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Lawrence Jordan

Milton High School, Milton, MA
Grades 9-12, Special Education
2016, Fall

To enhance cultural competency in Milton Public Schools, Mr. Jordan will lead a district-wide reading of “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People.” The learning community will examine scientific evidence that reveals hidden biases carried by many people through ... more »

Laverne Mickens

Rebecca Johnson Elementary, Springfield, MA
Grades K-5, Arts
2016, Spring

Mrs. Mickens will lead “Speaking With Our Feet,” an action research project that will investigate the effects of and the need for dance integration and mentorship for at risk boys in high poverty urban school districts. This qualitative study will evaluate if ... more »

Lauren Kutler

Forestdale School, Malden, MA
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2016, Spring

Ms. Kutler will attend the International Congress on Mathematical Education in Hamburg, Germany. During the conference, Ms. Kutler will participate in the Algebra Topic Study Group and attend a variety of lectures given by leading math educators. Ms. Kutler will network ... more »

Julie Reiss

William E. Norris Elementary School, Southampton, MA
Grades K-5, Language Arts
2016, Spring

To increase students’ mastery of reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills, Ms. Reiss and a team of colleagues will participate in professional development led by Maryellen Moreau and purchase materials to implement Story Grammar Marker by MindWing. ... more »

Melissa Fija

West Brookfield Elementary School, West Brookfield, MA
Grades K-5, Special Education
2016, Winter

Ms. Melissa Fijal, West Brookfield

4th to 6th Grade Special Education Teacher, West Brookfield Elementary School

Partner: Ms. Nicole Guimond

Grant Amount: $5,000

Ms. Fijal and a group of colleagues will facilitate a study group focusing on co-teaching in the classroom. ... more »

Joanna Gonsalves

Salem State University, Salem, MA
Higher Education, Lecturer
2016, Winter

Dr. Gonsalves will expand a research group that will investigate service learning as a method to support college retention and success, with a focus on first-generation students, low-income students, and students of color. The consortium will be comprised of ... more »

Christine Staugler

Tenney Grammar School, Methuen, MA
Grades K-5, English
2016, Winter

Mrs. Staugler and Ms. Furbush will establish a professional learning community to chart a developmentally appropriate trajectory of academic language, spanning the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The group will examine the intersection of three ... more »

Dr. Lisa Maucione

DeMello School, Dartmouth, MA
Grades K-5, Literacy
2016, Winter

To expand her professional knowledge, Dr. Maucione will attend the International Literacy Association Conference. While there, she will attend workshop that will allow her to learn additional strategies for meeting the needs of diverse learners as they become proficient ... more »

Elisabeth Olivera

Springfield Conservatory of the Arts, Springfield, MA
Grades 9-12, Arts
2015, Fall

Ms. Olivera and Dr. Bode will improve their teaching practice through the study of culture, history, and the arts via professional workshops for peer-faculty. After completing the workshops, faculty will establish courses in Afro Caribbean Dance and Music, as well as ... more »

Margaret Carr

Donald P. Timony Grammar School, Methuen, MA
Grades K-5, Reading, Spelling, Writing
2015, Spring

To differentiate for a variety of learners and to ensure that all students participate in problem solving, Carr and colleagues will have students engage in a variety of literacy tasks that promote critical thinking across content areas using both fiction and nonfiction ... more »

Susan Schmidt

Somerville High School, Somerville, MA
Grades 9-12, Science
2015, Winter

To improve student inquiry skills in the laboratory, Schmidt and colleagues will incorporate the use of Vernier probeware in chemistry experiments. A series of inquiry lab exercises will be designed that allow students to ask questions and design procedures to answer their ... more »

Juliane Lally

Curran Early Childhood Education Center, Dedham, MA
Grades K-5, Science
2014, Spring

To provide early childhood learners with a hands-on science experience, Mrs. Lally and Mr. Sullivan will introduce “Savvy Scientists.” The project will help young children learn about numerous scientific topics through journal writing, garden and compost ... more »

David Hughes

West Middle School, Andover, MA
Grades 6-8, Physical Education / Health
2014, Spring

Mr. Hughes and Mr. Deschene will introduce “Warrior Wake-Up,” a fitness program that will include workouts and nutritious breakfasts three times a week before school starts. Students will wear heart monitors and track their progress. Ultimately, students will ... more »

Jacqueline Walker

John F. Kennedy School, Holbrook, MA
Grades K-5, Nurse
2014, Winter

To improve student health and wellness, Mrs. Walker will attend a professional yoga training program. Upon returning, she will implement relaxation and behavioral control practices with students that will assist them in meeting their education goals. The practice of yoga ... more »

John Buckley

Cohasset High School, Cohasset, MA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2013, Fall

To expand opportunities for students to engage in coastal STEM projects, Mr. Buckley and colleagues will introduce a “Certificate of Environmental Stewardship.” The certification program will be developed by a collaborative partnership of educators, scientists, ... more »

Susan Nichols

Douglas Intermediate Elementary, Douglas, MA
Grades K-5, Librarian
2013, Fall

Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Findlay will lead a district wide tablet training session in preparation for an iPad implementation program in all elementary and middle schools. The program will teach educators to provide authentic learning experiences to students and help prepare ... more »

Jay Mooney

North Brookfield Public Schools, North Brookfield, MA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2013, Spring

To aid in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Mr. Mooney and Mrs. Laflamme will implement “Creating a Mathematical Community.” The project will provide coaching, support, modeling, and guidance to all elementary school staff throughout ... more »

Dwayne Dahlbeck

Braintree High School, Braintree, MA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2013, Spring

The Braintree High School Dual Enrollment Program (DEP) will allow at-risk students to take online courses with the support of specially trained educators, during which they will earn simultaneous high school and college credit. The primary focus of the program is to ... more »

Mary Jo Erickson Connor

Nessacus Regional Middle School, Dalton, MA
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2013, Winter

Elizabeth Joki

JFK Middle School, Hudson, MA
Grades 6-8, Science
2012, Spring

JFK Middle School students will participate in the conservation of the Blanding’s turtle, a threatened species in eastern Massachusetts. In collaboration with wildlife biologists, students will raise and care for hatchlings which will be released upon maturation ... more »

Brian Gilman

Berkshire Trail Elementary School, Cummington, MA
Grades K-5, Arts
2012, Winter

Students will enhance their understanding of math and social science concepts by designing and fabricating ceramic tile quilts. The quilt murals will illustrate local social, cultural, and natural history, and will also link local events to social and cultural histories ... more »

Kelly Corbett

Broadmeadow Elementary, Needham, MA
Grades K-5, Science
2012, Winter

Ms. Corbett and Mrs. Rizzuto will lead an inquiry-based learning unit designed to encourage the development of students’ critical thinking skills and science content knowledge. Students will use these materials in conjunction with science notebooks to construct ... more »

Celeste Cruse

Lawrence School, Falmouth, MA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2011, Fall

Ms. Cruse will lead a team of educators in the implementation of Kindles and eBooks at Lawrence School. The project will improve students’ ability to analyze and interpret text by allowing them to practice active reading comprehension strategies while developing ... more »

Kerrin Stewart

Luther Conant School, Acton, MA
Grades K-5, Arts
2011, Spring

Ms. Stewart will travel to Ghana for three weeks to study the musical traditions of the Ewe people.  As a result of her research, Ms. Stewart will revise her music curriculum to include an in depth unit for the upper elementary grades exploring West African music, ... more »

Chris Baer

Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, Oak Bluffs, MA
Grades 9-12, General Pedagogical Practice
2011, Winter

Mr. Baer and Mrs. Holter will lead a program which will connect U.S. teachers with teachers in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa to explore best practices for equipping students with the 21st-century skills needed to thrive in an increasingly integrated global ... more »

Carolyn Breault

Rice Square School, Worcester, MA
Grades K-5, English
2011, Winter

Fourth grade students struggling with reading comprehension will be responsible for compiling The Chilly Press, a student publication of current events and interviews.  Students will read about and report on current events, interview teachers on classroom activities, ... more »

Jill Conroy

Natick Public Schools, Natick, MA
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Fall

Environmental studies students will expand their knowledge of biotechnology techniques by collecting, testing, and analyzing samples from local water sources.  Working with the town water and conservation commissions, students will determine more environmentally safe ... more »

Melissa Latham

Belmont High School, Belmont, MA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Fall

The purchase of Rosetta Stone software will allow Ms. Latham and Ms. El-Gamel to expand their teaching of German, a course not regularly offered to students. The software will be used to support the teaching and learning of German to independent studies students as well as ... more »

Suzanne Strauss

Northampton High School, Northampton, MA
Grades 9-12, Literature
2004, Fall

To incorporate Russian and Ukrainian literature into her world literature classes, Ms. Strauss travels to Odessa, Ukraine, to establish an international exchange program. She studies Russian literature while teaching American literature, particularly focusing on ... 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 »

Holly Tuttle

Springfield Central High School, Springfield, MA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Ms. Tuttle and Ms. Volain use botanical sculpture to integrate science and art. Students research invasive plants at local parks and design and construct a functional sculpture for their school courtyard. To share their learning with the community, students invite the media ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Michael L. Whittier

Sutton Memorial High School, Sutton, MA
Grades 9-12, History
2006, Fall

In anticipation of a new comprehensive state test in history and social sciences, Mr. Whittier and his partners engage in a study group to develop effective document based questions (DBQ) and a set of rubrics and exemplars related to those questions. Working with an ... more »

Janice Thornsbury

South Shore Educational Collaborative, Hingham, MA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2006, Summer

To increase graduation rates among their special educations students, Ms. Thornsbury and her study group partners develop a mental health curriculum that improves resilience and persistence. The curriculum emphasizes emotional stability and provides non-violent ... more »

Noreen Michele Colannino

Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Peabody, MA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

Ms. Colannino and 17 other science teachers create a study group to explore effective ways to integrate laptop computers and Internet resources across the science curriculum. Investigating content-specific project design in chemistry, physics, biology, ecology, ... more »

Valerie Penniman

Wildwood Elementary School, Amherst, MA
Grades K-5, English
2006, Winter

In collaboration with facilitators from Wheelock College and Westfield State College, Mrs. Penniman and her partners explore ways to differentiate reading instruction to increase student achievement. Study group participants at every grade-level review student work ... more »

Sarah Hostage

Brighton High School, Brighton, MA
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2006, Winter

To help students develop mathematics skills through real-world applications, Ms. Hostage and Ms. Shannon develop a project-based unit on personal finance. Students learn about financial terms, checking accounts, and how to create a budget. To address standards ... more »

Daniel Moriarty

Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, Whitman, MA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Fall

Under the guidelines of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System examination for Engineering/Technology, students will engineer three prototypes using specified technology for the planning, design, and prototypical developmental model.

Emma Jean Quinn

Federal Furnace School, Plymouth, MA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2007, Fall

Special education students will create a video graphic log to represent a descriptive review of their individual metal and/or physical disabilities as part of an active-learning project called “Who You Are.”

Sheila B. Irvin

Egremont Elementary School, Pittsfield, MA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Fall

Students will perform structural examination of a series of abstract artistic shapes and structures toward the application of geometric development for replication/reproduction.

Sheila B. Irvin

Sheila B. Irvin

Egremont Elementary School, Pittsfield, MA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Fall

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Creating a “Model” Community:  Geometry and Social Studies Concepts Come to Life for Fourth-Graders

Sheila Irvin knows that her fourth-grade students at Egremont Elementary School learn best when they are given an opportunity to “play” with ... more »

Lisa Giacalone

Lynnfield High School, Lynnfield, MA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2008, Fall

To prepare for Lynnfield's inclusion of Italian language courses, Ms. Giacalone will participate in a month long intensive culture and language program in Florence, Italy. The knowledge gained will be shared with colleagues at Lynnfield.

Anne Patrick

D.C. Haley Elementary School, Roslindale, MA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2008, Fall

An integrated boat building project will provide 5th graders the opportunity to understand the application of math, science, social studies, and literacy to the construction of wooden boats. Students will learn to apply geometry, spatial thinking, and measurement to ... more »

Ana Paula Morgado-Pina

John D. Philbrick Elementary School, Boston, MA
Grades K-5, Literature
2008, Fall

"Children Discovering Justice," a literacy-based social studies curriculum about rules and justice, will engage 1st-5th grade students in critical thinking and problem solving, deepening students' historical knowledge while enhancing literacy skills. The program ... more »

Jaclyn Quesnel

Lura A. White Elementary School, Shirley, MA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2008, Winter

The partners will train and implement an interdisciplinary instructional program to improve student performance across multiple disciplines as identified by state assessment standards. The program will focus on science, math and literacy.

Victoria Weed

Amherst Public Schools, Amherst, MA
Grades K-5, English
2009, Fall

Ms. Weed and Ms. Castronovo’s study group will focus on creating, implementing, and evaluating vocabulary lesson plans to accompany story book read alouds used in science, social studies, and language arts curricula.The group will also create vocabulary lesson ... more »

Susan Calkins

Wayland Public Schools, Wayland, MA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Fall

This action research project will investigate ways of developing a general music program that provides building blocks of skillful jazz improvisation in young students.The project will consist of a qualitative study of teacher practices and high school jazz musician ... more »