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Showing results for Grades: Grades 9-12

Jennifer Bradshaw

Smithtown High School, Smithtown, NY
Grades 9-12, English
2004, Fall

The language arts teachers at Smithtown High School form a study group to analyze effective strategies for collaborating with secondary special education teachers on writing instruction. The participants collaborate with university writing center directors, use peer ... more »

Suzanne Strauss

Northampton High School, Northampton, MA
Grades 9-12, Literature
2004, Fall

To incorporate Russian and Ukrainian literature into her world literature classes, Ms. Strauss travels to Odessa, Ukraine, to establish an international exchange program. She studies Russian literature while teaching American literature, particularly focusing on ... more »

Frederick Koerber Jr.

Brunswick High School, Brunswick, ME
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

To tie local historic assets to the social studies curriculum realignment, Mr. Koerber conducts archival research at state historical repositories. Mr. Koerber studies local history within the broader context of national history. From what he learns, he teams with ... more »

Cathy Hamilton

Prosser School of Technology, New Albany, IN
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

To increase her students’ drafting skills, Ms. Hamilton studies the Rhino Level 4 Advanced Nonuniform Rational B-Splines modeling. Ms. Hamilton integrates this computer-aided modeling software into her curriculum and shares her knowledge with colleagues.

Ana Gackenheimer

Wabash High School, Wabash, IN
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Ms. Gackenheimer and her partners collaborate to develop individualized professional development plans. After reading professional literature on best practices for instructional strategies, participants use classroom data and research to modify classroom instruction. ... more »

Joseph Meersman

Toppenish High School, Toppenish, WA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Mr. Meersman and Mr. Roybal increase the writing and communication skills of their English language learners through a unit that combines history and technology. Students create storyboards and use video cameras and video editing software to record their own speeches, which ... more »

Christopher Kelly

Thomas Dale High School, Chester, VA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

Mr. Kelly, Mr. Hornick, and Mr. Sable develop students’ problem-solving skills while preparing them for careers through a unit on technology and global information systems. After studying the history and applicability of global positioning systems (GPS), students use ... more »

Robert Morrow

Valley High School, New Kensington, PA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Mr. Morrow, Ms. Ryce, and Mr. Shaner collaborate with local businesses to prepare students not planning on college for technical careers. Working in teams, students research, design, and construct a television production van that serves as a teaching tool. Students in ... more »

Paul Longwell

Hollidaysburg Area High School, Hollidaysburg, PA
Grades 9-12, Science
2004, Fall

Mr. Longwell and Mr. Hartman implement “Heart-Pounding Physics,” an interdisciplinary project that explores the bio-mechanical processes and stresses of physical activity. After a sports-science professor explains the relationship between science and physical ... more »

Adam Kirsch

Crescent Valley High School, Corvallis, OR
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

High school and college students in science classes collaborate with the Oregon Department of Energy to develop a plan to use fuel cell technology to convert excess landfill gas to electrical energy. Students analyze the levels of excess gas that a local landfill is ... more »

Jodi Taylor

Columbiana High School, Columbiana, OH
Grades 9-12, Science
2004, Fall

Collaborating with local police departments, Ms. Taylor and Ms. Martin design a unit on forensic science to increase their students’ problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Students become familiar with the technology crime scene investigators use to analyze ... more »

Frances Boucher

Bellows Falls Union High School, Bellows Falls, NH
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

To familiarize students with the cultural diversity of Bellows Falls, Ms. Boucher, Ms. James-Torres, and Mr. Julian design a multidisciplinary unit on genealogy. Students research their ancestry, compile and graph genealogical data, and explore the history and culture of ... more »

James Schulz

Helena High School, Helena, MT
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Mr. Schultz and Ms. Belisle create interdisciplinary units to increase students’ geology and language arts skills. Students use mapping equipment to explore the typology, animal activity, and developmental structure of western Montana and the greater Yellowstone ... more »

Cheri McCloughan

South Haven High School, South Haven, MI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Ms. McCloughan and Ms. Liscow develop a documentary project to build the technology, research, and communication skills of their students. After analyzing oral histories and documentaries, students identify senior citizens in South Haven to interview and film. Students ... more »

Melba Lucas

Charles Herbert Flowers High School, Springdale, MD
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

To prepare their students for theatrical professions, Ms. Lucas and Mr. Jones establish Jaguar Players Technical Theater Crew Training Program. Students study principles and applications of lighting design, sound engineering, stage design, and theatrical production.

Stella Baker

Owsley County High School, Booneville, KY
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

To improve literacy skills and encourage independent reading, Ms. Baker and Ms. France integrate science with language arts. Students study forensic science, learn from guest speakers about the role science plays in criminal investigations, read and analyze mystery books, ... more »

Donna Hanak

Northeast High School, St. Petersburg, FL
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Fall

To address the learning needs and language skills of their immigrant student population, Ms. Hanak and Ms. Watson integrate the World and I digital library and international memoirs into the world literature curriculum. Students read and discuss folklore, informational ... 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 »

Sarah Pierce

Putnam County Adult High School, Cookeville, TN
Grades 9-12, History
2004, Spring

Ms. Pierce and her partners revise their U.S. history curriculum for their adult learners. Collaborating with the history specialist at the Tennessee Department of Education, the team analyzes state standards and develops a syllabus and teaching strategies for a U.S. ... more »

Francis Hardy

Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg, SC
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Spring

To help her students understand the cultural effects of black writers on American society, Dr. Hardy attends the National Black Arts Festival. She learns about black history, literature, and culture and acquires updated technology and literary resources for her classroom.

Megan Garnett

James W. Robinson, Jr. Secondary School, Fairfax, VA
Grades 9-12, English
2005, Spring

Ms. Garnett and her partners form a study group to improve student achievement through research and writing. Participants meet monthly to develop assignments and lesson plans, analyze student work, and determine how best to build research and writing skills at each ... more »

Sarah Corley Smith

School of Choice, Spring Branch Education Center, Houston, TX
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2005, Spring

Mrs. Smith attends an intensive Kodaly music course at California State University, Long Beach, to enhance her music instruction. The Kodaly method involves vocally-based music instruction that complements young children's natural means of musical expression. ... more »

Nancy Sadaly

East High School, Erie, PA
Grades 9-12, Literature
2004, Spring

Ms. Sadaly attends “It’s Never Too Late Literacy Institute” summer institute to learn research-based strategies to improve reading comprehension for secondary students. She uses this knowledge to revise the district’s language arts curriculum and ... more »

Dean Rosencranz

Cheltenham High School, Wyncote, PA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2005, Spring

Mr. Rosencranz and his partners form a study group to analyze student achievement data, examine methods of integrating technology into the curriculum, explore uses of technology to individualize instruction, and determine how best to share their learning with ... more »

Sass Brown

The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2004, Spring

To teach her students about ethical entrepreneurship and its relation to community outreach, Ms. Brown travels to Brazil to study a women’s empowerment cooperative. Ms. Brown learns the cooperative’s model for using traditional handicraft skills by building ... more »

Edna D. Soto

Danbury High School, Danbury, CT
Grades 9-12, Science
2005, Spring

Collaborating with staff from Western Connecticut State University’s Biology Department, Mrs. Soto travels to Puerto Rico to study a newly discovered species of crustacean in the Rio Camuy Cave System. She analyzes the anatomy, characteristics, DNA, and ... more »

Mark Davids

Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2004, Spring

Collaborating with Ameritech and Cingular wireless engineers, Mr. Davids, Mr. Forrest, and Mr. Pata study the science of cell phones. The group identifies the fundamentals of wireless communication. Based on what they learn, participants develop a curriculum on the cell ... more »

Matthew Geary

Amity Regional High School, Woodbridge, CT
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2005, Spring

Mr. Geary and his partners explore how they can use graphing calculators to increase students’ mathematical skills and proficiency with the technology. Teachers learn the capabilities of the graphing calculator, review the curriculum to maximize use of ... more »

Kathleen McHugh Dyer

Rio Grande City High School, Rio Grande City, TX
Grades 9-12, English
2005, Spring

Recognizing that their at-risk students respond best to culturally relevant literature, Ms. Dyer and Mr. Crawford implement “Voices of the Valley” to improve students’ writing and technology skills. The bilingual students interview community members ... more »

Frederick Nelson

Manhattan High School, Manhattan, KS
Grades 9-12, Science
2004, Spring

Mr. Nelson and Mr. George form a study group to learn about authentic inquiry-based physics materials. Study group members collaborate to develop student learning materials for the testing of a portable cosmic ray detector and to assess content learning.

Katheryn Crayton

Wai Ola “Waters of Life” Public Charter School, Pahoa, HI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Ms. Crayton and her partners lead a study group that includes school faculty, staff, students, and board members to explore Hawaiian history, language, culture, and healing practices. After attending each monthly workshop on Hawaiian history and culture, study groups meet ... more »

Carla-Lee Plomchok

Downingtown Senior High School, Downingtown, PA
Grades 9-12, Science
2005, Spring

Through “Downingtown CSI & Robotics Applications,” Ms. Plomchok, Mr. Shultz, and Mr. Walker improve students’ scientific inquiry and knowledge with practical applications of forensic science and robotics. Using real-world procedures, students learn ... more »

Rosemary Luksha

Northwest Area School District, Shickshinny, PA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2005, Spring

In consultation with an artist-in-residence from Ballet Northeast, a local dance performance company, Ms. Luksha and Mr. Quinn present a dance workshop to introduce students to jazz dance and ballet. Students experience the elements and style of dance and perform ... more »

Denise Farinsky

Grant High School, Sacramento, CA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Ms. Farinsky learns Betty Edwards’s art education methodology, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain,” to reach students who are not highly skilled in art. This methodology includes nontraditional methods for teaching perspective, composition, ... more »

Regina K. Herrick

Dexter Regional High School, Dexter, ME
Grades 9-12, Science
2005, Spring

Collaborating with the University of Southern Maine (USM), Mrs. Herrick and Ms. Saunders create “wet lab” research units to increase students’ scientific understanding and literacy skills. After researching the topics, students work with USM graduate ... more »

Lori Ann Kurtz

Broad Ripple High School, Indianapolis, IN
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2005, Spring

Ms. Kurtz and Ms. Young use drumming to motivate students with behavioral problems and to teach alternatives to violence. Students in alternative education classrooms and the counseling program research the history and folklore of drums, learn to play the ... more »

Julia Kasper

South Plantation High School, Plantation, FL
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2005, Spring

Through “Design on Time,” Mrs. Kasper and Ms. Farina increase students’ employability skills as well as their knowledge of marketing, advertising, and computer design. Using the latest graphic design technology, students create newspaper advertising ... more »

Cindy Jesup

Spruce Creek High School, Port Orange, FL
Grades 9-12, Literature
2005, Spring

Ms. Jesup, Ms. Gokey, and Ms. MacDonald develop “Literacy Links” to enhance the art, technology, and literacy skills of high school students. With the assistance of a children’s author, students learn about writing and illustrating children’s ... more »

Elizabeth Pegram

Falls Church High School, Falls Church, VA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Spring

During the summer, Ms. Pegram and Ms. Yates engage their underserved middle school students in a summer enrichment program on civil rights. Students learn about efforts to desegregate public schools, and interview local African Americans about their educational experiences ... more »

Joyce Roberta Miller-Alper

Spring Branch School of Choice, Houston, TX
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Spring

To give their disadvantaged students practical experience with the political process, Ms. Miller-Alper, Ms. Frimel, and Mr. Koupa design a political science curriculum that focuses on voter registration. Students meet political candidates while organizing and conducting ... more »

David Sousa

Central Falls High School, Central Falls, RI
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Mr. Sousa, Ms. Brousseau, and Mr. Hey develop a WeatherNet Classroom program to give students career-relevant experiences. Students collect and analyze weather data to generate daily weather forecasts, understand how weather affects culture and historical events, and learn ... more »

Dean Rosencranz

Cheltenham High School, Wyncote, PA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2004, Spring

Through “Rising Stars,” Mr. Rosencranz and his partners seek to reduce the achievement gap in the Cheltenham School District by helping minority students to succeed in higher-level courses. Students learn technology and teachers use research-based strategies to ... more »

Patrick Boehmer

Carrington Public Schools, Carrington, ND
Grades 9-12, Science
2004, Spring

Mr. Boehmer and Ms. Johnson enhance the science and environmental knowledge of their students through a project on ecosystems. Students form peer-learning groups to research an ecosystem of their choosing and use plants, animals, and materials to create an ecosystem in ... more »

Erin Kirchmer

Morristown High School, Morristown, NJ
Grades 9-12, Physical Education
2004, Spring

Connecting literature with science, Ms. Kirchmer and her partners design a project that investigates the biological and physiological effects of high-altitude hiking. After researching these effects, students read Into Thin Air and identify passages that describe the ... more »

Elena Kalacheva

Montclair High School, Montclair, NJ
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Ms. Kalacheva and Mr. Keys develop an interdisciplinary project to motivate their minority students to learn German poetry. Students in German classes study German poetry and culture and compose and record music to accompany these poems. At the conclusion of the project, ... more »

Holly Tuttle

Springfield Central High School, Springfield, MA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Ms. Tuttle and Ms. Volain use botanical sculpture to integrate science and art. Students research invasive plants at local parks and design and construct a functional sculpture for their school courtyard. To share their learning with the community, students invite the media ... more »

Joseph Rodrigues

Harris Agriscience & Technology Center, Bloomfield, CT
Grades 9-12, Science
2004, Spring

The “Invasive Plant Field Study” project applies environmental science to the students’ lives. Mr. Rodrigues, Mr. Dashefsky, and Ms. LeBlonde help students conduct field research to investigate the detrimental effects invasive organisms and purple ... more »

Nancy Goss

Amity Junior High School, Orange, CT
Grades 9-12, Science
2004, Spring

In a four-week unit on human biology, ninth-grade students at Amity Junior High School create an illustrated children’s book on the human body. Students research a system in the human body, and then create a children’s book about that system. At the conclusion ... more »

Glenda Pepin

Susan Miller Dorsey High School, Los Angeles, CA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Ms. Pepin and Mr. Oystrick provide their inner-city students with opportunities to explore nature in several hands-on environmental activities. Students research and monitor water quality at a local park, teach lessons on nature to local elementary students, and participate ... more »

Gregory Swann

Central High School, Tuscaloosa, AL
Grades 9-12, Science
2004, Spring

Mr. Swann, Ms. Richardson, and Mr. Watson design an applied science unit on sound waves. After learning about sound, students work in groups to build musical instruments and create an original composition. Students perform and record their composition and use the recording ... more »