that ... more »

Marissa Conti

Joseph P. Manning Elementary School, Jamaica Plains, MA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Summer

Realizing that for a student to be academically successful his or her emotional needs must be met, staff at Joseph P. Manning will create a school-wide community through the Responsive Classroom method. The teacher leaders participating in the group will delve deeply ... more »

Larry Donathan

Randle Highlands Elementary School, Washington, DC
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2009, Summer

In order to improve the English Language proficiency of low and mid-level English language learners, Mr. Donathan will incorporate Rosetta Stone software into classroom instruction. The program will enable Mr. Donathan to integrate technology and differentiate ... more »

Adina Sullivan

San Marcos Elementary, San Marcos, CA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2009, Summer

Ms. Sullivan will attend the National Education Computing Conference in order to understand better the use of podcasting and digital storytelling as tools to engage English language learners. After attending the conference, Ms. Sullivan will prepare and present ... more »

Jamie Semrad

King Elementary School, Oregon City, OR
Grades K-5, Science
2009, Summer

Mrs. Semrad and Mrs. Woodburn will introduce the “King Green Team” with the purpose of educating students, staff, and community about sustainability. A multi-grade outdoor classroom will be constructed, allowing students to learn to connect with ecological ... more »

Patricia Bernauer

Rockside School, Maple Heights, OH
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2009, Summer

Title 1 Reading and Math students, with 20 gifted students as peer tutors, will gain skills in reading, writing, and measurement. Literature will challenge them to learn math measurements needed for myriad careers. Utilizing this measurement information, students will ... more »

Cathleen Taub

George Washington Elementary School, Mahwah, NJ
Grades K-5, Science
2009, Summer

Through the implementation of “Go Green,” Ms. Taub and Mrs. Tanis will allow their students to create a magazine focusing on green topics. “Go Green” will present students the opportunity to use their burgeoning skills as researchers, writers, ... more »

Jayne Jaskolski

Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Winter

Ms. Jaskolski and Dr. Anderson will implement an action research fellowship to introduce teachers to the power of systematic reflection on their practice.  The fellowship will focus on commitment, design, sense of experience, creation of new questions, and ... more »

Susan Mildren

Browning Elementary School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, Literature
2009, Winter

Ms. Mildren and a team of colleagues will work collaboratively to create literacy rich activities using leveled text and literacy-based software.  The project will help students with special needs access and meaningfully participate in the curriculum through ... more »

Megan Castillo

Lewis and Clark Elementary, Wenatchee, WA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Winter

Mrs. Castillo will attend a workshop at the Lindamood Bell organization which specializes in teacher/clinician training in the areas of diagnostic assessment and intervention.  Upon completion of the workshop, Mrs. Castillo will be able to accurately diagnose a ... more »

Lynn Conrad

Southern Elementary School, Glen Rock, PA
Grades K-5, Literature
2009, Winter

Ms. Conrad will attend the Mazza Institute Conference where renowned children’s illustrators will speak about their work.  Attending the conference will enable Ms. Conrad to understand better visual literacy as it applies to elementary-aged students.

Wendy Wright

R.C. Buckley Elementary School, Lansing, NY
Grades K-5, Science
2009, Winter

Ms. Wright will attend the Space Discovery Institute, a two-week program sponsored by the United States Space Foundation.  The immersion program will integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics principles into course work that connects robotics, ... more »

Kate Power

Towson University, Towson, MD
Grades K-5, English
2009, Winter

A study group will administer literacy assessments, videotape classroom interactions, conduct semi-structured interviews, and meet to discuss student work and professional literature in order to understand and improve the performance of struggling students at The ... more »

Lori Ham

Mary Bryan Elementary School, Indianapolis, IN
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Winter

To prepare for the upcoming addition of social studies to state standardized tests, Ms. Ham and Mr. Hendrick will begin “This Old Pioneer School.”  The program will allow them to work with a master history teacher, partner with a living history ... more »

Thomas Gammon

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL
Grades K-5, English
2009, Winter

To address the influx of English language learners in Miami-Dade County, teachers will implement the professional development program “English Language Learners: Culture, Equity & Language.”  Teachers trained in the module will deliver the course to ... more »

Joshua Calderon

Rolling Hills Elementary School, Orlando, FL
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2009, Winter

Staff at Rolling Hills Elementary School will take part in technology-driven professional development as a means to enhance traditional lessons.  The year-long, bimonthly trainings will help technology reluctant teachers feel at ease incorporating multimedia ... more »

Megan Leuthold

Boulder Valley School District, Lafayette, CO
Grades K-5, Literature
2009, Winter

Ms. Leuthold and colleagues will implement a group lesson study to increase their effectiveness in improving student achievement in reading.  Participants will monitor student progress to identify and support students for whom traditional instruction is not ... more »

Patricia Franco

Constance Hulbert Elementary School, El Paso, TX
Grades K-5, Science
2009, Winter

In an effort to raise state assessment scores among minority students in the area of science, Ms. Franco and partners will collaborate with teachers on a weekly basis to assist them in aligning their instructions to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. ... more »