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Jayne E. Jaskolski

Twenty-First Street School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

Ms. Jaskolski engages in action research to describe and quantify the value of investing in early intervention to help close achievement gaps. Ms. Jaskolski investigates how participation in a self-contained intensive speech and language classroom that provides ... more »

Donna Jo P. Cuyler

South Milwaukee High School, South Milwaukee, WI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Ms. Cuyler attends the “Moku-Hang Japanese Waterbase Woodcut” workshop to learn the traditional process of 18th century Japanese woodcutters and expand the experience of the students in her integrated art and social studies class. Under the guidance of ... more »

Mike Barber

Metropolitan Learning Center, Portland, OR
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Summer

After attending a “Making Math Real” training, Mr. Barber engages in an action research project to study the effect of remedial instruction on the mathematics skills of his special education students in an inclusion setting. To increase students’ ... more »

Mike Barber

Metropolitan Learning Center, Portland, OR
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Summer

After attending a “Making Math Real” training, Mr. Barber engages in an action research project to study the effect of remedial instruction on the mathematics skills of his special education students in an inclusion setting. To increase students’ ... more »

Ginger L. Kneller

Jane Addams Elementary School, Tulsa, OK
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

With the goal of improving student achievement, the educators at Addams Elementary School organize a professional learning community to develop consistency in instructional language and assessment procedures. Teachers learn to implement research-proven ... more »

Bethlea H. Pieratt

Monroe Elementary School, Monroe, OH
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

Ms. Pieratt and Ms. DeBord implement a literacy study group to increase professional collaboration, examine their own teaching, and improve reading instruction with a focus on fluency and comprehension. Study group members investigate research, examine student work ... more »

John Walsh

Irwin M. Altman Middle School 172, Floral Park, NY
Grades 6-8, Science
2007, Summer

To enhance a spiral science curriculum and involve students through exploration and inquiry, Mr. Walsh attends the FLINN Scientific Foundation Summer Chemistry Workshop and the Rhode Island School of the Future Robotics Workshop. Through the chemistry workshop, Mr. ... more »

Jennifer A. Spina

Ontario Primary School, Ontario Center, NY
Grades K-5, Science
2007, Summer

Ms. Spina participates in a competency-based school neuropsychological training program designed for school psychologists in order to provide support for elementary students who experience difficulties due to learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactive ... more »

Marisol Ponte-Greenberg

The Bath Beach School, Brooklyn, NY
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

To enhance her musicianship and knowledge of the scientific activity and educational philosophy of Zoltán Kodály, Ms. Ponte-Greenberg travels to Kecskemét, Hungary to the Kodaly Institute to participate in a music education seminar celebrating the 125th ... more »

Marisol Ponte-Greenberg

The Bath Beach School, Brooklyn, NY
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

To enhance her musicianship and knowledge of the scientific activity and educational philosophy of Zoltán Kodály, Ms. Ponte-Greenberg travels to Kecskemét, Hungary to the Kodaly Institute to participate in a music education seminar celebrating the 125th ... more »

Frances Diaz-Sanhueza

Public School 116, Brooklyn, NY
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Recognizing that school safety is essential to the existence of a rich learning environment, Ms. Diaz-Sanhueza attends a certification program from Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. to acquire strategies to contain potentially dangerous situations before they ... more »

Donna Hutcheson

Spring Garden School, Nutley, NJ
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

To address the needs of students in both special and regular education classes who struggle with decoding and encoding words, Ms. Hutcheson and her colleagues form a study group to investigate the principles and techniques associated with the Wilson Language ... more »

Kelly Ann Frankenfield

Jefferson Elementary School, Faribault, MN
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

To help students learning English as a second language to acquire academic content while developing language skills, Ms. Frankenfield and her colleagues expand their existing professional learning community. Participants study journal articles to create individual ... more »

Leigh Howell

Menominee Area Public Schools, Menominee, MI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Summer

Mr. Howell, Ms. Quaak, and an interdisciplinary team of educators form a study group to obtain a deeper understanding of Web 2.0 technology and develop methods to incorporate these emerging technologies into the district’s curriculum. Participants investigate ... more »

Ellen K. Singer

Belmont Elementary School, Olney, MD
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Ms. Singer develops skills in story formation, shadow puppetry construction, and performance delivery by attending the Eugene O’Neill Puppetry Conference which, under the auspices of the Jim Henson legacy, brings together puppetry masters to mentor students ... more »

James David Heller

James H. Blake High School, Silver Spring, MD
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Summer

In response to existing achievement gaps and in anticipation of Maryland’s new diploma requirements, Mr. Heller and his colleagues conduct action research examining the effectiveness of computer-based review games. Applying knowledge Mr. Heller gains from ... more »

Aleshia C. Taylor

Northeast High School, Pride, LA
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2007, Summer

By attending workshops at the Kagan Summer Academy, Ms. Taylor sharpens her knowledge of contemporary mathematics techniques and strives to make mathematics a successful learning experience for her students. Through peer interaction and presentations, Ms. Taylor ... more »

Mary Jane Gregan

Burnett Creek Elementary School, West Lafayette, IN
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Ms. Gregan seeks to improve her drumming skills and instruction by attending the Lake Geneva World Music Drumming summer workshop in Wisconsin. Working with a Ghanaian master drummer and other experienced instructors, Ms. Gregan increases her drumming skills, learns ... more »

Karen L. Smith

The Independent School District of Boise City, Boise, ID
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Recognizing the diverse needs of gifted students in her school district’s growing population of English as a Second Language (ESL) students, Ms. Smith attends the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children 17th Biennial Conference at the University of ... more »

Antoinette C. Smith

Cedar Grove Middle School, Decatur, GA
Grades 6-8, English
2007, Summer

To gather resources on the foundations of educational practice and strategies for differentiating instruction for exceptional students and English language learners, Ms. Smith attends the First International Conference on Teacher Education in Brussels, Belgium. At ... more »

Linda Teplica

Lord Baltimore Elementary School, Ocean View, DE
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

Expanding on existing professional learning communities, Ms. Teplica and her colleagues focus on improving students’ reading comprehension. Participants learn how to teach students to use active strategies before, during, and after reading and design and ... more »

Sharon Regner

C.T. English Middle School, Los Gatos, CA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2007, Summer

Ms. Regner and her fourth through eighth grade teaching partners form a study group to research methods of incorporating technology into instruction to improve students’ 21st century literacy skills. After attending the National Educational Computing ... more »

Gwen Hines

Mountain View High School, El Monte, CA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Summer

To ensure a consistent level of teaching excellence, Ms. Hines and Ms. Bobadilla form a study group around best practices for AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teachers. The group members create videos of outstanding instruction in listening, ... more »

Andrea Rodriguez

Dietz Elementary School, Tucson, AZ
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

Building on a professional development plan that helped improve their students’ mathematics achievement, Ms. Rodriquez, Ms. Edwards, and their partners form a study group to examine issues in language arts instruction. In collaboration with a literacy ... more »

Gabrielle Willis

Anchorage School District, Anchorage, AK
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2007, Summer

To increase the achievement of her diverse orchestra students, Ms. Willis attends the Ohio State University String Teacher Workshop. At this workshop, she studies with internationally renowned string clinicians to learn to incorporate nonverbal modes of instruction, ... more »

Dona J. Helmer

College Gate Elementary School, Anchorage, AK
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

Ms. Helmer and her fourth grade teaching partners participate in a year-long study group to explore methods of implementing a new reading program to meet the diverse needs of their students. The study group examines how students learn, investigates research on ... more »

Lisa Marie Allen

Orange Beach Elementary School, Orange Beach, AL
Grades K-5, Science
2007, Summer

Ms. Allen attends an intensive, week-long, graduate-level training program sponsored by the United States Space Foundation. Working with the U.S. Air Force Academy, Air Force Space Command, and partner aerospace companies, Ms. Allen participates in an immersion ... more »

Deborah Greif

Grayson County High School, Independence, VA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Summer

To increase students’ understanding and motivation in mathematics, Ms. Greif and Ms. Joines integrate technology into their algebra classes. Students choose a mathematical topic, videotape themselves demonstrating an activity that illustrates the topic, and ... more »

Deborah Johnson

Troy School, North Troy, VT
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Boutin implement interdisciplinary studies of their students’ French Canadian heritage and its innate connection to France as well as a cultural study of Mexico and its impact on the United States. Looking for connections and contrasts ... more »

Andrew G. Smith

Travis Middle School, McAllen, TX
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Through “Show Me the Money,” Mr. Smith and Ms. Klingensmith use numismatics to introduce science and social studies students to both the ancient and modern worlds. Students clean, classify, and create a timeline for bronze coinage of ancient Imperial ... more »

Jennifer Morrier

Boone Elementary School, Houston, TX
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

In a school still struggling to serve the influx of evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Ms. Morrier and Mr. Sebek implement a program to provide the enrichment necessary for gifted students to succeed beyond grade level expectations. Students work as a team ... more »

Teresa Anne Caron

Swain County High School, Bryson City, NC
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2007, Summer

To help students prepare for post-secondary education and see the relevancy of mathematics in the real world, Dr. Caron and Ms. Watkins implement an integrated honors pre-calculus and AP physics course that teaches mathematics concepts within the context of college ... more »

Mary Brandenburg

Gray’s Creek High School, Hope Mills, NC
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Ms. Brandenburg and Ms. Condon implement a nutrition project to help their mentally disabled students become more self-sufficient and to aid the students’ transition to independent living. Students study the food pyramid and assemble menus of balanced meals. ... more »

Jennifer Bodkin

Haverstraw Middle School, Haverstraw, NY
Grades 6-8, Science
2007, Summer

To develop a deeper understanding of infectious diseases, where they are found, how they are transferred, and how they can be controlled, students engage in a school-wide research activity. Students create a plan for tracking and identifying common sources of ... more »

Jonathan Atlas

Trinity Elementary School of Communication Arts & Technology, New Rochelle, NY
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Summer

Recognizing the need to engage both advanced and at-risk students in critical thinking, Mr. Atlas and Ms. Fillat develop a business project to make mathematics meaningful to students. Students plan and run a school store, calculating product quantities, estimating ... more »

Kristen Van Ollefen

Mawbey Street School No. 1, Woodbridge, NJ
Grades K-5, Literature
2007, Summer

Ms. Van Ollenfen’s and Ms. Quinn’s fifth grade students build upon skills taught in both general music class and language arts class to create musical compositions that evoke a scene, mood, or image from C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the ... more »

Linda Beebe-Boring

Westview Elementary School, Lee’s Summit, MO
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2007, Summer

A simulated crime scene investigation forms the backdrop for eight scientific lab experiments that require critical thinking. Integrating handheld computer technology, students collect and organize data from scientific investigations. Using software integration ... more »

Glory Ann Oljace

Pillsbury Mathematics, Science, and Technology Magnet School, Minneapolis, MN
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Summer

Recognizing students’ natural curiosity and love of discovery, Ms. Oljace and Ms. Parker implement “Power of 1” to connect all disciplines with hands-on, real life, multi-sensory experiences to increase student achievement. Students complete a ... more »

Julie Reyers

Grand Rapids Montessori High School, Grand Rapids, MI
Grades 9-12, Literature
2007, Summer

Students in Ms. Reyers’s and Ms. Walthorn’s Language Arts classes explore Middle Eastern literature, culture, and traditions. Students choose from selected texts involving Middle Eastern culture, participate in literature circles and Socratic seminars to ... more »

Kimberly Lesher

Farnsley Middle School, Louisville, KY
Grades 6-8, Science
2007, Summer

Ms. Lesher and Ms. Gividen convert their science classroom into an interactive planetarium to provide students with hands-on learning experiences. Students apply mathematical concepts to design and build a planetarium and create star shows. Using models and ... more »

Esther Oganda Ohito

John J. Pershing West Magnet School, Chicago, IL
Grades 6-8, History
2007, Summer

Ms. Ohito and Ms. Sims develop a project that allows fifth and eighth grade students to develop advanced research skills and explore historical events through fiction. Students use museum trips and print and media resources to research an event in history while also ... more »

Nathan Meyer

Tri-Valley Middle School, Downs, IL
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2007, Summer

Recognizing the importance of cross-curricular and experiential learning, Mr. Meyer and Mr. Wilson supervise the design and creation of a twenty-four hole miniature golf course by their eighth grade students. Each hole of the course represents one decade of United ... more »

Angela Hale

Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce, FL
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2007, Summer

To encourage students to consider a career in health care, Ms. Hale and Ms. Walukiewicz design a mock hospital and doctor’s office environment in which students experience the physical sense of health professions. In preparation for an existing high school ... more »

Jenni Taylor

Environmental Charter High School, Lawndale, CA
Grades 9-12, Science
2007, Summer

Ms. Taylor and Ms. Laimon implement “Plastics are Forever” to increase students’ awareness of environmental issues and expand science lessons beyond the classroom. Applying critical thinking skills, students examine the importance of non-point source ... more »

Jesus Arrizon

Southwest Junior High School, San Luis, AZ
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2007, Summer

To help at-risk students begin working toward a college degree, Mr. Arrizon and Mr. Silva partner with a local community college to offer college level mathematics courses to middle school students whose socioeconomic status might otherwise prevent them from ... more »

Rhett D. Buchanan

Rhett D. Buchanan

Teeland Middle School, Wasilla, AK
Grades 6-8, Science
2007, Summer

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River Rangers: Combining academics, conservation and community service
7th grade Science classes

Located in Alaska's fastest growing region and along the banks of the Little Susitna River, Wasilla is home to the Teeland Middle School River Rangers Project, an innovative ... more »