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Jayne Jaskolski

Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Summer

A cohort of Senior Action Research Fellows (SARF) will collaborate as a professional learning community to mentor first and second year Action Research Fellows; plan and implement the second annual Midwestern Regional Action Research Conference; present at ... more »

Tracey Crowley

St. Croix Falls School District, Saint Croix Falls, WI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Summer

A group of educators in St. Croix Falls School District will research best practices for infusing 21st century skills throughout the curriculum, with an emphasis on incorporating rigor, relevance, and technology into lessons to enhance student learning.The group ... more »

Amy Lavold

Lincoln High School, Tacoma, WA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Summer

Ms. Lavold will attend Harvard's Project Zero Summer Institute.Upon completion of the program, Ms. Lavold will return to her district and apply the principles of the institute in a progressive and innovative professional growth opportunity for her colleagues.She ... more »

Debbie Halstead

Garfield Elementary School, Spokane, WA
Grades K-5, English
2010, Summer

Mrs. Halstead will attend the one-week Reading Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University to gain high-quality literacy strategies for working with struggling and reluctant readers at the intermediate level.Following the institute, Mrs. Halstead will conduct ... more »

Chris Wilkie

Stevens Elementary School, Seattle, WA
Grades K-5, English
2010, Summer

To continue to address her students’ writing needs, Ms. Wilkie will attend the Writers Workshop at The Teacher's College Readers and Writers Institute at Columbia University.The rigorous, five-day literacy training will focus on elevating student writing.Upon ... more »

Karen Settles

Oscar Smith Middle School, Chesapeake, VA
Grades 6-8, English
2010, Summer

To improve upon and share her knowledge as an Experienced READ 180 Educator, and to provide quality feedback to new READ 180 Educators in her district, Mrs. Settles will attend the 2010 READ 180 National Summer Institute in Nashville, Tennessee.  At the ... more »

Jennifer Anton

Fairview High School, Fairview, TN
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Summer

The staff of Fairview High School will collaborate on implementing innovative assessment and grading practices.  Topics covered will include grading as a true reflection of student learning, traditional assessment, and grading practices, and the impact of grades ... more »

Jennifer Lasso

Broughal Middle School, Bethlehem, PA
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2010, Summer

Teachers and paraprofessionals will form an interdisciplinary study group to hone in on specific teaching and learning strategies in the fields of differentiated instruction and brain-based learning.They will implement research-based best practices, evaluate ... more »

Gala Gates

John Adams High School, Cleveland, OH
Grades 9-12, History
2010, Summer

Ms. Gates and Mrs. Moorer will create a cohort of American history teachers who will participate in a yearlong study of Cleveland history in order to improve the content and quality of American history taught in the city’s schools.  This cohort will ... more »

Torrey Palmer

Echo Loder Elementary School, Reno, NV
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Summer

A team of Reno educators will build a website that will feature projects and other teacher inquiry information in the hopes of strengthening their collegial inquiry movement and inspiring the participation of other educators in Washoe County.Qualitative and ... more »

Cara Lynch

Belen High School, Belen, NM
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Summer

Ms. , A team of Belen teachers and community partners will engage in an Earth Force training seminar in preparation for both the “Earth Force Summer of Service” and the upcoming school year.  Fifteen teachers will participate in the training, five ... more »

Joan Stetser

Woodland School, Barrington, NJ
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2010, Summer

Ms. Stetser will attend the Gifted and Talented Summer Institute at the University of Connecticut, where she will be exposed to a realm of information that will enhance the district’s gifted and talented program.Ms. Stetser will learn how the implementation of ... more »

Wendy Stocker

Paulsboro High School, Paulsboro, NJ
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2010, Summer

Mrs. Stocker will attend Band Director Academy at New York City’s Lincoln Center.The course emphasizes hands-on learning and techniques that can be immediately applied in the classroom.Using the blues as the entry to improvisation, this curriculum will focus on ... more »

Brian Vernachio

Toms River High School North, Toms River, NJ
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Summer

With the “Teaching Inquiry through Environmental Investigations” model, middle and high school educators at Toms River Schools will learn to integrate inquiry-based learning into their classrooms more effectively using environmental issues.The study will ... more »

Cara McNevich

Ossipee Central School, Center Ossipee, NH
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2010, Summer

Educators at Ossipee Central School will be trained in the use of appropriate technology and resources in the collection and analysis of data in order to ask and answer questions about student performance.The study group will use data in support of a state mandate ... more »

Suzanne Rosenthal

Maplewood Richmond, Maplewood, MO
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Summer

 team of educators at Maplewood Richmond Heights will participate in “The Teacher Home Visit Program (THVP),” a curriculum that trains educators in low income underperforming schools to go to their students' homes to forge relationships with ... more »

Carolynn Teufner

McIntyre Elementary School, Troy, MI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Summer

McIntyre Elementary School will provide its faculty with an intensive, onsite, three-day certification in Dr. Stephen Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, followed by ongoing support.  The training will equip faculty members to teach "The Leader ... more »

Alana Kooi

Jenison Public Schools, Jenison, MI
Grades 6-8, English
2010, Summer

In order to make the writing workshop approach more effective in the teaching of expository writing, Mrs. Kooi and her colleagues plan to examine student writing for specific skills needed to write strong persuasive essays.The group will examine student essay samples ... more »

Steven Selva

University of Maine at Fort Kent, Fort Kent, ME
Higher Education, Science
2010, Summer

Dr. Selva will travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to study the declining population of calicioid lichens and fungi.The data gathered will be incorporated into a manuscript that he will submit to the journal of the American Bryological and Lichenological ... more »

Mary Sullivan

Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA
Higher Education, Computers / Technology
2010, Summer

To help at-risk students better prepare for college, a learning community of high school math teachers will gain expertise in online learning and teaching technologies.  Under the guidance of Professor Sullivan, the group will learn how to develop and implement ... more »

Timothy Brinker

Westfield School, Glen Ellyn, IL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Summer

Mr. Brinker will attend the field school at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in southwestern Colorado, where he will learn about proper methods of excavation as well as local artifacts and locations.Upon completion of the workshop, Mr. Brinker will develop a ... more »

Eric Laughlin

Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA
Higher Education, Social Studies
2010, Summer

Dr. Laughlin will attend a Gordon Institute for Music Learning workshop.  Lessons at the workshop will focus on training teachers to recognize the importance of early childhood music and learn how young children might best be taught music through ... more »

Anna Moraga

Will Rogers Elementary School, Ventura, CA
Grades K-5, English
2010, Summer

Ms. Moraga will attend the five-day Summer Writing Institute at Columbia University's Teachers College Reading and Writing Project to gain teaching tools to improve student achievement in writing.Upon completion of the institute, Ms. Moraga will share what she has ... more »

Jessika Negrete Agustin

Elk Grove Unified School District, Sacramento, CA
Grades K-5, English
2010, Summer

To increase the proficiency of English Language Learners, a team of educators will identify schools in Northern California that have been successful in assisting ELL students read at grade level.Ms. Agustin and her team will target the most effective teaching ... more »

Francisco Jimenez

Ascot Avenue Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
Grades K-5, Literature
2010, Summer

To learn how to implement the processes and routines of an effective daily classroom reading workshop, Mr. Jimenez will attend a week-long reading conference at Columbia University.Mr. Jimenez will learn strategies that enhance student reading skills and the ... more »

Carolyn Jordan

B. C. Elmore Middle School, Houston, TX
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Summer

Sixth grade ESL students at B.C. Elmore Middle School will create a campus paper recycling program.  Students will collaborate with their peers to create PowerPoint presentations, design, and produce poster advertisements, and decorate recycling bins.

Cherie Freeman

Northley Middle School, Aston, PA
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Summer

Seventh grade students at Northley Middle School will plan, plant, and harvest an organic spring vegetable garden.  Students will drive the project, using scientific inquiry to design the garden, analyze the growth results, and evaluate any variability in ... more »

Casey McCord

North Bend Middle School, North Bend, OR
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2010, Summer

This career based student-driven project will allow seventh and eighth grade students to explore many new and emerging technologies through cooperative learning experiences.  Students will research, create, and reflect on topics such as alternative energies, ... more »

Jon Jordan

Barnesville Exempted Village Schools, Barnesville, OH
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Summer

Barnesville students will attend an overnight camp at The Wilds wildlife conservation center in Cumberland, Ohio.  The camp itinerary will include a variety of conservation and naturalist activities designed to get the students actively involved.  Students ... more »

Gregory Brockway

Donovan Middle School, Utica, NY
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2010, Summer

Mr. Brockway and his students will engage in authentic music recording sessions requiring the composition, notation, and improvisation of music encompassing diverse styles and genres.  Using modern technology, students will learn to read and notate music; play ... more »

Cheryl Taliaferro

P.S. 194M Countee Cullen, New York, NY
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

In an effort to develop environmentally conscious students and future stewards of the planet, students at P.S. 194M Countee Cullen school will participate in field trips to environmental centers and environmentally conscious businesses.  Using classroom lessons ... more »

Nikita Hunter

Public School 631, Brooklyn, NY
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

Ms. Hunter and Ms. Larmond’s Pre-K classes will experience hands-on, discovery-based learning by starting a school garden and greenhouse.  Students will sort, classify, and grow a garden of vegetables, fruits, and plants.  Both the garden and ... more »

Caroline Chervenak

Maywood Schools, Maywood, NJ
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

Mrs. Chervenak and Mrs. Brickett-Martin will lead a district-wide effort to increase gardening programs by revitalizing a courtyard and greenhouse on school grounds.  Upon completion of the revitalization, gardening programs will be integrated into the ... more »

Mary Rowan

Hardyston Township Elementary School, Hamburg, NJ
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

Educators at Hardyston Township Elementary School will create the “Hardystone Dream Garden,” an alternative learning environment for students that will allow a more intimate relationship with the natural environment.  Students will study and view ... more »

Beverly McKillip

Elkhorn Valley Schools, Tilden, NE
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

Mrs. McKillip and Mr. Burenheide’s “Green Energy” project is designed to empower their students to solve environmental problems that relate to energy production.  Through research and experimentation, students will develop a better ... more »

Montanette Hendricks

Moss Street Elementary School, Reidsville, NC
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

Students at Moss Street Elementary School will participate in the preparation and maintenance of a school garden.  The garden will serve as an outdoor learning space that will be a part of the school’s academic integration of science, math, health, and ... more »

Brenda Todd

Rocky River Elementary School, Monroe, NC
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2010, Summer

Using digital cameras, students at Rocky River Elementary will participate in a variety of projects that integrate multiple subject areas such as math, literacy, science, and social studies.  Students will use the cameras to take pictures of shapes and create ... more »

Phyllis Correll

Alderman Road Elementary School, Fayetteville, NC
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

Through “Global Warming: It's a Warm, Warm, World,” six first grade classes and five special education classes will study the connections between themselves and their environment while learning about global warming.  As students study the effects of ... more »

Amy Kennedy

Andersen United Community School, Minneapolis, MN
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

The “Earth Day Garden” will engage students in the learning process by allowing them to plant flowers and vegetables in large container gardens.  The year-long activity will include composting, fertilizing, and harvesting.  The process will ... more »

Coit Hendley

Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, MD
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Summer

Students in the “Watershed Integrated Study Program (WISP)” at Eleanor Roosevelt High School will improve their ability to conduct scientific research by studying organic pollutants in local streams in Prince George’s County.  This group of ... more »

Benjamin Graeff

Morrell Park Elementary/Middle School, Baltimore, MD
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Summer

During a five day stay at Northbay Adventure Camp, students will investigate real scientific issues by learning about five distinct ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  Spending the majority of their time outdoors, students will have the opportunity to ... more »

Karen Crow-Roark

Roan School, Dalton, GA
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

Using a five-step scientific method, students will conduct research on energy efficiency and the impact of pollution on their natural environment.  Students will investigate the energy saving capabilities of different types of lighting.  To gauge the ... more »

Angela Holbrook

TERRA Environmental Research Institute, Miami, FL
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2010, Summer

Mrs. Holbrook and Mrs. Cabrera will develop a pioneering educational program with the main goals of improving the academic performance of students with special needs and increasing the environmental sustainability of schools in urban settings.  Through the ... more »

Robin Bell

Crystal River High School, Crystal River, FL
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Summer

To address the fact that the school and local community do not recycle plastic, students will conduct research and produce a commercial to help bring about awareness and support for the school’s recycling endeavor.  The commercial will then be aired to ... more »

Toni Allison

Winograd K-8 School, Greeley, CO
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Summer

To promote environmental stewardship, primary age students at Winograd School will receive direct instruction through the “Think Earth Environmental Education” curriculum.  Students will engage in a variety of learning experiences and activities, ... more »

Katherine Williams

Middle College High School, San Pablo, CA
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Summer

Middle College High School will celebrate the school-wide theme of “Water Conservation and Preservation.”  As a member of a national consortium of water conserving high schools across the United States, Middle College High School will share with ... more »

Alex Picazo

Rancho del Rey Middle School, Chula Vista, CA
Grades 6-8, Literature
2010, Summer

In response to the challenge of promoting literacy and developing ecological awareness, students at Rancho del Ray Middle school will participate in a service learning project with two components.  First, struggling readers will be paired with motivated readers ... more »