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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
  • Jemi Baham

    Monrovia High School
    Monrovia, CA
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Winter

    Through “Learn by Teaching,” Ms. Baham and Ms. Ford enrich the communication and science vocabulary of their English language learners. After studying complex biology vocabulary and concepts, these students practice their communication and critical thinking skills by developing and teaching science lessons to elementary students.

  • Juliet Baxter

    University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR
    Innovation Grant
    Higher Education
    2004, Winter

    To engage middle school students and preservice teachers in mathematics, Dr. Baxter, Ms. Belcher, and Ms. Vitulli use peer instruction and hand-held wireless transmitters. The team models inquiry-based methods of teaching mathematics as students respond to conceptual questions through their wireless transmitters. With an instantaneous analysis of the responses, the team refines their instruction to meet students’ needs and focus on the concepts the students are not grasping.

  • Juliet Baxter

    University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR
    Innovation Grant
    Higher Education
    2004, Winter

    To engage middle school students and preservice teachers in mathematics, Dr. Baxter, Ms. Belcher, and Ms. Vitulli use peer instruction and hand-held wireless transmitters. The team models inquiry-based methods of teaching mathematics as students respond to conceptual questions through their wireless transmitters. With an instantaneous analysis of the responses, the team refines their instruction to meet students’ needs and focus on the concepts the students are not grasping.

  • Kathryn Shaw

    Northwest Elementary School
    Jackson, MI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Joining Earthwatch Research in summer 2004, Ms. Shaw explores orcas, a species of endangered whales that show high levels of toxins in their tissues. She travels to Puget Sound in Washington to track and observe orca behaviors. From this research, she develops a unit on ecosystems, animal behavior, and human impact on the environment.

  • Kathryn Shaw

    Northwest Elementary School
    Jackson, MI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Joining Earthwatch Research in summer 2004, Ms. Shaw explores orcas, a species of endangered whales that show high levels of toxins in their tissues. She travels to Puget Sound in Washington to track and observe orca behaviors. From this research, she develops a unit on ecosystems, animal behavior, and human impact on the environment.

  • Kim Scheitlin

    Mediapolis Community School
    Mediapolis, IA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    The mathematics team at Mediapolis Community School participates in a study group to assess and improve the mathematics skills of their students. Once a week, team members meet to evaluate data from state standardized tests as well as from the STAR mathematics assessment program to determine the weaknesses in students’ understanding of mathematical concepts. The participants research best practices for addressing these weaknesses and improving mathematics skills.

  • Kim Scheitlin

    Mediapolis Community School
    Mediapolis, IA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    The mathematics team at Mediapolis Community School participates in a study group to assess and improve the mathematics skills of their students. Once a week, team members meet to evaluate data from state standardized tests as well as from the STAR mathematics assessment program to determine the weaknesses in students’ understanding of mathematical concepts. The participants research best practices for addressing these weaknesses and improving mathematics skills.

  • Kristine Crowe

    Augusta Middle School
    Augusta, WI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    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 program sustainability.

  • Kristine Crowe

    Augusta Middle School
    Augusta, WI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    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 program sustainability.

  • Laura Vickery

    Meridian High School
    Haslett, MI
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Winter

    Ms. Vickery and Ms. Wilburn have created a practical application of chemistry for their students. In a unit on the chemistry of color, students study natural and chemically manipulated pigments used to develop inks, paints, and glazes. The teachers also connect learning to employment opportunities by examining the need for chemists to develop color for such things as markers and pens.

  • Laura Vickery

    Meridian High School
    Haslett, MI
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Winter

    Ms. Vickery and Ms. Wilburn have created a practical application of chemistry for their students. In a unit on the chemistry of color, students study natural and chemically manipulated pigments used to develop inks, paints, and glazes. The teachers also connect learning to employment opportunities by examining the need for chemists to develop color for such things as markers and pens.

  • Mario Alberto Godoy-Gonzalez

    Royal High School
    Royal City, WA
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Winter

    With “Opening Our Grandparents’ Memory Box,” Mr. Godoy-Gonzalez and his partners are helping their English language learners and special education students to improve their English skills. Students collaboratively study and research the role immigrants played in shaping the nation by interviewing community members. During these interviews, community members share recipes, folk tales, and items that students can store in their memory boxes.

  • Mario Alberto Godoy-Gonzalez

    Royal High School
    Royal City, WA
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Winter

    With “Opening Our Grandparents’ Memory Box,” Mr. Godoy-Gonzalez and his partners are helping their English language learners and special education students to improve their English skills. Students collaboratively study and research the role immigrants played in shaping the nation by interviewing community members. During these interviews, community members share recipes, folk tales, and items that students can store in their memory boxes.

  • Megan Buonomo

    Hopedale Memorial School
    Hopedale, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Once a month, Ms. Buonomo and her partners participate in a study group that examines the characteristics of differentiated instruction. Group members discuss differentiation topics, such as assessment tools and learning methods. After exploring various differentiation techniques, the group modifies existing curricula to better address the learning styles of each student.

  • Megan Buonomo

    Hopedale Memorial School
    Hopedale, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Once a month, Ms. Buonomo and her partners participate in a study group that examines the characteristics of differentiated instruction. Group members discuss differentiation topics, such as assessment tools and learning methods. After exploring various differentiation techniques, the group modifies existing curricula to better address the learning styles of each student.

  • Patricia Abitabilo

    South Brunswick High School
    Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Winter

    To reduce the attrition rate at their school, Ms. Abitabilo and her partners analyze teacher efficacy, its relationship to increasing student achievement, and its decline in teachers who teach less than ten years. Once a month the group explores issues such as classroom practices that improve efficacy, alternative assessments, and responsive learning. Veteran teachers and new teachers partner to create lesson plans and reflect on their efforts to increase efficacy and achievement. Pre- and post-surveys assess the study groups impact on efficacy.

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