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Showing results for Grades: Grades K-5

Sally Catoe

North Springs Elementary School, Columbia, SC
Grades K-5, Literature
2009, Winter

In order to improve student achievement in writing and help students gain a genuine pride in their written work, second graders will explore the world of authors in a unit titled “I’m an Author!”  Each class will produce a book on a theme to be ... more »

Jacob Gerig

Oak Elementary School, Albany, OR
Grades K-5, Physical Education
2009, Winter

Mr. Gerig and Mr. Nazarian will implement the “Climbing For Success” rock climbing program in physical education classes.  Combating childhood obesity with the integration of math and science, the physical aspect of rock climbing will focus on four ... more »

Nichole Deutsch

Bevis Elementary School, Cincinnati, OH
Grades K-5, Physical Education
2009, Winter

Mrs. Deutsch and Ms. Backus will conduct a multidisciplinary lesson that will stress the importance of regularly participating in physical activity.  Students will also study the geometry of their favorite sports and create a PowerPoint presentation to share with ... more »

Debra Vertoske

Hamburg Central School District, Hamburg, NY
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2009, Winter

Using Smartmusic software, students will explore the complex world of rhythm, allowing them to uncover its mathematical complexities.  After becoming proficient with various rhythmic ideas and gaining a broad understanding of the role that math plays in music, ... more »

Janette Rozgay-Miller

Nate Mack Elementary School, Henderson, NV
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2009, Winter

Based on real-world experiences, the Nate Mack “Micro Society Project” will focus students’ critical thinking skills through exploring banking, gardening, and postal services.  Students will oversee and facilitate a functional bank, garden, and ... more »

Monique Agueros

Warrensburg R-VI School District, Warrensburg, MO
Grades K-5, Literature
2009, Winter

Using video cameras, Mrs. Agueros and colleagues will implement “Flip the Classroom!”  This unique literacy activity will enable teachers to quickly record an event for projection in class, get input from students on captions and descriptions, and ... more »

Elizabeth Ouimette

Essrig Elementary School, Tampa, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Winter

In order to increase students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills, Ms. Ouimette and Ms. Gotting will create a parent resource room.  The resource room will provide parents with educational games and materials for use in small group student ... more »

Holly Rocchetti

Browne-Gibbs-Young Educational Campus, Washington, MD
Grades K-5, English
2009, Winter

Ms. Rocchetti and a team of educators will team with Turning the Page, a local education foundation, to implement the “Literacy Through Photography” program.  Students will be provided with cameras in order to document the people and communities that ... more »

Mary Jo Camargo

San Gabriel Avenue Elementary School, South Gate, CA
Grades K-5, Science
2009, Winter

Ms. Comargo and Ms. Roque will conduct an interdisciplinary lesson that will educate second grade students about animal characteristics, habitats, and life cycles.  Students will conduct research through multiple visits to the zoo, after which they will write ... more »

Jayne Jaskolski

Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Summer

A cohort of Senior Action Research Fellows (SARF) will collaborate as a professional learning community to mentor first and second year Action Research Fellows; plan and implement the second annual Midwestern Regional Action Research Conference; present at ... more »

Debbie Halstead

Garfield Elementary School, Spokane, WA
Grades K-5, English
2010, Summer

Mrs. Halstead will attend the one-week Reading Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University to gain high-quality literacy strategies for working with struggling and reluctant readers at the intermediate level.Following the institute, Mrs. Halstead will conduct ... more »

Chris Wilkie

Stevens Elementary School, Seattle, WA
Grades K-5, English
2010, Summer

To continue to address her students’ writing needs, Ms. Wilkie will attend the Writers Workshop at The Teacher's College Readers and Writers Institute at Columbia University.The rigorous, five-day literacy training will focus on elevating student writing.Upon ... more »

Torrey Palmer

Echo Loder Elementary School, Reno, NV
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Summer

A team of Reno educators will build a website that will feature projects and other teacher inquiry information in the hopes of strengthening their collegial inquiry movement and inspiring the participation of other educators in Washoe County.Qualitative and ... more »

Joan Stetser

Woodland School, Barrington, NJ
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2010, Summer

Ms. Stetser will attend the Gifted and Talented Summer Institute at the University of Connecticut, where she will be exposed to a realm of information that will enhance the district’s gifted and talented program.Ms. Stetser will learn how the implementation of ... more »

Suzanne Rosenthal

Maplewood Richmond, Maplewood, MO
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Summer

 team of educators at Maplewood Richmond Heights will participate in “The Teacher Home Visit Program (THVP),” a curriculum that trains educators in low income underperforming schools to go to their students' homes to forge relationships with ... more »

Carolynn Teufner

McIntyre Elementary School, Troy, MI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Summer

McIntyre Elementary School will provide its faculty with an intensive, onsite, three-day certification in Dr. Stephen Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, followed by ongoing support.  The training will equip faculty members to teach "The Leader ... more »

Timothy Brinker

Westfield School, Glen Ellyn, IL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Summer

Mr. Brinker will attend the field school at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in southwestern Colorado, where he will learn about proper methods of excavation as well as local artifacts and locations.Upon completion of the workshop, Mr. Brinker will develop a ... more »

Anna Moraga

Will Rogers Elementary School, Ventura, CA
Grades K-5, English
2010, Summer

Ms. Moraga will attend the five-day Summer Writing Institute at Columbia University's Teachers College Reading and Writing Project to gain teaching tools to improve student achievement in writing.Upon completion of the institute, Ms. Moraga will share what she has ... more »

Jessika Negrete Agustin

Elk Grove Unified School District, Sacramento, CA
Grades K-5, English
2010, Summer

To increase the proficiency of English Language Learners, a team of educators will identify schools in Northern California that have been successful in assisting ELL students read at grade level.Ms. Agustin and her team will target the most effective teaching ... more »

Francisco Jimenez

Ascot Avenue Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
Grades K-5, Literature
2010, Summer

To learn how to implement the processes and routines of an effective daily classroom reading workshop, Mr. Jimenez will attend a week-long reading conference at Columbia University.Mr. Jimenez will learn strategies that enhance student reading skills and the ... more »

Cheryl Taliaferro

P.S. 194M Countee Cullen, New York, NY
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

In an effort to develop environmentally conscious students and future stewards of the planet, students at P.S. 194M Countee Cullen school will participate in field trips to environmental centers and environmentally conscious businesses.  Using classroom lessons ... more »

Nikita Hunter

Public School 631, Brooklyn, NY
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

Ms. Hunter and Ms. Larmond’s Pre-K classes will experience hands-on, discovery-based learning by starting a school garden and greenhouse.  Students will sort, classify, and grow a garden of vegetables, fruits, and plants.  Both the garden and ... more »

Caroline Chervenak

Maywood Schools, Maywood, NJ
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

Mrs. Chervenak and Mrs. Brickett-Martin will lead a district-wide effort to increase gardening programs by revitalizing a courtyard and greenhouse on school grounds.  Upon completion of the revitalization, gardening programs will be integrated into the ... more »

Mary Rowan

Hardyston Township Elementary School, Hamburg, NJ
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

Educators at Hardyston Township Elementary School will create the “Hardystone Dream Garden,” an alternative learning environment for students that will allow a more intimate relationship with the natural environment.  Students will study and view ... more »

Beverly McKillip

Elkhorn Valley Schools, Tilden, NE
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

Mrs. McKillip and Mr. Burenheide’s “Green Energy” project is designed to empower their students to solve environmental problems that relate to energy production.  Through research and experimentation, students will develop a better ... more »

Montanette Hendricks

Moss Street Elementary School, Reidsville, NC
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

Students at Moss Street Elementary School will participate in the preparation and maintenance of a school garden.  The garden will serve as an outdoor learning space that will be a part of the school’s academic integration of science, math, health, and ... more »

Brenda Todd

Rocky River Elementary School, Monroe, NC
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2010, Summer

Using digital cameras, students at Rocky River Elementary will participate in a variety of projects that integrate multiple subject areas such as math, literacy, science, and social studies.  Students will use the cameras to take pictures of shapes and create ... more »

Phyllis Correll

Alderman Road Elementary School, Fayetteville, NC
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

Through “Global Warming: It's a Warm, Warm, World,” six first grade classes and five special education classes will study the connections between themselves and their environment while learning about global warming.  As students study the effects of ... more »

Amy Kennedy

Andersen United Community School, Minneapolis, MN
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

The “Earth Day Garden” will engage students in the learning process by allowing them to plant flowers and vegetables in large container gardens.  The year-long activity will include composting, fertilizing, and harvesting.  The process will ... more »

Karen Crow-Roark

Roan School, Dalton, GA
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

Using a five-step scientific method, students will conduct research on energy efficiency and the impact of pollution on their natural environment.  Students will investigate the energy saving capabilities of different types of lighting.  To gauge the ... more »

Toni Allison

Winograd K-8 School, Greeley, CO
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

To promote environmental stewardship, primary age students at Winograd School will receive direct instruction through the “Think Earth Environmental Education” curriculum.  Students will engage in a variety of learning experiences and activities, ... more »

Mary Newell

Kent School District, Kent, WA
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Winter

Ms. Newell and Ms. Pizzalato will conduct a diabetic training program for several educational teams in the district.  Teachers in the district, which has seen an increase in the incidence of diabetes diagnosed in general and special education students, will learn ... more »

Jeanne E. Porter

Freedom Hill Elementary School, Vienna, VA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2010, Winter

Mrs. Porter and her colleagues will conduct an in-depth study of math and early childhood special needs students.  The group will use common assessment data to track how and what students are learning monthly, and use the data to drive instructional ... more »

Evelyn Dwyer

Love Chapel Elementary School, Erwin, TN
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Dr. Dwyer will lead a group of five early elementary grade teachers of music, library science, guidance, and physical education from Love Chapel Elementary School in the use of Rosetta Stone software and audio companion to develop the Spanish language skills necessary ... more »

Laura D’Eugenio

East Cooper Montessori Charter School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Winter

The Orff-Schulwerk approach to music education is a hands-on program using singing, dancing, and instrument playing to teach children.  Ms. D’Eugenio will complete the Orff-Schulwerk training this summer by attending an institute at the Eastman School of ... more »

Nicole Titus

State College Area School District, State College, PA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Ms. Titus will team with Dr. Badiali, a professor at Penn State University, to pilot models of co-teaching with mentor teachers and teacher candidates within the context of a professional development school.  Teachers will learn about seven models of co-teaching as ... more »

Kathleen Wingard

Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE
Grades K-5, Literature
2010, Winter

Ms. Wingard will study current best practices in library science in order to develop reading and literacy projects for students who ride her school bus.  Ms. Wingard will work with local literacy experts and librarians to plan a timeline of learning events ... more »

Julie Raynor

Reeths-Puffer/Central Elementary School, Muskegon, MI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Winter

To gain a greater understanding of childhood stuttering, Ms. Raynor will attend and earn a certification in the Lindcombe Program, a highly effective therapy that addresses stuttering.  Upon completion, Ms. Raynor will share with her colleagues the methods learned ... more »

Sue Stinson

Apache Elementary School, Overland Park, KS
Grades K-5, Physical Education
2010, Winter

Since physical movement has been proven to optimize learning and retention, a professional learning community consisting of physical education teachers and classroom teachers from five schools will study various ways to include movement in the everyday core ... more »

Sandra Maytan

Jonas Salk Elementary School, Merrillville, IN
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Winter

“Virtues Through Music & Music About Virtues” will allow Ms. Maytan to be trained in the Virtues Project Methods in order to develop a curriculum that combines the experience, methods, and materials of the Virtues Project.  Lessons will focus on musical ... more »

Jennifer Weil

McKenzie School, Wilmette, IL
Grades K-5, English
2010, Winter

Ms. Weil will participate in an internship at the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecombe, Maine.  Through the internship, Ms. Weil will work with experts in the teaching of reading and writing to elementary school students.  Upon completing the course ... more »

Catherine Hawkins

Innovations Public Charter School, Kailua Kona, HI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Ms. Hawkins will take two professional development classes from the University of Texas online program: 1) The Nature and the Needs of the Gifted and Talented and 2) The Social and Emotional Aspects of the Gifted and Talented.  While taking the classes, she ... more »

Donica Cuspard

Redan Elementary School, Lithonia, GA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Dr. Cuspard will attend the Staff Development of Educators Differentiated Conference to enhance her knowledge of meeting the diverse needs of students in the ever-changing environment of today's classroom.  The conference will increase her current knowledge of ... more »

DeAnn Karl

Westside Elementary School, Rio Linda, CA
Grades K-5, Literature
2010, Winter

Guided Language Acquisition Development (GLAD) is a model of professional development in the area of language acquisition and literacy that trains teachers in the use of core curriculum through local district guidelines.  Westside Elementary staff will ... more »

Scott Bassham

Watson Intermediate School, Little Rock, AR
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2010, Winter

Through a two-week seminar in the summer of 2010, Mr. Bassham will learn creative ways in which to teach diatonic modes, functional harmony, creative movement, improvisation, barred percussion instruments, and the recorder to students.  Mr. Bassham will also learn ... more »

Jennifer Manning

Glenwood, Birmingham, AL
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2010, Winter

To educate teachers, staff, and family/caregivers of children with severe autism and aggressive behaviors enrolled in Glenwood's Allan Cott School, Ms. Manning will establish a multi-media autism resource library.  Subjects will cover: strategies to teach children ... more »

Stephanie Davis

McCormick Elementary School, McCormick, SC
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Winter

Ms. Davis and Ms. Jones will assist students in preparing and maintaining compost bins, rain barrels, worm factories, and homemade bird feeders.  Students will display their knowledge by creating posters depicting ways to go green while caring for the ... more »

Dianne Eldreth

Blue Ridge Elementary School, Warrensville, NC
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Winter

Recycling, reusing, and reducing waste is important to the educators at Blue Ridge Elementary School.  Therefore, a recycling program will be implemented at the school.  Student engagement in the recycling program will provide service and leadership ... more »

Sheila Egbe

Public School 208, Brooklyn, NY
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Winter

Mrs. Egbe will establish a program designed to educate students about the role solar electric power can play in providing clean energy for our homes, schools, and workplaces. Students will conduct experiments to compare two sources of energy: a solar cell and ... more »