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Thomas Brown

Morgandale School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, English
2005, Fall

To become more effective writing teachers, Mr. Brown and his learning group study how writers write. Led by a consultant, the participating teachers work collaboratively in ten demonstration lessons on writing theory. Teachers, students, and literacy coaches work ... more »

Elizabeth Binz

Franklin Elementary School, Appleton, WI
Grades K-5, Literature
2005, Fall

Ms. Binz and her partners form In-Depth Study Groups through half-day workshops to help students read independently, understand and discuss books, and become life-long readers. After attending the Reading and Writing Institute at the Teacher’s College at ... more »

Penny A. Ghinaudo

Wagner High School, San Antonio, TX
Grades 9-12, Science
2005, Fall

Ms. Ghinaudo and her partners form a learning group to create campus-based science teacher resource centers. Each campus will host six students whose work will be assessed and teachers will engage in book study using books chosen by students. Lessons are recorded ... more »

Kathy R. Carroll

Charles E. Riley Elementary School, Oswego, NY
Grades K-5, English
2005, Fall

Ms. Carroll and her partners form a study group to examine the connection between illustrations and literacy. Teachers develop lesson plans to teach kindergarten students to become authors and illustrators. Study-group participants meet twice per month to evaluate ... more »

Sharon Delgado

Jacksonville Elementary School, Phoenix, MD
Grades K-5, English
2005, Fall

Ms. Delgado leads a study group on gender preferences and education. Participants will facilitate single-sex reading clubs for low-performing reading students to determine the various responses of boys and girls to reading materials. During each school day, ... more »

Leslia Gould Mercural

North Middle School, Sioux City, IA
Grades 6-8, Literature
2005, Fall

Ms. Mercural and her partners form a study group to learn about the most current and effective ways to teach reading comprehension. Teachers meet with each other to develop reading comprehension strategies and lesson plans for struggling readers in their classrooms, ... more »

Lisa Eldridge

Gosport Elementary School, Gosport, IN
Grades K-5, English
2005, Fall

Ms. Eldridge and her partners form a study group to identify strategies to improve three specific areas of student writing: writing effective beginnings, using satisfactory endings, and including supporting details. Teachers read “6 + 1 Traits of Writing” ... more »

Barbara Ann Rumph

Partin Settlement Elementary School, Kissimmee, FL
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2005, Fall

Ms. Rumph and Ms. Kinder form a mathematics learning group to increase student achievement by expanding their knowledge of the curriculum. Participants review research literature about teaching mathematics and view videos on how to use student work to assess student ... more »

Cheryl Anderson

Cupertino Union School District, Cupertino, CA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2005, Fall

Ms. Anderson leads a study group involving two groups of middle school mathematics teachers who increase their knowledge of mathematics, improve their assessment of student learning, and improve the quality of their lessons. Through two lesson study groups, teachers ... more »

William C. Van Evera

H-B Woodlawn Program, Arlington, VA
Grades 6-8, Science
2005, Fall

Mr. Van Evera and his partners develop “Rocket Flight!” to help students understand concepts of physics and motion using technologically advanced rockets. After participating in experiments to learn the physics of rocket flight, students are assigned to ... 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 »

Brooke Derrickson

Poe Middle School, Annandale, VA
Grades 6-8, Literature
2005, Fall

Ms. Derrickson and her partners develop a Student Choice Mobile Libraries Project in which students create a library based on research and created for each grade level. Students work in groups to compile data and to select library materials based on the reading ... more »

Elisabeth Ivy

Dunbar Sixth Grade Center, Fort Worth, TX
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2005, Fall

Ms. Ivy and Mr. Smith implement “The Stop Six Drama Project” to introduce engage students in performing arts and technology. Students participate in theatrical productions using unique set designs and special effects created by blue screen 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 »

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 »

Susan I. Rae

Williams Middle School, Florence, SC
Grades 6-8, English
2005, Fall

Ms. Rae and Ms. Barnes enhance students’ reading comprehension and analytical skills by incorporating a unit on Russian culture into the curriculum. Students read literature by Russian authors, such as Anton Checkov and Alexander Solzhenitsyn. After reading ... 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 »

Alison Morett

Ardmore Avenue Elementary School, Lansdowne, PA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2005, Fall

Through “The Art and Philosophy of Magic,” Ms. Morett and her partners introduce their students to the history and practice of magic. Students enjoy a performance by an award-winning magician who introduces students to the concepts, theories, and ... 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 »

Amitabha Basu

George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science, Philadelphia, PA
Grades 9-12, Science
2005, Fall

Dr. Basu and his partners implement “Urban Pesticides and Ecology of Philadelphia Watersheds” to help their students understand the causes and effects of our living habits on the watershed and wetlands in Philadelphia. Students learn about the impact of ... more »

Margaret Dieter

Marshall High School, Bend, OR
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2005, Fall

Ms. Dieter and Ms. Hanford implement “Expeditions” to provide high school students with a broader understanding of English, world cultures, fine arts, and physical education. One portion of the program entitled “Around the World in 45 Days” ... more »

Katherine Whittaker

Andes Central School, Andes, NY
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2005, Fall

Through their project entitled, “Broadcast Communications,” Ms. Whittaker and her partners help students develop and run a school newspaper, an online magazine, television programs, and a school-based radio station. Students design a company logo and ... 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 »

Heather Brady

John Stark Regional High School, Weare, NH
Grades 9-12, Science
2005, Fall

At this comprehensive high school, Ms. Brady and her partners improve the career and technical education curriculum for ninth grade students who are achieving below their potential. Faculty and students conduct joint site visits to career and technical education ... more »

Jeannette Bautista

Frank F. Garside Junior High School, Las Vegas, NE
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2005, Fall

Mr. and Mrs. Bautista implement “Mathematics Roadshow: Algebra On The Go!” to show students potential uses of algebra outside of the classroom. Working in groups, students gather data and relate algebraic functions to science, music, sports, medicine, and ... 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 »

Elaine LaMarre

ACES Academy, Alpena, MI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2005, Fall

To help alternative education students explore the artistic aspects of photography, Ms. LaMarre and her partners develop a nature photography project that incorporates science, writing, research, and self-exploration. Students are introduced to photography and ... 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 »

Nancy Goss

Amity Middle School Orange Campus, Orange, CT
Grades 6-8, History
2005, Fall

Through their project, “Exploring Our Nation’s Heritage,” Ms. Goss and her partners instruct students on the founding of our country. Students read and share historical novels, experiment with simple machines used by colonists, and research American ... more »

Maria Shiffer

Maria Shiffer

Seeley Union Elementary School, Seeley, CA
Grades 6-8, Science
2005, Fall

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A renewable energy source in Imperial Valley: understanding geothermal energy
6th grade Mathematics and Science classes

Environmentalists often offer the advice to "act locally, think globally." In teaching their sixth grade students the importance of renewable energy, Seeley ... more »