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Stephanie Marie True

Bayless Intermediate School, St. Louis, MO
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

Ms. True and her colleagues form a study group to explore the “6 + 1 Traits of Writing” method to help their students find their voices as writers and effectively communicate their ideas through written expression. Using student work, the group examines ... more »

Felicia Saffold

University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Higher Education, Social Studies
2007, Winter

Dr. Saffold and Dr. Mueller lead a group of faculty from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in an examination of how race, socio-economic status, gender, and sexuality affect their teacher preparation courses. By putting these issues on the table, Dr. ... more »

Amy Faith Hinrichs

Marinette High School, Marinette, WI
Grades 9-12, English
2007, Winter

The Marinette High School English Department explores the intricacies of the 6+1 Trait writing model by reading, studying videotapes, consulting an expert, discussing strategies, and brainstorming lessons in order to deepen their knowledge and create workable ... more »

Amy Faith Hinrichs

Marinette High School, Marinette, WI
Grades 9-12, English
2007, Winter

The Marinette High School English Department explores the intricacies of the 6+1 Trait writing model by reading, studying videotapes, consulting an expert, discussing strategies, and brainstorming lessons in order to deepen their knowledge and create workable ... more »

Karen Buchanan

Moxee Elementary School, Moxee, WA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Winter

Ms. Buchanan and Ms. Lasater meet weekly with representatives from each grade level to study ways to improve student achievement in mathematics. They plan inquiry-based lessons, observe each other’s teaching, analyze student work, develop rubrics based on ... more »

Nancy L. Deutsch

University of Virginia,Curry School of Education, Charlottesville, VA
Higher Education, History
2007, Winter

Assistant professors at University of Virginia, including a clinical psychologist, qualitative methodologist, and historian, form a study group to improve instruction in graduate-level courses in education by adding multidisciplinary elements to their coursework. ... more »

Eli S. Rosenberg

Main Street Middle School, Montpelier, VT
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

Mr. Rosenberg and Mr. Scott establish a collaborative study group focused on using instructional technology to improve student achievement in science. The group generates student data from learning activities using wireless audience response systems and electronic ... more »

Mark Noe

The University of Texas — Pan American, Edinburg, TX
Higher Education, English
2007, Winter

A faculty study group at The University of Texas Pan American conducts a literature review of research in Latino rhetoric, discourse, and composition to ascertain if there are recognizable attributes identified as Latino rhetorical practices and to formulate ... more »

Amy Lynn Simpson

C.M. Musser Elementary School, Sharon, PA
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

Ms. Simpson and Ms. Pisarcik organize a collegial study group to learn how to lead more efficient writing workshops and increase student achievement. The group meets twice a month to examine resources and apply their learning in mini-lessons with students. Teachers ... more »

Russell W. Sanders

Molalla River Middle School, Molalla, OR
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2007, Winter

To improve the achievement of their middle school students, Mr. Sanders and Mr. Gilbertson work with colleagues to develop a common understanding of effective pedagogy, integrate technology tools, and improve student discourse. The team uses a combination of case ... more »

Amy Sue Miller

Westerville City Schools, Westerville, OH
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Winter

Using Understanding By Design, Ms. Miller and Mr. Gambill form a study group with colleagues in three elementary schools to improve their understanding of how to design effective science lessons. The study group combines an initial workshop with quarterly seminars, ... more »

Linda L. Maize

Beulah Public Schools, Beulah, ND
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Winter

Ms. Maize, Ms. Benz, and their colleagues study strategies for structuring collaborative groups to maximize student achievement. After a district presentation on professional collaboration, the faculty engages in a year-long book study to find the best ways for ... more »

Brenda Hall

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Higher Education, Social Studies
2007, Winter

To gather information on existing models, develop evaluation tools, and modify the counseling curriculum, Dr. Hall, Ms. DeRemer, and their colleagues study effective ninth grade academy models focusing on the learning and personal development of ninth grade ... more »

George Hurlburt

Corning Community College, Corning, NY
Higher Education, Mathematics
2007, Winter

Mr. Hurlburt attends the Texas Instruments (TI) Teacher Leader Cadre session to learn to use the TI-Navigator System. Using this system to monitor student use of graphing calculators, he hopes to improve student skills in integrating technology into the mathematics ... more »

Judith Webb

Bingham Middle School, Independence, MO
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2007, Winter

Teachers and education support professionals participate in study groups to learn how to better support students at risk of dropping out of school. Ms. Webb, Ms. Meckel, and their colleagues study how to build stronger personal relationships with students within ... more »

Laurel Maslowski

North Kansas City High School, North Kansas City, MO
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2007, Winter

Ms. Maslowski spends two months teaching in a secondary school in Moshi, Tanzania to model best practices for teachers there. To provide content on African decolonization for her own school’s curriculum, Ms. Maslowski gathers materials and interviews community ... more »

Lillian H. Hill

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MI
Higher Education, Social Studies
2007, Winter

Dr. Hill and Dr. Shelley are studying what should be included in a professional seminar series for graduate students preparing to become school leaders and higher education faculty. They use their research to develop and assess the effectiveness of three ... more »

Ruth Metcalfe

Prairie View Elementary School, Goshen, IN
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

Ms. Metcalfe and Ms. Garber establish a literacy study group for novice teachers to become familiar with research on effective literacy practices recommended by the National Reading Panel. Guided by literacy coaches, study group members examine research on topics ... more »

Elizabeth Winfrey Freeburg

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
Higher Education, Social Studies
2007, Winter

Working with local high school teachers, Dr. Freeburg and Ms. Arnett-Campbell engage in research to identify resources and develop units of instruction that integrate core academics within the Family and Consumer Science (FCS) curriculum and strengthen the FCS ... more »

James M. Henry

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Higher Education, English
2007, Winter

Dr. Henry and Dr. Bacchilega are transforming a tutoring effort into a mentoring program to help students with low English placement test scores to improve their writing. Upper class and graduate mentors will help their protégés understand how writing for ... more »

Bridgette Nicole Allen

Fort Braden School, Tallahassee, FL
Grades 6-8, History
2007, Winter

Ms. Allen participates in a three-week seminar on the Holocaust and Jewish resistance to genocide, through which she and other U.S. secondary school teachers are learning about the effects of prejudice, stereotyping, and racism. The seminar also explores ways to ... more »

Nadia Coleman

Jefferson County Open School, Lakewood, CO
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2007, Winter

To increase her Spanish language fluency and gain insight into Latin culture, Ms. Coleman attends the Institute of Modern Spanish in Merida, Mexico. As part of the institute, Ms. Coleman attends language classes for teachers, participates in a practicum at a local ... more »

Becky Hendrickson

Shining Mountain Elementary School, Spanaway, WA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

Autistic students in Ms. Hendrickson and Ms. Gifford’s class increase their communication, technology, and social skills by working cooperatively to program a robot to perform assigned tasks. Groups integrated with students from a typical second grade ... more »

Cedric Michael Jefferson

Spring Hill Elementary School, Memphis, TN
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

Through “Partners Achieving Immediate Reading Success (PAIRS),” Mr. Jefferson and Ms. Lopez increase students’ reading comprehension and fluency by providing the opportunity to discuss the reading experience with a peer. Fifth grade students learn ... more »

Jessica Holman

Dogwood Elementary School, Knoxville, TN
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

Ms. Holman and Ms. McDaniel create an interdisciplinary, project-based, technology unit to improve their at-risk students’ academic achievement. After learning the components of a research project, students investigate Earth and atmospheric cycles and ... more »

Luajean Bryan

Luajean Bryan

Walker Valley High School, Cleveland, TN
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

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From the earth to the sky: Real-world math and science


Using a $5,000 Student Achievement Grant received from the NEA Foundation, Luajean Bryan, working with her Walker Valley High School colleagues Eric Swafford and Jenny Borden, created a cross curricular lesson titled ... more »

Brigitte Danielle Jensen

Reynolds High School, Troutdale, OR
Grades 9-12, Science
2007, Winter

To explore scientific concepts and develop students’ critical thinking skills, Ms. Jensen and Ms. Blanchard create a forensic science unit. Students investigate the murder of a fictional teacher using physics, biology, and chemistry to determine the ... more »

Darren Hunter

The Community Schoolhouse, Salem, OR
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

Students at The Community Schoolhouse, an alternative high school for students who have struggled in a traditional environment, learn to use video equipment to produce a student-driven film festival. To promote integrated learning, students master script writing, ... more »

Tracey Simmons

Crotona Park West, Public School/ Middle School 4, Bronx, NY
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Winter

Ms. Simmons and Ms. Frye combine the study of mathematical concepts with literacy and technology to improve student achievement. Students study various mathematical concepts and create mathematics picture dictionaries that include digital photographs and drawings of ... more »

Michele Bonfante

The Academy Project at Lincoln Annex, New Brunswick, NJ
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

To encourage students to become lifelong readers and to develop writing skills, Ms. Bonfante and Ms. Karakowski present a book writing project for all first through third grade students in their school. After working on a class book and visiting with a published ... more »

Jeanine Latonya Lark

Henderson 6th Grade School, Starkville, MS
Grades 6-8, Science
2007, Winter

Motivated by a student interest survey, Ms. Lark and Ms. Guyton seek to improve mathematics and reading comprehension skills by teaching these unpopular subjects through science inquiries. Students plan and implement investigations, collect and interpret data, and ... more »

Abigail A. Rombalski

Interdistrict Downtown School, Minneapolis, MN
Grades 6-8, History
2007, Winter

Recognizing that middle school students especially need experiential education to improve academic achievement and build confidence, Ms. Rombalski and Ms. Peterson organize an interdisciplinary boat building project. Eighth grade students, under the training of ... more »

Donetta Nice

Northern Garrett High School, Accident, MD
Grades 9-12, Science
2007, Winter

Ms. Nice and Mr. Kirchner’s students design and construct a solar powered charging station to learn the process and benefits of solar power and how it can be applied to AC power production related to residential wiring in their homes. Students learn about ... more »

Leslie Boyce

Mt. Vernon Elementary School, Mt. Vernon, ME
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Winter

Ms. Boyce and Ms. Dubord implement “The Path to Learning Math” to enhance students’ geometry and measurement skills and to increase student collaboration and school pride. Applying mathematics standards and technology skills, students research and ... more »

Nicholas Brooks

Wolfe County Middle School, Campton, KY
Grades 6-8, Science
2007, Winter

With “How Things Fly,” Mr. Brooks and Ms. Coomer allow students to use their sense of adventure and discovery to understand the basic physics of flight. To begin to understand aerodynamics and aviation, students construct and test kites, hot air ... more »

Marilyn Dysart

B. R. Miller Middle School, Marshalltown, IA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

To increase their reading comprehension and technology skills, students in Ms. Dysart and Ms. Stephens’ language arts class engage in a multidisciplinary study of robotics. Students read Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot and examine literary allusion and the ... more »

Theodore Brightman, Jr.

Nathan Weeks Middle School, Des Moines, IA
Grades 6-8, English
2007, Winter

To provide students with the opportunity to address authentic audiences and improve their writing skills, Mr. Brightman and Ms. Furtado implement a project focused on community publishing. Students critically analyze professional publications to identify content and ... more »

Tanya Turner

Hancock College Preparatory High School, Chicago, IL
Grades 9-12, Science
2007, Winter

Students participating in Ms. Turner and Ms. Scavone’s “Little Hancock on the Prairie” project have the opportunity to work as researchers on an ecological study. Using a prairie environment created on their campus, the urban students identify and ... more »

Suzanne Law

Hille Middle School, Oak Forest, IL
Grades 6-8, Literature
2007, Winter

Using the magic of movie making to motivate their sixth grade students to work beyond what is required simply for standardized testing, Ms. Law and Mr. Poulos expose students to classic literature with “Macbeth Is on my Bus.” Students read a translation of ... more »

Nezetta C. Smith

North Clayton Middle School, College Park, GA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

To improve students’ technology awareness and science knowledge, Ms. Smith and Ms. Stringer create a virtual science laboratory. Avoiding the prohibitive expenses and time consumption of a traditional laboratory, students are able to run their own virtual ... more »

Carol Sue Harless

DeKalb Early College Academy, Avondale Estates, GA
Grades 9-12, Literature
2007, Winter

Students at DeKalb Early College, an early college initiative for high-ability students who have not been successful in traditional high schools, participate in a documentary project to deepen understanding of literary works and historical background. After reading ... more »

Sheryl Ryder

Vacaville High School, Vacaville, CA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2007, Winter

With the support of community partners, Ms. Ryder-Burns and Ms. Garcia initiate Virtual Enterprise programs to help prepare their students for work in a real-world business environment. Students learn the daily operations required in running a business from ... more »

Sherry Lanza

Woodrow W. Wallace School, Lake Isabella, CA
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

Through “Create a Master Piece,” Ms. Lanza and her partners integrate the development of language arts skills with the study of great master artists. Fourth grade students in two neighboring school districts research great master artists, study ... more »

Shannon J. Gordon

Sunny Brae Avenue Elementary School, Winnetka, CA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Winter

To improve their at-risk students’ writing and comprehension skills, Ms. Gordon and Mr. Schechter implement their creative writing program, “An Author You Can’t Refuse.” Students develop realistic, comical narratives about their school ... more »