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Mary Denk

Edgar Elementary School, Edgar, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Summer

Teachers and staff at Edgar Elementary School will participate in a four day intensive training, “Reaching All by Creating Learning Communities.” Participants will use the knowledge gained from the workshop to assure the healthy development of every child ... more »

Denise Purvis

Thomas Dale High School, Chester, VA
Grades 9-12, Physical Education
2009, Summer

Ms. Purvis will attend Bill Evans's Summer Dance Teachers Intensive to gain high-quality training in dance technique, body/mind practices, and dance pedagogy. The program focuses on nurturing teachers artistically and increasing their pedagogical prowess. Ms. Purvis ... more »

Kelli Davis (No Release; Grant was declined)

Putnam City High School, Oklahoma City, OK
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2009, Summer

Ms. Davis will attend the Crossroads of Medieval Cultures and Languages seminar, which will allow for academic research and provide inter-disciplinary professional development. The seminar will also aid Ms. Davis in fostering an understanding in her students of ... more »

Teresa Noto

Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY
Higher Education, Science
2009, Summer

Realizing the importance of alternative energy as it pertains to her students’ preparedness for post-collegiate work, Ms. Noto will attend the Society of Automotive Engineers Fundamentals of Hybrid Electric Vehicles Seminar. After completing the seminar, Ms. ... more »

Cynthia Messina

East Derry Memorial Elementary School, Derry, NH
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2009, Summer

Mrs. Messina will participate in the PBS TeacherLine/ISTE Certificate Program to create an understanding of the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards and incorporate them into the development of electronic portfolios. Realizing the importance of electronic ... more »

Allison Bakken

Townsend Schools, Townsend, MT
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2009, Summer

To improve her science and math instruction and increase differentiation through 21st century skills, Mrs. Bakken will attend the National Educational Computing Conference. Mrs. Bakken will share her learning by providing professional developmental for faculty and ... more »

Terre Redmon

Bingham Elementary, Springfield, MO
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Summer

Building on a professional development plan to decrease student referrals and learn how to build positive relationships with students, Mrs. Redmon will attend the Jim Fay Love and Logic Conference. While attending, she will learn classroom discipline strategies that ... more »

Carl Anderson

Goodhue Public School, Goodhue, MN
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2009, Summer

To develop innovative and effective ways of engaging students with technology, Mr. Anderson and his colleagues will form a study group to investigate the integration of mobile technologies in the classroom. The study group will examine the prevalence of mobile ... more »

Amy Wild

South Lyon High School, South Lyons, MI
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2009, Summer

Fifteen secondary math teachers will meet in a "Math Summit" throughout the year to share best instructional practices, work on curriculum articulation from grades seven to twelve, discuss research and learning resources, analyze data, and utilize backward design to ... more »

Marissa Conti

Joseph P. Manning Elementary School, Jamaica Plains, MA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Summer

Realizing that for a student to be academically successful his or her emotional needs must be met, staff at Joseph P. Manning will create a school-wide community through the Responsive Classroom method. The teacher leaders participating in the group will delve deeply ... more »

Richard Byrd

Kissimmee Middle School, Kissimmee, FL
Grades 6-8, Science
2009, Summer

Mr. Byrd will learn instructional strategies at the International Aquaponics and Tilapia Aquaculture Course. These strategies will aide in the establishment of a hydroponics system within an urban school setting. Upon completion of his summer hands-on training, Mr. ... more »

Larry Donathan

Randle Highlands Elementary School, Washington, DC
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2009, Summer

In order to improve the English Language proficiency of low and mid-level English language learners, Mr. Donathan will incorporate Rosetta Stone software into classroom instruction. The program will enable Mr. Donathan to integrate technology and differentiate ... more »

Peggy McKibbin

Postlethwait Middle School, Camden, DE
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2009, Summer

School nurses within the district will increase their knowledge regarding all aspects of diabetes management. Instructors from the National Association of School Nursing will conduct seminars that will allow Mrs. McKibbin and her colleagues to become experts in ... more »

Jeremy Hoffer

East High School, Denver, CO
Grades 9-12, English
2009, Summer

Mr. Hoffer will lead a group of educators in the departments of English, science, and social studies in forming a professional learning community to improve their knowledge regarding differentiated instruction in order to be more effective teachers of heterogeneous ... more »

Adina Sullivan

San Marcos Elementary, San Marcos, CA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2009, Summer

Ms. Sullivan will attend the National Education Computing Conference in order to understand better the use of podcasting and digital storytelling as tools to engage English language learners. After attending the conference, Ms. Sullivan will prepare and present ... more »

Penny Kotterman

Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ
Higher Education, Computers / Technology
2009, Summer

Ms. Kotterman will combine two efforts: the “Innovative Spaces Project,” which re-engineers recycled shipping containers as learning spaces for students and teachers, and the “Arizona Teacher Leaders Network,” which provides opportunities for ... more »

Noah Zeichner

Chief Sealth High School, Seattle, WA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2009, Summer

Mr. Zeichner and Mr. Rector will implement “Global Visionaries,” a collaborative program between Chief Sealth and Cleveland High School, to improve, strengthen, and expand the Global Leadership (GL) class curriculum. The GL class will replace outdated ... more »

Kyle Voge

Akins High School, Austin, TX
Grades 9-12, Science
2009, Summer

Mrs. Voge will implement a rocket science curriculum through the Career and Tech Education department. Students will spend the first semester of the course learning about the basics of rocket flight, utilizing hands-on, project based activities. The second semester ... more »

Jane Bock

Brownsville Area High School, Brownsville, PA
Grades 9-12, Science
2009, Summer

In a partnership with the Brownsville Area Revitalization Corporation and the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, Brownsville Area School District will offer a place-based environmental education program. Middle and high school students will travel to local parks ... more »

Jamie Semrad

King Elementary School, Oregon City, OR
Grades K-5, Science
2009, Summer

Mrs. Semrad and Mrs. Woodburn will introduce the “King Green Team” with the purpose of educating students, staff, and community about sustainability. A multi-grade outdoor classroom will be constructed, allowing students to learn to connect with ecological ... more »

Patricia Bernauer

Rockside School, Maple Heights, OH
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2009, Summer

Title 1 Reading and Math students, with 20 gifted students as peer tutors, will gain skills in reading, writing, and measurement. Literature will challenge them to learn math measurements needed for myriad careers. Utilizing this measurement information, students will ... more »

Cathleen Taub

George Washington Elementary School, Mahwah, NJ
Grades K-5, Science
2009, Summer

Through the implementation of “Go Green,” Ms. Taub and Mrs. Tanis will allow their students to create a magazine focusing on green topics. “Go Green” will present students the opportunity to use their burgeoning skills as researchers, writers, ... more »

Jeffrey Hinton

Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV
Grades 9-12, History
2009, Summer

Students in Mr. Hinton and Mr. Madnikoff’s classes will document and publish area veterans’ stories. Videotaped oral histories will be used in the creation of a book, website, and a documentary film, the latter of which will be shared with a local PBS ... more »

Linda Golden

Thurgood Marshall Learning Center, Rock Island, IL
Grades 9-12, Science
2009, Summer

Ms. Golden and Ms. Kmoch will increase student reading achievement levels by forming study circles, with an emphasis placed on critical thinking skills. Students will learn about local alternative energy and clean water initiatives through partnerships with the Metro ... more »

Steve Bourque

Patriot Academy Alternative School, Madison, AL
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2009, Summer

Mr. Bourque and Mrs. Hodges will implement “Let’s Get a Grip on Our Future,” a hands-on project based learning philosophy combining state and local standards from mathematics, science, language arts, history, and technology. Through critical ... more »