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Showing results for Grades: Grades K-5

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 »

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 »