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Christopher Yonitch

Washington School, West Orange, NJ
Grades 9-12, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Spring

Mr. Yonitch will attend a cultural and language program in Peru, where he will live with a host family and attend Spanish language classes.  Upon completion, Mr. Yonitch will return to Washington School and share his knowledge with colleagues and students, sixty-five ... more »

Joanne Freimuth

Linganore High School, Frederick, MD
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2011, Spring

Teachers in the World Languages professional learning community will learn how to create highly interactive lessons using Livescribe Smartpens.  The pens will then be introduced to classrooms, where students will be able to use them to record lectures and word ... more »

Maria Ann Geffers

East Stroudsburg Area High School, East Stroudsburg, PA
Grades 9-12, Science
2011, Spring

Mrs. Geffers and Ms. Huffman will offer students an understanding of environmental science careers and public policy by encouraging them to consider the issues and debates surrounding energy and the environment through the lens of local, state, and global economies.  ... more »

Paula Tate

Draughn High, Valdese, NC
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2011, Spring

In a collaboration of language arts and social studies classes, Draughn High students will conduct oral history projects based on student interests and class assignments.  These projects will require students to identify subjects, create questions, conduct interviews, ... more »

Deborah Polhemus

Wakefield High School, Arlington, VA
Grades 9-12, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Winter

In order to increase the Latino graduation rate at Wakefield High School, teachers will develop relationships with Latino families through the Wakefield Home Visit Project.  Teachers of English language learners, special education students, and ninth grade students ... more »

Caroline Hay

Tualatin High School, Tualatin, OR
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2011, Winter

Ms. Hay will attend the White Privilege Conference, hosted by the Minnesota Justice Collaborative.  Knowledge acquired through the conference will be applied to Ms. Hay’s curriculum in her course Race in 21st Century America, in which students study issues of ... more »

Danette Narron

Edgewood Community Developmental School, Goldsboro, NC
Grades 9-12, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Winter

Ms. Narron and Ms. Sanders will establish a yearlong induction program for paraprofessionals at Edgewood Community Developmental School.  To help new paraprofessionals become more effective in classrooms, learning communities will use reflection, skill enhancement, and ... more »

Deborah Alcorn

Northern High School, Durham, NC
Grades 9-12, English
2011, Winter

Ms. Alcorn will study language and literacy learning in the lives of urban youth by taking the Hip Hop, Youth Culture, and Critical Pedagogy course at Middlebury College.  Through her work, Ms. Alcorn will develop a better understanding of the powerful oral and written ... more »

Kara Clayton

Thurston High School, Redford, MI
Grades 9-12, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Winter

To enhance her media literacy, Mrs. Clayton will attend the National Association of Media Literacy Education’s Biennial Conference.  Participants will learn to engage students in the use of media technology and consumption so that they may participate globally in ... more »

Chris Baer

Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, Oak Bluffs, MA
Grades 9-12, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Winter

Mr. Baer and Mrs. Holter will lead a program which will connect U.S. teachers with teachers in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa to explore best practices for equipping students with the 21st-century skills needed to thrive in an increasingly integrated global ... more »

Christina Faulk

McKinley High School, Baton Rouge, LA
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2011, Winter

Ms. Faulk will attend the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference to participate in sessions designed to build stronger teacher content knowledge, student-teacher relationships, parent-teacher relationships, and hands on learning experiences.  After the ... more »

Michele Wailey

West High School, Anchorage, AK
Grades 9-12, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Winter

Ms. Wailey and a team of colleagues will learn TPR Storytelling, a language method which allows educators to reach out to struggling students.  Team members will conduct monthly meetings to discuss techniques and progress.  The educators will each conduct webinar ... more »

Clarence McFerren II

Trezevant High School, Memphis, TN
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2011, Winter

Mr. McFerren and Mr. Lee’s students will research issues relevant to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including geographic locations, historic landmarks, museums, and prominent attractions.  Students will study statistical data of past collegiate ... more »

Shawna Veit

Armada High School, Armada, MI
Grades 9-12, Science
2011, Winter

Through continued efforts to establish Armada High School as a green education leader in the state of Michigan, Mrs. Veit and Mr. Defever will lead a school wide renewable energy program.  The project will allow all students to take part in hands on opportunities to ... more »

Jessica Schultz

Culdesac Joint School District #342, Culdesac, ID
Grades 9-12, Science
2011, Winter

Ms. Schultz and Mrs. Spears’ seventh through twelfth grade classrooms will use engineering strategies to think critically and use problem solving skills to deepen their knowledge of science and social studies.  Students will conduct inquiry based investigations ... more »

Justin Brown

Kealakehe High School, Kailua-Kona, HI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2011, Winter

Mr. Brown and Mr. Buongiorno will implement a yearlong collaborative project that will challenge students to apply what they learn about comparative politics and international relations through simulating United Nations’ sessions.  In addition to formal research ... more »

Jonathan Bergmann

Woodland Park High School, Woodland Park, CO
Grades 9-12, Science
2011, Winter

Through the Mastery Learning program, Woodland Park High School students will study chemistry by collaborating with one another, viewing lectures on video podcasts, and performing hands on inquiry experiments.  Mr. Bergmann and Mrs. Devaux will introduce the program in ... more »

Kevin Crosby

Independence High School, Bakersfield, CA
Grades 9-12, Science
2011, Winter

Through Project Robo-Class, Mr. Crosby will begin a robotics club in the Autism Department at Independence High School.  Through the use of Lego robotics kits and instructional software, students will develop experiential knowledge of robotic mechanics.

Kerry Townsend

Scottsboro High School, Scottsboro, AL
Grades 9-12, Science
2011, Winter

Ms. Townsend and Mrs. Stills will implement “The Chemical Magic Show,” in which high school students will act as chemistry teachers in elementary school classrooms.  The project will allow students to display their scientific and creative skills in ... more »

Suzanne Nozaki

Pahoa High and Intermediate School, Pahoa, HI
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Fall

Through their “Just Say No to Soda and Alcohol” program, Mrs. Nozaki and Mrs. Borges will address students’ sugar and alcohol consumption habits.  Through surveys and taste testings, high school students will learn to compare nutritional data, and ... more »

Kristin Trapp

Collinsville High School, Collinsville, IL
Grades 9-12, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Mrs. Trapp will participate in continued training on trauma response that will provide her with the most recent, research based strategies and techniques offered by nationally recognized trauma experts.  This knowledge will be shared with colleagues in the Collinsville ... more »

Jill Conroy

Natick Public Schools, Natick, MA
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Fall

Environmental studies students will expand their knowledge of biotechnology techniques by collecting, testing, and analyzing samples from local water sources.  Working with the town water and conservation commissions, students will determine more environmentally safe ... more »

Melissa Latham

Belmont High School, Belmont, MA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Fall

The purchase of Rosetta Stone software will allow Ms. Latham and Ms. El-Gamel to expand their teaching of German, a course not regularly offered to students. The software will be used to support the teaching and learning of German to independent studies students as well as ... more »

Abbigail Yellman

North Kansas City High School, Kansas City, MO
Grades 9-12, English
2010, Fall

Mrs. Yellman and Mrs. Carney will lead the “NKC_BookSpace,” an online student book club that will virtually connect readers via technology.  Students will sign up for the book club, read assigned texts, and post to discussions occurring online.  This ... more »

Jason George

The Renaissance Charter School, Jackson Heights, NY
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Fall

Mr. George and Ms. Slingerland will mine the rich cultural and sociological influences prevalent in their ethnically diverse school community to develop a “Global Lab” study of race, class, and colonialism in Latin America.  This six-week unit will provide ... more »

Margaret Williams

Bohlen Technical Center, Watertown, NY
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Fall

Under the tutelage of Mrs. Williams, three classrooms - the Life Skills Class, the Building Maintenance Class, and the Career Options Class - will work together to achieve a self sustaining garden with an attached multi use solar greenhouse.  Students will learn about ... more »

Ami Reynolds

Union High School, Tulsa, OK
Grades 9-12, English
2010, Fall

Students in the new Music in Literature class will use all genres of music, from jazz to hip hop, to connect with literature on both an intellectual and emotional level.  Students will analyze lyrics and poetry as well as other literary works in order to obtain an in ... more »

Rachel Stagner

Madison High School, Portland, OR
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Fall

Ms. Stagner and Mrs. Adajian will offer students experiences in sustainable gardening and agriculture in the Intro to Sustainable Agriculture class.  Goals of the project include linking science standards to the real life concerns of finding and growing healthy food, ... more »

Kelly Hoffman

West Middlesex Area School District, West Middlesex, PA
Grades 9-12, Physical Education
2010, Fall

Mrs. Hoffman and Mr. Novosel will establish a new lifetime sport unit in physical education class by introducing Frisbee to the seventh through twelfth grade students.  Students will analyze the sixteen different basic types of Frisbee games and the physics of how a ... more »

Judy Peeble

Manassas High School, Memphis, TN
Grades 9-12, Special Education
2010, Fall

Participants in the “Students' Good News Station” project will produce monthly thirty minute newscasts highlighting the positive, inspiring, and heartwarming stories of children and youth in Memphis.  Students will create 30 second Public Service ... more »

Jennifer Rosenthal

Mt. Anthony Union High School, Bennington, VT
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

Ms. Rosenthal, who was formally trained in chemistry but teaches physics, enrolls in several courses to increase her content knowledge of physics. Using what she learns, Ms. Rosenthal broadens the topics in her course and develops lab work and problem-solving ... more »

Jennifer Bradshaw

Smithtown High School, Smithtown, NY
Grades 9-12, English
2004, Fall

The language arts teachers at Smithtown High School form a study group to analyze effective strategies for collaborating with secondary special education teachers on writing instruction. The participants collaborate with university writing center directors, use peer ... more »

Suzanne Strauss

Northampton High School, Northampton, MA
Grades 9-12, Literature
2004, Fall

To incorporate Russian and Ukrainian literature into her world literature classes, Ms. Strauss travels to Odessa, Ukraine, to establish an international exchange program. She studies Russian literature while teaching American literature, particularly focusing on ... more »

Frederick Koerber Jr.

Brunswick High School, Brunswick, ME
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

To tie local historic assets to the social studies curriculum realignment, Mr. Koerber conducts archival research at state historical repositories. Mr. Koerber studies local history within the broader context of national history. From what he learns, he teams with ... more »

Cathy Hamilton

Prosser School of Technology, New Albany, IN
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

To increase her students’ drafting skills, Ms. Hamilton studies the Rhino Level 4 Advanced Nonuniform Rational B-Splines modeling. Ms. Hamilton integrates this computer-aided modeling software into her curriculum and shares her knowledge with colleagues.

Ana Gackenheimer

Wabash High School, Wabash, IN
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Ms. Gackenheimer and her partners collaborate to develop individualized professional development plans. After reading professional literature on best practices for instructional strategies, participants use classroom data and research to modify classroom instruction. ... more »

Joseph Meersman

Toppenish High School, Toppenish, WA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Mr. Meersman and Mr. Roybal increase the writing and communication skills of their English language learners through a unit that combines history and technology. Students create storyboards and use video cameras and video editing software to record their own speeches, which ... more »

Christopher Kelly

Thomas Dale High School, Chester, VA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

Mr. Kelly, Mr. Hornick, and Mr. Sable develop students’ problem-solving skills while preparing them for careers through a unit on technology and global information systems. After studying the history and applicability of global positioning systems (GPS), students use ... more »

Robert Morrow

Valley High School, New Kensington, PA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Mr. Morrow, Ms. Ryce, and Mr. Shaner collaborate with local businesses to prepare students not planning on college for technical careers. Working in teams, students research, design, and construct a television production van that serves as a teaching tool. Students in ... more »

Paul Longwell

Hollidaysburg Area High School, Hollidaysburg, PA
Grades 9-12, Science
2004, Fall

Mr. Longwell and Mr. Hartman implement “Heart-Pounding Physics,” an interdisciplinary project that explores the bio-mechanical processes and stresses of physical activity. After a sports-science professor explains the relationship between science and physical ... more »

Adam Kirsch

Crescent Valley High School, Corvallis, OR
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

High school and college students in science classes collaborate with the Oregon Department of Energy to develop a plan to use fuel cell technology to convert excess landfill gas to electrical energy. Students analyze the levels of excess gas that a local landfill is ... more »

Jodi Taylor

Columbiana High School, Columbiana, OH
Grades 9-12, Science
2004, Fall

Collaborating with local police departments, Ms. Taylor and Ms. Martin design a unit on forensic science to increase their students’ problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Students become familiar with the technology crime scene investigators use to analyze ... more »

Frances Boucher

Bellows Falls Union High School, Bellows Falls, NH
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

To familiarize students with the cultural diversity of Bellows Falls, Ms. Boucher, Ms. James-Torres, and Mr. Julian design a multidisciplinary unit on genealogy. Students research their ancestry, compile and graph genealogical data, and explore the history and culture of ... more »

James Schulz

Helena High School, Helena, MT
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Mr. Schultz and Ms. Belisle create interdisciplinary units to increase students’ geology and language arts skills. Students use mapping equipment to explore the typology, animal activity, and developmental structure of western Montana and the greater Yellowstone ... more »

Cheri McCloughan

South Haven High School, South Haven, MI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Ms. McCloughan and Ms. Liscow develop a documentary project to build the technology, research, and communication skills of their students. After analyzing oral histories and documentaries, students identify senior citizens in South Haven to interview and film. Students ... more »

Melba Lucas

Charles Herbert Flowers High School, Springdale, MD
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

To prepare their students for theatrical professions, Ms. Lucas and Mr. Jones establish Jaguar Players Technical Theater Crew Training Program. Students study principles and applications of lighting design, sound engineering, stage design, and theatrical production.

Stella Baker

Owsley County High School, Booneville, KY
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

To improve literacy skills and encourage independent reading, Ms. Baker and Ms. France integrate science with language arts. Students study forensic science, learn from guest speakers about the role science plays in criminal investigations, read and analyze mystery books, ... more »

Donna Hanak

Northeast High School, St. Petersburg, FL
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

To address the learning needs and language skills of their immigrant student population, Ms. Hanak and Ms. Watson integrate the World and I digital library and international memoirs into the world literature curriculum. Students read and discuss folklore, informational ... more »

Julie Verhagen

Burlington High School, Burlington, WI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Ms. Verghagen and her partners investigate research-based teaching strategies that engage at-risk students. Participants explore nontraditional prevention and intervention approaches, and implement student-centered instruction. Based on the success of their work, the ... more »

Sarah Pierce

Putnam County Adult High School, Cookeville, TN
Grades 9-12, History
2004, Spring

Ms. Pierce and her partners revise their U.S. history curriculum for their adult learners. Collaborating with the history specialist at the Tennessee Department of Education, the team analyzes state standards and develops a syllabus and teaching strategies for a U.S. ... more »