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Showing results for Grades: Grades K-5

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 »

Pamela Carlson

Wilder Elementary School, Grand Forks, ND
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2011, Winter

Wilder Elementary students will engage in technology rich experiences with opportunities for creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making using iPad tablets.  Partnerships with pre-service teachers at the University of North Dakota and ... more »

Leslie Parker

Fox Road Elementary School, Raleigh, NC
Grades K-5, English
2011, Winter

Mrs. Parker and Mrs. Watson will implement guided reading as the primary method of literacy instruction at all grade levels at Fox Road Elementary School.  Educators will provide targeted instruction to students in small groups, allowing individual students to learn ... more »

Celeste Cafiso

PS 18 JG Whittier, Staten Island, NY
Grades K-5, English
2011, Winter

Mrs. Cafiso and Mrs. Mahoney will create a classroom library to encourage students to read.  Classroom lessons will focus on phonics based instruction aimed toward English language learners.  Students will ultimately create a series of bilingual books which will ... more »

Carolyn Breault

Rice Square School, Worcester, MA
Grades K-5, English
2011, Winter

Fourth grade students struggling with reading comprehension will be responsible for compiling The Chilly Press, a student publication of current events and interviews.  Students will read about and report on current events, interview teachers on classroom activities, ... more »

Morgan Purdy

West Broadway Elementary School, Madisonville, KY
Grades K-5, English
2011, Winter

Second grade students will work cooperatively to create a successful and informative school newspaper for West Broadway Elementary School.  The project will aid students in making real world connections between the outside world, the local community, and the ... more »

Sondra Groene

Schwegler Elementary School, Lawrence, KS
Grades K-5, Science
2011, Winter

Schwegler Elementary students will visit Kansas’s Tallgrass Prairie in order to understand the historic and cultural importance of the ecosystem.  The project will enable students to engage in community learning while discovering the relevance of local ... more »

Melissa Tunis

Winchester Village Elementary School, Indianapolis, IN
Grades K-5, English
2011, Winter

To address Winchester Village’s large number of English language learners who are refugees from Burma, Mrs. Tunis and Mrs. Dillon will guide students in utilizing iPad and Smartboard technology to become published authors.  Students will write their own ... more »

Teresa Staton-Soliman

Port Salerno Elementary School, Stuart, FL
Grades K-5, English
2011, Winter

In order to improve the performance of English language learners at Port Salerno Elementary School, Mrs. Staton-Soliman and Mrs. Smith will introduce interactive Kindle e-readers in their classrooms.  Ultimately, the project will increase student reading comprehension, ... more »

Dona Helmer

College Gate Elementary School, Anchorage, AK
Grades K-5, Science
2011, Winter

Ms. Helmer and Ms. Dowling will collaborate to integrate science content with reading, reasoning, research, and writing skills.  The project will provide hands on experiences for first grade at risk students enabling them to develop content knowledge, literacy skills, ... more »

Mary Enright

Vogel-Wetmore School, Torrington, CT
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

To strengthen her professional knowledge prior to the national board certification renewal process, Ms. Enright will attend the Connecticut Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages annual conference in November 2010. At the conference, Ms. Enright will learn the ... more »

Ana Behel

Weeden Elementary, Florence, AL
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Ms. Behel and Mrs. Whitely-Weston will implement a professional learning community in which teacher leaders will mentor their colleagues in data based professional development that will drive changes in instruction and improve the achievement of English Language ... more »

Maria Hase

Tavan Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Fall

Elementary school students at Tavan Elementary School will improve their work place skills by operating a “Treasures for Students” school store.   Students will collect and sell gently used items donated by parents, local businesses, and community ... more »

Kay Hones

Stevenson Schools, San Francisco, CA
Grades K-5, Arts
2010, Fall

Ms. Hones will lead colleagues in “Magic Touch,” a project that will verse participants in opera, mural art, and iPod Touch literacy.  Educators in the group will mentor and collaborate as they create lessons that combine critical thinking and technology ... more »

Elena Tinder

Orange Grove Elementary School, Anaheim, CA
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Ms. Tinder and Ms. Padgett will collaborate to lead and develop a “Parents in Partnership Program.”  Once a month, kindergarten through sixth grade students and their parents will participate in classroom sessions to focus on specific skills.  Selected ... more »

Annette Garcia

Place Bridge Academy, Denver, CO
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2010, Fall

Ms. Garcia and Mr. Gordon will lead a learning community that will institute a comprehensive program of professional development for the school’s entire math staff.  The program will have three components: 1) whole group professional development activities ... more »

Maureen FitzPatrick

Huckleberry Hill Elementary School, Brookfield, CT
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

As participants in the “Book Club Review Crew,” third graders at Huckleberry Hill Elementary will develop higher level reading skills through the use of technology.  Student reviewers will read and assess self selected texts and use audio visual equipment ... more »

Rebecca Sweezea

Round Lake Elementary, Mount Dora, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Fall

In an effort to increase students’ understanding and appreciation of American history, Ms. Sweezea and Mrs. Matulia will develop “Big Ideas and Essential Questions” to guide student learning through a social studies curriculum.  Students will use a ... more »

Leigh Crosson

Colleen Bevis Elementary, Lithia, FL
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Fourth and fifth grade science teachers at Colleen Bevis Elementary will participate in a seven week long collegial study group.  The focus of the study group will be reading, discussing, and developing literature based science lessons using the book Picture Perfect ... more »

Donica Cuspard

Redan Elementary, Lithonia, GA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2010, Fall

Ms. Cuspard and Mrs. Qualls will design and implement two projects to help students improve their skills in math and language arts.  “Paddles for Patterns” will focus on improving student skills in patterns, listing numbers in sequential order, providing ... more »

Lyssa Sahadevan

East Side Elementary School, Marietta, GA
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Mrs. Sahadevan will attend the Reader’s Workshop presented by The Daily Café, a website devoted to educator professional development.  Throughout the workshop, Mrs. Sahadevan will read relevant professional literature, play a lead role in book study, ... more »

Deanna Murphy

Beach Park School District, Zion, IL
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

To increase the proficiency of the core curriculum, a group of educators will attend in service training to develop higher level questioning strategies to use in their classrooms.  Teachers will implement these higher level thinking strategies using learning center ... more »

Joy Hellman

Gosport Elementary School, Gosport, IN
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Gosport Elementary teachers will learn brain based teaching strategies through CLASS: Connecting Learning Assures Successful Students.  CLASS is a research based program of teaching strategies that develops students' social, behavioral, and academic skills.  ... more »

Karen Mixdorf

Area Education Agency 267, Marshalltown, IA
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Ms. Mixdorf and Ms. Williams will lead a study group on an in depth look at inquiry through the inductive model.  Participants will learn this research based model of teaching literacy as they further their understanding of the Iowa Core Curriculum (ICC).  ... more »

Jacqueline Ballot

Noble Elementary School, Golden Valley, MN
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Mrs. Ballot and Mrs. Smith will spearhead “Neighborhood Bridges,” a Children's Theatre Company literacy program that empowers students to become the animators of their own lives.  Skilled and experienced teaching artists will use animation to transform ... more »

Diana Riggs

Saltillo Elementary, Saltillo, MS
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Fall

Mrs. Riggs and Ms. Bruce will lead a lesson on Hurricane Katrina’s effects on the physical geography of the surrounding areas.  With the assistance of a visiting artist, students will learn through observation, group projects, internet research, hands-on ... more »

Debra Levy Robbins

Prospect Park School 1, Prospect Park, NJ
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Prospect Park School 1 teachers and specialists will work together to incorporate a character education project titled "TERRIFIC (Trustworthy, Empathetic, Respectful, Responsible, Initiative takers, Fair, Integrity filled, Caring) Kids of Good Character.”  The ... more »

Amy Peterson

Patrick F Daily PS 15, Brooklyn, NY
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Public School 15, in collaboration with Brooklyn nonprofit Puppetry Arts, will host six puppetry workshops for fourth grade students during the 2010/2011 school year.  The workshops will help improve literacy and oral language skills of English Language Learners by ... more »

Coni Clark

Wahl-Coates School, Greenville, NC
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Wahl-Coates School's third graders will explore history through a child's eyes with lessons utilizing field research, data gathering, and writing across the curriculum.  Hands-on activities include visits to the site of a historic Native American village, a ... more »

Linda Kilkenny

Haw River Elementary School, Haw River, NC
Grades K-5, Arts
2010, Fall

Mrs. Kilkenny and Mrs. Squires will lead a project designed to provide music education through technology-based learning.  Realizing that free reign is often the most effective way for children to develop cognitive skills, Mrs. Kilkenny and Mrs. Squires will produce an ... more »

James Pate

Bee Log School, Burnsville, NC
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Fall

The "Electrified" project will immerse students in the process of building and furnishing a new home.  To prepare students for the twenty first century, the project will use critical thinking skills, promote the use of technology across curriculum areas, and encourage ... more »

Laura Gentile

Indian Hill Elementary School, Cincinnati, OH
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Ms. Gentile and Mrs. Sprang will lead yearlong professional learning community intent on investigating the impact of formative assessment on student learning.  In an effort to support teacher learning in a way that is manageable and sustainable, faculty at Indian Hill ... more »

Andrea Alewine

Keowee Elementary School, Seneca, SC
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Ms. Alewine will attend the “Learning and the Brain” conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which will incorporate the neuroscience of the brain with the learning styles and abilities of students.  Experts and specialists in the fields of education and ... more »

Anita Sutherland

South Side Elementary School, Johnson City, TN
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Mrs. Sutherland will participate in the Trainer of Trainers Academy, a three day institute in Comfort, Texas that will provide her the knowledge and understanding necessary for the proper use of visual and kinesthetic manipulatives during instruction.  The workshop ... more »

Amanda Ronan

NYOS Charter School, Austin, TX
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Ms. Ronan and Ms. Kimble will lead “Write On!,” a unique opportunity for NYOS Elementary staff to meet in a K-5 vertical team to deepen and improve their knowledge of writing instruction with the goal  of improving the writing skills of NYOS students.  ... more »

Patti Golden

Southern Hills School, Wichita Falls, TX
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Fall

Mrs. Golden and Mr. Brox’s fifth grade students will choose environmental topics and conduct research on their chosen issues.  In this multimedia project, students will use iPods to view green videos, listen to podcasts related to green topics, and text and email ... more »

Wendy Goldfein

Newington Forest Elementary School, Springfield, VA
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Fall

Through “Get Caught Engineering,” students will become investigators for engineering problems that are integrated into the daily curriculum.  Activities will be introduced in grades kindergarten through sixth that support the school’s STEM ... more »

Julianne Evangelista

Mt. Baker School District, Maple Falls, WA
Grades K-5, Special Education
2010, Fall

Mrs. Evangelista and Mrs. Marshall will lead the creation of “Intervention Kits.”  The kits will provide an alternative, sensory based curricula for at risk learners throughout the district.  After presenting professional development sessions to ... more »

Julie Hauck

Longfellow Elementary School, Sheboygan, WI
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

“Kindles for Kids” will act as a supplemental reading program intended to increase reading motivation and strengthen skills in third grade students.  Students in Mrs. Hauck’s and Mrs. VanWyk’s classrooms will be placed in small, flexible reading ... more »

Frank Spina

Robinson Elementary School, Starksboro, VT
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Spina and colleagues at Robinson Elementary School will participate in a collaborative arts professional learning community, “Arts Come Alive!” (ACA), held at the Flynn Center for Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont.  ACA is based on research ... more »

Louis Lessor

Westside Elementary School, Sun Prairie, WI
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2010, Fall

Lessor will attend a SMART Training certification event in Chicago, Illinois, which will allow him to be trained on the use of Notebook software and the SMART Board interactive whiteboard.  Upon completing the training, Mr. Lessor will conduct professional development ... more »

Paula Pounders

Russellville Elementary School, Russellville, AL
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2010, Fall

In the “Math Masters” program, third, fourth and fifth grade students use Digitz interactive devices to gain mastery of basic math skills.  With the ability to be used in the classroom and at home, “Math Masters” also promotes parental ... more »

Sheryl Schaaf

Quillayute Valley School District, Forks, WA
Grades K-5, Science
2004, Fall

Collaborating with the North Cascades and Olympic Science Partnership of Western Washington University, Ms. Schaff, Ms. Carroll, and Ms. Rohrer explore, create, and implement innovative science content and professional development models. Participants study ... more »

Holly Marie Kochalka

Cambridge Elementary School, Jeffersonville, VT
Grades K-5, English
2004, Fall

Ms. Kochalka leads grade-level study groups to investigate best practices for literacy instruction. The group analyzes student data, research-based instructional approaches, and develops an action plan for enhancing the reading and language arts program. Throughout ... more »

Amy Peterson

C. M. Musser Elementary School, Sharon, PA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

Ms. Peterson and her partners examine how to best use personal digital assistants (PDAs) to support and assess student learning. After learning how to use the technology, the participants implement a local history project in their classes. Participants use PDAs to ... more »

Mary Manges

North Star School District, Stoystown, PA
Grades K-5, English
2004, Fall

Ms. Manges leads a study group to learn best practices in language arts instruction. Using a literature circle format, the team reads and discusses research-based strategies that improve writing and reading skills. The participants share their knowledge with ... more »

Rebecca Mallatt

LaPine Elementary School, LaPine, OR
Grades K-5, Literature
2004, Fall

Ms. Mallatt and her partners establish a study group to learn how to use guided reading for a balanced literacy program in the classroom. The group reads and discusses several texts on guided reading and shares successes and challenges of implementing literacy ... more »