Jessica Schultz

Culdesac Joint School District #342, Culdesac, ID
Grades 9-12, Science
2011, Winter

Ms. Schultz and Mrs. Spears’ seventh through twelfth grade classrooms will use engineering strategies to think critically and use problem solving skills to deepen their knowledge of science and social studies.  Students will conduct inquiry based investigations ... more »

Justin Brown

Kealakehe High School, Kailua-Kona, HI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2011, Winter

Mr. Brown and Mr. Buongiorno will implement a yearlong collaborative project that will challenge students to apply what they learn about comparative politics and international relations through simulating United Nations’ sessions.  In addition to formal research ... more »

Teresa Staton-Soliman

Port Salerno Elementary School, Stuart, FL
Grades K-5, English
2011, Winter

In order to improve the performance of English language learners at Port Salerno Elementary School, Mrs. Staton-Soliman and Mrs. Smith will introduce interactive Kindle e-readers in their classrooms.  Ultimately, the project will increase student reading comprehension, ... more »

Michelle Pearson

Hulstrom Options School, Northglenn, CO
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2011, Winter

Through Generation 2 Generation, Hulstrom Options’ students will help preserve and document local history through podcasting, video logging, and artifact curation.  Students will work with senior veterans to digitize more than 4,500 artifacts dating from the ... more »

Jonathan Bergmann

Woodland Park High School, Woodland Park, CO
Grades 9-12, Science
2011, Winter

Through the Mastery Learning program, Woodland Park High School students will study chemistry by collaborating with one another, viewing lectures on video podcasts, and performing hands on inquiry experiments.  Mr. Bergmann and Mrs. Devaux will introduce the program in ... more »

Christine Steigelman

Environmental Academy of Research Technology and Earth Science, Newbury Park, CA
Grades 6-8, Science
2011, Winter

Students at EARTHS Magnet School will embark on real and virtual journeys to different biomes in California to conduct environmental research.  Students will study the water sources and watersheds in each biome and collect data, photos, and videos on water supply, ... more »

Kevin Crosby

Independence High School, Bakersfield, CA
Grades 9-12, Science
2011, Winter

Through Project Robo-Class, Mr. Crosby will begin a robotics club in the Autism Department at Independence High School.  Through the use of Lego robotics kits and instructional software, students will develop experiential knowledge of robotic mechanics.

Christopher Junsay

Bancroft Middle School, San Leandro, CA
Grades 6-8, Science
2011, Winter

Mr. Junsay and Ms. Rosenkrantz will employ the Qwizdom student response system in seventh grade science classes during a unit on cell biology.  Each student will be provided with an electronic clicker so that he or she can respond to multiple choice and short response ... more »

Dona Helmer

College Gate Elementary School, Anchorage, AK
Grades K-5, Science
2011, Winter

Ms. Helmer and Ms. Dowling will collaborate to integrate science content with reading, reasoning, research, and writing skills.  The project will provide hands on experiences for first grade at risk students enabling them to develop content knowledge, literacy skills, ... more »

Kerry Townsend

Scottsboro High School, Scottsboro, AL
Grades 9-12, Science
2011, Winter

Ms. Townsend and Mrs. Stills will implement “The Chemical Magic Show,” in which high school students will act as chemistry teachers in elementary school classrooms.  The project will allow students to display their scientific and creative skills in ... more »

Mary Enright

Vogel-Wetmore School, Torrington, CT
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

To strengthen her professional knowledge prior to the national board certification renewal process, Ms. Enright will attend the Connecticut Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages annual conference in November 2010. At the conference, Ms. Enright will learn the ... more »

Ana Behel

Weeden Elementary, Florence, AL
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Ms. Behel and Mrs. Whitely-Weston will implement a professional learning community in which teacher leaders will mentor their colleagues in data based professional development that will drive changes in instruction and improve the achievement of English Language ... more »

Maria Hase

Tavan Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Fall

Elementary school students at Tavan Elementary School will improve their work place skills by operating a “Treasures for Students” school store.   Students will collect and sell gently used items donated by parents, local businesses, and community ... more »

Lori Kim

California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Higher Education, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Drs. Kim and Allison will lead the "Scholars Linking Theory and Practice" project, a collegial study that will evaluate a new teaching strategy for a research course in the Educational Administration Program, which trains future administrative leaders for K-12 ... more »

Dawn Poole

California State University Stanislau, Turlock, CA
Higher Education, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Twelve faculty members associated with CSU Stanislaus' new doctoral program in Educational Leadership will form a study group to advance skills and competencies associated with both qualitative and quantitative research practices.  The activity will contribute to ... more »

Kay Hones

Stevenson Schools, San Francisco, CA
Grades K-5, Arts
2010, Fall

Ms. Hones will lead colleagues in “Magic Touch,” a project that will verse participants in opera, mural art, and iPod Touch literacy.  Educators in the group will mentor and collaborate as they create lessons that combine critical thinking and technology ... more »

Elena Tinder

Orange Grove Elementary School, Anaheim, CA
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Ms. Tinder and Ms. Padgett will collaborate to lead and develop a “Parents in Partnership Program.”  Once a month, kindergarten through sixth grade students and their parents will participate in classroom sessions to focus on specific skills.  Selected ... more »

Annette Garcia

Place Bridge Academy, Denver, CO
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2010, Fall

Ms. Garcia and Mr. Gordon will lead a learning community that will institute a comprehensive program of professional development for the school’s entire math staff.  The program will have three components: 1) whole group professional development activities ... more »

Maureen FitzPatrick

Huckleberry Hill Elementary School, Brookfield, CT
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

As participants in the “Book Club Review Crew,” third graders at Huckleberry Hill Elementary will develop higher level reading skills through the use of technology.  Student reviewers will read and assess self selected texts and use audio visual equipment ... more »

Elizabeth Fullerton

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
Higher Education, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Drs. Fullerton and Guardino will collaborate with teachers to reduce challenging behaviors in inclusive classrooms.  Working collaboratively with six teachers in urban school settings, the group will redesign classrooms using research based modifications.  ... more »

Rebecca Sweezea

Round Lake Elementary, Mount Dora, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Fall

In an effort to increase students’ understanding and appreciation of American history, Ms. Sweezea and Mrs. Matulia will develop “Big Ideas and Essential Questions” to guide student learning through a social studies curriculum.  Students will use a ... more »

Donna Kesterson

Corner Lake Middle School, Orlando, FL
Grades 6-8, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

To better serve their diverse student body, science, social studies, and electives faculty at Corner Lake Middle School will complete the Florida Inclusion Network (FIN)’s Curriculum of Differentiated Instruction.  By addressing the individual needs of students ... more »

Leigh Crosson

Colleen Bevis Elementary, Lithia, FL
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Fourth and fifth grade science teachers at Colleen Bevis Elementary will participate in a seven week long collegial study group.  The focus of the study group will be reading, discussing, and developing literature based science lessons using the book Picture Perfect ... more »

Donica Cuspard

Redan Elementary, Lithonia, GA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2010, Fall

Ms. Cuspard and Mrs. Qualls will design and implement two projects to help students improve their skills in math and language arts.  “Paddles for Patterns” will focus on improving student skills in patterns, listing numbers in sequential order, providing ... more »

Lyssa Sahadevan

East Side Elementary School, Marietta, GA
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Mrs. Sahadevan will attend the Reader’s Workshop presented by The Daily Café, a website devoted to educator professional development.  Throughout the workshop, Mrs. Sahadevan will read relevant professional literature, play a lead role in book study, ... more »

Suzanne Nozaki

Pahoa High and Intermediate School, Pahoa, HI
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Fall

Through their “Just Say No to Soda and Alcohol” program, Mrs. Nozaki and Mrs. Borges will address students’ sugar and alcohol consumption habits.  Through surveys and taste testings, high school students will learn to compare nutritional data, and ... more »

Deanna Murphy

Beach Park School District, Zion, IL
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

To increase the proficiency of the core curriculum, a group of educators will attend in service training to develop higher level questioning strategies to use in their classrooms.  Teachers will implement these higher level thinking strategies using learning center ... more »

Kristin Trapp

Collinsville High School, Collinsville, IL
Grades 9-12, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Mrs. Trapp will participate in continued training on trauma response that will provide her with the most recent, research based strategies and techniques offered by nationally recognized trauma experts.  This knowledge will be shared with colleagues in the Collinsville ... more »

Joy Hellman

Gosport Elementary School, Gosport, IN
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Gosport Elementary teachers will learn brain based teaching strategies through CLASS: Connecting Learning Assures Successful Students.  CLASS is a research based program of teaching strategies that develops students' social, behavioral, and academic skills.  ... more »

Karen Mixdorf

Area Education Agency 267, Marshalltown, IA
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Ms. Mixdorf and Ms. Williams will lead a study group on an in depth look at inquiry through the inductive model.  Participants will learn this research based model of teaching literacy as they further their understanding of the Iowa Core Curriculum (ICC).  ... more »

Michelle Lakhotia

Judice Middle School, Duson, LA
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2010, Fall

Ms. Lakhotia and Mrs. Carney will implement a multisensory method for teaching algebra that integrates technology and the performing and creative arts.  Middle school students will use their creativity to develop presentations, rap songs, dances, and skits to ... more »

Ryan Swank

Molly Ockett Middle School, Fryeburg, ME
Grades 6-8, English
2010, Fall

Molly Ockett Middle School students will develop reading strategies, vocabulary skills, and nonfiction text awareness as they explore graphic novels.   Students will be connected in an extended network of learning collaboration with the use of Voicethread, an ... more »

Jill Conroy

Natick Public Schools, Natick, MA
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Fall

Environmental studies students will expand their knowledge of biotechnology techniques by collecting, testing, and analyzing samples from local water sources.  Working with the town water and conservation commissions, students will determine more environmentally safe ... more »

Melissa Latham

Belmont High School, Belmont, MA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Fall

The purchase of Rosetta Stone software will allow Ms. Latham and Ms. El-Gamel to expand their teaching of German, a course not regularly offered to students. The software will be used to support the teaching and learning of German to independent studies students as well as ... more »

Helen Wedin

Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
Higher Education, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Dr. Wedin will attend the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Mortar & Pestle Seminar to familiarize herself with updates on all major drug classification systems.  The seminar will cover topics related to frequently prescribed medications and the ... more »

Jacqueline Ballot

Noble Elementary School, Golden Valley, MN
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Mrs. Ballot and Mrs. Smith will spearhead “Neighborhood Bridges,” a Children's Theatre Company literacy program that empowers students to become the animators of their own lives.  Skilled and experienced teaching artists will use animation to transform ... more »

Diana Riggs

Saltillo Elementary, Saltillo, MS
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2010, Fall

Mrs. Riggs and Ms. Bruce will lead a lesson on Hurricane Katrina’s effects on the physical geography of the surrounding areas.  With the assistance of a visiting artist, students will learn through observation, group projects, internet research, hands-on ... more »

Abbigail Yellman

North Kansas City High School, Kansas City, MO
Grades 9-12, English
2010, Fall

Mrs. Yellman and Mrs. Carney will lead the “NKC_BookSpace,” an online student book club that will virtually connect readers via technology.  Students will sign up for the book club, read assigned texts, and post to discussions occurring online.  This ... more »

Courtne Thomas

Sojourner Truth Middle School, East Orange, NJ
Grades 6-8, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Ms. Thomas will conduct action research by examining gender isolation and academic performance.  To address the lack of focus that is often observed in pubescent students, Ms. Thomas will attempt to prove that separate learning environments for male and female sixth ... more »

Debra Levy Robbins

Prospect Park School 1, Prospect Park, NJ
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Prospect Park School 1 teachers and specialists will work together to incorporate a character education project titled "TERRIFIC (Trustworthy, Empathetic, Respectful, Responsible, Initiative takers, Fair, Integrity filled, Caring) Kids of Good Character.”  The ... more »

Amy Peterson

Patrick F Daily PS 15, Brooklyn, NY
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Public School 15, in collaboration with Brooklyn nonprofit Puppetry Arts, will host six puppetry workshops for fourth grade students during the 2010/2011 school year.  The workshops will help improve literacy and oral language skills of English Language Learners by ... more »

Jason George

The Renaissance Charter School, Jackson Heights, NY
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2010, Fall

Mr. George and Ms. Slingerland will mine the rich cultural and sociological influences prevalent in their ethnically diverse school community to develop a “Global Lab” study of race, class, and colonialism in Latin America.  This six-week unit will provide ... more »

Margaret Williams

Bohlen Technical Center, Watertown, NY
Grades 9-12, Science
2010, Fall

Under the tutelage of Mrs. Williams, three classrooms - the Life Skills Class, the Building Maintenance Class, and the Career Options Class - will work together to achieve a self sustaining garden with an attached multi use solar greenhouse.  Students will learn about ... more »

Coni Clark

Wahl-Coates School, Greenville, NC
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Wahl-Coates School's third graders will explore history through a child's eyes with lessons utilizing field research, data gathering, and writing across the curriculum.  Hands-on activities include visits to the site of a historic Native American village, a ... more »

Linda Kilkenny

Haw River Elementary School, Haw River, NC
Grades K-5, Arts
2010, Fall

Mrs. Kilkenny and Mrs. Squires will lead a project designed to provide music education through technology-based learning.  Realizing that free reign is often the most effective way for children to develop cognitive skills, Mrs. Kilkenny and Mrs. Squires will produce an ... more »

James Pate

Bee Log School, Burnsville, NC
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Fall

The "Electrified" project will immerse students in the process of building and furnishing a new home.  To prepare students for the twenty first century, the project will use critical thinking skills, promote the use of technology across curriculum areas, and encourage ... more »

Cathi Creviston

Elgin Junior High, Green Camp, OH
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2010, Fall

Recognizing the need to actively engage all students in meaningful, real-world math activities, Mrs. Creviston and colleagues plan to implement a standards-based project learning program.  Students will study various mathematical concepts and then develop math-related ... more »

Laura Gentile

Indian Hill Elementary School, Cincinnati, OH
Grades K-5, General Pedagogical Practice
2010, Fall

Ms. Gentile and Mrs. Sprang will lead yearlong professional learning community intent on investigating the impact of formative assessment on student learning.  In an effort to support teacher learning in a way that is manageable and sustainable, faculty at Indian Hill ... more »

Ami Reynolds

Union High School, Tulsa, OK
Grades 9-12, English
2010, Fall

Students in the new Music in Literature class will use all genres of music, from jazz to hip hop, to connect with literature on both an intellectual and emotional level.  Students will analyze lyrics and poetry as well as other literary works in order to obtain an in ... more »