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Showing results for Grades: Grades K-5

Janet Hughes

La Mirada Elementary School, San Ysidro, CA
Grades K-5, History
2011, Fall

La Mirada Elementary students will participate in historic reenactments to build background knowledge and key vocabulary related to California’s history. Students will be immersed with a tour of a seventeenth century clipper ship, a walk on paths used by Spanish ... more »

Cheryl Simmons

East Greenwich Public Schools, East Greenwich, RI
Grades K-5, Education Support Professional
2011, Fall

Ms. Simmons and Ms. Macleod will lead an effort to implement assistive technology tools to enhance new student integration and learning.  The team will work to improve their skills in developing creative and engaging ways to foster inclusion and learning for all ... more »

Deborah Getman

PS 207, Brooklyn, NY
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Fall

Dr. Getman will lead of team of third and sixth grade educators through a collaborative professional learning community that will enable participants to perfect their instructional strategies. Specifically, groups of educators will attend sessions at Columbia ... more »

Amy Huset

Forest View Elementary School, Forest Lake, MN
Grades K-5, Reading, Spelling, Writing
2011, Fall

Mrs. Huset and Mrs. Kuschke will implement an action research project in which students will learn to “read pictures,” discuss authors’ purposes, and analyze the word choices used in texts. Painting techniques will also be taught, as students will create ... more »

Lisa Hilberg

Alpena Public Schools, Alpena, MI
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Fall

Teachers and education support professionals in Alpena Public Schools and surrounding school districts will be trained in the curricular framework presented in Charlotte Danielson’s Enhancing Professional Practice. Staff will be trained in the Danielson rubric and ... more »

Eboni Walker

Sargent Shriver Elementary School, Silver Spring, MD
Grades K-5, English
2011, Fall

Ms. Walker and Mrs. Moy will lead an action research study of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) as a tool to improve the teaching and learning of English language learners at Sargent Shriver Elementary School. The group looks to improve the performance ... more »

Amanda Pickrell

Thorpe Creek Elementary School, Fishers, IN
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2011, Fall

To create a collaborative environment that will improve student achievement, Mrs. Pickrell and her colleagues will establish professional learning communities that share a common vision. The communities will be comprised of collaborative teams focusing on learning and best ... more »

Amy Benac

Rockridge CUSD #300, Rockridge, IL
Grades K-5, Reading, Spelling, Writing
2011, Fall

Mrs. Benac will participate in comprehensive training of the Orton-Gillingham methodology, a research based approach to learning that has been proven to benefit students who struggle with reading, spelling, and writing activities. By completing the training, Mrs. Benac will ... more »

Michael Steins

Shenandoah St. Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
Grades K-5, Gifted and Talented
2011, Fall

Mr. Steins will complete the nine unit Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E.) Certification courses at the University of California Irvine Extension so that he can effectively differentiate instruction for his school's gifted learners. Upon completion of the program, Mr. ... more »

Louise Mongeon

Integrated Arts Academy at H.O. Wheeler School, Burlington, VT
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Spring

To help provide students and staff at The Integrated Arts Academy with the most current, professional school nursing knowledge and skills in the specialty practice of school nursing, Mrs. Mongeon will attend the National Association of School Nurses' Annual ... more »

Wendy Wright

R.C. Buckley Elementary School, Lansing, NY
Grades K-5, Science
2011, Spring

Ms. Wright will participate in an Earthwatch Institute expedition, studying Trinidad's leatherback sea turtles.  As a member of the scientific research team she will participate in satellite tracking and collect data about migration patterns and habitat to predict ... more »

Tami Kissell

Anaconda High School, Anaconda, MT
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2011, Spring

To reduce student risk factors and promote student achievement, Mrs. Kissell will implement the “Teachers Teaching Teachers” project at Anaconda High School.  Mrs. Kissell will lead a collegial study within the math department with the goals of improving ... more »

Dawn Holtz

West Elementary School, Hutchinson, MN
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Spring

Mrs. Holtz will participate in four brain based education courses at the University of St. Thomas.  Upon completing the courses, Mrs. Holtz will assist in advancing brain based research and teaching strategies in her school and district.  Additionally, Mrs. Holtz ... more »

Rebecca Mecikalski

Rebecca Mecikalski, Rochester, MN
Grades K-5, English
2011, Spring

Mrs. Mecikalski will attend the International Reading Convention in Orland, Florida.  At the workshop, Mrs. Mecikalski will study ways to improve the reading scores of students at Pinewood Elementary, particularly Hispanic and African American populations.  Upon ... more »

Jacob Givand

New Hope Learning Center, New Hope, MN
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Spring

Mr. Givand will investigate the use of technology in several school districts in Minnesota in an attempt to understand its relationship to student achievement.  In addition to examining the best practices of effective technology integration, Mr. Givand will examine ... more »

Christie Nutkins

Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids, MI
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Spring

Four members of the Grand Rapids Public Schools staff will attain certification as behavior analysts, requiring intense training in effective instruction for students with autism.  In obtaining this certification, the colleagues will provide ongoing training and ... more »

Kerrin Stewart

Luther Conant School, Acton, MA
Grades K-5, Arts
2011, Spring

Ms. Stewart will travel to Ghana for three weeks to study the musical traditions of the Ewe people.  As a result of her research, Ms. Stewart will revise her music curriculum to include an in depth unit for the upper elementary grades exploring West African music, ... more »

Kazimiera Dewese

Gower Middle School, Burr Ridge, IL
Grades K-5, English
2011, Spring

Mrs. Dewese will attend the Science Education for Public Understanding (SEPUP) Academy in Silverthorne, Colorado.  While there, she will study literacy strategies that support reading comprehension as well as written, oral, and media literacy; technology tools; ... more »

Julie Vanhoose

Norcrest Elementary, Pompano Beach, FL
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Spring

Norcrest Elementary School educators will implement the International Baccalaureate/Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) in all grade levels and with all students.  The IBPYP aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people.  Educators at Norcrest ... more »

Elizabeth Montano

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Los Angeles, CA
Grades K-5, English
2011, Spring

Ms. Montano will attend the Columbia Teachers’ College Summer Workshop to improve her classroom practice so that she can provide her predominantly Latino student population with culturally relevant stories.  Upon returning from the workshop, Ms. Montano’s ... more »

Kathryn Grimble

Sunnymead Middle School, Moreno Valley, CA
Grades K-5, English
2011, Spring

Mrs. Grimble and Ms. Hines will study several books and professional articles on differentiated instruction for middle schools and will apply what they learn to lessons for the upcoming school year.  They will share this information with the language arts department ... more »

Amanda Hoggle

Vance Elementary, Vance, AL
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2011, Spring

Teachers at Vance Elementary will receive training in fundamental conceptual mathematics instruction.  A team of five educators will work together to strengthen the current math program by increasing students’ abilities to reason and solve problems ... more »

Leah Wendt

Prospect Elementary School, Lake Mills, WI
Grades K-5, English
2011, Spring

Ms. Wendt and Mrs. Collins will foster creative, constructive writing through the use of twenty first century technology tools.  “From Pen and Paper to Mouse and Keyboard” will use innovative web 2.0 technologies, including blogs, wikis, webinars, podcasts, ... more »

Heidi McNitt

School District of Osceola, Osceola, WI
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2011, Spring

Educators within the School District of Osceola will be provided with interactive whiteboards for classroom instruction.  This technology will promote high quality, equitable instruction while improving student achievement in language arts and mathematics.  ... more »

Keyunda Wilson

Van Asselt Elementary, Seattle, WA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2011, Spring

Students at Van Asselt Elementary will increase math proficiency through hands on exercises.  Scales will be used in math classes at all grade levels for measurement practice, with an emphasis on algebra understanding at the intermediate grade levels.  Students ... more »

Kyle Niekamp

Yale Elementary, Ariel, WA
Grades K-5, Science
2011, Spring

Students at Yale Elementary and community volunteers create and maintain an outdoor organic learning center.  The center will allow students to view and interact with numerous living systems.  The hub of the learning center will be a greenhouse, which will promote ... more »

Richard Rigby

Birch Creek Elementary, Smithfield, UT
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2011, Spring

Mr. Rigby and Mrs. Cox will improve students’ mastery of technology by introducing Smart Boards and clickers in the classroom.  Students will work in groups to compile materials for use in multimedia classroom presentations.  Additionally, the less ... more »

Andrea Tejada

Columbia Heights Elementary, San Antonio, TX
Grades K-5, Science
2011, Spring

Mrs. Tejada and Mrs. Root will lead students in the expansion of a school garden.  By planning and cultivating the garden, student will observe the life cycle of plants and will understand the origins of the vegetables they eat.  Additionally, rain barrels will be ... more »

Jennifer Keene

Legend Elementary, Newark, OH
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2011, Spring

To bridge the gap between special and general education students, Mrs. Keene and Mrs. Herrmann will introduce iPads in their classrooms as a way to enhance lessons through the use of technology.  The project will enable Mrs. Keene and Mrs. Herrmann to create innovative ... more »

Renee Snyder

Goshen Lane Elementary, Gahanna, OH
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2011, Spring

To address the necessity of technological literacy in successful twenty first century learners, Ms. Snyder and Ms. Stoll will provide students with interactive multimedia technology via iPads and laptops.  The devices will be used to support academic needs, provide ... more »

Kathy Green

Carroll T. Overton Elementary School, Salisbury, NC
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2011, Spring

Mrs. Green and Mrs. Rutherford will expose students to nineteenth century culture through a visit to the historic Biltmore Estate and Grounds.  Through hands on interactive lessons, students will discover the rich history that exists within the walls of the estate and ... more »

Melissa Hamlin

Meadowview Middle School, Mount Airy, NC
Grades K-5, Science
2011, Spring

Through “Water Quality, Water Quality, What’s Your Location?,” students will use technology, the school campus, and the community to develop real world understanding of the importance of water.  The project will integrate language arts, science, math, ... more »

Kristine Ackerman

Skoi Yase Primary School, Waterloo, NY
Grades K-5, English
2011, Spring

To address a growing student population in need of additional reading support, faculty at Skoi Yase Primary School will create a leveled library.  The use of leveled books will enable Mrs. Ackerman and Ms. Cotter to provide differentiated guided reading instruction and ... more »

Scott Kukan

Farms Intermediate School, Brighton, MI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2011, Spring

Mr. Kukan and Mrs. Markby will implement the “Global Perspective Project,” which will provide students with a hands on approach to social studies learning.  Students will focus on the “where” and “why” of the world and on the people ... more »

Arthur Andres

Aliamanu Middle School, Honolulu, HI
Grades K-5, Science
2011, Spring

Through the “Cleaner Energy Project,” Mr. Andres and Mrs. Young will work collaboratively to engage students in proper research skills and inquiry based science labs focused on the topic of renewable energy.  After completing preliminary labs and research, ... more »

Carla Kabwatha

DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts, Atlanta, GA
Grades K-5, Science
2011, Spring

Through “The World of Engineering,” DeKalb Elementary students will be exposed to a comprehensive instructional unit on engineering fields.  Students will then use engineering concepts to design and build robots to compete in the school wide “Robocup ... more »

Christine Carter

Chestnut Elementary School, Kissimmee, FL
Grades K-5, Science
2011, Spring

Mrs. Carter and Mr. Berrios will introduce their third grade students to an integrated curriculum focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  In this construction challenge, students will design and test scale roller coasters and study the ... more »

Candice Stotz

Carlton Hills Elementary, Santee, CA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2011, Spring

Ms. Stotz and Ms. McCurdy will enhance reading and math lessons through the use of the TeacherMate system, a technology designed for differentiated and individualized instruction in elementary classrooms.  Students will work in teams of six and partake in small group ... more »

Ruston Roberts

Morgan Elementary School, Morgan, UT
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Winter

The entire Morgan Elementary School faculty will study the book How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students by Susan Brookhart.  Collaborative teams will review the text, the research, and student and classroom data over the course of the year to support ... more »

Jimmie Walker

Cambridge Elementary School, San Antonio, TX
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Winter

Mrs. Walker will attend the Connecting the Mind, Brain and Education Institute on brain research at Harvard University.  At the institute, Mrs. Walker will work with experts in the area of brain research to design and plan specific ways to use cutting edge research to ... more »

Sara Oaks

Baldwinsville Central School District, Baldwinsville, NY
Grades K-5, English
2011, Winter

Ms. Oaks will attend the five-day Summer Reading Institute at Columbia University's Teachers College Reading and Writing Project to gain the tools needed to implement a successful reading workshop model in her classroom.  Upon completion of the institute, Ms. Oaks will ... more »

Kris Caulfield

Waterside Children's Studio School, PS 317, Rockaway Parke, NY
Grades K-5, English
2011, Winter

Ms. Caulfield will attend Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP), a leading educational institute in advancing teaching techniques that align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  After attending the seminar, Ms. ... more »

Christina Brockett

Kirk L. Adams Elementary School, Las Vegas, NV
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Winter

Mrs. Brockett will lead a professional learning community in the study of differentiated instruction.  The project will support teachers by allowing them to explore specific site based educational needs.  Group members will collaborate regularly to identify ... more »

Joyce Elliot

Dirigo Elementary School, Peru, ME
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Winter

Mrs. Elliot will lead a collegial study in Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK), a framework for increasing technology integration.  After an overview of the TPCK model and exposure to several sample units, teachers will work in grade level teams to ... more »

Donica Cuspard

Redan Elementary School, Lithonia, GA
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Winter

Dr. Cuspard will attend the ASCD Annual Conference to enhance her knowledge about learning opportunities that help educators create better schools and improve teaching and learning programs.  The learning will assist Dr. Cuspard in her position as Redan ... more »

Georgina Navarrete

Maywood Elementary, Maywood, CA
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Winter

To gain a greater understanding of early intervention strategies, Mrs. Navarrete will attend the seminar Powerful Early Intervention Strategies to Help Students Struggling with Reading and Writing through the Bureau of Education and Research.  Upon completion, Mrs. ... more »

Michele Copeland

Potowmack Elementary School, Sterling, VA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2011, Winter

Students at Potowmack will participate in a new math instructional program entitled Math Through Music.  As part of the program, students will sing and dance to the sounds of educator Dr. Jean, who has created motivating songs to teach young children math skills and ... more »

Anthea Lavergne

Boone Elementary School, Houston, TX
Grades K-5, English
2011, Winter

To foster a deeper appreciation of the language arts, Ms. Lavergne’s fourth grade special needs students will participate in an accelerated writing and publishing institute and produce books.  Students will use digital technology and publishing software to design ... more »

Jane Johnston

View Acres Elementary School, Milwaukie, OR
Grades K-5, Science
2011, Winter

View Acres Elementary School students will design and develop a large vegetable and native plant garden as part of a new staff-initiated science program that is based on state science standards, student inquiry, and project based learning.  Lessons focused on the ... more »

Tabatha Stover

Hilliard City Schools, Columbus, OH
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2011, Winter

Mrs. Stover and Mrs. Marsh’s students will learn how to solve open ended, differentiated mathematics problems.  Through inquiry exploration, students will engage in whole group, cooperative group, and independent learning opportunities.  Students will ... more »