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Showing results for Grades: Grades 6-8

Lee Pernice

Derby Middle School, Derby, KS
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2012, Winter

Through iLove Math Again, Mrs. Pernice and Mrs. Habermehl will introduce math centers in their classrooms that incorporate technology through the use of iPads. Educators will focus on students’ levels of engagement and interest to improve student achievement. ... more »

Margaret Mauntel

Dubois Middle School, Dubois, IN
Grades 6-8, Science
2012, Winter

Mrs. Mauntel and Mrs. Terwiske will teach their students to use algebraic equations to program robots. Students will learn basic programming language via calculations on TI calculators and will use that language to have their robots perform a variety of tasks. As ... more »

Teresa Arrouet

Johnson Middle School, Melbourne, FL
Grades 6-8, Gifted and Talented
2012, Winter

Through the STAR program, educators will meet the needs of accelerated and gifted students. STAR will offer students assistance with developing higher level thinking skills, accelerated pacing in math and foreign languages, and the exploration and understanding of ... more »

Denver Fowler

Licking Heights Central Middle School, Pataskala, OH
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2012, Winter

Mr. Fowler will attend the New and Aspiring School Leaders program at Harvard University. Through the program, Mr. Fowler will gain new tools, frameworks, leadership techniques, instructional practice techniques, and ideas to more effectively build and sustain learning ... more »

Bryce Cahn

Tompkins Square Middle School, New York, NY
Grades 6-8, Science
2012, Winter

Mr. Cahn will take part in a year-long learning experience through the Mindful Education Institute. Through the study, Mr. Cahn will create student centered social and emotional learning curriculum and staff development strategies grounded in research-based ... more »

Katherine Hedrick

Greenville Middle School, Greenville, MI
Grades 6-8, Reading, Spelling, Writing
2012, Winter

To provide quality writing instruction for students at Greenville Middle School, Ms. Hedrick will attend a one-week internship at the Center for Teaching and Learning during which she will observe, discuss, and reflect on the teaching practices used by educators ... more »

Katy Norris

Welsh Valley Middle School, Narberth, PA
Grades 6-8, Arts
2011, Fall

Eighth grade students from two diverse schools in the Lower Merion School District will collaborate on a yearlong service learning project through Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program. Students will work collaboratively to explore social issues effecting ... more »

Ryan Harwood

Mendenhall Middle School, Greensboro, NC
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2011, Fall

Through Connecting Cultures Across the World, students at Mendenhall Middle School will correspond with their peers in a sister school in Tema, Ghana. Students in each school will create videos about their school, town, region, and country. Video versions of ... more »

Patricia Piscetta

Belmont Middle School, Belmont, NH
Grades 6-8, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Fall

Mrs. Piscetta and Ms. West will upgrade Belmont Middle School’s Accelerated Reader Program with AR Enterprise, a web based application which will enhance their ability to reach all students. The program is designed to encourage independent reading and measure student ... more »

Celeste Cruse

Lawrence School, Falmouth, MA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2011, Fall

Ms. Cruse will lead a team of educators in the implementation of Kindles and eBooks at Lawrence School. The project will improve students’ ability to analyze and interpret text by allowing them to practice active reading comprehension strategies while developing ... more »

Desiree Dufrene

Lockport Middle School, Lockport, LA
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2011, Fall

Mrs. Dufrene and Mrs. Sevin will introduce the MyMathLab online program into eighth grade pre-algebra classes. The program will allow students to take control of their own learning as they work at their own pace and receive immediate feedback after completing assignments, ... more »

Kary Towne

Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School, South Burlington, VT
Grades 6-8, Education Support Professional
2011, Fall

Mrs. Towne will develop a hands-on, face-to-face training program that will enable school nurses to prepare for mandatory online training properly. The program will be a training opportunity that will enable other nurses to correctly use their screening equipment, network ... more »

Sarah Ibson

Harwood Union/Middle/High School, Moreton, VT
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2011, Fall

Mrs. Ibson and six colleagues at Harwood Union Middle/High School will form a study group to explore interactive instructional strategies using iPads to improve engagement and academic performance. After an initial training, the group will research educational apps with a ... more »

Brian Wetzel

Licking Heights Central Middle School, Pataskala, OH
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2011, Spring

Mr. Wetzel will attend a SMART Certified Training to gain an understanding of the full capabilities of the interactive whiteboards at Licking Heights Central Middle School.  Post training, Mr. Wetzel will train colleagues on effective whiteboard use and will ... more »

Jillian Baker

Springfield Middle School, Holland, OH
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2011, Spring

Through “Virtual Book Buddies,” eighth grade students at Springfield Middle School will create digital storybooks.  Students will record themselves reading the books aloud and the recordings will be used as learning tools to assist kindergarten ... more »

Katrina Macht

Hillside Intermediate School, Bridgewater, NJ
Grades 6-8, Arts
2011, Spring

Mrs. Macht and Mr. Sgro will introduce “Youth Engaged in Service through the Arts (YES A+),” a unit that will use the core principles of service learning to bring youth voice and choice into the school day.  The project will guide students in the ... more »

Shenell Collier

J.L. Newbern Middle School, Valdosta, GA
Grades 6-8, English
2011, Spring

To help students develop advanced writing, research, critical thinking, and presentation skills, Mrs. Collier and Mrs. Almond will engage students in a production that incorporates rap, singing, and dramatic presentations based on their social studies and language arts ... more »

Christina Hargaden

Gordon Russell Middle School, Gresham, OR
Grades 6-8, English
2011, Winter

Ms. Hargaden will attend Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Project in the summer of 2011.  Upon returning, she will lead a team reading and writing workshop at her school to implement and refine an approach to literacy instruction.  ... more »

Joseph Pizzo

Black River Middle School, Chester, NJ
Grades 6-8, English
2011, Winter

Mr. Pizzo and Mrs. Aiello will lead a professional learning community to reinforce writing as a skill integral to all curricula.  Exemplary lead teachers in the district will team with professionals from the College of Saint Elizabeth not only to provide training for ... more »

Megan Gruis

Pioneer Ridge Middle School, Chaska, MN
Grades 6-8, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Winter

Mrs. Gruis and Mrs. Rother will introduce Where Everybody Belongs (WEB), a middle school transition program that helps sixth grade students feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience.  WEB will foster a belief that students want to and ... more »

Heidi Houseman

Muskegon Public School, Muskegon, MI
Grades 6-8, Special Education
2011, Winter

Teachers in Muskegon County school districts will implement Camp Shout Out, a multi-layered learning environment for children who stutter, their families, and speech therapists.  Speech therapists will be trained by board certified fluency specialists who have ... more »

Kathleen Ritchie

Dorris Intermediate School, Collinsville, IL
Grades 6-8, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Winter

Mrs. Ritchie will attend the National Institute of Trauma and Loss in Children’s Practitioners’ Assembly and learn new methods of providing services to students and staff during crisis situations.  As a member of the district’s Help and Response Team ... more »

Vernita Moore

Jefferson Davis Middle School, Jacksonville, FL
Grades 6-8, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Winter

Ms. Moore will attend the 2011 National Science Teacher Association conference and learn strategies to bridge the learning gaps students are experiencing in earth and life science.  Ms. Moore and her department expect content retention to increase and student test ... more »

William Van Evera

HB Woodlawn School, Arlington, VA
Grades 6-8, Science
2011, Winter

Physics students at HB Woodlawn School will investigate the feasibility of generating electricity using wind turbines.  Students will first receive instruction on the physics of wind turbine design and then coach middle school students working in groups to build a ... more »

Jenifer McMurray

Seneca Valley Intermediate High School, Harmony, PA
Grades 6-8, Science
2011, Winter

In an effort to reinforce the importance of outdoor learning, Mrs. McMurray will lead classroom sessions in local state parks.  By raising student awareness of the natural world and motivating students to become engaged in natural resource management practices, Mrs. ... more »

Cathy Spencer

Oakridge Junior High, Oakridge, OR
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2011, Winter

Mrs. Spencer and Mr. Goffin will challenge students to become independent learners capable of meeting their personal goals.  Through the use of iPads and available applications, students will identify life goals and research the math skills needed to accomplish these ... more »

Jill Poyle

North Ridgeville City Schools, North Ridgeville, OH
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2011, Winter

The Job Skills Exposure Program will teach special education students the job skills they need in order to gain employment.  To help determine necessary skills, students will be taken to potential employers and exposed to various jobs.  Classroom instruction will ... more »

Scott Becker

Cohen Middle School, Elmira Heights, NY
Grades 6-8, Arts
2011, Winter

The Making Music Modern Project will engage music students at Cohen Middle School to increase critical thinking skills and provide an outlet for creative expression.  The project will incorporate software with which students will compose, arrange, play, and record ... more »

Michelle Pearson

Hulstrom Options School, Northglenn, CO
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2011, Winter

Through Generation 2 Generation, Hulstrom Options’ students will help preserve and document local history through podcasting, video logging, and artifact curation.  Students will work with senior veterans to digitize more than 4,500 artifacts dating from the ... more »

Christine Steigelman

Environmental Academy of Research Technology and Earth Science, Newbury Park, CA
Grades 6-8, Science
2011, Winter

Students at EARTHS Magnet School will embark on real and virtual journeys to different biomes in California to conduct environmental research.  Students will study the water sources and watersheds in each biome and collect data, photos, and videos on water supply, ... more »

Christopher Junsay

Bancroft Middle School, San Leandro, CA
Grades 6-8, Science
2011, Winter

Mr. Junsay and Ms. Rosenkrantz will employ the Qwizdom student response system in seventh grade science classes during a unit on cell biology.  Each student will be provided with an electronic clicker so that he or she can respond to multiple choice and short response ... more »

Donna Kesterson

Corner Lake Middle School, Orlando, FL
Grades 6-8, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

To better serve their diverse student body, science, social studies, and electives faculty at Corner Lake Middle School will complete the Florida Inclusion Network (FIN)’s Curriculum of Differentiated Instruction.  By addressing the individual needs of students ... more »

Michelle Lakhotia

Judice Middle School, Duson, LA
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2010, Fall

Ms. Lakhotia and Mrs. Carney will implement a multisensory method for teaching algebra that integrates technology and the performing and creative arts.  Middle school students will use their creativity to develop presentations, rap songs, dances, and skits to ... more »

Ryan Swank

Molly Ockett Middle School, Fryeburg, ME
Grades 6-8, English
2010, Fall

Molly Ockett Middle School students will develop reading strategies, vocabulary skills, and nonfiction text awareness as they explore graphic novels.   Students will be connected in an extended network of learning collaboration with the use of Voicethread, an ... more »

Courtne Thomas

Sojourner Truth Middle School, East Orange, NJ
Grades 6-8, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Ms. Thomas will conduct action research by examining gender isolation and academic performance.  To address the lack of focus that is often observed in pubescent students, Ms. Thomas will attempt to prove that separate learning environments for male and female sixth ... more »

Cathi Creviston

Elgin Junior High, Green Camp, OH
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2010, Fall

Recognizing the need to actively engage all students in meaningful, real-world math activities, Mrs. Creviston and colleagues plan to implement a standards-based project learning program.  Students will study various mathematical concepts and then develop math-related ... more »

Bethany Fenyus

Steel Valley Middle School, Munhall, PA
Grades 6-8, English
2010, Fall

Ms. Fenyus and Mrs. Huber will lead their colleagues in curricular change and professional development focusing on teaching practices that improve critical literacy.  The project will revolve around the theme of war and how the theories of critical literacy can ... more »

Patty McGinnis

Arcola Intermediate School, Norristown, PA
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Fall

Mrs. McGinnis will participate in the Earthwatch Expedition, “Climate Change and Caterpillars in Arizona.”  Working alongside a field ecologist, Mrs. McGinnis will learn to field protocols related to caterpillar identification, which she will apply to the ... more »

Julie McMillan

Hillcrest Junior High School, Murray, UT
Grades 6-8, English
2004, Fall

Ms. McMillan and her partners establish a study group to examine best practices for implementing literacy instruction across curricula. Collaborating with a consultant, the team designs action research projects and assesses the effect various reading strategies have ... more »

Libby Huff

Granite Falls Middle School, Granite Falls, NC
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2004, Fall

To help students understand technology choices and the effects of technology on society, Ms. Huff researches Amish society and culture to develop a unit on technology and Amish culture. She observes and interviews people in Amish communities to explore why they have ... more »

Annette DeJong

Cherry Knoll Elementary School, Traverse City, MI
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

To help staff make the best use of available technology, Ms. DeJong forms a study group to research best practices for integrating technology into the classroom. Participants work across content areas to inform their colleagues on available technology and effective ... more »

Dona Durham

Lincoln Middle School, Portland, ME
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Ms. Durham and her partners establish a study group to improve methods for recognizing, understanding, and teaching students with learning differences. Analyzing Dr. Mel Levine’s phenomenological approach to understanding learners’ neurodevelopmental ... more »

Carla Thomas

Iroquois Middle School, Louisville, KY
Grades 6-8, English
2004, Fall

To support their high-risk learners, Ms. Thomas and Ms. Crawford study the most effective strategies for reading instruction. The participants analyze research-based approaches, conduct action research in their classrooms, assess their instruction, and develop a ... more »

Bryan Braack

North Scott Junior High School, Eldridge, IA
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2004, Fall

Mr. Braack leads a team of seventh- and eighth-grade mathematics teachers in lesson study on problem-solving and fractions. Participants conduct classroom observations and collect and analyze data on student learning. Based on these data, the team develops and ... more »

Carrie Smith

Carmel Valley Middle School, San Diego, CA
Grades 6-8, Science
2004, Fall

Ms. Smith and her partners engage in lesson study to improve their science curriculum design and instructional strategies. The participants examine which inquiry-based activities enhance student learning, then videotape and analyze their instructional approaches. To ... more »

Linda Wamboldt

West Milwaukee Middle School, West Milwaukee, WI
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Through “Honoring the Past to Preserve our Future,” Ms. Wamboldt and Mr. Liska implement a historical preservation project to increase the problem-solving and historiographical skills of their eighth-grade students. Students research, write tour descriptions, ... more »

Dorothy Maria Jones

Robert J. Frank Intermediate School, Oxnard, CA
Grades 6-8, English
2004, Fall

Ms. Jones and her partners collaborate with university professors to analyze reading and writing strategies that improve student achievement across disciplines. After identifying strategies, participants incorporate instructional approaches into their curricula and ... more »

Yevgeny Pevzner

Kearns Junior High School, Kearns, UT
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Ms. Pevzner and Ms. Carson connect science to their students’ everyday lives while improving reading and writing skills. Students conduct scientific experiments using common products, such as bubble gum and paper towels. With the data analyses from these experiments, ... more »

Gail Calloway

Williams Middle School, Florence, SC
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Ms. Calloway and Ms. Rae have created the interdisciplinary unit “China: Bridging the Wall” to increase students’ higher-level thinking skills and global understanding. In literature circles students read and discuss articles and stories about Chinese ... more »

Ann Altman

Newberry Middle School, Newberry, SC
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2004, Fall

Through hands-on activities and cooperative learning, Ms. Altman and Ms. Floyd enhance the problem-solving and mathematics skills of their eighth-grade students. Students apply geometric properties as they design and paint ceramic tiles, create dream catchers and ... more »