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Beth Smith

Frank Elementary School, Kenosha, WI
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2014, Winter

Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Neumaier will lead a collegial study that will transform math instruction at Frank Elementary School from a whole group focus to a workshop approach. The new approach will encourage whole group instruction, guided and independent practice opportunities, ... more »

Debra Kruger

School District of Laona, Laona, WI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2014, Winter

To improve student achievement and enhance teacher effectiveness, Mrs. Kruger and her colleagues will implement the use of a Student Response System in middle and high school science classes. The system will provide educators immediate feedback and show which students are ... more »

Sarah Bartosch

West Allis Central High School, West Allis, WI
Grades 9-12, Special Education
2013, Fall

To more effectively serve students on the autism spectrum, Mrs. Bartosch will attend a “Social Thinking” clinic. After completing the clinic, Mrs. Bartosch will use her newly acquired knowledge to develop a course that will be offered in her school district to ... more »

Laura Masbruch

Whitewater High School, Whitewater, WI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2013, Fall

Ms. Masbruch and Mr. Lauersdorf will expand their Digital Electronics course to allow students to create software designs for circuits. The circuits will be used to control LED message boards, raise and lower toll bridge gates, detect jams in copy machines, and make robots ... more »

Debra Ono

Lakeland Elementary School, Auburn, WI
Grades K-5, Librarian
2013, Fall

To assist educators in the implementation of new Common Core Standards, Mrs. Ono and Mrs. Brown will create a guided reading room in Lakeland Elementary School’s library. Educators will be encouraged to check out books to use in daily reading activities and for ... more »

Joe Mink

Edgerton High School, Edgerton, WI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2013, Spring

Donna Cuyler

South Milwaukee High School, South Milwaukee, WI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2013, Spring

Through the “Smart Cooperative,” students will work with individual art teachers to visualize “practicing peace.” Students will use iOS devices for the visual creation, alteration, storage, and display of personal art works. The project will ... more »

Erica Winkler

Eisenhower Elementary School, Green Bay, WI
Grades K-5, School Social Worker
2013, Winter

Kelsey Rhinehart

Adams-Friendship Area Schools, Friendship, WI
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2012, Spring

Students will increase literacy skills through the strategic use of technology and digital media to produce a school wide news program. The program will present students with life and career skills including self direction, flexibility, adaptability, productivity, ... more »

Jennifer Nelson

Valley View Elementary School, Ashwaubenon, WI
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2012, Winter

Through Bringing Everyone Together with Technology, Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Johnson will emphasize language acquisition and increased cultural awareness in their students. Educators will infuse 21st century skills throughout the curriculum by incorporating relevance and ... more »

Travis Anderson

Lawrence-Lawson Elementary School, Sparta, WI
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2011, Fall

Lawrence-Lawson Elementary students will become actively engaged in technology using iPod Touch devices. Feeding the 21st Century Learner with Technology will motivate students to increase their knowledge of reading and math skills while differentiating instruction to meet ... more »

Leah Wendt

Prospect Elementary School, Lake Mills, WI
Grades K-5, English
2011, Spring

Ms. Wendt and Mrs. Collins will foster creative, constructive writing through the use of twenty first century technology tools.  “From Pen and Paper to Mouse and Keyboard” will use innovative web 2.0 technologies, including blogs, wikis, webinars, podcasts, ... more »

Heidi McNitt

School District of Osceola, Osceola, WI
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2011, Spring

Educators within the School District of Osceola will be provided with interactive whiteboards for classroom instruction.  This technology will promote high quality, equitable instruction while improving student achievement in language arts and mathematics.  ... more »

Julie Hauck

Longfellow Elementary School, Sheboygan, WI
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

“Kindles for Kids” will act as a supplemental reading program intended to increase reading motivation and strengthen skills in third grade students.  Students in Mrs. Hauck’s and Mrs. VanWyk’s classrooms will be placed in small, flexible reading ... more »

Louis Lessor

Westside Elementary School, Sun Prairie, WI
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2010, Fall

Lessor will attend a SMART Training certification event in Chicago, Illinois, which will allow him to be trained on the use of Notebook software and the SMART Board interactive whiteboard.  Upon completing the training, Mr. Lessor will conduct professional development ... more »

Linda Wamboldt

West Milwaukee Middle School, West Milwaukee, WI
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Through “Honoring the Past to Preserve our Future,” Ms. Wamboldt and Mr. Liska implement a historical preservation project to increase the problem-solving and historiographical skills of their eighth-grade students. Students research, write tour descriptions, ... more »

Julie Verhagen

Burlington High School, Burlington, WI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Ms. Verghagen and her partners investigate research-based teaching strategies that engage at-risk students. Participants explore nontraditional prevention and intervention approaches, and implement student-centered instruction. Based on the success of their work, the ... more »

Jayne Haenel

Stetsonville Elementary School, Stetsonville, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Focusing on Stephanie Harvey’s Nonfiction Matters, Ms. Haenel and her partners develop and use comprehension strategies with their classes. Study group participants survey strategies to help students think critically as they read for comprehension. After implementing ... more »

Thomas Brown

Morgandale School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, English
2005, Fall

To become more effective writing teachers, Mr. Brown and his learning group study how writers write. Led by a consultant, the participating teachers work collaboratively in ten demonstration lessons on writing theory. Teachers, students, and literacy coaches work ... more »

Elizabeth Binz

Franklin Elementary School, Appleton, WI
Grades K-5, Literature
2005, Fall

Ms. Binz and her partners form In-Depth Study Groups through half-day workshops to help students read independently, understand and discuss books, and become life-long readers. After attending the Reading and Writing Institute at the Teacher’s College at ... more »

Kristine Crowe

Augusta Middle School, Augusta, WI
Grades 6-8, Literature
2004, Winter

Ms. Crowe learns how to create a community-based remedial program to help improve mathematics and reading skills of students. She participates in workshops sponsored by the Mott Foundation that address program management, curriculum integration, staff development, and ... more »

Mary Anderson

Audubon Technology and Communication Center, Milwaukee, WI
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2003, Fall

Each Wednesday afternoon, Ms. Anderson and her partners take their students with special needs to a bowling ally for “Bowling for Numbers,” a standards-based activity designed to increase students’ mathematics and interpersonal skills. Students learn to ... more »

Therese M. Jilek

North Shore Middle School, Hartland, WI
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2006, Fall

Through an action research project, Ms. Jilek investigates the effect of authentic and relevant experiences on student learning and the effect of interaction with children around the world on students’ attitudes toward other cultures and each other. Students ... more »

Robin Booth

Garfield Elementary School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, Science
2003, Winter

Ms. Booth, Ms. Little, and Mr. Thomas create a home-school connection through "Super Science Friday Clubs." Each week, students conduct inquiry-based science experiments. The teachers give students materials to recreate and build on these experiments at home with their

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Megan Bollig

East Troy High School, East Troy, WI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

To provide their farming community students with 21st century skills, Ms. Bollig and her colleagues study the use of problem-based learning to enhance students’ critical thinking and problem solving. Based on study of materials from the Center of Excellence ... more »

Bunny Bauernfeind

Webster Transitional School, Cedarburg, WI
Grades 6-8, Literature
2006, Summer

Ms. Bauernfeind and her colleagues study ways to address the range of learning levels in small reading groups. The study group members read several books on differentiated reading instruction, view accompanying videos, and practice techniques for differentiating ... more »

Marilyn McKnight

H.W. Longfellow Elementary School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Summer

Through the “Building Bridges Project,” Ms. McKnight and her partners use chess to encourage their at-risk students to develop the self-respect and critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to bridge the gap to academic, social, and personal ... more »

Cheryl Geske

Plover-Whiting Elementary School, Plover, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Geske will attend a “Courage to Teach” retreat to assist her professional development toward providing specialized training to teachers and other instructional stakeholders involved in the implementation of a professional renewal model. This conceptual ... more »

Mary Smaby

Little Chute Elementary School, Little Chute, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Fall

Proposes to participate in a comprehensive Jensen Learning workshop entitled “Engage to Achieve: High Impact Classroom Tools for Engagement.” His program is designed to provide research tools and practical learning techniques that illustrate how students ... more »

Jayne E. Jaskolski

Twenty-First Street School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

Ms. Jaskolski engages in action research to describe and quantify the value of investing in early intervention to help close achievement gaps. Ms. Jaskolski investigates how participation in a self-contained intensive speech and language classroom that provides ... more »

Donna Jo P. Cuyler

South Milwaukee High School, South Milwaukee, WI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Ms. Cuyler attends the “Moku-Hang Japanese Waterbase Woodcut” workshop to learn the traditional process of 18th century Japanese woodcutters and expand the experience of the students in her integrated art and social studies class. Under the guidance of ... 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 »

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 »

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.

Jayne E. Jaskolski

Twenty-First Street School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, English
2008, Summer

Mrs. Jaskolski will implement an action research project, augmented with professional development, to quantify and describe the value of early intervention in a speech and language classroom to increase the achievement of at-risk pre-school children. The goal is to ... more »

Kendra Parks

James Madison Memorial High School, Madison, WI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2009, Fall

The Memorial High School Equity Team, comprised of ten teachers from a variety of disciplines, will purchase resources to study how to implement effective communication strategies in order to host a series of evening

Community Dialogue Sessions

for a diverse ... more »

Barbara Corsi

Marquette Elementary School, Madison, WI
Grades K-5, English
2009, Fall

Language arts students at Marquette Elementary will increase their written expression skills by participating in

Spelling Masters of the Universe

.  This school-wide spelling program will offer students the opportunity to work at their instructional levels.  ... more »

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 »

Jayne Jaskolski

Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Winter

Ms. Jaskolski and Dr. Anderson will implement an action research fellowship to introduce teachers to the power of systematic reflection on their practice.  The fellowship will focus on commitment, design, sense of experience, creation of new questions, and ... more »

Susan Mildren

Browning Elementary School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, Literature
2009, Winter

Ms. Mildren and a team of colleagues will work collaboratively to create literacy rich activities using leveled text and literacy-based software.  The project will help students with special needs access and meaningfully participate in the curriculum through ... more »

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 »

Victoria Rydberg

River Crossing Environmental Charter School, Portage, WI
Grades 6-8, Science
2010, Summer

“Hands On, Feet Wet Education” will engage and motivate middle school students by encouraging them to think critically about environmental issues while developing core academic skills through weekly hands-on, mud-on-their-boots field experiences that ... 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 »