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Mary Newell

Kent School District, Kent, WA
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Winter

Ms. Newell and Ms. Pizzalato will conduct a diabetic training program for several educational teams in the district.  Teachers in the district, which has seen an increase in the incidence of diabetes diagnosed in general and special education students, will learn ... more »

Jeanne E. Porter

Freedom Hill Elementary School, Vienna, VA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2010, Winter

Mrs. Porter and her colleagues will conduct an in-depth study of math and early childhood special needs students.  The group will use common assessment data to track how and what students are learning monthly, and use the data to drive instructional ... more »

Evelyn Dwyer

Love Chapel Elementary School, Erwin, TN
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Dr. Dwyer will lead a group of five early elementary grade teachers of music, library science, guidance, and physical education from Love Chapel Elementary School in the use of Rosetta Stone software and audio companion to develop the Spanish language skills necessary ... more »

Laura D’Eugenio

East Cooper Montessori Charter School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Winter

The Orff-Schulwerk approach to music education is a hands-on program using singing, dancing, and instrument playing to teach children.  Ms. D’Eugenio will complete the Orff-Schulwerk training this summer by attending an institute at the Eastman School of ... more »

Nicole Titus

State College Area School District, State College, PA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Ms. Titus will team with Dr. Badiali, a professor at Penn State University, to pilot models of co-teaching with mentor teachers and teacher candidates within the context of a professional development school.  Teachers will learn about seven models of co-teaching as ... more »

Christine King

Champion Local School District Middle School, Warren, OH
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Ms. King will participate in custodial technician professional development.  This knowledge will benefit students, staff, and community members by allowing Ms. King to learn new information in the areas of safety and security, blood borne pathogens, sanitation and ... more »

Shawn Daley

Gresham High School, Gresham, OR
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Mr. Daley and Ms. Levin will lead a professional learning community in Gresham High School. The group will focus on the effect global crises have on populations worldwide.  Educators across subject areas will meet to discuss ways to incorporate geography into ... more »

Shirley Terrinoni

Hannibal High School, Hannibal, NY
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Ms. Terrinoni will attend the Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy in June 2010 in New York.  The program will provide innovative instructional ideas to better prepare students and assure more success and fulfillment through their study of jazz and ... more »

Kathleen Wingard

Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE
Grades K-5, Literature
2010, Winter

Ms. Wingard will study current best practices in library science in order to develop reading and literacy projects for students who ride her school bus.  Ms. Wingard will work with local literacy experts and librarians to plan a timeline of learning events ... more »

Julie Raynor

Reeths-Puffer/Central Elementary School, Muskegon, MI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Winter

To gain a greater understanding of childhood stuttering, Ms. Raynor will attend and earn a certification in the Lindcombe Program, a highly effective therapy that addresses stuttering.  Upon completion, Ms. Raynor will share with her colleagues the methods learned ... more »

Sue Stinson

Apache Elementary School, Overland Park, KS
Grades K-5, Physical Education
2010, Winter

Since physical movement has been proven to optimize learning and retention, a professional learning community consisting of physical education teachers and classroom teachers from five schools will study various ways to include movement in the everyday core ... more »

Sandra Maytan

Jonas Salk Elementary School, Merrillville, IN
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Winter

“Virtues Through Music & Music About Virtues” will allow Ms. Maytan to be trained in the Virtues Project Methods in order to develop a curriculum that combines the experience, methods, and materials of the Virtues Project.  Lessons will focus on musical ... more »

Jennifer Weil

McKenzie School, Wilmette, IL
Grades K-5, English
2010, Winter

Ms. Weil will participate in an internship at the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecombe, Maine.  Through the internship, Ms. Weil will work with experts in the teaching of reading and writing to elementary school students.  Upon completing the course ... more »

Catherine Hawkins

Innovations Public Charter School, Kailua Kona, HI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Ms. Hawkins will take two professional development classes from the University of Texas online program: 1) The Nature and the Needs of the Gifted and Talented and 2) The Social and Emotional Aspects of the Gifted and Talented.  While taking the classes, she ... more »

Donica Cuspard

Redan Elementary School, Lithonia, GA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Dr. Cuspard will attend the Staff Development of Educators Differentiated Conference to enhance her knowledge of meeting the diverse needs of students in the ever-changing environment of today's classroom.  The conference will increase her current knowledge of ... more »

Caroline Guardino

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
Higher Education, Computers / Technology
2010, Winter

Dr. Guardino will develop both an online course and a web resource with information on deaf education for pre- and in-service teachers, paraprofessionals, and parents.  The goal of this project is to make both resources fully accessible to people who have a hearing ... more »

Adina Alexandru

Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2010, Winter

Ms. Alexandru will conduct multiple sessions with foreign language teachers in order to support teacher professional development in the six languages offered in the district in grades 1-12.  The sessions will focus on curriculum development and refinement, ... more »

Christine Hannum

Louisville Middle School, Louisville, CO
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Ms. Hannum and colleagues will conduct a three-week intensive and thematic social studies and music unit with all 7th grade students.  The goal is for students to comprehend the relationship between African culture and music.  Students will learn the ... more »

Jackie Ferreira

Union House Elementary School, Sacramento, CA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2010, Winter

A vertical, K-6 team will create an effective research driven math and science website, “Be Bright,” which will incorporate technology training with principles from the book Whatever it Takes.  The website will build the technology capacity of staff ... more »

DeAnn Karl

Westside Elementary School, Rio Linda, CA
Grades K-5, Literature
2010, Winter

Guided Language Acquisition Development (GLAD) is a model of professional development in the area of language acquisition and literacy that trains teachers in the use of core curriculum through local district guidelines.  Westside Elementary staff will ... more »

Scott Bassham

Watson Intermediate School, Little Rock, AR
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2010, Winter

Through a two-week seminar in the summer of 2010, Mr. Bassham will learn creative ways in which to teach diatonic modes, functional harmony, creative movement, improvisation, barred percussion instruments, and the recorder to students.  Mr. Bassham will also learn ... more »

Georgine Woodley

Altar Valley Middle School, Tucson, AZ
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2010, Winter

In order to learn more about whole brain learning and poverty, Ms. Woodley will attend the ASCD Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  At the conference, leaders in the field will talk about the connection between brain-based learning in low-income students and ... more »

Jennifer Manning

Glenwood, Birmingham, AL
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2010, Winter

To educate teachers, staff, and family/caregivers of children with severe autism and aggressive behaviors enrolled in Glenwood's Allan Cott School, Ms. Manning will establish a multi-media autism resource library.  Subjects will cover: strategies to teach children ... more »

Joel Barthel

St. Francis School District, St. Francis, WI
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Winter

Science students at St. Francis High School will use data collection sensors to study the rainwater, runoff, and water drainage of Lake Michigan.  Students will work in teams of four to collect common data, and each team will be assigned a unique data ... more »

Esther Farrow

Snow Canyon Middle School, St. George, UT
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Winter

To conserve the amount of paper used, the science department at Snow Canyon Middle School will use netbooks in class in lieu of paper for testing.  Additionally, Ms. Esther and her colleagues will assist students in the implementation of a paper recycling and ... more »

Lydia Renfro

Diane Gorzycki Middle School, Austin, TX
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Winter

Ms. Renfro and Ms. Gregory will create a native habitat and a weather station.  The outdoor laboratory will directly teach students how to acquire, record, process, and evaluate data for scientific research and discussion; skills that are only developed and ... more »

Stephanie Davis

McCormick Elementary School, McCormick, SC
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Winter

Ms. Davis and Ms. Jones will assist students in preparing and maintaining compost bins, rain barrels, worm factories, and homemade bird feeders.  Students will display their knowledge by creating posters depicting ways to go green while caring for the ... more »

Karen Dolan

Liberty High School, Bethlehem, PA
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Winter

Ms. Dolan’s students will create a stream science lab in the once-condemned historic Illick's Mill.  The mill will act as a functional environmental education center targeting elementary students in the Bethlehem community, and will be a primary field trip ... more »

Dianne Eldreth

Blue Ridge Elementary School, Warrensville, NC
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Winter

Recycling, reusing, and reducing waste is important to the educators at Blue Ridge Elementary School.  Therefore, a recycling program will be implemented at the school.  Student engagement in the recycling program will provide service and leadership ... more »

Claudia Andres

Wilson High School, Wilson, NY
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Winter

The "Rhythm of the Soul" project will provide non-traditional music students with the opportunity to create improvisational music on various percussion instruments in an open atmosphere.  Incorporated into the music curriculum (band, chorus, general music ... more »

Maria Krajewski

High School for Enterpirse, Business, and Technology, Brooklyn, NY
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Winter

Ms. Krajewski and Mr. Heegle seek to improve student achievement by increasing student awareness of mankind's impact on local and global environments.  Students will better understand their responsibility to preserve the environment through research and the ... more »

Sheila Egbe

Public School 208, Brooklyn, NY
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Winter

Mrs. Egbe will establish a program designed to educate students about the role solar electric power can play in providing clean energy for our homes, schools, and workplaces. Students will conduct experiments to compare two sources of energy: a solar cell and ... more »

Nancy Harris

Jefferson Township Middle School, Oak Ridge, NJ
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Winter

Students will combine science, art, and creative writing with service learning to draw attention to the importance of protecting and preserving the environment.  Through a combination of digital photography and creative writing, students will create a one page ... more »

Judith Lindsey

Henry W. Moore School, Candia, NH
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2010, Winter

To give students a better understanding of how their actions affect the world, students will be involved in a variety of activities that will help them develop problem solving and critical thinking skills as they examine the impact of their decisions.  The ... more »

Andrew James

LPS Science Focus Program, Lincoln, NE
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Winter

Physics students will design and build an “energy bike” that transforms mechanical energy (pedal power) to electrical energy.  The bike will be available at the Science Focus Program Science Day, an educational outreach to 4th and 5th grade ... more »

Isis Buchanan

Crossroads Elementary School, Saint Paul, MN
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Winter

This yearlong collaborative project focuses on energy independence, energy conservation, and the development of alternative forms of energy that promote self-sufficiency and sustainability.  To accomplish this ambitious project, Ms. Buchanan and colleagues will ... more »

Scott Satterly

The Frederick V. Pankow Center, Clinton Township, MI
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Winter

In the “Farm to Table” cross-curricular project, students will hydroponically grow fresh produce for the school cafeteria using environmentally sound techniques.  Students will experience, first hand, the process of identifying a real world problem, ... more »

Dan Moriarty

Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, Whitman, MA
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Winter

Mr. Moriarty and Mr. Stephansky will sponsor an environmental awareness contest between each building in their district.  Educators and students will be challenged to reduce electricity consumption, waste production, and the water use over the year.  ... more »

Donetta Sisler

Northern Garrett High School, Accident, MD
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2010, Winter

Northern Garrett’s CTE (Career and Technology Education) Alternative Energy Team will install LED (light emitting diode) lighting in one classroom and develop a shop that will serve as a model for all career and technology education students to observe and ... more »

April Stone

South Street Elementary School, Opelousas, LA
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Winter

Ms. Stone and Mrs. Taylor will create cross curriculum lessons about Louisiana and its environment utilizing the “writing across the curriculum” strategy.  These lessons will engage the students in writing and hands-on real world experiments and help ... more »

Meredith Spence

Seaside Neighborhood School, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Winter

Seaside Neighborhood School's “Waste Away!” Project will provide hands-on learning opportunities for students to become aware of the amount of trash they produce during lunch and to develop strategies for waste reduction.  Students will visit the ... more »

Kelly Livorsi

Grassy Lakes Elementary School, Minneola, FL
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Winter

The building of a greenhouse will be the foundation of an outdoor living learning center that will allow teachers to create first hand experiences for student investigations and discoveries for all aspects of science and provide them alternative options for teaching ... more »

Mary Johnson

Payne Elementary School, District of Columbia, DC
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2010, Winter

Through the “Literacy through Photography” program, students will learn how to use the art of photography as a means of visual communication and expression.  In collaboration with Turning the Page, a local education nonprofit, Ms. Johnson and Ms. ... more »

Karen Johnson

Niver Creek Middle School, Denver, CO
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Winter


Middle school students and the community will be involved in the planning, design, and integration of alternative energy sources that power a greenhouse.  In order to increase student achievement in science, each grade level will focus on a different aspect of ... more »

Donna Markey

Vista Magnet Middle School, Vista, CA
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Winter

Vista Magnet Middle School students will analyze the construction of one of the largest desalination plants in the world.  Through an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based approach, eighth grade students will investigate water issues that led to the plant's approval ... more »

Linda Preminger

Washington Manor Middle School, San Lorenzo, CA
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Winter

Ms. Preminger and Mr. Dohrn will lead a series of field trips designed to help students experience the relationship between human habitations in the local watershed and changes in the San Francisco Bay.  Students will learn the importance of the interaction ... more »

Gian Michael Sarabia

Boronda Meadows Elementary School, Salinas, CA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Winter

Second grade students at Boronda Meadows Elementary will learn about sustainable farming methods by building an organic garden.  In addition to taking field trips to places that teach sustainable methods of organic farming, students will create a web page containing ... more »