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Showing results for Grades: Grades K-5

Christine Marie Benedict

Fishing Cove Elementary School, North Kingstown, RI
Grades K-5, English
2005, Spring

To enhance student achievement, Mrs. Benedict and her partners form a study group focusing on the delivery of reading instruction. Participants engage in peer coaching, record observational data, and discuss their findings.

Rebecca Kathleen Brown

Bethel Springs Elementary School, Boothwyn, PA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2005, Spring

Ms. Brown attends a summer institute at the University of Connecticut to study differentiated instruction, high-end learning, and enrichment teaching. As a district trainer, Ms. Brown shares her learning with other differentiated instruction trainers and school ... more »

Karen Abraham

Sheldon Woods Elementary School, West Olive, MI
Grades K-5, English
2005, Spring

Mrs. Abraham and her partners study reading strategies to enhance students’ comprehension. Twice a month, participants meet to discuss instructional strategies and to model and refine new lessons. The group, composed of participants who are new to their ... more »

Robert Bonner

Cornelius Elementary School, Cornelius, OR
Grades K-5, English
2004, Spring

Mr. Bonner travels to New Zealand to observe and learn best practices for reading instruction. After touring the country, he implements successful instructional approaches and develops strategies to assess reading skills.

Mary Lyons

Burton Elementary School, Durham, NC
Grades K-5, Literature
2004, Spring

Ms. Lyons and her partners participate in a study group to learn, discuss, implement, and reflect on the Balanced Literacy Framework. At each session, participants learn about best practices in reading and writing. Study group members observe each other and develop ... more »

Rebecca Segal

Blue Lakes Elementary School, Miami, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2005, Spring

Ms. Segal attends a weeklong certification course in yoga for children with special needs to improve her students’ behavior, concentration, and academic achievement. After the training, Ms. Segal shares her knowledge with colleagues at her school, which serves ... more »

Bette-Ann Rodzwell

Oliver Ellsworth School, Windsor, CT
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2005, Spring

Ms. Rodzwell and her partners form an action study group to improve their students’ ability to solve mathematical word problems. With the help of a consultant, teachers analyze monthly word problem exercises and examine the sources of students’ conceptual ... more »

Sarah Chadbourn

Hollin Meadows Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
Grades K-5, Literature
2005, Spring

In response to research that at-home reading results in higher student achievement, Mrs. Chadbourn and her partners create the “Keep Books” program to build home libraries for their Title I students. Students receive one book weekly and complete reading ... more »

Marion VanArsdell

Jackson Street School, Northampton, MA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Spring

To improve learning for their autistic students, Ms. VanArsdell and her partners learn best practices for teaching autistic students. The team—including teachers, paraprofessionals, occupational and physical therapists, and speech pathologists—researches ... more »

Julia Anne Young

George Peabody Elementary School, Dallas, TX
Grades K-5, Science
2005, Spring

Ms. Young and her partners implement a school garden project to provide cross-curricular learning opportunities for their at-risk students. Students design and cultivate fruit, flower, and native plant gardens in the school’s courtyard. To care for these ... more »

Jennifer Pali

Purple Sage Elementary School, Houston, TX
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2005, Spring

Through “Tell Me a Story: Innovative Uses of Digital Cameras and Multimedia for Writing,” Ms. Pali and her partner implement an integrated writing and technology project. After reading biographies of famous people, students write their own personal ... more »

Rebecca Connolly

Cowpens Elementary School, Cowpens, SC
Grades K-5, Science
2005, Spring

Mrs. Connolly and her partners implement “Setting the Stage for Science Standards” to enhance students’ comprehension of nonfiction texts and to build scientific understanding in a hands-on setting. After exploring a variety of science concepts ... more »

Kathleen Trimmer

Springbrook Elementary School, Westerly, RI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2005, Spring

To help their special needs students develop a sense of community and view themselves as valued community members, Ms. Trimmer and her partners implement several outreach and garden projects. Working with local high school volunteers, students build bird feeders and ... more »

Rebecca Pittard

Pine Trail Elementary School, Ormond Beach, FL
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Spring

Ms. Pittard and her partners, all teachers in different grade levels throughout the district, form a lesson study group to improve mathematics pedagogy. After collaborating to develop lessons, participants conduct classroom observations and reflect on strategies to improve ... more »

Miles Roe

Mill Creek Elementary School, Warrington, PA
Grades K-5, English
2005, Spring

Mr. Roe and Mr. Zakroff enhance the writing and technology skills of their students by incorporating a student newspaper into their curriculum. Students use computers to develop a comic strip and to write and edit articles, movie reviews, and editorials for a ... more »

Joy Carter

Bethune Elementary School of the Arts, Hollywood, FL
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Spring

Ms. Carter leads a lesson study group of all fourth-grade teachers to develop and implement mathematics units that increase student achievement. The group analyzes data to identify concepts that students have not mastered, and researches best practices to create lessons ... more »

Matthew A. Klass

Hillside Elementary School, Berwyn, PA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2005, Spring

Mr. Klass, Ms. Braun, and Ms. Lucy develop students’ technology, literacy, and mathematical skills through the implementation of the “Interactive Storybook” project. Pairs of fourth-grade students form publishing companies to create interactive ... more »

Kathy Hunter

Latrobe Elementary School, Latrobe, PA
Grades K-5, English
2005, Spring

To increase students’ letter knowledge and phonological awareness as well as parents’ involvement in their children’s education, Mrs. Hunter, Ms. Ferlin, and Ms. Welty create literacy backpacks. Students bring home weekly backpacks with activities ... more »

Allene Arvin

Fairview Elementary School, Farfield, CA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Seeking to meet the needs of her autistic students, Ms. Arvin attends an autism training program at the University of North Carolina. She learns how to assess autism as well as methods and skills for working with autistic students. After the training, she develops several ... more »

Janice Mudgett

Josiah Bartlett Elementary School, Bartlett, NH
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2005, Spring

Mrs. Mudgett and her partners implement a multidisciplinary project to enhance students’ knowledge of technology, theater requirements, media use, art frameworks, and social studies content. Students script, design, and record original clay animation films to ... more »

Jacqueline Portnoy-Bland

Fort Lowell Elementary School, Tucson, AZ
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Spring

During the summer of 2004, Ms. Portnoy-Bland learns the Orff Schulwerk method of music instruction, which focuses on kinesthetic activities to foster musical skills, to improve the achievement of her special education students and English language learners. She implements ... more »

Kari Crosman

Pownal Elementary School, Pownal, ME
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2005, Spring

Ms. Crosman and Ms. Mosher enhance the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills of their fifth- to eighth-grade students by incorporating robotics into their curriculum. After designing and building a robotic car, students use technology to program the cars for ... more »

Donica Williams

Oakridge Elementary School, Hollywood, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2005, Spring

Ms. Williams and Ms. Brownell implement "We Are College Bound” to introduce the vocabulary, habits, and desire necessary to attain higher education while providing a rigorous academic curriculum for their first-grade classes. Students research career options ... more »

Tim Granger

Quil Ceda Elementary School, Marysville, WA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Spring

Mr. Granger and Mr. Palmer develop “Math Takes Flight,” a mathematics unit focused on flight instruction. Students take lessons in an aircraft simulator, with each session relating to a mathematical concept. After mastering these lessons, students demonstrate ... more »

Lesley Stancarone

McKinley Elementary School, Guilford, CT
Grades K-5, Science
2005, Spring

Collaborating with the Connecticut Audubon Society, Ms. Stancarone, Mr. Bannon, and Ms. Bonenfant instruct their third- and fourth-grade students about the habitats, behavior, and ecosystem effects of birds in Connecticut. Students research bird characteristics and ... more »

Danielle Conley

Troy School, North Troy, VT
Grades K-5, Literature
2004, Spring

Ms. Conley and Ms. Boutin strengthen the literacy skills of their students by providing family journey packs, containing materials on several themes. To involve parents in the students’ learning, the teachers videotape model activities and provide directions on how to ... more »

Jason Jaffe

Mill Creek Elementary, Warrington, PA
Grades K-5, Science
2004, Spring

Mr. Jaffe and Ms. Block use handheld computers to increase their students’ knowledge across curricula. Using software, students personify characters from their readings, visualize the solar system, study plate tectonics, and collect and manipulate geographic data.

Daniel McNairy

RiverBend Alternative Middle School, Bend, OR
Grades K-5, Physical Education
2004, Spring

Mr. McNairy and his partners implement “Alternative Avenues,” a program that uses experiential-based activities to help at-risk students understand their civic responsibility. Students participate in several wilderness adventures including backpacking, ... more »

Joe Heilman

Adams Elementary School, Hamilton, OH
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Integrating language arts with citizenship learning, Mr. Heilman and Ms. Meyer form an international ePal program. Students use a Web camera to see each other as they engage in discussions with peers throughout the world about customs, traditions, and beliefs. At the ... more »

Martha Mentzer

Supply Elementary School, Supply, NC
Grades K-5, Physical Education
2004, Spring

Through the “Basketball Poets Program,” Ms. Mentzer and Ms. Allen use basketball to motivate students to analyze and write poetry. Students write an original poem to participate in the group. Dividing their time between basketball and poetry, students study ... more »

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 »