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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 »

Maria V. DeChristofano

West Melbourne Elementary School for Science, West Melbourne, FL
Grades K-5, Science
2005, Fall

Ms. DeChristofano and her partners implement “Mars Base 2020: Weather and Worms” to help students understands of the Earth, its relationship to the sun and other planets, and the effect of gravity. Using a biosphere that simulates life in a semi-permanent ... more »

Nora Joy Bernstein

Heritage Elementary School, Greenacres, FL
Grades K-5, Science
2005, Fall

Ms. Bernstein and Ms. Levy develop “Sci-Tech Kids” which provides students with an innovative approach to science. Students select topics for their project and work either independently or in small groups to develop hands-on science museums and ... more »

Joy Brooke

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Kirkland, WA
Grades K-5, English
2005, Winter

Ms. Brooke attends the Columbia University Teachers’ College Summer Institute to learn best practices for reading and writing instruction. After the institute, Ms. Brooke forms a study group on literacy and writing pedagogy for her colleagues throughout the ... more »

Amanda Voelker

J. A. Chalkley Elementary School, Chesterfield, VA
Grades K-5, Science
2005, Winter

Ms. Voelker and her partners form a lesson study group to help colleagues incorporate interactive materials and activities using the school’s outdoor learning classroom. Focusing on science and mathematics curricula, the participants develop lesson plan ... more »

D. Kelly Powell

Sisters Elementary School, Sisters, OR
Grades K-5, Literature
2005, Winter

Ms. Powell and her partners form a lesson study group to explore differentiated instruction for gifted and talented students. After reviewing literature, participants implement strategies and use student data to modify instruction.

Judith Lindsey

Henry W. Moore School, Candia, NH
Grades K-5, Science
2005, Winter

To provide authentic learning experiences for her students, Ms. Lindsey studies the migration patterns of sea turtles. Ms. Lindsey travels to Costa Rica to observe and discover the turtles’ habits. Upon her return, Ms. Lindsey develops interactive lesson plans ... more »

Misty Wilbourne

East Elementary School, Cullman, AL
Grades K-5, History
2005, Winter

To enhance text book study of Alabama history, Ms. Wilbourne travels to museums and universities to research the state’s early history. She uses this research to create an interactive supplemental text that includes biographies, photographs, and activities ... more »

Linda Geiersbach

Brucker Elementary School, Birch Run, MI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2005, Winter

Ms. Geiersbach and Ms. Letter use quilting to enhance their students’ mathematics and social studies skills. Students read literature to understand the historical significance of quilting. Using pattern blocks, students compare and categorize shapes to design ... more »

Mary Ruth McGinn

New Hampshire Estates Elementary School, Silver Spring, MD
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2005, Winter

To connect learning to life experiences and integrate all content areas, Ms. McGinn, Ms. DiPietro, and Ms. Levine develop an opera program for their students. After forming their own opera production company, students apply for jobs, such as set designers and ... more »

Lucille Roberts

Saint Martinville Elementary School, Saint Martinville, LA
Grades K-5, Science
2005, Winter

Collaborating with the University of Louisiana, Ms. Roberts and Ms. McKinley use a horticulture project to increase the mathematics and science skills of their at-risk students. Students participate in workshops that are led by university professors and local ... more »

Christi Miller

Ponderosa Elementary School, Catlettsburg, KY
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2005, Winter

Working with an artist, students study wire-sculpting techniques to create their own sculpture. After visiting local art museums and businesses, students work in groups to learn engineering principles for building permanent wire sculptures for their school. Students ... more »

Tracy Little

Rogers Elementary School, Rogers, KY
Grades K-5, Literature
2005, Winter

Ms. Little, Ms. McWhorter, and Ms. Sparks collaborate with a local nursing home to implement a service learning project that enhances skills across disciplines. Each month, students read books to the residents. Students also write to and create poetry and crafts for ... more »

Shawn Turner

Borden Elementary School, Borden, IN
Grades K-5, Science
2005, Winter

To create an outdoor learning experience for their students as well as rebuild their school landscape in the wake of a tornado, Ms. Turner and Ms. Renn construct outdoor learning centers. Students plant a pioneer garden to explore the early settlers’ survival ... more »

Mark Tatum

LaSalle Elementary School, Washington, DC
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2005, Winter

Mr. Tatum and Ms. Burson introduce their students to West African and Caribbean cultures through the World Music Drumming curriculum. Students learn drum patterns and songs from each culture and participate in improvisational activities. Working cooperatively, ... more »

Angela Hill

Handley Middle School, Roanoke, AL
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2005, Winter

Ms. Hill and Ms. Cofield enhance the critical thinking and problem solving skills of their students by incorporating a robotics lab into their curriculum. After learning about robots and their components, students design, construct, and program their own robots. ... more »

Lori Hornfelt

Maple Elementary School, Springfield, OR
Grades K-5, Literature
2006, Fall

Ms. Hornfelt and her partners participate in a study group of speech-language specialists from different elementary schools to investigate and implement literature-based interventions. The study group examines professional research about literature-based language ... more »

Melissa Briski

Mt. Iron-Buhl Schools, ISD #712, Mt. Iron, MN
Grades K-5, English
2006, Fall

To improve her language arts instruction and increase differentiation, Ms. Briski studies the Four Block Framework, a program that helps to incorporate best practice methods into teaching writing, guided reading, self-selected reading, and phonemic awareness. Ms. ... more »

Patrice Irby

Bruce-Monroe Elementary School, Washington, DC
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Fall

Ms. Irby and her partners investigate how students’ backgrounds, cultures, and histories can serve as powerful curricular resources to master rigorous new language arts and mathematics learning standards. The team develops project-based instruction that uses ... more »

Henry R. Palmer

Quil Ceda Elementary School, Marysville, WA
Grades K-5, Science
2006, Fall

Mr. Palmer and his partners implement “Science Takes a Dive” in which students build remote controlled submarines to explore the underwater world and learn about density, buoyancy, thrust, drag, gravity, and a host of other science concepts. Students ... more »