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Grantee Archive

Our grantees represent educators from all parts of the U.S. and cover all grade levels and subject areas. Below you will find a searchable database of all of the projects we’ve funded in the past 3 years.

Type of grant received
Grade level taught
Subject taught
State where grantee teaches
  • Tim Granger

    Quil Ceda Elementary School
    Marysville, WA
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Mr. Granger and Mr. Palmer develop “Math Takes Flight,” a mathematics unit focused on flight instruction. Students take lessons in an aircraft simulator, with each session relating to a mathematical concept. After mastering these lessons, students demonstrate their mathematics and aviation knowledge by taking a written examination to obtain a pilot’s license.

  • Tim Soliday

    McCormick’s Creek Elementary School
    Spencer, IN
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Mr. Soliday and his partners use “Inquiring Minds,” a program that integrates science and language arts, to build their students’ literacy and science inquiry skills. Combining the Four Blocks® Literacy Model with high-interest scientific materials, the teachers introduce students to themes such as space, the animal kingdom, and environmental responsibility. Students use hands-on materials and kits to engage in inquiry activities.

  • Tim Soliday

    McCormick’s Creek Elementary School
    Spencer, IN
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Mr. Soliday and his partners use “Inquiring Minds,” a program that integrates science and language arts, to build their students’ literacy and science inquiry skills. Combining the Four Blocks® Literacy Model with high-interest scientific materials, the teachers introduce students to themes such as space, the animal kingdom, and environmental responsibility. Students use hands-on materials and kits to engage in inquiry activities.

  • Tom White

    Lynnwood Intermediate School
    Lynnwood, WA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Mr. White and his partners form a lesson study group to improve classroom instruction. Group members meet weekly to design lessons that meet student needs and reflect on instruction. After developing each lesson, one teacher pilots it as other members videotape and critique the content and implementation.

  • Tom White

    Lynnwood Intermediate School
    Lynnwood, WA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Mr. White and his partners form a lesson study group to improve classroom instruction. Group members meet weekly to design lessons that meet student needs and reflect on instruction. After developing each lesson, one teacher pilots it as other members videotape and critique the content and implementation.

  • Abra Koch

    Loveland High School
    Loveland, OH
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Winter

    Ms. Koch, who is well-versed on the Latin American culture and language, travels to Spain to capture in-depth knowledge of Spanish culture and society. In July 2004, she enrolls in several university programs to learn vocabulary, dance, and teaching techniques that are unique to Spain. She uses this information to compile a unit that her colleagues can use to integrate Spanish culture into their curricula.

  • Abra Koch

    Loveland High School
    Loveland, OH
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Winter

    Ms. Koch, who is well-versed on the Latin American culture and language, travels to Spain to capture in-depth knowledge of Spanish culture and society. In July 2004, she enrolls in several university programs to learn vocabulary, dance, and teaching techniques that are unique to Spain. She uses this information to compile a unit that her colleagues can use to integrate Spanish culture into their curricula.

  • Angela Kay Thomas

    Potter Street Elementary School
    Bainbridge, GA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    In March 2004, Ms. Thomas attends the Barry Lane Educational Writing Instruction Seminar to learn techniques for teaching writing revisions. She shares what she learns with her colleagues by developing a district-wide workshop and a Web page that offers writing tips and resources.

  • Angela Kay Thomas

    Potter Street Elementary School
    Bainbridge, GA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    In March 2004, Ms. Thomas attends the Barry Lane Educational Writing Instruction Seminar to learn techniques for teaching writing revisions. She shares what she learns with her colleagues by developing a district-wide workshop and a Web page that offers writing tips and resources.

  • Beatrice Batt-Behar

    Rhawnhurst Elementary School
    Philadelphia, PA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Ms. Batt-Behar attends the Digital Storytelling Conference and Festival in June 2004 to learn the principals and practices of digital storytelling. She uses what she learns to improve the communication skills of her English-language-learner students, who create digital stories with iMovies.

  • Beatrice Batt-Behar

    Rhawnhurst Elementary School
    Philadelphia, PA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Ms. Batt-Behar attends the Digital Storytelling Conference and Festival in June 2004 to learn the principals and practices of digital storytelling. She uses what she learns to improve the communication skills of her English-language-learner students, who create digital stories with iMovies.

  • Beth Robinson

    Parkhill School
    Tampa, FL
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Students at Parkhill School, which is a residential treatment facility for abused children, participate in an integrated thematic unit on endangered species. After researching and writing about endangered animals, students create puppets, an original script, and music for a puppet show that describes the animals and why they are endangered.

  • Beth Robinson

    Parkhill School
    Tampa, FL
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Students at Parkhill School, which is a residential treatment facility for abused children, participate in an integrated thematic unit on endangered species. After researching and writing about endangered animals, students create puppets, an original script, and music for a puppet show that describes the animals and why they are endangered.

  • Beth Spicer Jack

    Heritage Elementary School
    Medina, OH
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Heritage Elementary School’s kindergarten team—which includes a school psychologist, speech pathologist, and a paraprofessional—learn about neurodevelopment and associated learning difficulties. The team devises a developmental learning profile for each student, and assesses learning in such areas as language comprehension, speech articulation, and phonological awareness. After analyzing these data, the team develops strategies for individual interventions and modifies their instruction to strengthen brain development.

  • Beth Spicer Jack

    Heritage Elementary School
    Medina, OH
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Heritage Elementary School’s kindergarten team—which includes a school psychologist, speech pathologist, and a paraprofessional—learn about neurodevelopment and associated learning difficulties. The team devises a developmental learning profile for each student, and assesses learning in such areas as language comprehension, speech articulation, and phonological awareness. After analyzing these data, the team develops strategies for individual interventions and modifies their instruction to strengthen brain development.

  • Carol Hanson

    Kayenta Primary School
    Kayenta, AZ
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Ms. Hanson and her partners form a study group to align the reading, language arts, and mathematics curricula to state standards. After creating curricula maps, the team develops instructional strategies that best meet the learning needs of each student.

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