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Showing results for Grades: Grades K-5

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 »

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 »