Grantees

Showing results for Grades: Grades 9-12

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 »

Aaron Hayes

Community High School, West Chicago, IL
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2009, Winter

Mr. Hayes will attend the conference “Learning Beyond Boundaries” to gain high quality professional development.  Following the conference, Mr. Hayes will conduct in-services at Community High School covering the topics of instructional effectiveness, ... more »

LaTonya Taylor

Manassas High School, Memphis, TN
Grades 9-12, English
2009, Winter

Eleventh grade English students will research issues relevant to slavery and create presentations as they read Day of Tears by Julius Lester.  The unit will culminate with a trip to Auction Street and Slavehaven, a house that was part of the Underground Railroad.

Cindy Johnson

Checotah High School, Checotah, OK
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2009, Winter

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Campbell will create a research-based curriculum that will include activities, projects, and games to encourage students to think critically and solve problems.  The curriculum will provide students with varied methods of teaching and ... more »

Mari Beth Plankers

Moorhead Public Schools, Moorhead, MN
Grades 9-12, Literature
2009, Winter

The Moorhead High School Literacy Committee will collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and community members to create a literature-rich environment that will promote leisure reading.  In order to increase fluency and comprehension, this initiative will put ... more »

Rosalyn Nedry

Chippewa Hills Mosaic School, Remus, MI
Grades 9-12, Science
2009, Winter

In order to increase students’ environmental awareness, Ms. Nedry and Ms. Huffman will guide alternative education students in the creation of an outdoor learning center.  The planning, design, implementation, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance of this ... more »

Gretchen Werle

Franklin County Technical School, Turner Falls, MA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2009, Winter

Ms. Werle and Ms. Steele’s ninth and tenth grade health technology students will work with staff and participants at an adult day health program.  Students will develop technology-based activity stations and design a “sensory room” for people ... more »

Shannon Peck-Janssen

Freedom High School, Tampa, FL
Grades 9-12, Science
2009, Winter

Students in Mrs. Peck-Janssen’s archaeology classes and Dr. Barthel’s Environmental Science classes will conduct a garbology research project to analyze the recycling behaviors of high school students in order to increase effective recycling practices and ... more »

Laura Larkin

Sequoia Union High School District, Redwood City, CA
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2009, Winter

Ms. Larkin and a team of mathematics instructors will conduct a pilot program introducing College Preparatory Math (CPM) Algebra Connections to half of their ninth grade students, while the other half of their students will continue to be taught under the existing ... more »

James Springer

Eden Career-Technical Center, Ashville, AL
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2009, Winter

Mr. Springer and Ms. James will implement “EXCELerate,” a computer-assisted, performance based educational program based on course content and designed to help at-risk students graduate.  Comprehensive programming in academics, technical skills ... more »

Tracey Crowley

St. Croix Falls School District, Saint Croix Falls, WI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Summer

A group of educators in St. Croix Falls School District will research best practices for infusing 21st century skills throughout the curriculum, with an emphasis on incorporating rigor, relevance, and technology into lessons to enhance student learning.The group ... more »

Amy Lavold

Lincoln High School, Tacoma, WA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Summer

Ms. Lavold will attend Harvard's Project Zero Summer Institute.Upon completion of the program, Ms. Lavold will return to her district and apply the principles of the institute in a progressive and innovative professional growth opportunity for her colleagues.She ... more »

Jennifer Anton

Fairview High School, Fairview, TN
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Summer

The staff of Fairview High School will collaborate on implementing innovative assessment and grading practices.  Topics covered will include grading as a true reflection of student learning, traditional assessment, and grading practices, and the impact of grades ... more »

Gala Gates

John Adams High School, Cleveland, OH
Grades 9-12, History
2010, Summer

Ms. Gates and Mrs. Moorer will create a cohort of American history teachers who will participate in a yearlong study of Cleveland history in order to improve the content and quality of American history taught in the city’s schools.  This cohort will ... more »

Cara Lynch

Belen High School, Belen, NM
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Summer

Ms. , A team of Belen teachers and community partners will engage in an Earth Force training seminar in preparation for both the “Earth Force Summer of Service” and the upcoming school year.  Fifteen teachers will participate in the training, five ... more »

Brian Vernachio

Toms River High School North, Toms River, NJ
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Summer

With the “Teaching Inquiry through Environmental Investigations” model, middle and high school educators at Toms River Schools will learn to integrate inquiry-based learning into their classrooms more effectively using environmental issues.The study will ... more »

Coit Hendley

Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, MD
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Summer

Students in the “Watershed Integrated Study Program (WISP)” at Eleanor Roosevelt High School will improve their ability to conduct scientific research by studying organic pollutants in local streams in Prince George’s County.  This group of ... more »

Angela Holbrook

TERRA Environmental Research Institute, Miami, FL
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2010, Summer

Mrs. Holbrook and Mrs. Cabrera will develop a pioneering educational program with the main goals of improving the academic performance of students with special needs and increasing the environmental sustainability of schools in urban settings.  Through the ... more »

Robin Bell

Crystal River High School, Crystal River, FL
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Summer

To address the fact that the school and local community do not recycle plastic, students will conduct research and produce a commercial to help bring about awareness and support for the school’s recycling endeavor.  The commercial will then be aired to ... more »

Katherine Williams

Middle College High School, San Pablo, CA
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Summer

Middle College High School will celebrate the school-wide theme of “Water Conservation and Preservation.”  As a member of a national consortium of water conserving high schools across the United States, Middle College High School will share with ... more »

Shawn Daley

Gresham High School, Gresham, OR
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Mr. Daley and Ms. Levin will lead a professional learning community in Gresham High School. The group will focus on the effect global crises have on populations worldwide.  Educators across subject areas will meet to discuss ways to incorporate geography into ... more »

Shirley Terrinoni

Hannibal High School, Hannibal, NY
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Ms. Terrinoni will attend the Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy in June 2010 in New York.  The program will provide innovative instructional ideas to better prepare students and assure more success and fulfillment through their study of jazz and ... more »

Adina Alexandru

Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2010, Winter

Ms. Alexandru will conduct multiple sessions with foreign language teachers in order to support teacher professional development in the six languages offered in the district in grades 1-12.  The sessions will focus on curriculum development and refinement, ... more »

Joel Barthel

St. Francis School District, St. Francis, WI
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Winter

Science students at St. Francis High School will use data collection sensors to study the rainwater, runoff, and water drainage of Lake Michigan.  Students will work in teams of four to collect common data, and each team will be assigned a unique data ... more »

Karen Dolan

Liberty High School, Bethlehem, PA
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Winter

Ms. Dolan’s students will create a stream science lab in the once-condemned historic Illick's Mill.  The mill will act as a functional environmental education center targeting elementary students in the Bethlehem community, and will be a primary field trip ... more »

Claudia Andres

Wilson High School, Wilson, NY
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Winter

The "Rhythm of the Soul" project will provide non-traditional music students with the opportunity to create improvisational music on various percussion instruments in an open atmosphere.  Incorporated into the music curriculum (band, chorus, general music ... more »

Maria Krajewski

High School for Enterpirse, Business, and Technology, Brooklyn, NY
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Winter

Ms. Krajewski and Mr. Heegle seek to improve student achievement by increasing student awareness of mankind's impact on local and global environments.  Students will better understand their responsibility to preserve the environment through research and the ... more »

Andrew James

LPS Science Focus Program, Lincoln, NE
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Winter

Physics students will design and build an “energy bike” that transforms mechanical energy (pedal power) to electrical energy.  The bike will be available at the Science Focus Program Science Day, an educational outreach to 4th and 5th grade ... more »

Scott Satterly

The Frederick V. Pankow Center, Clinton Township, MI
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Winter

In the “Farm to Table” cross-curricular project, students will hydroponically grow fresh produce for the school cafeteria using environmentally sound techniques.  Students will experience, first hand, the process of identifying a real world problem, ... more »

Dan Moriarty

Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, Whitman, MA
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Winter

Mr. Moriarty and Mr. Stephansky will sponsor an environmental awareness contest between each building in their district.  Educators and students will be challenged to reduce electricity consumption, waste production, and the water use over the year.  ... more »

Donetta Sisler

Northern Garrett High School, Accident, MD
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2010, Winter

Northern Garrett’s CTE (Career and Technology Education) Alternative Energy Team will install LED (light emitting diode) lighting in one classroom and develop a shop that will serve as a model for all career and technology education students to observe and ... more »