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Showing results for Grades: Grades 9-12

Elaine LaMarre

ACES Academy, Alpena, MI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2005, Fall

To help alternative education students explore the artistic aspects of photography, Ms. LaMarre and her partners develop a nature photography project that incorporates science, writing, research, and self-exploration. Students are introduced to photography and ... more »

James Everett

Nooksack Valley High School, Nooksack, WA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2005, Winter

Mr. Everett and Ms. Robinson investigate how real-time assessment and handheld technology can assist reading instruction. Teachers use handheld computers to record, track, and evaluate students to align curriculum and instruction.

Pharra DeWindt

McKinley High School, Buffalo, NY
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2005, Winter

Dr. DeWindt observes and documents instruction to assess how teachers promote character education within their lesson plans and curricula. To provide examples of best practices, Dr. DeWindt videotapes lessons and creates a website to showcase effective instructional ... more »

Elizabeth Scanlon

Timber Creek High School, Orlando, FL
Grades 9-12, English
2005, Winter

Ms. Scanlon, Ms. Elliott, and Ms. Sherman study content area reading strategies to enhance the reading skills of their high school students. Each month, participants observe each other’s classroom and analyze reading instruction. The group creates a resource ... more »

Lorrain Rudd

Rock Springs High School, Rock Springs, WY
Grades 9-12, Science
2005, Winter

To improve their students’ environmental science skills, Ms. Rudd and Ms. Varras design research projects on a local site that is the center of controversy between environmentalists and developers. Students conduct research on a local community problem that ... more »

Mario Alberto Godoy-Gonzalez

Royal High School, Royal City, WA
Grades 9-12, Science
2005, Winter

Mr. Godoy-Gonzalez, Mr. Graham, and Ms. Ortega engage students in hands-on science activities through “Forensic Science: Sherlock Holmes Meets CSI.” Students develop problem-solving skills as they learn technologies and techniques for investigating and ... more »

Camilla Walck

Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach, VA
Grades 9-12, Science
2005, Winter

To give their students hands-on experience with botany, Ms. Walck and Ms. James help students build a school greenhouse. Students use the greenhouse to investigate plant growth and artificial plant propagation.

Rose Tyvand

New Urban High School, Milwaukie, OR
Grades 9-12, Science
2005, Winter

Ms. Tyvand and her partners implement “Alternative Energy Project” to develop their ninth- and tenth-grade students’ understanding of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. Students examine the economic, environmental, political, social, and ... more »

JoAnn Pfeiffer

Federal Hocking High School, Stewart, OH
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2005, Winter

Ms. Pfeiffer and Mr. Falk give their students real-world agricultural experiences through several production farming projects. Students learn techniques for selecting, feeding, and raising livestock. In addition, students develop forest management techniques as they ... more »

Crystal Rouleau

Mesabi Academy School, Buhl, MN
Grades 9-12, Literature
2005, Winter

Ms. Rouleau, Mr. Knutson, and Ms. Zakula implement “Creative Expression Course,” a curriculum that encourages their at-risk students to express themselves through music, drama, dance, visual arts, and poetry. Students study poetry, combine prose and ... more »

Megan Burgess

Springport High School, Springport, MI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2005, Winter

Through “Quality Learning: Community and Environment through Quality Food,” Ms. Burgess and her partners convert school land into grazing pastures to provide an meaningful learning experiences for their at-risk students. Students research grazing ... more »

Lawrence Rice

Kealakehe High School, Kailua-Kona, HI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2005, Winter

Mr. Rice and Ms. Chern develop “Mapping the Kona Coast” to introduce their students to local Hawaiian religious, cultural, and linguistic sites. Students visit sites, such as burial grounds and migration trails, and use global positioning technologies to ... more »

Janis Klein-Young

Miami Douglas MacArthur Senior High South, Miami, FL
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2005, Winter

Collaborating with a local cultural arts group, Ms. Klein-Young and her partners empower their at-risk students with entrepreneurial and visual arts skills. Students work with local artists to explore studio art, crafts, marketing, and sales. Students apply what ... more »

Margaret P. Aukshun

Billings West High School, Billings, MT
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2006, Fall

Ms. Aukshun and her partners implement a professional learning community for colleagues in the mathematics department that focuses on formative assessment. The group examines how formative assessment informs instruction, develops rich and deep questioning techniques ... more »

Michael L. Whittier

Sutton Memorial High School, Sutton, MA
Grades 9-12, History
2006, Fall

In anticipation of a new comprehensive state test in history and social sciences, Mr. Whittier and his partners engage in a study group to develop effective document based questions (DBQ) and a set of rubrics and exemplars related to those questions. Working with an ... more »

Paul Payne

John Marshall High School, Los Angeles, CA
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2006, Fall

Mr. Payne and his partners organize a professional learning community of mathematics instructors to join their school’s ongoing professional development initiative. The learning community meets weekly to investigate student work, examine videos of instruction, ... more »

Tonya Ann LeCour

Exeter-West Greenwich Regional Senior High School, West Greenwich, RI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Fall

To allow students to identify an area of personal interest, apply knowledge in real world settings, and improve research, writing, and presentation skills, Ms. LeCour and her partners implement a senior project as a graduation requirement in their rural high school. ... more »

Patricia Mueller

Westbury High School, Old Westbury, NY
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2006, Fall

Working to increase student enrollment in upper-level mathematics and science classes, Ms. Mueller and Mr. Brandon introduce a robotics class in their economically disadvantaged school. Students build robots for both dry land and underwater and learn the computer ... more »

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 »