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Showing results for Grades: Grades K-5

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 »

Maura Goggins

Grandview Elementary School, Monsey, NY
Grades K-5, English
2004, Fall

To gain fluency in Spanish and support her English language learners, Ms. Goggins attends the Cervantes Institute in Manhattan. At the institute, she enrolls in several advanced Spanish courses to develop her oral and written communication skills. Because few ... more »

Jill Hukee

McKinley Elementary School, Owatonna, MN
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Fall

To improve student achievement, instructional strategies, and curriculum presentation, Ms. Hukee leads a study group on the needs and feelings of immigrant children. Participants read professional books and discuss best practices for instructing English language ... more »

Patti Tibaldi

Traverse City Eastern Elementary School, Traverse City, MI
Grades K-5, Physical Education
2004, Fall

Ms. Tibaldi, Ms. Gotshall, and Mr. McGee form a lesson study group with physical education teachers in all grade levels throughout the district to analyze and refine lessons on cardio-respiratory endurance and the benefits of physical activity. The team meets ... more »

Angela Hofer

Welton Elementary School, Welton, IA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Fall

Ms. Hofer and her partners, who include special education teachers, form a lesson study group to improve mathematics instruction. Participants analyze research-based approaches to develop lessons on geometric problem solving. After teaching and observing each ... more »

Meghan Browne

Metropolitan School District of Pike Township, Indianapolis, IN
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Fall

Analyzing data from the Northwest Evaluation Association and the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress, Ms. Browne and Ms. MacBain identify differentiated instructional strategies that improve reading and mathematics skills. The teachers provide ... more »

Helen Gallagher

General A. M. Winn Elementary School, Sacramento, CA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

Collaborating with California State University—Sacramento, Ms. Gallagher leads a study group on web design using Microsoft FrontPage®. The members of the group use their knowledge to create class websites with resources their bilingual students can use to ... more »

Katharine Foster

International Studies Academy, San Francisco, CA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Ms. Foster and her partners team with Project Spera, an organization that promotes global education, to develop curricula on international topics and issues. Participants develop plans for incorporating international issues into existing lesson plans. Team members ... more »

Cynthia Gingold

South Park Elementary School, Memphis, TN
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Dr. Gingold and Ms. Lawson integrate art, literature, and science to teach students about the solar system. Students read nonfiction books, write reflective essays and poetry, create murals and mobiles, and stage dance productions about the universe. At the project’s ... more »

Lorraine Moore

Cowpens Elementary School, Cowpens, SC
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Fall

Ms. Moore, Ms. Kirby, and Ms. Noblin, first-grade mathematics teachers, collaborate to improve students’ problem-solving skills. Students investigate geometry problems with Geoblocks, a set of wooden rectangular and triangular prisms and pyramids designed in ... more »

Debra Pieri

East Fallowfield Elementary School, East Fallowfield, PA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Fall

Ms. Pieri, Ms. Fowler, and Mr. Hober combine storytelling and the arts to create an intergenerational and cross-cultural curriculum. Communicating with a sister school in Germany and local World War II veterans, students explore the story of Lieutenant Arthur Sauler, a ... more »

Melody Beitzel

Susquenita Elementary School, Duncannon, PA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Ms. Beitzel, Ms. Beckley, and Ms. Foy establish the Community Resource and Lending Center in their district to provide developmental and educational materials for community students. The resource center contains materials that support grade-level curriculum and encourage ... more »

Tammy Messing

Sanilac County Intermediate School District, Sandusky, MI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Ms. Messing and Ms. Waterman collaborate with parents to increase the language arts skills of their students with hearing and learning impairments. Students take home backpacks that contain books and supplemental learning activities. With their parents’ support, ... more »

Michael Ashley

Green Hills Elementary School, Bledsoe, KY
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

Mr. Ashley and Ms. Mitchell create computer-based science modules to increase the technology skills of their students. Working in teams, students use resource materials to conduct research, engage in hands-on experiments, and graph and present data using computer software.

Tara Skiles

Partin Settlement Elementary School, Kissimmee, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Ms. Skiles and Ms. Horn infuse language arts and mathematics into their science curriculum to develop the problem-solving and communication skills of their English language learners. Students engage in inquiry-based laboratory experiments and journal writing. At the end of ... more »

Laura McCarthy

Westwood Heights Elementary School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Grades K-5, Literature
2004, Fall

With “Celebrations of Learning,” Ms. McCarthy and her partners increase the oral and written communication skills of their students. Students publish a magazine that contains articles and photographs to chronicle learning throughout the school year. In addition, ... more »

Toni Koy

Wynnebrook Elementary School, West Palm Beach, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Students embark on a fantasy train journey across the United States to enhance their writing and geography skills. Using a model train set, students replicate the environmental features of U.S. geographical regions. After researching each region, students engage in ... more »

Julia Deery

Seminole Springs Elementary School, Eustis, FL
Grades K-5, English
2004, Fall

Ms. Deery and Ms. Price introduce their fourth-grade students to expository and narrative composition during a writing camp. Students participate in games and activities to learn grammar and write original essays for an anthology. At the conclusion of the writing camp, ... more »

Clare Taylor Reed

Louise Duffy Elementary School, West Hartford, CT
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

Ms. Reed and Ms. Moran give their fifth-grade students first-hand experience with mapping and satellite technology by integrating science and mathematics into their geography curriculum. Using global positioning and imaging systems, students create maps of their community ... more »

Jayne Haenel

Stetsonville Elementary School, Stetsonville, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Focusing on Stephanie Harvey’s Nonfiction Matters, Ms. Haenel and her partners develop and use comprehension strategies with their classes. Study group participants survey strategies to help students think critically as they read for comprehension. After implementing ... more »

Tom White

Lynnwood Intermediate School, Lynnwood, WA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Mr. White and his partners form a lesson study group to improve classroom instruction. Group members meet weekly to design lessons that meet student needs and reflect on instruction. After developing each lesson, one teacher pilots it as other members videotape and critique ... more »