Grantees

Showing results for Grades: Grades 6-8

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.

Jutta R. Doster

Kathleen Middle School, Lakeland, FL
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2008, Winter

The partners will sponsor a staff development program to help teachers better understand the design and types of questions included on the Florida Comprehensive Achievement test (FCAT) and to align instructional strategies and activities to reflect the FACT format.

Tina Shank

Manor Middle School, Lancaster, PA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2008, Winter

The grantees will implement “Sew to Serve: Project Linus”, a technology program that will assist students in making patchwork blankets and distributing them to needy children and families in their local community.

Kimberly Garlock

Adam Stephens Middle School, Salem, OR
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2008, Winter

Students will acquire graphic design skills, utilizing advanced technology software. Results of the students’ projects will be shared school-wide in a ‘Design Exposition”, with awards given for innovation, creativity, and functionality.

Brenda Dianne Cinkovich

Bloomington Junior High School, Bloomington, IL
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2008, Winter

Using a “triptych” and interdisciplinary collaboration, grantees will increase student performance in social studies and technology by implementing an interactive multimedia program based on culture and research.

Lori Moonan

Hillside Avenue School, Cranford, NJ
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2009, Fall

To allow teachers to understand more deeply math content and its intra- and inter-disciplinary connections, Ms. Moonan will lead a collegial study group at Hillside Avenue School.The group will provide novice/pre-service teachers with a deep conceptual understanding ... more »

Kareen Borders

Key Peninsula Middle School, Lakebay, WA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2009, Fall

Key Peninsula Middles School will implement a three-tiered "launching pad” comprised of student-centered foundational elements: infusion of Aerospace based STEM into multiple curricular areas with an emphasis on the use of technology as an instructional and a ... more »

Blair Williams

Midway Independent School District, Woodway, TX
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2009, Fall

Ms. Williams and Mr. Cross will implement a curriculum of improvisation instruction with middle school and high school orchestra students.  Students will learn to improvise short melodic passages freely over a harmonic structure.  After completing the ... more »

Dolores Johnson

Williams Middle School, Florence, SC
Grades 6-8, Physical Education
2009, Fall

Advanced dance students at Williams Middle School will attend the South Carolina Dancing Festival (SCDAncing Festival).  Upon returning to school, they will share their experiences with 200 other students in dance classes.  Students will also use dance to ... more »

Jeanne Oetting

Sandman Consolidated School, Cape May, NJ
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2009, Fall

Ms. Oetting and Mrs. Skerry will move from leading and directing to guiding and responding with the use of interactive technology in the classroom.  Students will work with an interactive whiteboard, multiple integrated devices, and digital lesson materials in ... more »

Scott Prescott

Pioneer Ridge Middle School, Chaska, MN
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2009, Fall

Mr. Prescott and Mrs. Stolz will provide middle school instrumentalists the opportunity to increase their confidence and become leaders through solo musical performance.  By practicing and performing solo literature along with the accompaniment SmartMusic ... more »

Arlene Herens

Hamden Middle School, Hamden, CT
Grades 6-8, Literature
2009, Fall

Working as a team with a seventh grade English teacher, art teacher, and reading specialist, Mrs. Herens and Mrs. Carey will introduce students to classic tales in graphic format.  Starting with the graphic novel to hook students' interest, readers will ... more »

Richard Byrd

Kissimmee Middle School, Kissimmee, FL
Grades 6-8, Science
2009, Summer

Mr. Byrd will learn instructional strategies at the International Aquaponics and Tilapia Aquaculture Course. These strategies will aide in the establishment of a hydroponics system within an urban school setting. Upon completion of his summer hands-on training, Mr. ... more »

Peggy McKibbin

Postlethwait Middle School, Camden, DE
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2009, Summer

School nurses within the district will increase their knowledge regarding all aspects of diabetes management. Instructors from the National Association of School Nursing will conduct seminars that will allow Mrs. McKibbin and her colleagues to become experts in ... more »

Joyce Cannone

Sharpsville Area School District, Sharpsville, PA
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2009, Winter

Mrs. Cannone will attend a professional development academy to experience the potential of three-dimensional interactive graphic organizers, dynamic and efficient classroom organization, and effective research based teaching practices to improve students’ ... more »

Lisa Seay

Clyde Boyd Middle School, Sand Springs, OK
Grades 6-8, Science
2009, Winter

Mrs. Seay will attend the Space Exploration Educators Conference in February 2009, where she will learn hands-on, inquiry-based techniques for teaching cross-curricular aspects of space exploration.  After the conference, Mrs. Seay will offer a mini space camp ... more »

Dania Ghadban

Khalil Gibran International Academy, Brooklyn, NY
Grades 6-8, Literature
2009, Winter

Ms. Ghadban and a team of educators will create “Friday Study Circles,” focusing on differentiated instruction and brain-compatible learning.  Study circles will be centered on reading texts that will familiarize staff with best practices, provide ... more »

Nina Ackerberg

Willard Middle School, Berkeley, CA
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2009, Winter

To improve students’ performance on standardized math tests, Ms. Ackerberg will teach middle school math classes using “Making Math Real,” a brain-based system.  Students will benefit from an approach that integrates key cognitive development in ... more »

Diane Robbins

Bellaire Middle School, Bellaire, OH
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2009, Winter

Ms. Robbins, Mrs. Cusick, and Bellaire Middle School special needs teachers will implement “Team Up for Math.”  The program will help students to learn math skills required to pass the Ohio Achievement Test.  Students will be engaged in problem ... more »

Janice Haraz

Asbury Park Middle School, Asbury Park, NJ
Grades 6-8, Literature
2009, Winter

Ms. Haraz and Mr. O’Scanlon will implement “I Think I Can to I Know I Can,” a literacy program targeted at reluctant readers and English Language Learners.  Graphic novels, novels in verse, e-books, and educational databases will be purchased to ... more »

Tiffany Loner-Diemer

Magnolia Middle School, Joppa, MD
Grades 6-8, Science
2009, Winter

Ms. Loner-Diemer will lead a team of educators in an interdisciplinary learning experience using the science fiction novel Life as We Knew It.  After reading the novel, students will use the website http://www.learn.org/ to collaborate with students around the world ... more »

Autumn Moore

Ridgeview Middle School, Gaithersburg, MD
Grades 6-8, Science
2009, Winter

In order to support student achievement, increase exposure to academic experiences, and support rigor in the middle school science program, Ridgeview Middle School’s science department will partner with the Maryland Science Center to expose students to science ... more »

Amy Elizabeth Miller

Derby Middle School, Derby, KS
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2009, Winter

Seventh and eighth grade gifted students will learn research, writing, editing, and presentation skills while choosing a career, observing a professional at work, and examining college entrance and graduation requirements.  Students will then be trained to use ... more »

Karen Settles

Oscar Smith Middle School, Chesapeake, VA
Grades 6-8, English
2010, Summer

To improve upon and share her knowledge as an Experienced READ 180 Educator, and to provide quality feedback to new READ 180 Educators in her district, Mrs. Settles will attend the 2010 READ 180 National Summer Institute in Nashville, Tennessee.  At the ... more »

Jennifer Lasso

Broughal Middle School, Bethlehem, PA
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2010, Summer

Teachers and paraprofessionals will form an interdisciplinary study group to hone in on specific teaching and learning strategies in the fields of differentiated instruction and brain-based learning.They will implement research-based best practices, evaluate ... more »

Wendy Stocker

Paulsboro High School, Paulsboro, NJ
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2010, Summer

Mrs. Stocker will attend Band Director Academy at New York City’s Lincoln Center.The course emphasizes hands-on learning and techniques that can be immediately applied in the classroom.Using the blues as the entry to improvisation, this curriculum will focus on ... more »

Cara McNevich

Ossipee Central School, Center Ossipee, NH
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2010, Summer

Educators at Ossipee Central School will be trained in the use of appropriate technology and resources in the collection and analysis of data in order to ask and answer questions about student performance.The study group will use data in support of a state mandate ... more »

Alana Kooi

Jenison Public Schools, Jenison, MI
Grades 6-8, English
2010, Summer

In order to make the writing workshop approach more effective in the teaching of expository writing, Mrs. Kooi and her colleagues plan to examine student writing for specific skills needed to write strong persuasive essays.The group will examine student essay samples ... more »

Carolyn Jordan

B. C. Elmore Middle School, Houston, TX
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Summer

Sixth grade ESL students at B.C. Elmore Middle School will create a campus paper recycling program.  Students will collaborate with their peers to create PowerPoint presentations, design, and produce poster advertisements, and decorate recycling bins.

Cherie Freeman

Northley Middle School, Aston, PA
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Summer

Seventh grade students at Northley Middle School will plan, plant, and harvest an organic spring vegetable garden.  Students will drive the project, using scientific inquiry to design the garden, analyze the growth results, and evaluate any variability in ... more »

Casey McCord

North Bend Middle School, North Bend, OR
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2010, Summer

This career based student-driven project will allow seventh and eighth grade students to explore many new and emerging technologies through cooperative learning experiences.  Students will research, create, and reflect on topics such as alternative energies, ... more »

Jon Jordan

Barnesville Exempted Village Schools, Barnesville, OH
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Summer

Barnesville students will attend an overnight camp at The Wilds wildlife conservation center in Cumberland, Ohio.  The camp itinerary will include a variety of conservation and naturalist activities designed to get the students actively involved.  Students ... more »

Gregory Brockway

Donovan Middle School, Utica, NY
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2010, Summer

Mr. Brockway and his students will engage in authentic music recording sessions requiring the composition, notation, and improvisation of music encompassing diverse styles and genres.  Using modern technology, students will learn to read and notate music; play ... more »

Benjamin Graeff

Morrell Park Elementary/Middle School, Baltimore, MD
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Summer

During a five day stay at Northbay Adventure Camp, students will investigate real scientific issues by learning about five distinct ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  Spending the majority of their time outdoors, students will have the opportunity to ... more »