Grantees

Showing results for Grades: Grades 9-12

Mark J. Davids

Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

Mr. Davis and Mr. Pata will form a study group to collaborate with automotive and communications engineers to learn the basic science and engineering principles related to an Intelligent Transportation System (ITT). Using this knowledge, the grantees will supervise ... more »

Dale Forcier

Grayling High School, Grayling, MI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

Ms. Forcier and Mr. Pummell will form a collegial study group with other teachers to increase student achievement by improving instruction through the use of quality assessment with the Classroom Performance System (CPS). The collegial study group will address ... more »

Joyce Marshall

EH Miller School, Palatka, FL
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2008, Summer

By attending the “Teaching with the Brain in Mind” program, Mrs. Marshall will learn instructional strategies that are compatible with brain processes that retain information. Upon completion of the training, strategies will be shared with teachers in the ... more »

James E. Greene

Stone Memorial High School, Crossville, TN
Grades 9-12, Science
2008, Summer

Mr. Greene and Ms. Ridge will challenge students to solve a murder mystery using DNA evidence at a simulated crime scene. The eight part laboratory series will foster critical thinking and problem solving in the field of genetics.

Cindy Rochester

Clackamas High School, Clackamas, OR
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2008, Summer

In an alternative approach to addressing national and state standards, statistics students will lead freshman science students through a series of mini labs testing consumer products. The lab series is an alternative approach using critical thinking skills to teach ... more »

Tami Golliday

Memorial High School, St. Marys, OH
Grades 9-12, Science
2008, Summer

Project Blue will allow students to investigate carbon cycle global warming issues, generate presentations, conduct experiments, and present findings to their peers as well as outside community organizations.

Shanna Howell

Shanna Howell

Marlboro High School, Marlboro, NJ
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2008, Summer

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Understanding the Global Village: Connecting with Entrepreneurs via Microfinance

Shanna Howell was searching for ways to open the “global eyes” of her ninth grade social studies students. Howell, a teacher at Marlboro High School in Marlboro, New Jersey, was ... more »

Jonathan H. Bergmann

Woodland Park High School, Woodland Park, CO
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

Lessons and lectures will be recorded as video podcasts by Mr. Bergman and his partners for student use outside of class. With the resulting additional class time, students will have greater opportunity for self-directed laboratories.

Steven Shizumura

Firebaugh High School, Lynwood, CA
Grades 9-12, Science
2008, Summer

The “Healthy Foods Project” will allow students to research and develop their diets by learning about the effects different types of food have on health. Participating students will disseminate their learnings to the general population of students ... more »

Michaelann Kelly

Eisenhower High School, Houston, TX
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2008, Winter

The partners will advance the training of the Critical Friends Group (CFG) to improve learning strategies in support of broadening in measurable terms instructional development targeted for the minority learner.

Lana Garris

Camden Academy Charter High School, Camden, NJ
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2008, Winter

The grantee will participate in professional development activities based on educating students about “ethnic identity.” These activities will result in a set of learning materials to assist students in better understanding ethnic identity through stories. ... more »

Frank Burch

Pontiac Central High School, Pontiac, MI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2008, Winter

The grantees will implement an interdisciplinary collaboration program based on district-learning standards with the goal of developing instructional methodology to improve student performance.

Elizabeth Law

Eisenhower High School, Houston, TX
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2008, Winter

Utilizing the International Baccalaureate (IB), Visual Arts Program, students will create a “personal visual art statement” reflecting their voice and vision which incorporates a portfolio, exhibition and research workbook.

Jeffry Hagen

Carroll High School, Corpus Christi, TX
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2008, Winter

Using the National History Day project model, students will research and then create an interactive display to illustrate specified learning standards for social studies. The project includes student presentations in front of experts in the field.

Christine Boen

La Pine High School, La Pine, OR
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2008, Winter

Students will strengthen their critical thinking skills through conducting research on current social issues that will allow them to distinguish between fact, opinion, bias and stereotypes. The students will also learn key presentation skills, including debate, ... more »

Robert Elmer Parsons

Daniel Webster High School, Tulsa, OK
Grades 9-12, Science
2008, Winter

To encourage critical thinking and problem-solving skills and using a kinesthetic learning approach, students will construct anatomically correct systems of the human body in support of acquiring knowledge based on state learning standards for anatomy and physiology. ... more »

Zack Boatman

Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe, NM
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2008, Winter

Using acquisition measures acquired through the implementation of the MAPPS test (English and Mathematics standards with particular interest given to measures of acquired or refined critical thinking skills), the partners will implement an activity-based program of ... more »

Donald E. LaClair

Stevens High School, Claremount, NH
Grades 9-12, Science
2008, Winter

In support of state learning standards for science, the grantees will implement a hands-on learning project using computer-based weather technologies to teach the science and environmental effects of weather.

Chakita R. Jackson

Hazelwood Central High School, Florissant, MO
Grades 9-12, Literature
2008, Winter

Formatted in the framework of a “Literacy Academy,” the partners will create an intervention literacy program targeted to students assessed under state criteria for reading and writing and performing below their designated grade level. This program will ... more »

Erin Van Dusen

Linganore High School, Frederick, MD
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2008, Winter

The grantees will implement an interactive, hands-on mathematics program linking real-life learning scenarios based on district learning standards. The project will include students’ writing essays that explain the link between mathematical concepts and ... more »

Nicolette M. Darjean

Beau Chene High School, Arnaudville, LA
Grades 9-12, Science
2008, Winter

The partners will use instructional technology in science labs that allow students to conduct virtual experiments using real-life problems and create presentations based on the results of those experiments. The experiments will integrate both math and science ... more »

Kendra Parks

James Madison Memorial High School, Madison, WI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2009, Fall

The Memorial High School Equity Team, comprised of ten teachers from a variety of disciplines, will purchase resources to study how to implement effective communication strategies in order to host a series of evening

Community Dialogue Sessions

for a diverse ... more »

Jessica Voigt

C.W. Baker High School, Baldwinsville, NY
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2009, Fall

Ms. Voigt will implement a Balinese Painting unit in her Drawing & Painting classes based on first-hand experiences gained during travel to Ubud, Bali.While abroad, Ms. Voigt will have the opportunity to work directly with Balinese natives to learn new painting, ... more »

Twila Haeser

Wildwood High School, Wildwood, FL
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2009, Fall

In order to alleviate the stress of combining the formerly separate Wildwood Middle and High schools, Mrs. Haeser and partners will create cross-curricular, multi-grade level professional development teams.Additionally, books will be purchased for small focused ... more »

Victoria Seavers

Timber Creek High School, Orlando, FL
Grades 9-12, English
2009, Fall

Ninth grade biology and English teachers will focus on developing the knowledge and tools to teach, as well as to provide, students with common experiences.The biology teachers will explore common hands-on labs and lessons as well as problem-based learning ... more »

Sondra Davis

Agua Fria High School, Avondale, AZ
Grades 9-12, History
2009, Fall

Mrs. Davis will attend the AP Art History Training Conference to gain the tools necessary to deliver and design AP curriculum for the classroom, after which she will conduct in-service trainings at high schools in her district to align curriculum and content ... more »

Nancy Olsten

West Auburn High School, Auburn, WA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2009, Fall

In order to deepen critical thinking and problem solving skills in at-risk students, Ms. Olsten and Mr. Parsons will introduce global issues through cross-curricular, activity-based learning.  Students will consider issues through biographies, interviews, and ... more »

Leanne Schrier

Central Bucks High School West, Doylestown, PA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2009, Fall

Ms. Schrier and Mr. Jaffe will create an

ActivClassroom

to increase student engagement and achievement.  By using interactive, technology-rich lessons, students will be equipped with the 21st century skills necessary for success in higher education and the ... more »

Ruth Anker

Cambridge High School, Cambridge, OH
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2009, Fall

In an effort to encourage students to enter the engineering field and to develop cross-curricular skills between technology, math, and science, Mrs. Anker and Ms. Highman will develop a course in robotics.  Students will be encouraged to develop skills in ... more »

Cynthia Sutyak

Normandy High School, Parma, OH
Grades 9-12, Science
2009, Fall

Mrs. Sutyak's biology and Mr. Verlie's physics classes will use current technology to complete inquiry-based investigations.  These projects will prepare the students with 21st century skills in STEM research by focusing on the plastic crisis, which is quickly ... more »

Lea Ann Pitcher

Raytown High School, Raytown, MO
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2009, Fall

By utilizing a student-response clicker system, algebra students will get immediate feedback and will be able to keep track of their progress on learning objectives.  Daily opening and closing questions will be used to check for student understanding and to ... more »

Lee Rometti

West Iron County Schools, Iron River, MI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2009, Fall

Students from Mr. Rometti's high school business classes and Ms. Walbrink's fifth grade class will work together to produce a promotional video which will be available to the public and viewable on the web.  Students will develop and analyze surveys, plan ... more »

Anna Klein

Maine East High School, Park Ridge, IL
Grades 9-12, Science
2009, Fall

Students in the

Chemistry Plus Program

will conduct research on various topics involving real life applications of chemistry.  Based on this research, students will prepare two chemical demonstrations of their choice and perform these demonstrations to middle ... more »

Denise Purvis

Thomas Dale High School, Chester, VA
Grades 9-12, Physical Education
2009, Summer

Ms. Purvis will attend Bill Evans's Summer Dance Teachers Intensive to gain high-quality training in dance technique, body/mind practices, and dance pedagogy. The program focuses on nurturing teachers artistically and increasing their pedagogical prowess. Ms. Purvis ... more »

Kelli Davis (No Release; Grant was declined)

Putnam City High School, Oklahoma City, OK
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2009, Summer

Ms. Davis will attend the Crossroads of Medieval Cultures and Languages seminar, which will allow for academic research and provide inter-disciplinary professional development. The seminar will also aid Ms. Davis in fostering an understanding in her students of ... more »

Carl Anderson

Goodhue Public School, Goodhue, MN
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2009, Summer

To develop innovative and effective ways of engaging students with technology, Mr. Anderson and his colleagues will form a study group to investigate the integration of mobile technologies in the classroom. The study group will examine the prevalence of mobile ... more »

Amy Wild

South Lyon High School, South Lyons, MI
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2009, Summer

Fifteen secondary math teachers will meet in a "Math Summit" throughout the year to share best instructional practices, work on curriculum articulation from grades seven to twelve, discuss research and learning resources, analyze data, and utilize backward design to ... more »

Jeremy Hoffer

East High School, Denver, CO
Grades 9-12, English
2009, Summer

Mr. Hoffer will lead a group of educators in the departments of English, science, and social studies in forming a professional learning community to improve their knowledge regarding differentiated instruction in order to be more effective teachers of heterogeneous ... more »

Noah Zeichner

Chief Sealth High School, Seattle, WA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2009, Summer

Mr. Zeichner and Mr. Rector will implement “Global Visionaries,” a collaborative program between Chief Sealth and Cleveland High School, to improve, strengthen, and expand the Global Leadership (GL) class curriculum. The GL class will replace outdated ... more »

Kyle Voge

Akins High School, Austin, TX
Grades 9-12, Science
2009, Summer

Mrs. Voge will implement a rocket science curriculum through the Career and Tech Education department. Students will spend the first semester of the course learning about the basics of rocket flight, utilizing hands-on, project based activities. The second semester ... more »

Jane Bock

Brownsville Area High School, Brownsville, PA
Grades 9-12, Science
2009, Summer

In a partnership with the Brownsville Area Revitalization Corporation and the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, Brownsville Area School District will offer a place-based environmental education program. Middle and high school students will travel to local parks ... more »

Jeffrey Hinton

Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV
Grades 9-12, History
2009, Summer

Students in Mr. Hinton and Mr. Madnikoff’s classes will document and publish area veterans’ stories. Videotaped oral histories will be used in the creation of a book, website, and a documentary film, the latter of which will be shared with a local PBS ... more »

Linda Golden

Thurgood Marshall Learning Center, Rock Island, IL
Grades 9-12, Science
2009, Summer

Ms. Golden and Ms. Kmoch will increase student reading achievement levels by forming study circles, with an emphasis placed on critical thinking skills. Students will learn about local alternative energy and clean water initiatives through partnerships with the Metro ... more »

Steve Bourque

Patriot Academy Alternative School, Madison, AL
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2009, Summer

Mr. Bourque and Mrs. Hodges will implement “Let’s Get a Grip on Our Future,” a hands-on project based learning philosophy combining state and local standards from mathematics, science, language arts, history, and technology. Through critical ... more »

Jenifer Circle-Potter

Unioto High School, Chillicothe, OH
Grades 9-12, Science
2009, Winter

Ms. Circle-Potter will participate in “Earth Expeditions,” a global conservation program that focuses on inquiry-driven, community-based learning to promote student achievement and global understanding.  Upon returning to school, Ms. Circle-Potter ... more »

Lori Todd

Red Bank Regional High School, Little Silver, NJ
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2009, Winter

In an effort to maximize students’ academic success, the Intervention and Referral Services Team will identify and implement strategies for those students exhibiting academic, behavioral, and/or health difficulties.  Team members will be provided training ... more »

David Chamberlain

Kennett High School, North Conway, NH
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2009, Winter

To address students’ need for civil discourse, Mr. Chamberlain will attend an intense five day conference at Philips Exeter.  Mr. Chamberlain will be trained in an advanced student centered discussion technique called the “Harkness Method" that will ... more »

Daryl Boeckers

Buffalo High School, Buffalo, MN
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2009, Winter

Through the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures, Mr. Boeckers and Mr. Tuura will create the Online World Language (OWL) environment.  OWL will result in extension workshops led by Minnesota World Language teachers from around the state to ... more »