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Showing results for Grades: Grades 6-8

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 »

Alex Picazo

Rancho del Rey Middle School, Chula Vista, CA
Grades 6-8, Literature
2010, Summer

In response to the challenge of promoting literacy and developing ecological awareness, students at Rancho del Ray Middle school will participate in a service learning project with two components.  First, struggling readers will be paired with motivated readers ... more »

David Knopp

Teeland Middle School, Wasilla, AK
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Summer

Eighth grade students at Teeland Middle School will engage in a project that includes a school-wide recycling program and the study of energy efficient model homes and solar powered cars.  By designing model homes that meet EPA guidelines and constructing solar ... more »

Christine King

Champion Local School District Middle School, Warren, OH
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Ms. King will participate in custodial technician professional development.  This knowledge will benefit students, staff, and community members by allowing Ms. King to learn new information in the areas of safety and security, blood borne pathogens, sanitation and ... more »

Christine Hannum

Louisville Middle School, Louisville, CO
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Ms. Hannum and colleagues will conduct a three-week intensive and thematic social studies and music unit with all 7th grade students.  The goal is for students to comprehend the relationship between African culture and music.  Students will learn the ... more »

Jackie Ferreira

Union House Elementary School, Sacramento, CA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2010, Winter

A vertical, K-6 team will create an effective research driven math and science website, “Be Bright,” which will incorporate technology training with principles from the book Whatever it Takes.  The website will build the technology capacity of staff ... more »

Georgine Woodley

Altar Valley Middle School, Tucson, AZ
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2010, Winter

In order to learn more about whole brain learning and poverty, Ms. Woodley will attend the ASCD Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  At the conference, leaders in the field will talk about the connection between brain-based learning in low-income students and ... more »

Victoria Rydberg

River Crossing Environmental Charter School, Portage, WI
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Summer

“Hands On, Feet Wet Education” will engage and motivate middle school students by encouraging them to think critically about environmental issues while developing core academic skills through weekly hands-on, mud-on-their-boots field experiences that ... more »

Esther Farrow

Snow Canyon Middle School, St. George, UT
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Winter

To conserve the amount of paper used, the science department at Snow Canyon Middle School will use netbooks in class in lieu of paper for testing.  Additionally, Ms. Esther and her colleagues will assist students in the implementation of a paper recycling and ... more »

Lydia Renfro

Diane Gorzycki Middle School, Austin, TX
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Winter

Ms. Renfro and Ms. Gregory will create a native habitat and a weather station.  The outdoor laboratory will directly teach students how to acquire, record, process, and evaluate data for scientific research and discussion; skills that are only developed and ... more »

Nancy Harris

Jefferson Township Middle School, Oak Ridge, NJ
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Winter

Students will combine science, art, and creative writing with service learning to draw attention to the importance of protecting and preserving the environment.  Through a combination of digital photography and creative writing, students will create a one page ... more »

Judith Lindsey

Henry W. Moore School, Candia, NH
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2010, Winter

To give students a better understanding of how their actions affect the world, students will be involved in a variety of activities that will help them develop problem solving and critical thinking skills as they examine the impact of their decisions.  The ... more »

Meredith Spence

Seaside Neighborhood School, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Winter

Seaside Neighborhood School's “Waste Away!” Project will provide hands-on learning opportunities for students to become aware of the amount of trash they produce during lunch and to develop strategies for waste reduction.  Students will visit the ... more »

Karen Johnson

Niver Creek Middle School, Denver, CO
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Winter


Middle school students and the community will be involved in the planning, design, and integration of alternative energy sources that power a greenhouse.  In order to increase student achievement in science, each grade level will focus on a different aspect of ... more »

Donna Markey

Vista Magnet Middle School, Vista, CA
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Winter

Vista Magnet Middle School students will analyze the construction of one of the largest desalination plants in the world.  Through an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based approach, eighth grade students will investigate water issues that led to the plant's approval ... more »

Linda Preminger

Washington Manor Middle School, San Lorenzo, CA
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Winter

Ms. Preminger and Mr. Dohrn will lead a series of field trips designed to help students experience the relationship between human habitations in the local watershed and changes in the San Francisco Bay.  Students will learn the importance of the interaction ... more »