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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.

Sandra Hall

Spruce Creek High School, Port Orange, FL
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Develop training program based on “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and create/modified instructional unit for use and integration for school-wide teen intervention program.

Susan E. Hvizdos

Wheeling Park High School, Wheeling, WV
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Fall

Technology enhanced program to increase student application of numbering systems based on alignment to standards, instructional goals, and assessments measures (pre-test data).

William C. Van Evera

H-B Woodlawn Program, Arlington, VA
Grades 9-12, Science
2007, Fall

Conduct nutritional analysis of popular local food spots and publish a nutritional guide for Arlington teenagers.

Chelsea Ann Kostyniak

Grand Prairie High Ninth Grade Center, Grand Prairie, TX
Grades 9-12, English
2007, Fall

This collaborative writing program focuses on social aspects of the complete writing process (prewriting, drafting, collaboration, editing and revising, and final publication) to a meaningful audience.

Brian K. Liskey

Oley Valley High School, Oley, PA
Grades 9-12, Science
2007, Fall

Students will explore "Air Repair" as an ecological concept and perform quantitative data collection on air quality locally and globally.

Scott L. O'Donnell

Oil City Area High School, Oil City, PA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Fall

Students will explore how media shapes society, culture, and politics and create a series of digital representations of the types of media production that are possible.

Douglas Stuivenga

McNary High School, Keizer, OR
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2007, Fall

Students will apply math to things around them and create a series of three dimensional models.

Meredith Lea Pankop-Wronowski

Capital Hill High School, Oklahoma City, OK
Grades 9-12, Science
2007, Fall

Students will explore Biotechnology as part of a collaboratively articulated program with a local college to carry out a series of exhaustive DNA investigations.

Kristen Solano

Clearview Regional High School, Mullica Hill, NJ
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Students will investigate cultural characteristics of Eastern and Western Influences on the aesthetics of design, unity, and harmony found in horticulture.

Daniel Moriarty

Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, Whitman, MA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Fall

Under the guidelines of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System examination for Engineering/Technology, students will engineer three prototypes using specified technology for the planning, design, and prototypical developmental model.

Daphne Moore

Captain Shreve High School, Shreveport, LA
Grades 9-12, Science
2007, Fall

Students will create a forensic laboratory and use the process of scientific inquiry to investigate a series of reality-based crimes.

Judith L. Goebel

Newton Community High School, Newton, IL
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Fall

Offer an interdisciplinary program using a computer interface “probe-ware” to examine physical and chemical properties of Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics through instructional coordination.

Nina Kimbrough

Gaither High School, Tampa, FL
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2007, Fall

Extracting “math standards” inherent in a Special Olympics program to reinforce standards-based math instruction.

Brian Ki

Somerset High School, Bellflower, CA
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2007, Fall

Use radio controlled cars and motion detectors to document corollary coordinates to quantify the application of the linear equation y=mx+b using TI-84 calculators (Learning Standard: Math).

Donna Jo P. Cuyler

South Milwaukee High School, South Milwaukee, WI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Ms. Cuyler attends the “Moku-Hang Japanese Waterbase Woodcut” workshop to learn the traditional process of 18th century Japanese woodcutters and expand the experience of the students in her integrated art and social studies class. Under the guidance of ... more »

Leigh Howell

Menominee Area Public Schools, Menominee, MI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Summer

Mr. Howell, Ms. Quaak, and an interdisciplinary team of educators form a study group to obtain a deeper understanding of Web 2.0 technology and develop methods to incorporate these emerging technologies into the district’s curriculum. Participants investigate ... more »

James David Heller

James H. Blake High School, Silver Spring, MD
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Summer

In response to existing achievement gaps and in anticipation of Maryland’s new diploma requirements, Mr. Heller and his colleagues conduct action research examining the effectiveness of computer-based review games. Applying knowledge Mr. Heller gains from ... more »

Aleshia C. Taylor

Northeast High School, Pride, LA
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2007, Summer

By attending workshops at the Kagan Summer Academy, Ms. Taylor sharpens her knowledge of contemporary mathematics techniques and strives to make mathematics a successful learning experience for her students. Through peer interaction and presentations, Ms. Taylor ... more »

Gwen Hines

Mountain View High School, El Monte, CA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Summer

To ensure a consistent level of teaching excellence, Ms. Hines and Ms. Bobadilla form a study group around best practices for AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teachers. The group members create videos of outstanding instruction in listening, ... more »

Gabrielle Willis

Anchorage School District, Anchorage, AK
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2007, Summer

To increase the achievement of her diverse orchestra students, Ms. Willis attends the Ohio State University String Teacher Workshop. At this workshop, she studies with internationally renowned string clinicians to learn to incorporate nonverbal modes of instruction, ... more »

Deborah Greif

Grayson County High School, Independence, VA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Summer

To increase students’ understanding and motivation in mathematics, Ms. Greif and Ms. Joines integrate technology into their algebra classes. Students choose a mathematical topic, videotape themselves demonstrating an activity that illustrates the topic, and ... more »

Teresa Anne Caron

Swain County High School, Bryson City, NC
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2007, Summer

To help students prepare for post-secondary education and see the relevancy of mathematics in the real world, Dr. Caron and Ms. Watkins implement an integrated honors pre-calculus and AP physics course that teaches mathematics concepts within the context of college ... more »

Mary Brandenburg

Gray’s Creek High School, Hope Mills, NC
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Ms. Brandenburg and Ms. Condon implement a nutrition project to help their mentally disabled students become more self-sufficient and to aid the students’ transition to independent living. Students study the food pyramid and assemble menus of balanced meals. ... more »

Julie Reyers

Grand Rapids Montessori High School, Grand Rapids, MI
Grades 9-12, Literature
2007, Summer

Students in Ms. Reyers’s and Ms. Walthorn’s Language Arts classes explore Middle Eastern literature, culture, and traditions. Students choose from selected texts involving Middle Eastern culture, participate in literature circles and Socratic seminars to ... more »

Jenni Taylor

Environmental Charter High School, Lawndale, CA
Grades 9-12, Science
2007, Summer

Ms. Taylor and Ms. Laimon implement “Plastics are Forever” to increase students’ awareness of environmental issues and expand science lessons beyond the classroom. Applying critical thinking skills, students examine the importance of non-point source ... more »

Amy Faith Hinrichs

Marinette High School, Marinette, WI
Grades 9-12, English
2007, Winter

The Marinette High School English Department explores the intricacies of the 6+1 Trait writing model by reading, studying videotapes, consulting an expert, discussing strategies, and brainstorming lessons in order to deepen their knowledge and create workable ... more »

Amy Faith Hinrichs

Marinette High School, Marinette, WI
Grades 9-12, English
2007, Winter

The Marinette High School English Department explores the intricacies of the 6+1 Trait writing model by reading, studying videotapes, consulting an expert, discussing strategies, and brainstorming lessons in order to deepen their knowledge and create workable ... more »

Laurel Maslowski

North Kansas City High School, North Kansas City, MO
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2007, Winter

Ms. Maslowski spends two months teaching in a secondary school in Moshi, Tanzania to model best practices for teachers there. To provide content on African decolonization for her own school’s curriculum, Ms. Maslowski gathers materials and interviews community ... more »

Luajean Bryan

Luajean Bryan

Walker Valley High School, Cleveland, TN
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

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From the earth to the sky: Real-world math and science


Using a $5,000 Student Achievement Grant received from the NEA Foundation, Luajean Bryan, working with her Walker Valley High School colleagues Eric Swafford and Jenny Borden, created a cross curricular lesson titled ... more »

Brigitte Danielle Jensen

Reynolds High School, Troutdale, OR
Grades 9-12, Science
2007, Winter

To explore scientific concepts and develop students’ critical thinking skills, Ms. Jensen and Ms. Blanchard create a forensic science unit. Students investigate the murder of a fictional teacher using physics, biology, and chemistry to determine the ... more »

Darren Hunter

The Community Schoolhouse, Salem, OR
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

Students at The Community Schoolhouse, an alternative high school for students who have struggled in a traditional environment, learn to use video equipment to produce a student-driven film festival. To promote integrated learning, students master script writing, ... more »

Donetta Nice

Northern Garrett High School, Accident, MD
Grades 9-12, Science
2007, Winter

Ms. Nice and Mr. Kirchner’s students design and construct a solar powered charging station to learn the process and benefits of solar power and how it can be applied to AC power production related to residential wiring in their homes. Students learn about ... more »