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Beth Smith

Frank Elementary School, Kenosha, WI
Grades K-5, English
2008, Fall

Ms. Smith and partners will engage in collegial study opportunities related to reading and language arts curriculum. Teachers will engage in grade level group work to focus on individual student learning goals as well as developing curriculum materials focused on ... more »

Jessica Thompson

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Higher Education, Science
2008, Fall

Dr. Thompson and Ms. Baeder will conduct a one year pilot professional development project to build capacity for secondary science education in the Puget Sound region. The grantees will facilitate a network of teachers interested in increasing student science ... more »

James Maxlow

Riverside Elementary School, Newport News, VA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

Mr. Maxlow and Ms. Shoff will conduct a study to determine the effect of virtual manipulatives used during instruction on 4th grade student mathematical achievement assessment results.

Andrew Smith

Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA
Higher Education, English
2008, Fall

Dr. Smith, the faculty advisor of the student-run newspaper, The Forum, will attend the Associated Collegiate Press Association's National Collegiate Newspaper Convention. Upon returning to campus, Dr. Smith will share the newly acquired information, skills, and ... more »

Anne M. Ortiz

Skyline Elementary School, Stillwater, OK
Grades K-5, Literature
2008, Fall

Ms. Ortiz and partners will conduct action research by studying the literacy of boys. The circle of literacy will be expanded to include nonfiction texts, graphic novels, and cartooning.

Erica Hershberger

Magnolia Elementary, Magnolia, OH
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Fall

To increase student achievement in all subject areas and to improve annual yearly progress, Mrs. Hershberger and Mrs. Woods will lead a project designated to facilitate and allow teacher to teacher training on the specific techniques and benefits of utilizing ... more »

Jennifer Spero

The Plains Elementary, The Plains, OH
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Fall

Ms. Spero will attend Responsive Classroom II training, a program that stresses that how children learn is as important as what they learn. The approach will be learned to address the social-emotional needs of students.

Misti Dawn Vogle

Richardton-Taylor High School, Richardton, ND
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

Mrs. Vogle will attend a three-day session training program sponsored by MogoMedia. The session will enhance student technology learning at both Richardton High School and Dickinson State University.

Robin Brawer

PS 6, Staten Island, NY
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2008, Fall

Through a year-long Teacher Leader/Coach course offered by Mathematics in the City at CCNY, Ms. Brawer will further her understanding of how to most effectively plan and implement effective mathematics instruction.

Glenn Alvarez

PS 109, Bronx, NY
Grades K-5, English
2008, Fall

A group of eleven teachers, studying strategies to successfully help English Language Learners in their classrooms, will bring Dr. Myriam Met, a national ELL consultant, to PS 109 in order to learn research strategies and best practices to enhance instruction.

Laura Kump

S.S. Columbia School, Staten Island, NY
Grades K-5, English
2008, Fall

Mrs. Kump and Mrs. Mulligan will establish collaborative study groups seeking to improve literacy instruction for all students through the study of research based strategies and best practices.

Cecily Gottling

George Washington School, Mahwah, NJ
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2008, Fall

Two teams of teacher-researchers will engage in Lesson Study, a professional learning model, also known in Japan as "Jugyokenkyu." Teams will identify math content and instruction in need of improvement for students in Kindergarten through Grade Three.

Kathleen Hewins

Macopin Middle School, West Milford, NJ
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2008, Fall

As part of a Character Education Initiative, Mrs. Hewins and a study group will participate in a two-day intensive bullying prevention program. They will use the knowledge gained to implement a whole-school prevention program and train the entire staff.

Dawn Ferreyra

Morton Magnet Middle School, Omaha, NE
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2008, Fall

Project "Diversity in Giftedness" will develop teaching strategies and methods of curriculum differentiation that will promote retention of gifted students from underserved populations, and enhance the learning of diverse gifted students in the regular classroom.

Ellen Shelton-Richey

University of Mississippi, Oxford, MI
Higher Education, English
2008, Fall

The University of Mississippi Writing Project proposes offering a preservice teacher mentoring program with a focus on writing instruction. The workshops will provide an opportunity for preservice teachers to learn current best writing practices in a series of ... 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.

Karen Sharp

Bogalusa High School, Bogalusa, LA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2008, Fall

The Bogalusa M.A.G.I.C. (Making Achievement Gains In our Community) team will participate in leadership training opportunities through the Search Institute to build a community of leaders with a clear vision dedicated to building developmental assets and fostering ... more »

Deborah Rode

Greencastle Community School Corporation, Greencastle, IN
Higher Education, English
2008, Fall

Ms. Rode and Ms. Meyer will implement a collaborative collegial workshop for faculty. The workshop will focus on best practices for adolescent writers and the techniques that actively engage reluctant learners.

Meredith Daniels

Riverside Elementary School, Riverside, CT
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

To begin the process of implementing myriad technological tools into the curriculum, Ms. Daniels and Ms. Berlinski will implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL offers the framework for teachers to work in a Professional Learning Community to break down ... more »

James Jeffrey Reichle

Lassen High School, Susanville, CA
Grades 9-12, Science
2008, Fall

Mr. Reichle will represent his science department as a Spanish translator for the school's growing ESL population by attending 25 weeks of intensive immersion Spanish instruction in Guatemala.

Berta Parrish

Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
Higher Education, Social Studies
2008, Fall

Dr. Parrish and her partner will implement a Faculty Mentorship Program for full time faculty with less than seven years teaching experience. The program will ensure faculty has access to accumulated instructional knowledge and expertise of colleagues to improve ... more »

Daina Rose Flores

Sunset Ridge Elementary School, Pacifica, CA
Grades K-5, Literature
2008, Fall

In response to waning reading comprehension test scores, Ms. Flores and Ms. Lyttle will obtain training on Readers' Workshop. With this training, they will lead the professional development of their fellow staff members in this approach.

Haley James

Madison Cross Roads School, Toney, AL
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2008, Fall

The Numeracy Project, developed from thorough research of how students learn numbers, is implemented in all classrooms throughout New Zealand. This action research study will allow Ms. James to receive high quality training from Numeracy Project experts and put ... more »

Kim Petty

Union County Schools, Union, SC
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

Through a program titled "These Great United States," students will travel the United States via classroom technology. The program will educate and encourage U.S. History students to join in learning about various regions of the United States and the contributions ... more »

Laura Keding

Broughal Middle School, Bethlehem, PA
Grades 6-8, Science
2008, Fall

Partnering with Lehigh University and the Bethlehem Recycling Center, students will research threats to the environment and design and test solutions to encourage their school and community to become better environmental stewards.

Mitchell Trembicki

Haverford High School, Havertown, PA
Grades 9-12, Science
2008, Fall

Seeking to gain knowledge about IPM, a technique growers use requiring advanced understanding of insect life-cycles and knowledge of pesticides and their environmental impacts, students will collect and analyze data, making recommendations that will be implemented ... more »

Naomi Feliz Kulog

Harritt Elementary School, Salem, OR
Grades K-5, English
2008, Fall

Dual Language Intermediate educators will purchase document cameras and projectors to enhance their Reader's and Writer's Workshops for second language learners. Students will analyze mentor texts, facilitate peer revising and editing, significantly improve state ... more »

Tom Bower

Elgin West Elementary, LaRue, OH
Grades K-5, English
2008, Fall

With guidance from Mr. Bower and Ms. Copeland, students will manage a bimonthly newsletter to be distributed to students and parents. The project will combine state standards from Language Arts and Technology.

Rachel Parrett

Wayne Trace Junior/Senior High School, Haviland, OH
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

"The History for the Thumb Generation" project will motivate students by integrating technology with state standards in a way students will respect and understand. By incorporating technology into the social studies classroom, Mrs. Parrett and Mrs. Sinn will bridge ... more »

Ryan Knudsen

Weaver Academy, Greensboro, NC
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

The "SMARTT Challenge" will provide collaboration between Career & Technical students and Performing & Visual Arts students. Students will learn about important environmental, energy, and economic issues as they research options and then retrofit a gasoline powered ... more »

Jennifer Nix

Camino Real Middle School, Las Cruces, NM
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

Mrs. Nix and Ms. Eichhorst will assist students in designing an online interactive school newspaper in an exploratory Journalism class. Students will visit a local newspaper for guidance, and create a web-based school newspaper that will allow the student body to ... more »

Jeff Belmonte

Johnstone School, Vineland, NJ
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

Fourth grade students will be using Kid Biz 3000, a computer program that has been proven effective in improving literacy when students complete a specified number of weekly sessions. Economically disadvantaged students will be able to check out low-cost laptops ... more »

Sally Blackburn

Rockwood School District, Ballwin, MO
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2008, Fall

More than 150 low-performing students will receive counseling focused on community service. Students will utilize critical thinking, inquiry, reading comprehension, writing, and math skills to research and design a nature trail and outdoor classroom.

Beverly Blomgren

Humboldt Senior High School, Saint Paul, MN
Grades 9-12, Science
2008, Fall

Science and social studies students will determine a course of action to reduce the effects of erosion and water runoff on school grounds. Through engagement in service learning, students will also develop and begin implementation of a long-range plan to create ... more »

Jodi Blanke Decuf

Zilwaukee International Studies School, Saginaw, MI
Grades K-5, History
2008, Fall

"Michigan Explorers" will encompass interactive lessons designed with students' needs in mind. Through various learning stations, students will improve their knowledge of Michigan history, civics, economics, and geography while simultaneously gaining stronger reading ... more »

Kevin Smoak

Pine Ridge Middle School, West Columbia, SC
Grades 6-8, Science
2008, Fall

Hands-on manipulatives will be used to explore the relationship between the Earth and its place in the solar system. Students will interact with each other and instructors as they simulate the experience of being an astronaut or a mission control specialist at the ... more »

Janet Dickens

Fairlane Elementary School, Lafayette, TN
Grades K-5, Literature
2008, Fall

Mrs. Dickens and Ms. Drive will develop an informational book about their school to display at the local community center using an interactive whiteboard. Students will use the board for hands-on instruction across the curriculum while creating their class book.

Gelyn Cornell

Smith Elementary, Alief ISD, Houston, TX
Grades K-5, Science
2008, Fall

Mrs. Cornell and Mrs. Collins will develop a science laboratory that provides teachers and students with resources to explore the nature of science in an inquiry-based setting. Students will learn the scientific method and apply critical thinking skills and ... more »

Michele Rzweski Copeland

Michele Rzweski Copeland

Potowmack Elementary School, Sterling, VA
Grades K-5, History
2008, Fall

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History Is a Walk in the Park      

Aldie Mill, Oatlands, and Belmont Plantation: for many residents of Loudon County, Virginia these are just points on a map. But for the fourth grade students of Potowmack Elementary School, they are much, much more.

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Amy Stuller

Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, English
2008, Fall

To improve vocabulary and pre-literacy reading skills of low socioeconomic, developmentally delayed students, a vocabulary program rich in experiential and hands-on discovery, coupled with an intensive parent-child-teacher reading program, will be implemented.

Marilyn Hall

Terrace Park School, Mountlake Terrace, WA
Grades K-5, Science
2008, Fall

Using the entry level Weather Bug weather station and books about weather, clouds, storms, water cycles and careers involving weather, a multi-grade team of teachers will integrate science, math, geography, and technology to improve student achievement.

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 »

Kristina Lindes Belcher

Stephen Decatur High School, Berlin, MD
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

To improve the classroom participation and engagement of students who are Limited English Proficient, Ms. Lindes and Mr. Comroe will procure a SMART Board to be used in conjunction with current curriculum. The technology will create a more interactive classroom, ... more »

Risha Allen Mullins

Montgomery County High School, Mt. Sterling, KY
Grades 9-12, Literature
2008, Fall

Mrs. Mullins and Mrs. Mantooth will expand the Moo Moo Book Club at Montgomery County High. As they read new books each month, the literacy of students in the club will increase through higher-order thinking and discussion, aligning with national and state standards. ... more »

Erin Mullarney

Washington Elementary School, Schiller Park, IL
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2008, Fall

Ms. Mullarney and Ms. Risolvo's students will study hip hop music and engage in critical thinking as they dissect the music in a series of hands-on learning centers. The students will use their problem solving skills to create their own songs by actively using each ... more »

Laurie Gough

C.A. Henning Elementary School, Troy, IL
Grades K-5, Science
2008, Fall

First grade students will create visual representations depicting information gained from investigating the animal kingdom. Students will choose animals, identify and describe their habitats and life cycles, and compare them to other animals. A presentation of ... more »

Kristy Turco

Hailey Elementary School, Hailey, ID
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

Students will develop technology skills for research, communication, and collaboration and apply those skills to foster relationships with international students. Using these skills, students will participate in global communication exchange programs, which will ... more »

Jessica Noblin

Leesburg Elementary School, Leesburg, FL
Grades K-5, Science
2008, Fall

Through "The Golden Eagles are Going Green," Mrs. Noblin's and Mrs. Chavis' first grade classes will implement the school's first recycling plan. The program will build a rationale for recycling, which will enable students to learn the importance of recycling ... more »

Ashley D. Jarvis-Parlato

Leesburg, Leesburg, FL
Grades K-5, Science
2008, Fall

Students will gain insight into where their food comes from via a series of trips to local farms, seed stores, grocers, and restaurants. A campus vegetable garden will also be cultivated by the students. Lessons involving math, literature, and community will be ... more »