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Sumita Soni

Sumita Soni

Sankofa Academy, Oakland, CA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Fall

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The Students are the Real Superheroes:  Fourth-Grade Class Creates “The Comic Book of Oakland’s Black History”

“Have you ever wondered where African-Americans lived before they came to California?” asks Nathaniel Keller, a fourth-grader ... 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 »

Mike Barber

Metropolitan Learning Center, Portland, OR
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Summer

After attending a “Making Math Real” training, Mr. Barber engages in an action research project to study the effect of remedial instruction on the mathematics skills of his special education students in an inclusion setting. To increase students’ ... more »

Mike Barber

Metropolitan Learning Center, Portland, OR
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Summer

After attending a “Making Math Real” training, Mr. Barber engages in an action research project to study the effect of remedial instruction on the mathematics skills of his special education students in an inclusion setting. To increase students’ ... more »

Ginger L. Kneller

Jane Addams Elementary School, Tulsa, OK
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

With the goal of improving student achievement, the educators at Addams Elementary School organize a professional learning community to develop consistency in instructional language and assessment procedures. Teachers learn to implement research-proven ... more »

Bethlea H. Pieratt

Monroe Elementary School, Monroe, OH
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

Ms. Pieratt and Ms. DeBord implement a literacy study group to increase professional collaboration, examine their own teaching, and improve reading instruction with a focus on fluency and comprehension. Study group members investigate research, examine student work ... more »

Jennifer A. Spina

Ontario Primary School, Ontario Center, NY
Grades K-5, Science
2007, Summer

Ms. Spina participates in a competency-based school neuropsychological training program designed for school psychologists in order to provide support for elementary students who experience difficulties due to learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactive ... more »

Marisol Ponte-Greenberg

The Bath Beach School, Brooklyn, NY
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

To enhance her musicianship and knowledge of the scientific activity and educational philosophy of Zoltán Kodály, Ms. Ponte-Greenberg travels to Kecskemét, Hungary to the Kodaly Institute to participate in a music education seminar celebrating the 125th ... more »

Marisol Ponte-Greenberg

The Bath Beach School, Brooklyn, NY
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

To enhance her musicianship and knowledge of the scientific activity and educational philosophy of Zoltán Kodály, Ms. Ponte-Greenberg travels to Kecskemét, Hungary to the Kodaly Institute to participate in a music education seminar celebrating the 125th ... more »

Frances Diaz-Sanhueza

Public School 116, Brooklyn, NY
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Recognizing that school safety is essential to the existence of a rich learning environment, Ms. Diaz-Sanhueza attends a certification program from Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. to acquire strategies to contain potentially dangerous situations before they ... more »

Donna Hutcheson

Spring Garden School, Nutley, NJ
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

To address the needs of students in both special and regular education classes who struggle with decoding and encoding words, Ms. Hutcheson and her colleagues form a study group to investigate the principles and techniques associated with the Wilson Language ... more »

Stephanie Marie True

Bayless Intermediate School, St. Louis, MO
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

Ms. True and her colleagues form a study group to explore the “6 + 1 Traits of Writing” method to help their students find their voices as writers and effectively communicate their ideas through written expression. Using student work, the group examines ... more »

Kelly Ann Frankenfield

Jefferson Elementary School, Faribault, MN
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

To help students learning English as a second language to acquire academic content while developing language skills, Ms. Frankenfield and her colleagues expand their existing professional learning community. Participants study journal articles to create individual ... more »

Ellen K. Singer

Belmont Elementary School, Olney, MD
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Ms. Singer develops skills in story formation, shadow puppetry construction, and performance delivery by attending the Eugene O’Neill Puppetry Conference which, under the auspices of the Jim Henson legacy, brings together puppetry masters to mentor students ... more »

Mary Jane Gregan

Burnett Creek Elementary School, West Lafayette, IN
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Ms. Gregan seeks to improve her drumming skills and instruction by attending the Lake Geneva World Music Drumming summer workshop in Wisconsin. Working with a Ghanaian master drummer and other experienced instructors, Ms. Gregan increases her drumming skills, learns ... more »

Karen L. Smith

The Independent School District of Boise City, Boise, ID
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Recognizing the diverse needs of gifted students in her school district’s growing population of English as a Second Language (ESL) students, Ms. Smith attends the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children 17th Biennial Conference at the University of ... more »

Linda Teplica

Lord Baltimore Elementary School, Ocean View, DE
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

Expanding on existing professional learning communities, Ms. Teplica and her colleagues focus on improving students’ reading comprehension. Participants learn how to teach students to use active strategies before, during, and after reading and design and ... more »

Andrea Rodriguez

Dietz Elementary School, Tucson, AZ
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

Building on a professional development plan that helped improve their students’ mathematics achievement, Ms. Rodriquez, Ms. Edwards, and their partners form a study group to examine issues in language arts instruction. In collaboration with a literacy ... more »

Dona J. Helmer

College Gate Elementary School, Anchorage, AK
Grades K-5, English
2007, Summer

Ms. Helmer and her fourth grade teaching partners participate in a year-long study group to explore methods of implementing a new reading program to meet the diverse needs of their students. The study group examines how students learn, investigates research on ... more »

Lisa Marie Allen

Orange Beach Elementary School, Orange Beach, AL
Grades K-5, Science
2007, Summer

Ms. Allen attends an intensive, week-long, graduate-level training program sponsored by the United States Space Foundation. Working with the U.S. Air Force Academy, Air Force Space Command, and partner aerospace companies, Ms. Allen participates in an immersion ... more »

Deborah Johnson

Troy School, North Troy, VT
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Boutin implement interdisciplinary studies of their students’ French Canadian heritage and its innate connection to France as well as a cultural study of Mexico and its impact on the United States. Looking for connections and contrasts ... more »

Jennifer Morrier

Boone Elementary School, Houston, TX
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Summer

In a school still struggling to serve the influx of evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Ms. Morrier and Mr. Sebek implement a program to provide the enrichment necessary for gifted students to succeed beyond grade level expectations. Students work as a team ... more »

Jonathan Atlas

Trinity Elementary School of Communication Arts & Technology, New Rochelle, NY
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Summer

Recognizing the need to engage both advanced and at-risk students in critical thinking, Mr. Atlas and Ms. Fillat develop a business project to make mathematics meaningful to students. Students plan and run a school store, calculating product quantities, estimating ... more »

Kristen Van Ollefen

Mawbey Street School No. 1, Woodbridge, NJ
Grades K-5, Literature
2007, Summer

Ms. Van Ollenfen’s and Ms. Quinn’s fifth grade students build upon skills taught in both general music class and language arts class to create musical compositions that evoke a scene, mood, or image from C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the ... more »

Linda Beebe-Boring

Westview Elementary School, Lee’s Summit, MO
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2007, Summer

A simulated crime scene investigation forms the backdrop for eight scientific lab experiments that require critical thinking. Integrating handheld computer technology, students collect and organize data from scientific investigations. Using software integration ... more »

Glory Ann Oljace

Pillsbury Mathematics, Science, and Technology Magnet School, Minneapolis, MN
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Summer

Recognizing students’ natural curiosity and love of discovery, Ms. Oljace and Ms. Parker implement “Power of 1” to connect all disciplines with hands-on, real life, multi-sensory experiences to increase student achievement. Students complete a ... more »

Karen Buchanan

Moxee Elementary School, Moxee, WA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Winter

Ms. Buchanan and Ms. Lasater meet weekly with representatives from each grade level to study ways to improve student achievement in mathematics. They plan inquiry-based lessons, observe each other’s teaching, analyze student work, develop rubrics based on ... more »

Amy Lynn Simpson

C.M. Musser Elementary School, Sharon, PA
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

Ms. Simpson and Ms. Pisarcik organize a collegial study group to learn how to lead more efficient writing workshops and increase student achievement. The group meets twice a month to examine resources and apply their learning in mini-lessons with students. Teachers ... more »

Amy Sue Miller

Westerville City Schools, Westerville, OH
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Winter

Using Understanding By Design, Ms. Miller and Mr. Gambill form a study group with colleagues in three elementary schools to improve their understanding of how to design effective science lessons. The study group combines an initial workshop with quarterly seminars, ... more »

Linda L. Maize

Beulah Public Schools, Beulah, ND
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2007, Winter

Ms. Maize, Ms. Benz, and their colleagues study strategies for structuring collaborative groups to maximize student achievement. After a district presentation on professional collaboration, the faculty engages in a year-long book study to find the best ways for ... more »

Ruth Metcalfe

Prairie View Elementary School, Goshen, IN
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

Ms. Metcalfe and Ms. Garber establish a literacy study group for novice teachers to become familiar with research on effective literacy practices recommended by the National Reading Panel. Guided by literacy coaches, study group members examine research on topics ... more »

Becky Hendrickson

Shining Mountain Elementary School, Spanaway, WA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

Autistic students in Ms. Hendrickson and Ms. Gifford’s class increase their communication, technology, and social skills by working cooperatively to program a robot to perform assigned tasks. Groups integrated with students from a typical second grade ... more »

Cedric Michael Jefferson

Spring Hill Elementary School, Memphis, TN
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

Through “Partners Achieving Immediate Reading Success (PAIRS),” Mr. Jefferson and Ms. Lopez increase students’ reading comprehension and fluency by providing the opportunity to discuss the reading experience with a peer. Fifth grade students learn ... more »

Jessica Holman

Dogwood Elementary School, Knoxville, TN
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2007, Winter

Ms. Holman and Ms. McDaniel create an interdisciplinary, project-based, technology unit to improve their at-risk students’ academic achievement. After learning the components of a research project, students investigate Earth and atmospheric cycles and ... more »

Tracey Simmons

Crotona Park West, Public School/ Middle School 4, Bronx, NY
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Winter

Ms. Simmons and Ms. Frye combine the study of mathematical concepts with literacy and technology to improve student achievement. Students study various mathematical concepts and create mathematics picture dictionaries that include digital photographs and drawings of ... more »

Michele Bonfante

The Academy Project at Lincoln Annex, New Brunswick, NJ
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

To encourage students to become lifelong readers and to develop writing skills, Ms. Bonfante and Ms. Karakowski present a book writing project for all first through third grade students in their school. After working on a class book and visiting with a published ... more »

Leslie Boyce

Mt. Vernon Elementary School, Mt. Vernon, ME
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Winter

Ms. Boyce and Ms. Dubord implement “The Path to Learning Math” to enhance students’ geometry and measurement skills and to increase student collaboration and school pride. Applying mathematics standards and technology skills, students research and ... more »

Sherry Lanza

Woodrow W. Wallace School, Lake Isabella, CA
Grades K-5, English
2007, Winter

Through “Create a Master Piece,” Ms. Lanza and her partners integrate the development of language arts skills with the study of great master artists. Fourth grade students in two neighboring school districts research great master artists, study ... more »

Shannon J. Gordon

Sunny Brae Avenue Elementary School, Winnetka, CA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2007, Winter

To improve their at-risk students’ writing and comprehension skills, Ms. Gordon and Mr. Schechter implement their creative writing program, “An Author You Can’t Refuse.” Students develop realistic, comical narratives about their school ... 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 »

James Maxlow

Riverside Elementary School, Newport News, VA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

Mr. Maxlow and Ms. Shoff will conduct a study to determine the effect of virtual manipulatives used during instruction on 4th grade student mathematical achievement assessment results.

Anne M. Ortiz

Skyline Elementary School, Stillwater, OK
Grades K-5, Literature
2008, Fall

Ms. Ortiz and partners will conduct action research by studying the literacy of boys. The circle of literacy will be expanded to include nonfiction texts, graphic novels, and cartooning.

Erica Hershberger

Magnolia Elementary, Magnolia, OH
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Fall

To increase student achievement in all subject areas and to improve annual yearly progress, Mrs. Hershberger and Mrs. Woods will lead a project designated to facilitate and allow teacher to teacher training on the specific techniques and benefits of utilizing ... more »

Jennifer Spero

The Plains Elementary, The Plains, OH
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Fall

Ms. Spero will attend Responsive Classroom II training, a program that stresses that how children learn is as important as what they learn. The approach will be learned to address the social-emotional needs of students.

Robin Brawer

PS 6, Staten Island, NY
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2008, Fall

Through a year-long Teacher Leader/Coach course offered by Mathematics in the City at CCNY, Ms. Brawer will further her understanding of how to most effectively plan and implement effective mathematics instruction.

Glenn Alvarez

PS 109, Bronx, NY
Grades K-5, English
2008, Fall

A group of eleven teachers, studying strategies to successfully help English Language Learners in their classrooms, will bring Dr. Myriam Met, a national ELL consultant, to PS 109 in order to learn research strategies and best practices to enhance instruction.

Laura Kump

S.S. Columbia School, Staten Island, NY
Grades K-5, English
2008, Fall

Mrs. Kump and Mrs. Mulligan will establish collaborative study groups seeking to improve literacy instruction for all students through the study of research based strategies and best practices.

Cecily Gottling

George Washington School, Mahwah, NJ
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2008, Fall

Two teams of teacher-researchers will engage in Lesson Study, a professional learning model, also known in Japan as "Jugyokenkyu." Teams will identify math content and instruction in need of improvement for students in Kindergarten through Grade Three.

Meredith Daniels

Riverside Elementary School, Riverside, CT
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Fall

To begin the process of implementing myriad technological tools into the curriculum, Ms. Daniels and Ms. Berlinski will implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL offers the framework for teachers to work in a Professional Learning Community to break down ... more »

Daina Rose Flores

Sunset Ridge Elementary School, Pacifica, CA
Grades K-5, Literature
2008, Fall

In response to waning reading comprehension test scores, Ms. Flores and Ms. Lyttle will obtain training on Readers' Workshop. With this training, they will lead the professional development of their fellow staff members in this approach.