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Jessica Jenkins

George Washington Educational Campus, New York, NY
Grades 9-12, Science
2006, Fall

Ms. Jenkins and her partners develop “The Learning Garden: Gardening Across the Curriculum” to allow students to experience the rewards of outdoor exploration as an extension of their academic life. Students engage in a variety of inquiry-driven projects ... more »

Leanne Worley

Franklin County High School, Rocky Mount, VA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2003, Summer

Ms. Worley and her colleagues study ways to restructure their very large, impersonal high school into a number of smaller, more effective learning communities. Their research takes them to various schools across the country to consult with educators who have achieved ... more »

Barbara Wilkins

Cuba High School, Cuba, MO
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2003, Summer

Ms. Wilkins and her study group partners, who are high school and middle school mathematics teachers, are determining the most effective methods of using manipulatives to improve students' comprehension and retention of pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry concepts. Study ... more »

Susan Hjelle

Mora High School, Mora, MN
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2003, Summer

In their study group, Ms. Hjelle and her colleagues learn reading achievement research applications. Study group members observe each other's classroom teaching to analyze how faculty use reading strategies across content areas, and develop a common framework for teaching ... more »

Frederick Nelson

Manhattan High School, Manhattan, KS
Grades 9-12, Science
2003, Summer

Mr. Nelson and Ms. Schaub study best practices in the use of portfolio assessment, including electronic portfolios. After piloting the process in Manhattan High School physics courses, Mr. Nelson and Ms. Schaub plan to present the program to preservice teachers and other ... more »

Megan Iussig

Lowell High School, Lowell, IN
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2003, Summer

Through a combination of data analysis and site visits to high-performing schools, this study group is formulating school-wide intervention strategies designed to reverse a trend toward declining student performance in reading, writing, and mathematics. Led by Ms. Iussig, ... more »

Christian Wilkens

Juneau Douglas High School, Juneau, AK
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2003, Summer

Mr. Wilkens is participating in the American Sign Language (ASL) immersion program at Gallaudet University. After becoming fluent in ASL, Mr. Wilkens hopes to serve the learning needs of his district's deaf students, and help hearing students gain proficiency in the ... more »

Mitchell Trembicki

Haverford High School, Haverstown, PA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2003, Summer

Using a local apple orchard as their laboratory, Haverford High School students observe the affects of integrated pest management on nonpoint source pollution and disease resistance in plants and insects. Students inspect pheromone traps and track degree days, photograph ... more »

Robert Pohlman

Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro, NJ
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2003, Summer

To improve the technical writing skills of their pre-engineering and electronics students, Mr. Pohlman and Mr. Kruger require students to keep a notebook on their projects. The team hopes that helping their students write clear, accurate descriptions of technical designs, ... more »

Kate VerSchure

Beacon Day Treatment, Inkster, MI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2003, Summer

In Ms. VerSchure's classroom, students become engineers who write computer programs that design, build, modify, and manipulate LEGO¨ robots. The programs enable robots to collect data, which students then analyze and present in class. Community professionals discuss

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Patricia Thomas

Dixie Hollins High School, St. Petersburg, FL
Grades 9-12, Science
2003, Summer

To engage their at-risk students in science and improve critical-thinking skills, Ms. Thomas and Ms. Zavidil have transformed their science class into a crime scene investigation adventure. Each week, students use DNA analysis and other advanced techniques to analyze ... more »

Julia Somers

Ignacio High School, Ignacio, CO
Grades 9-12, Science
2003, Summer

Ms. Somers, Ms. Bilgrav, and Ms. Reinhardt developed an inquiry-based marine biology curriculum that increases their students' environmental awareness and interest in science. Students from this isolated Rocky Mountain American Indian reservation conduct field research at ... more »

Brenda Simmons

St. Clair County High School, Odenville, AL
Grades 9-12, Literature
2003, Summer

Ms. Simmons and Ms. Richardson guide their students through all the phases of writing and publishing novels that focus on growing up in Alabama from the 1940s through the 1970s. Students research these decades and conduct interviews with community members who were ... more »

Paula Newman

Silverado High School, Las Vegas, NV
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2003, Winter

To boost the number of college-bound graduates in Nevada—where only 20 percent of high school graduates pursue higher education—Ms. Newman attends a weeklong advanced certification course in college counseling at the University of California, San Diego. The ... more »

Tod Schnowske

Plainfield High School, Plainfield, IL
Grades 9-12, Science
2003, Winter

Mr. Schnowske, Ms. Alcott, and Mr. Bank collaborate with a landscape architect to provide a hands-on environmental biology experience for emotionally disabled students at Plainfield High School. Students research plants and meet with the architect and community leaders to ... more »

Frank LaBanca

Newtown High School, Stamford, CT
Grades 9-12, Science
2003, Winter

Partnering with a local marine environmental organization, Mr. LaBanca and Ms. Coelho have designed a hands-on, inquiry-based scientific study for their disadvantaged biology and mathematics students. Students conduct field research on Holly Pond, an enclosed salt-water ... more »

Richard Sgarlotti

Hannahville Indian School, Wilson, MI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2006, Fall

Mr. Sgarlotti and his partners develop interdisciplinary project-based learning activities in cooperation with the Hannahville Indian Community culture committee. Students help prepare for the opening of a museum by creating exhibits, interactive computer programs, ... more »

Helene A. Barton

Crockett Technical High School, Detroit, MI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Fall

Ms. Barton and her partners integrate hands-on, technology-driven projects into the science curriculum to help students prepare to meet the challenges of a global society. Students use technology to analyze wave characteristics, color spectrums, and frequencies and ... more »

Andrew Gray

Fairdale High School Magnet Career Academy, Louisville, KY
Grades 9-12, Science
2006, Fall

Working to close the achievement gaps in their school, Mr. Gray, Ms. Lacer, and Ms. Puschaver collaborate across the curriculum to design an outdoor classroom. Students complete lessons on construction, ecology, history, and mathematics to create a working garden ... more »

Jacque Lynne Ross

Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda, FL
Grades 9-12, Literature
2006, Fall

Ms. Ross and Ms. Pedrol-Polito implement a peer tutoring program to enhance learning, develop positive social behavior, and improve classroom discipline and peer relations. Ninth grade students provide lessons on academics, character, and volunteerism for second and ... more »

Ira Rosenberg

Palm Springs High School, Palm Springs, CA
Grades 9-12, Science
2006, Fall

To stimulate interest in technical education, promote the use of renewable sources of energy, and stress the importance of science and engineering, Mr. Rosenberg and his partners implement a solar car challenge. Students from three high schools build a solar-powered ... more »

Ashia D. Jackson

J.A. Fair Magnet High School, Little Rock, AR
Grades 9-12, History
2006, Fall

To help incoming ninth graders make a more successful transition to high school, Ms. Jackson, Ms. Nelson, and Ms. Wallace create a Freshman Academy. As part of the academy, students develop research and writing skills through the production of a “Person of the ... more »

Megan Bollig

East Troy High School, East Troy, WI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

To provide their farming community students with 21st century skills, Ms. Bollig and her colleagues study the use of problem-based learning to enhance students’ critical thinking and problem solving. Based on study of materials from the Center of Excellence ... more »

Jordana Clare Ashman Long

Gloucester High School, Gloucester, VA
Grades 9-12, English
2006, Summer

To improve her own poetry, Ms. Long presents her work and research to a diverse and accomplished group of peers at the 2006 Poetry and Politics Conference in Scotland. She shares information gained at the conference with students, helping them to understand the ... more »

Susanne Rasely-Philipps

East Stroudsburg Area Senior High School-South, East Stroudsburg, PA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2006, Summer

Teaching in a region with changing demographics, Ms. Rasely-Philipps takes a leadership role in helping her colleagues and students address diversity. She attends the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication to develop cultural competence in her own ... more »

Thomas Egidio Talarico

Portland High School, Portland, ME
Grades 9-12, English
2006, Summer

Mr. Talarico attends the Spanish Language School at Middlebury College to improve his reading, writing, and speaking proficiency in the language. Through the intensive immersion program, he develops curriculum for his students and reflects on ... more »

Janice Thornsbury

South Shore Educational Collaborative, Hingham, MA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2006, Summer

To increase graduation rates among their special educations students, Ms. Thornsbury and her study group partners develop a mental health curriculum that improves resilience and persistence. The curriculum emphasizes emotional stability and provides non-violent ... more »

Noreen Michele Colannino

Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Peabody, MA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

Ms. Colannino and 17 other science teachers create a study group to explore effective ways to integrate laptop computers and Internet resources across the science curriculum. Investigating content-specific project design in chemistry, physics, biology, ecology, ... more »

Cara J. Clippinger

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, Freshman Campus, Fishers, IN
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2006, Summer

Participation in a teacher workshop in Marseille, hones Ms. Clippinger’s language skills and knowledge of contemporary French culture. By incorporating teaching strategies she learns from other workshop participants and personal stories about her experiences, ... more »

Philip M. Dauber

Alameda High School, Alameda, CA
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2006, Summer

The mathematics and science teachers of Alameda High School have formed a study group to develop methods for improving student success in Algebra II, chemistry, and physics. They are creating diagnostic assessments and review modules that prepare students to apply ... more »

Charles K. Jervis

Auburn High School, Riner, VA
Grades 9-12, Science
2006, Summer

o increase students’ understanding of biology, biochemistry, and microbiology, Mr. Jervis and Ms. Jervis implement a study of cyanobacteria, unicellular aquatic and photosynthetic bacteria, and biofilms, resilient layers formed by bacterial colonies. Students ... more »

Jose Angel Saldivar

Green B. Trimble Technical High School, Fort Worth, TX
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

Mr. Saldivar, Ms. Nilsson, and their students produce web-based, interactive materials for use in integrated physics and chemistry classes. Students choose lab experiments that help master content and skills and videotape themselves performing the lab while ... more »

Katherine Dawn Perry

Ridge View High School, Columbia, SC
Grades 9-12, English
2006, Summer

Combining student creativity with service to the community, Ms. Perry and Ms. Wimmer oversee a production of A Streetcar Named Desire that integrates both sign language and speech. Students research the era, writing, and purpose of the play and analyze the ... more »

Geoffrey H. Winikur

Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice, Philadelphia, PA
Grades 9-12, History
2006, Summer

Through an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course on African history, literature, and film, Mr. Winikur and Ms. Weinraub expand students’ critical thinking skills and understanding of social justice issues. Students examine African literature, language, and ... more »

Elizabeth Sheerer

Penn Manor High School, Millersville, PA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2006, Summer

To develop students’ textile arts skills and philanthropy experience, Ms. Sheerer and Ms. Bechtold implement an embroidery project. Students learn how to digitalize original artwork and how to machine embroider to embellish gowns for premature and stillborn ... more »

Christine W. Ball

Tularosa High School, Tularosa, NM
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

Through a student-run apparel business, Ms. Ball and her partners help students develop skills in technology, marketing, commercial arts, and communication. Students study media practices and trends, recruit customers from the community, and create marketable ... more »

Harriet Harun

Central High School, Bridgeport, CT
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2006, Summer

To expand students’ research and communication skills, Ms. Harun and Mr. Buda develop a collaborative project with their mathematics and graphic communication classes. Students research a mathematician or mathematics topic, create Power Point presentations, ... more »

Brenda B. Simmons

St. Clair County High School, Odenville, AL
Grades 9-12, Literature
2006, Summer

To address issues of tolerance and understanding of other cultures, students in Mrs. Simmons and Ms. Richardson’s classes create a children’s book about the experience of a Mexican student relocating to their rural community. Creative writing students ... more »

Shawn Daley

Gresham High School, Gresham, OR
Grades 9-12, English
2006, Winter

Through “Super-Sizing our Powers of Persuasion,” Mr. Daley and Ms. Truong integrate technology into their English classes and promote community involvement among students. Using Fast Food Nation as a guide, students learn the art of persuasive writing. ... more »

Ruth Anker

Cambridge High School, Cambridge, OH
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Winter

Mrs. Anker and Mr. Blair help their small rural school and enhance students’ technology and job skills through the implementation of a personal computer maintenance and repair class. Students investigate the inner-workings of a desktop computer and disassemble ... more »

Calvin Entinger

North Community High School, Minneapolis, MN
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Winter

Through “Crossing Boundaries,” Mr. Entinger and Mr. Montesano create Geographic Information System (GIS) courses at their two very different high schools to help students make connections across disciplines, schools, cultures, and within the larger ... more »

Sarah Hostage

Brighton High School, Brighton, MA
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2006, Winter

To help students develop mathematics skills through real-world applications, Ms. Hostage and Ms. Shannon develop a project-based unit on personal finance. Students learn about financial terms, checking accounts, and how to create a budget. To address standards ... more »

Scott Rieker

Meredith Middle School, Des Moines, IA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Winter

To foster creativity and increase students’ music proficiency, Mr. Rieker and Ms. Wolf implement a cross-curricular music composition project. Students conduct a hands-on exploration of range and rhythm through Orff instruments. After reading The Little Prince, ... more »

James Robert Payne

Stranahan High School, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Winter

Mr. Payne and Mr. Platt develop the “Hydraulic Robot Challenge” to enrich their comprehensive engineering program. After exploring robots and hydraulic systems used in everyday life through field trips to a robotic surgery lab and a construction ... more »

Jay Steven Vavra

Jay Steven Vavra

High Tech High School, San Diego, CA
Grades 9-12, Science
2006, Winter

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Resource utilization and conservation: the San Diego Bay
11th and 12th grade Biotechnology classes

When High Tech High School biotechnology teacher Jay Vavra wanted to teach his students about the importance of the coexistence of resource utilization and conservation, he ran ... more »

Ana Maria Luna

June Jordan School for Equity, San Francisco, CA
Grades 9-12, Science
2006, Winter

Ms. Luna and Mr. Saleh-Kasmai create “Deep Thoughts and Funky Feats,” a three-week hiking course, to allow their at-risk students to experience education in the outdoors. Students study nutrition and the food industry and record their hiking and nutrition ... more »

Pamela Dooley

Health Careers High School, San Antonio, TX
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Attend the Texas Distance Learning Conference (two instructional cycles) in preparation for offering training and development workshops to assist teachers with the development of online instruction in support of modifications to curricular requirements mandated by ... more »

Jonathan Pincus

Midwood High School at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
Grades 9-12, Science
2007, Fall

Active participant in Harvard University’s Project Zero Classroom Summer Institute to learn how developments in neural-cognitive sciences can be used to impact student assessment and differentiated learning models.

Cherrie A Cummings

Platteview High School, Springfield, NE
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Fall

Using GeoGebra, Geometer's Sketchpad, graphing calculators, and TI Smartview to improve instruction by using technology to create an active learning environment based on defined instructional standards.

Ginger Ellen Riddle

Leavenworth High School, Leavenworth, KS
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2007, Fall

The mathematics department in conjunction with the special education program will elect one teacher to participate in Teacher Learning Cadre Training for handheld graphing calculators used to improve instruction.