Grantees

Showing results for Grades: Grades 6-8

Wade Tillett

Jose Clemente Orozco Community Academy, Chicago, IL
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2006, Winter

Mr. Tillett, Mrs. Creed, and Ms. Visinaiz implement an interdisciplinary, problem-based learning project to help students become autonomous learners, view the world as changeable, and increase their connection to the community. Students construct a problem statement ... more »

Stephen Birmingham

Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School, Wheeling, IL
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2006, Winter

Through “Music in the 21st Century,” Mr. Birmingham, Mr. Christopher, and Ms. Konopacki expand students’ music skills and exposure to technology careers. Students use technology to compose, arrange, and perform several digital music pieces including ... more »

Teresa M. Stevens

Denn-John Middle School, Kissimmee, FL
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2006, Winter

Ms. Stevens and her partners implement an interdisciplinary project that examines the geographical and cultural development of Asia through the study of biomes. While studying the organisms and climates of each biome and the way climate affects biodiversity, ... more »

Gerald A. Garwood, III

Coronita Elementary School, Corona, CA
Grades 6-8, Science
2006, Winter

Mr. Garwood and Ms. Flores combine advanced technology skills and hands-on science learning through the development of “Science Buddy” teams. Cooperative learning groups of first and sixth grade students use handheld computers and light, temperature, and ... more »

Kelly Vanhook

The Classical Center at Brandenburg Middle School, Garland, TX
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Develop teaching strategies for band and orchestra through participation in the Midwest International Band Clinic.

Martha Valdillez-Medlock

Lake Travis Middle School, Austin, TX
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Complete course required to earn National Board Certification.

Michael J. Clark

Rhodes Junior High School, Mesa, AZ
Grades 6-8, Science
2007, Fall

Take three classes to become a Certified School Nutrition Specialist.

Valene Scott

Ephraim Middle School, Ephraim, UT
Grades 6-8, Science
2007, Fall

Students will investigate systems of the human body through interactive exploration (i.e., cell structures, bodily functions).

Michele Cook

Alderson Middle School, Lubbock, TX
Grades 6-8, English
2007, Fall

Students will demonstrate a variety of proven hands-on methods to simulate real world application of literacy improvement as based on English instructional standards.

Debra Foster

Pickerington Lakeview Junior High School, Pickerington, OH
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2007, Fall

Students will demonstrate math principles by designing and producing two products which must perform and/or represent specified geometric applications.

Jessica Blanchard

Lynn Middle School, Las Cruces, NM
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Students will participate in “Voices for the Borderlands~

Voces de la Fronter,”

a multicultural curriculum project based on the literacy framework and integrate personal and family narratives and home and community outreach.

Alexis Nogle Willing

Westside Intermediate School, Hebron, MD
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2007, Fall

Students will experience the intricacies of money and finance by opening a series of mock bank accounts and managing their assets through a series of predetermined expenditures.

John Walsh

Irwin M. Altman Middle School 172, Floral Park, NY
Grades 6-8, Science
2007, Summer

To enhance a spiral science curriculum and involve students through exploration and inquiry, Mr. Walsh attends the FLINN Scientific Foundation Summer Chemistry Workshop and the Rhode Island School of the Future Robotics Workshop. Through the chemistry workshop, Mr. ... more »

Antoinette C. Smith

Cedar Grove Middle School, Decatur, GA
Grades 6-8, English
2007, Summer

To gather resources on the foundations of educational practice and strategies for differentiating instruction for exceptional students and English language learners, Ms. Smith attends the First International Conference on Teacher Education in Brussels, Belgium. At ... more »

Sharon Regner

C.T. English Middle School, Los Gatos, CA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2007, Summer

Ms. Regner and her fourth through eighth grade teaching partners form a study group to research methods of incorporating technology into instruction to improve students’ 21st century literacy skills. After attending the National Educational Computing ... more »

Andrew G. Smith

Travis Middle School, McAllen, TX
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Through “Show Me the Money,” Mr. Smith and Ms. Klingensmith use numismatics to introduce science and social studies students to both the ancient and modern worlds. Students clean, classify, and create a timeline for bronze coinage of ancient Imperial ... more »

Jennifer Bodkin

Haverstraw Middle School, Haverstraw, NY
Grades 6-8, Science
2007, Summer

To develop a deeper understanding of infectious diseases, where they are found, how they are transferred, and how they can be controlled, students engage in a school-wide research activity. Students create a plan for tracking and identifying common sources of ... more »

Kimberly Lesher

Farnsley Middle School, Louisville, KY
Grades 6-8, Science
2007, Summer

Ms. Lesher and Ms. Gividen convert their science classroom into an interactive planetarium to provide students with hands-on learning experiences. Students apply mathematical concepts to design and build a planetarium and create star shows. Using models and ... more »

Esther Oganda Ohito

John J. Pershing West Magnet School, Chicago, IL
Grades 6-8, History
2007, Summer

Ms. Ohito and Ms. Sims develop a project that allows fifth and eighth grade students to develop advanced research skills and explore historical events through fiction. Students use museum trips and print and media resources to research an event in history while also ... more »

Nathan Meyer

Tri-Valley Middle School, Downs, IL
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2007, Summer

Recognizing the importance of cross-curricular and experiential learning, Mr. Meyer and Mr. Wilson supervise the design and creation of a twenty-four hole miniature golf course by their eighth grade students. Each hole of the course represents one decade of United ... more »

Angela Hale

Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce, FL
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2007, Summer

To encourage students to consider a career in health care, Ms. Hale and Ms. Walukiewicz design a mock hospital and doctor’s office environment in which students experience the physical sense of health professions. In preparation for an existing high school ... more »

Jesus Arrizon

Southwest Junior High School, San Luis, AZ
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2007, Summer

To help at-risk students begin working toward a college degree, Mr. Arrizon and Mr. Silva partner with a local community college to offer college level mathematics courses to middle school students whose socioeconomic status might otherwise prevent them from ... more »

Rhett D. Buchanan

Rhett D. Buchanan

Teeland Middle School, Wasilla, AK
Grades 6-8, Science
2007, Summer

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River Rangers: Combining academics, conservation and community service
7th grade Science classes

Located in Alaska's fastest growing region and along the banks of the Little Susitna River, Wasilla is home to the Teeland Middle School River Rangers Project, an innovative ... more »

Eli S. Rosenberg

Main Street Middle School, Montpelier, VT
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

Mr. Rosenberg and Mr. Scott establish a collaborative study group focused on using instructional technology to improve student achievement in science. The group generates student data from learning activities using wireless audience response systems and electronic ... more »

Russell W. Sanders

Molalla River Middle School, Molalla, OR
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2007, Winter

To improve the achievement of their middle school students, Mr. Sanders and Mr. Gilbertson work with colleagues to develop a common understanding of effective pedagogy, integrate technology tools, and improve student discourse. The team uses a combination of case ... more »

Judith Webb

Bingham Middle School, Independence, MO
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2007, Winter

Teachers and education support professionals participate in study groups to learn how to better support students at risk of dropping out of school. Ms. Webb, Ms. Meckel, and their colleagues study how to build stronger personal relationships with students within ... more »

Bridgette Nicole Allen

Fort Braden School, Tallahassee, FL
Grades 6-8, History
2007, Winter

Ms. Allen participates in a three-week seminar on the Holocaust and Jewish resistance to genocide, through which she and other U.S. secondary school teachers are learning about the effects of prejudice, stereotyping, and racism. The seminar also explores ways to ... more »

Nadia Coleman

Jefferson County Open School, Lakewood, CO
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2007, Winter

To increase her Spanish language fluency and gain insight into Latin culture, Ms. Coleman attends the Institute of Modern Spanish in Merida, Mexico. As part of the institute, Ms. Coleman attends language classes for teachers, participates in a practicum at a local ... more »

Jeanine Latonya Lark

Henderson 6th Grade School, Starkville, MS
Grades 6-8, Science
2007, Winter

Motivated by a student interest survey, Ms. Lark and Ms. Guyton seek to improve mathematics and reading comprehension skills by teaching these unpopular subjects through science inquiries. Students plan and implement investigations, collect and interpret data, and ... more »

Abigail A. Rombalski

Interdistrict Downtown School, Minneapolis, MN
Grades 6-8, History
2007, Winter

Recognizing that middle school students especially need experiential education to improve academic achievement and build confidence, Ms. Rombalski and Ms. Peterson organize an interdisciplinary boat building project. Eighth grade students, under the training of ... more »

Nicholas Brooks

Wolfe County Middle School, Campton, KY
Grades 6-8, Science
2007, Winter

With “How Things Fly,” Mr. Brooks and Ms. Coomer allow students to use their sense of adventure and discovery to understand the basic physics of flight. To begin to understand aerodynamics and aviation, students construct and test kites, hot air ... more »

Marilyn Dysart

B. R. Miller Middle School, Marshalltown, IA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

To increase their reading comprehension and technology skills, students in Ms. Dysart and Ms. Stephens’ language arts class engage in a multidisciplinary study of robotics. Students read Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot and examine literary allusion and the ... more »

Theodore Brightman, Jr.

Nathan Weeks Middle School, Des Moines, IA
Grades 6-8, English
2007, Winter

To provide students with the opportunity to address authentic audiences and improve their writing skills, Mr. Brightman and Ms. Furtado implement a project focused on community publishing. Students critically analyze professional publications to identify content and ... more »

Suzanne Law

Hille Middle School, Oak Forest, IL
Grades 6-8, Literature
2007, Winter

Using the magic of movie making to motivate their sixth grade students to work beyond what is required simply for standardized testing, Ms. Law and Mr. Poulos expose students to classic literature with “Macbeth Is on my Bus.” Students read a translation of ... more »

Nezetta C. Smith

North Clayton Middle School, College Park, GA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

To improve students’ technology awareness and science knowledge, Ms. Smith and Ms. Stringer create a virtual science laboratory. Avoiding the prohibitive expenses and time consumption of a traditional laboratory, students are able to run their own virtual ... more »

Kathleen Hewins

Macopin Middle School, West Milford, NJ
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2008, Fall

As part of a Character Education Initiative, Mrs. Hewins and a study group will participate in a two-day intensive bullying prevention program. They will use the knowledge gained to implement a whole-school prevention program and train the entire staff.

Dawn Ferreyra

Morton Magnet Middle School, Omaha, NE
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2008, Fall

Project "Diversity in Giftedness" will develop teaching strategies and methods of curriculum differentiation that will promote retention of gifted students from underserved populations, and enhance the learning of diverse gifted students in the regular classroom.

Laura Keding

Broughal Middle School, Bethlehem, PA
Grades 6-8, Science
2008, Fall

Partnering with Lehigh University and the Bethlehem Recycling Center, students will research threats to the environment and design and test solutions to encourage their school and community to become better environmental stewards.

Jennifer Nix

Camino Real Middle School, Las Cruces, NM
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

Mrs. Nix and Ms. Eichhorst will assist students in designing an online interactive school newspaper in an exploratory Journalism class. Students will visit a local newspaper for guidance, and create a web-based school newspaper that will allow the student body to ... more »

Sally Blackburn

Rockwood School District, Ballwin, MO
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2008, Fall

More than 150 low-performing students will receive counseling focused on community service. Students will utilize critical thinking, inquiry, reading comprehension, writing, and math skills to research and design a nature trail and outdoor classroom.

Kevin Smoak

Pine Ridge Middle School, West Columbia, SC
Grades 6-8, Science
2008, Fall

Hands-on manipulatives will be used to explore the relationship between the Earth and its place in the solar system. Students will interact with each other and instructors as they simulate the experience of being an astronaut or a mission control specialist at the ... more »

Erin Mullarney

Washington Elementary School, Schiller Park, IL
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2008, Fall

Ms. Mullarney and Ms. Risolvo's students will study hip hop music and engage in critical thinking as they dissect the music in a series of hands-on learning centers. The students will use their problem solving skills to create their own songs by actively using each ... more »

Suzanne Osman

Orville Wright Middle School, Los Angeles, CA
Grades 6-8, Literature
2008, Fall

A weekly Book Club will be implemented during lunch periods at Orville Wright Middle School. Students will read books at home and discuss their readings in class. For the final project, students will create a commercial to advertise a chosen book.

Lisa DiNapoli

Perrysville Elementary School, Pittsburgh, PA
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Mrs. DiNapoli will attend courses at Indiana Wesleyan University, via an innovative distance-learning model, to study effective ways to motivate students, increase their reading comprehension, and foster parent involvement. She will provide a training session and ... more »

Jessica Lynn Maat

Burton Middle School, Grand Rapids, MI
Grades 6-8, English
2008, Summer

By attending Instituto Cultural Oaxaca, Mrs. Maat will strengthen her Spanish skills in order to make science a more complete learning experience for English language learners in her classroom.

William R. Claughton

Walter Krueger Middle School of Applied Technology, San Antonio, TX
Grades 6-8, Science
2008, Summer

Students of Mr. Claughton and Ms. Thomas will apply learned uses of engineering design and scientific method to develop atmospheric research rockets that carry a sensor to study ozone levels.

Sherion Cosby

Westland Middle School, Bethesda, MD
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

Students will participate in the organization, development, and usage of a new television show which will be aired for the student body, local elementary schools, and a local cable network. As a result, two additional classes will be offered at Westland in the ... more »

Shenell Collier

J. L. Newbern Middle School, Valdosta, GA
Grades 6-8, English
2008, Summer

Using state standards for Language Arts and Social Studies, students will plan and implement poetry and rap performances for the entire school, using their lived experiences as an analytical frame.

Erin Sweeney

Gainesville Middle School, Gainesville, VA
Grades 6-8, Physical Education
2008, Winter

In support of creating the technical infrastructure for a new school and its new Health and Physical Education Department, the grantee will attend the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Convention (AAHPERD) to acquire curricular ... more »

Kelly Ann Hoskins

Ann A. Mullen Middle School, Sicklerville, NJ
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2008, Winter

The grantee will complete the prescribed digital elements in support of completing the portfolio for National Board Certification.