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Carrie McCool

Noxapater Attendance Center, Noxapater, MS
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Ms. McCool and her partners establish a writing center and implement the 6+1 Trait™ Writing model to enhance their students’ writing skills. Students demonstrate their reading and writing skills by creating a brochure on local history sites. To connect to their ... more »

JaNell Koskie

Donelson Hills Elementary School, Waterford, MI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Spring

With rising numbers of Mexican and other Latin American students attending their school, Ms. Koskie and Mr. Craner design a curriculum that explores Latin American cultures and builds community within the school. Students study the Latin American art, music, and dance of ... more »

Mary Burke

Moseley Elementary School, Westfield, MA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2004, Spring

Working with kindergarten teachers throughout the district, Ms. Burke and Ms. Rheaume integrate science and technology by creating a unit on the lunar moth and painted lady butterfly. Students participate in a field trip to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens ... more »

Tim Soliday

McCormick’s Creek Elementary School, Spencer, IN
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Mr. Soliday and his partners use “Inquiring Minds,” a program that integrates science and language arts, to build their students’ literacy and science inquiry skills. Combining the Four Blocks® Literacy Model with high-interest scientific materials, ... more »

Anne McGrath

Lowell Elementary School, Indianapolis, IN
Grades K-5, History
2004, Spring

To address the unique learning needs of their students, Ms. McGrath and her partner have created “History Smart Gallery Project.” Using a “Jeopardy” game show format, students learn about economics, folk music, and theater. At the project’s ... more »

Brian Schultz

Richard E. Byrd Community Academy, Chicago, IL
Grades K-5, Literature
2004, Spring

Collaborating with faculty from Tennessee Technical University, Mr. Schultz and Mr. Billings create “Writing and Technology,” a mentoring project among doctoral and fifth-grade students. The fifth-grade students explore different genres of literature and learn ... more »

Melanie Hermstad

Hanalei Elementary School, Hanalei, HI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Spring

With an integrated classroom, Ms. Hermstad and her partners use service learning to help students apply their content knowledge. Students identify a community problem and create short public service announcements to address the issue. After researching and filming a topic, ... more »

Paula Carlson

Simpson Waverly School, Hartford, CT
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Ms. Carlson, Ms. Kevorkian, and Ms. Namnoun-Allen design a multidisciplinary curriculum that improves students’ social studies, art, and literacy skills. Collaborating with a local museum, students research the history of one of Hartford’s landmarks, the ... more »

Thomas Brown

Morgandale School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, English
2005, Fall

To become more effective writing teachers, Mr. Brown and his learning group study how writers write. Led by a consultant, the participating teachers work collaboratively in ten demonstration lessons on writing theory. Teachers, students, and literacy coaches work ... more »

Elizabeth Binz

Franklin Elementary School, Appleton, WI
Grades K-5, Literature
2005, Fall

Ms. Binz and her partners form In-Depth Study Groups through half-day workshops to help students read independently, understand and discuss books, and become life-long readers. After attending the Reading and Writing Institute at the Teacher’s College at ... more »

Kathy R. Carroll

Charles E. Riley Elementary School, Oswego, NY
Grades K-5, English
2005, Fall

Ms. Carroll and her partners form a study group to examine the connection between illustrations and literacy. Teachers develop lesson plans to teach kindergarten students to become authors and illustrators. Study-group participants meet twice per month to evaluate ... more »

Sharon Delgado

Jacksonville Elementary School, Phoenix, MD
Grades K-5, English
2005, Fall

Ms. Delgado leads a study group on gender preferences and education. Participants will facilitate single-sex reading clubs for low-performing reading students to determine the various responses of boys and girls to reading materials. During each school day, ... more »

Lisa Eldridge

Gosport Elementary School, Gosport, IN
Grades K-5, English
2005, Fall

Ms. Eldridge and her partners form a study group to identify strategies to improve three specific areas of student writing: writing effective beginnings, using satisfactory endings, and including supporting details. Teachers read “6 + 1 Traits of Writing” ... more »

Barbara Ann Rumph

Partin Settlement Elementary School, Kissimmee, FL
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2005, Fall

Ms. Rumph and Ms. Kinder form a mathematics learning group to increase student achievement by expanding their knowledge of the curriculum. Participants review research literature about teaching mathematics and view videos on how to use student work to assess student ... more »

Cheryl Anderson

Cupertino Union School District, Cupertino, CA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2005, Fall

Ms. Anderson leads a study group involving two groups of middle school mathematics teachers who increase their knowledge of mathematics, improve their assessment of student learning, and improve the quality of their lessons. Through two lesson study groups, teachers ... more »

Christopher Lodwig

Simon Butler Elementary School, Chalfont, PA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Winter

As he analyzes how his teaching methods enhance individual student learning, Mr. Lodwig prepares for National Board Certification. He reflects on the teaching and learning strategies he uses to enhance student achievement, collaborates with colleagues to analyze student ... more »

Beatrice Batt-Behar

Rhawnhurst Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA
Grades K-5, English
2004, Winter

Ms. Batt-Behar attends the Digital Storytelling Conference and Festival in June 2004 to learn the principals and practices of digital storytelling. She uses what she learns to improve the communication skills of her English-language-learner students, who create digital ... more »

Beth Spicer Jack

Heritage Elementary School, Medina, OH
Grades K-5, English
2004, Winter

Heritage Elementary School’s kindergarten team—which includes a school psychologist, speech pathologist, and a paraprofessional—learn about neurodevelopment and associated learning difficulties. The team devises a developmental learning profile for each ... more »

Kathryn Shaw

Northwest Elementary School, Jackson, MI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Winter

Joining Earthwatch Research in summer 2004, Ms. Shaw explores orcas, a species of endangered whales that show high levels of toxins in their tissues. She travels to Puget Sound in Washington to track and observe orca behaviors. From this research, she develops a unit on ... more »

Stacey Dinarello

Michael E. Capuano Early Childhood Center, Somerville, MA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Winter

During the summer 2004, Ms. Dinarello and her partners—who include teachers across Massachusetts—travel to East Africa as part of a Fulbright Scholarship to learn about Muslim societies in Kenya and Tanzania. The group visits mosques, schools, and cultural sites ... more »

Megan Buonomo

Hopedale Memorial School, Hopedale, MA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Winter

Once a month, Ms. Buonomo and her partners participate in a study group that examines the characteristics of differentiated instruction. Group members discuss differentiation topics, such as assessment tools and learning methods. After exploring various differentiation ... more »

Kim Scheitlin

Mediapolis Community School, Mediapolis, IA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Winter

The mathematics team at Mediapolis Community School participates in a study group to assess and improve the mathematics skills of their students. Once a week, team members meet to evaluate data from state standardized tests as well as from the STAR mathematics assessment ... more »

Angela Kay Thomas

Potter Street Elementary School, Bainbridge, GA
Grades K-5, English
2004, Winter

In March 2004, Ms. Thomas attends the Barry Lane Educational Writing Instruction Seminar to learn techniques for teaching writing revisions. She shares what she learns with her colleagues by developing a district-wide workshop and a Web page that offers writing tips and ... more »

Carol Hanson

Kayenta Primary School, Kayenta, AZ
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Winter

Ms. Hanson and her partners form a study group to align the reading, language arts, and mathematics curricula to state standards. After creating curricula maps, the team develops instructional strategies that best meet the learning needs of each student.

Erin Lumpkins

Woodburn School for the Fine and Communicative Arts, Falls Church, VA
Grades K-5, Literature
2004, Winter

Ms. Lumpkins, Ms. Flaherty, and Ms. Vance integrate fine arts with language arts by exploring storytelling. Students survey storytelling in all content areas and create daily drawings in their sketchbook journals, which are a springboard to narrative and expository writing. ... more »

Jeanene Holliday

Hunters Glen Elementary, Missouri City, TX
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Winter

To increase the problem-solving skills of students who are struggling with mathematical concepts, Ms. Holliday, Ms. Aziz, and Ms. Hilburn help students develop a mock corporation. Students establish and manage a for-profit company that designs and sells clothing. Working ... more »

Christopher Shadle

E. G. Bowers Elementary School, Massillon, OH
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Winter

To ensure that all students learn about their heritage and pioneer life in general, Mr. Shadle and Ms. Hintz integrate special needs students into their general education classes. Students write books and draw illustrations of how nineteenth century communities developed. ... more »

Roger Clapp

Columbus Park Preparatory Academy, Worcester, MA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Winter

Third-grade students at Columbus Park Preparatory Academy investigate the history of the local watershed and the impact that urban development has had on the local ecosystem. After visiting the Worcester Historical Society and the Department of Public Works, students ... more »

Beth Robinson

Parkhill School, Tampa, FL
Grades K-5, Science
2004, Winter

Students at Parkhill School, which is a residential treatment facility for abused children, participate in an integrated thematic unit on endangered species. After researching and writing about endangered animals, students create puppets, an original script, and music for a ... more »

Susan Aman

Thonotosassa Elementary School, Thonotosassa, FL
Grades K-5, History
2004, Winter

Ms. Aman and Ms. Regenold have developed a historical and archaeological adventure for their third-grade students. The journey begins with tours of the Museum of Science and Industry including the examination of original artifacts from the Titanic. Inspired by their museum ... more »

Kayanne Levesque

Washburn District Elementary School, Washburn, ME
Grades K-5, Literature
2003, Fall

Each month, Ms. Levesque and her study group partners learn research-based phonics instruction. Group participants evaluate data on student assessments and reflect on methods to enhance literacy instruction to increase student achievement.

Cindy Rushing

J. S. Slocum Elementary School, Pineville, LA
Grades K-5, Literature
2003, Fall

Ms. Rushing is leading a study group for elementary teachers at each grade level to examine and improve reading instruction. Group members use Star Early Literacy, a computer-adaptive diagnostic assessment and database reading program, to disaggregate data on ... more »

Claire Klassen

Loch Lomond Elementary School, Manassas, VA
Grades K-5, English
2003, Fall

Ms. Klassen, Ms. Slauson, and Ms. Spor aim to improve students’ writing skills with “A Work in Progress,” a project that uses individual portfolios to chart each student’s progress in writing from kindergarten to fifth grade. The student portfolios ... more »

Roberta Martin

Robert Lunt Elementary School, Las Vegas, NV
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2003, Fall

To engage their at-risk fourth- and fifth-grade students and provide their school with high-quality computers, Ms. Martin and Mr. Garcia teach students the technical skills required to build computers. Students first disassemble old, inoperable computers to investigate ... more »

Valorie Carmer

Grain Valley R–5 School District, Grain Valley, MO
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2003, Fall

By creating a unit on the Truman Administration’s decision to desegregate the military, Ms. Carmer and Ms. Corley aim to impart lessons on tolerance, equity, and civic responsibility. Language arts students read novels that explore equity issues and research primary ... more »

Denise Ondishko

Churchland Elementary School, Portsmouth, VA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2005, Fall

Ms. Ondishko and Ms. Johnson implement “I’ll Be Making History!” in which students create interactive online videos that portray important American figures. Each video includes monologues about each American’s life contributions to the United ... more »

Bradley Stein

Thomas Edison Elementary, Morton Grove, IL
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2003, Fall

Mr. Stein and Mr. O’Malley have developed the “Techno-Immersion Project,” a group of cross-curricula units through which fifth-grade students mentor fourth-graders to conduct research and develop a creative presentation of the results using technology. ... more »

Thelma Eller

Fletcher Elementary School, Beaumont, TX
Grades K-5, English
2005, Fall

Ms. Eller and her partners develop “Hiding Places,” a project in which students learn about the habits of animals. Students select an animal to research and read stories and articles about animal habits. A resident visual artist from Young Audiences of ... more »

Heather Anichini

Goldblatt Elementary School, Chicago, IL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2003, Fall

Through several cross-curricula lesson units, Goldblatt Elementary School students generate a portfolio that demonstrates their writing, reading, science, social studies, and mathematics skills. For one of these units, students read biographies and autobiographies to ... more »

Vonda Stevens

Central Elementary School, Bristol, TN
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2005, Fall

In a project entitled, “Adventure in Learning: Iditarod? Iditaread!” Ms. Stevens and Ms. Canter increase student awareness of health-related issues and the importance of physical fitness while integrating technology and studying current events. Students ... more »

Charles B. Smith, Jr.

North Kingston School Department, North Kingston, RI
Grades K-5, History
2005, Fall

Mr. Smith and his partners introduce students to multiple perspectives, traditions, beliefs, and values of the Pokanoket/Wampanoag tribe. Students participate in a variety of activity stations and workshops led by members of the tribe, including Mr. Smith, and learn ... more »

Beth Remaly

Bunche Park Elementary School, Opa Locka, FL
Grades K-5, Literature
2003, Fall

Integrating their special needs students into general education classes, Ms. Remaly and her partners have developed a model to increase the literacy skills of their kindergarten and first-grade students. Students at all learning levels craft memory books that recall ... more »

Becky Peltonen

Oscar Patterson Elementary School, Panama City, FL
Grades K-5, Science
2003, Fall

Ms. Peltonen and Ms. Fowler team with parents and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to develop a scientific exploration of animal and plant ecosystems. After studying scientific methodologies and concepts, students travel to a nearby freshwater lake to collect data. ... more »

Marie Lowe

Avella Elementary School, Avella, PA
Grades K-5, Science
2005, Fall

Ms. Lowe and Ms. Zimmerman introduce their students to the principles of environmental studies and ecology. Students conduct a recycling project and learn about renewable and nonrenewable resources. While learning about ecosystems, students participate in hands-on ... more »

Lea Becker

Springfield Elementary School, Palisades School District, Quakertown, PA
Grades K-5, History
2005, Fall

Ms. Becker and Ms. Blanco introduce their students to family life in the 1800s while blending history and technology by creating museum-quality exhibits. Students take trips to local museums to learn about life in the 1800s and how museum displays are constructed. ... more »

Teresa Gonzalez

Middleton Street School, Huntington Park, CA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2003, Fall

Collaborating with the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles and the Ventura County Museum of History and Art, Ms. Gonzalez, Ms. Pelayo, and Ms. Reyes use the Bernstein Learning Model—an arts-based school improvement model—to create lesson plans that draw on ... more »

Susan M. Mayer

Acequia Madre Elementary School, Santa Fe, NM
Grades K-5, History
2005, Fall

Ms. Mayer and Ms. Cole develop “Cultural Connections: An Exploration of the Early Cultures of New Mexico” to introduce students to early civilizations and important events that helped to shape New Mexico. Students compare the early civilizations that ... more »

Kent Sall

Museum Magnet School, Saint Paul, MN
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2005, Fall

Mr. Sall and his partners develop an iMovie poetry project to improve student achievement in reading and writing and to introduce students to drama, the visual arts, and technology. Students are exposed to various styles of poetry and write a poem of their own based ... more »

Bert J. Miller

WACO Community School District, Wayland, IA
Grades K-5, History
2005, Fall

Mr. Miller and his partners help their students understand the roles that various individuals and groups in the rise of Nazi Germany. Students are organized into investigative cadres that act as police detective teams. Each team searches for evidence on individuals ... more »

Beverly Hoeltke

Indianapolis Public Schools – The Key Learning Community, Indianapolis, IN
Grades K-5, Science
2005, Fall

Ms. Hoeltke and Ms. Sheets develop a claymation project centered around the theme, “A Mission to Mars.” Designed as a collaborative effort between NASA and Purdue University, the project requires students to develop animations that reflect knowledge of ... more »