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Showing results for Grades: Grades K-5

Patti Golden

Southern Hills School, Wichita Falls, TX
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Fall

Mrs. Golden and Mr. Brox’s fifth grade students will choose environmental topics and conduct research on their chosen issues.  In this multimedia project, students will use iPods to view green videos, listen to podcasts related to green topics, and text and email ... more »

Wendy Goldfein

Newington Forest Elementary School, Springfield, VA
Grades K-5, Science
2010, Fall

Through “Get Caught Engineering,” students will become investigators for engineering problems that are integrated into the daily curriculum.  Activities will be introduced in grades kindergarten through sixth that support the school’s STEM ... more »

Julianne Evangelista

Mt. Baker School District, Maple Falls, WA
Grades K-5, Special Education
2010, Fall

Mrs. Evangelista and Mrs. Marshall will lead the creation of “Intervention Kits.”  The kits will provide an alternative, sensory based curricula for at risk learners throughout the district.  After presenting professional development sessions to ... more »

Julie Hauck

Longfellow Elementary School, Sheboygan, WI
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

“Kindles for Kids” will act as a supplemental reading program intended to increase reading motivation and strengthen skills in third grade students.  Students in Mrs. Hauck’s and Mrs. VanWyk’s classrooms will be placed in small, flexible reading ... more »

Frank Spina

Robinson Elementary School, Starksboro, VT
Grades K-5, English
2010, Fall

Spina and colleagues at Robinson Elementary School will participate in a collaborative arts professional learning community, “Arts Come Alive!” (ACA), held at the Flynn Center for Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont.  ACA is based on research ... more »

Louis Lessor

Westside Elementary School, Sun Prairie, WI
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2010, Fall

Lessor will attend a SMART Training certification event in Chicago, Illinois, which will allow him to be trained on the use of Notebook software and the SMART Board interactive whiteboard.  Upon completing the training, Mr. Lessor will conduct professional development ... more »

Paula Pounders

Russellville Elementary School, Russellville, AL
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2010, Fall

In the “Math Masters” program, third, fourth and fifth grade students use Digitz interactive devices to gain mastery of basic math skills.  With the ability to be used in the classroom and at home, “Math Masters” also promotes parental ... more »

Sheryl Schaaf

Quillayute Valley School District, Forks, WA
Grades K-5, Science
2004, Fall

Collaborating with the North Cascades and Olympic Science Partnership of Western Washington University, Ms. Schaff, Ms. Carroll, and Ms. Rohrer explore, create, and implement innovative science content and professional development models. Participants study ... more »

Holly Marie Kochalka

Cambridge Elementary School, Jeffersonville, VT
Grades K-5, English
2004, Fall

Ms. Kochalka leads grade-level study groups to investigate best practices for literacy instruction. The group analyzes student data, research-based instructional approaches, and develops an action plan for enhancing the reading and language arts program. Throughout ... more »

Amy Peterson

C. M. Musser Elementary School, Sharon, PA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

Ms. Peterson and her partners examine how to best use personal digital assistants (PDAs) to support and assess student learning. After learning how to use the technology, the participants implement a local history project in their classes. Participants use PDAs to ... more »

Mary Manges

North Star School District, Stoystown, PA
Grades K-5, English
2004, Fall

Ms. Manges leads a study group to learn best practices in language arts instruction. Using a literature circle format, the team reads and discusses research-based strategies that improve writing and reading skills. The participants share their knowledge with ... more »

Rebecca Mallatt

LaPine Elementary School, LaPine, OR
Grades K-5, Literature
2004, Fall

Ms. Mallatt and her partners establish a study group to learn how to use guided reading for a balanced literacy program in the classroom. The group reads and discusses several texts on guided reading and shares successes and challenges of implementing literacy ... more »

Maura Goggins

Grandview Elementary School, Monsey, NY
Grades K-5, English
2004, Fall

To gain fluency in Spanish and support her English language learners, Ms. Goggins attends the Cervantes Institute in Manhattan. At the institute, she enrolls in several advanced Spanish courses to develop her oral and written communication skills. Because few ... more »

Jill Hukee

McKinley Elementary School, Owatonna, MN
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Fall

To improve student achievement, instructional strategies, and curriculum presentation, Ms. Hukee leads a study group on the needs and feelings of immigrant children. Participants read professional books and discuss best practices for instructing English language ... more »

Patti Tibaldi

Traverse City Eastern Elementary School, Traverse City, MI
Grades K-5, Physical Education
2004, Fall

Ms. Tibaldi, Ms. Gotshall, and Mr. McGee form a lesson study group with physical education teachers in all grade levels throughout the district to analyze and refine lessons on cardio-respiratory endurance and the benefits of physical activity. The team meets ... more »

Angela Hofer

Welton Elementary School, Welton, IA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Fall

Ms. Hofer and her partners, who include special education teachers, form a lesson study group to improve mathematics instruction. Participants analyze research-based approaches to develop lessons on geometric problem solving. After teaching and observing each ... more »

Meghan Browne

Metropolitan School District of Pike Township, Indianapolis, IN
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Fall

Analyzing data from the Northwest Evaluation Association and the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress, Ms. Browne and Ms. MacBain identify differentiated instructional strategies that improve reading and mathematics skills. The teachers provide ... more »

Helen Gallagher

General A. M. Winn Elementary School, Sacramento, CA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

Collaborating with California State University—Sacramento, Ms. Gallagher leads a study group on web design using Microsoft FrontPage®. The members of the group use their knowledge to create class websites with resources their bilingual students can use to ... more »

Katharine Foster

International Studies Academy, San Francisco, CA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Ms. Foster and her partners team with Project Spera, an organization that promotes global education, to develop curricula on international topics and issues. Participants develop plans for incorporating international issues into existing lesson plans. Team members ... more »

Cynthia Gingold

South Park Elementary School, Memphis, TN
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Dr. Gingold and Ms. Lawson integrate art, literature, and science to teach students about the solar system. Students read nonfiction books, write reflective essays and poetry, create murals and mobiles, and stage dance productions about the universe. At the project’s ... more »

Lorraine Moore

Cowpens Elementary School, Cowpens, SC
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Fall

Ms. Moore, Ms. Kirby, and Ms. Noblin, first-grade mathematics teachers, collaborate to improve students’ problem-solving skills. Students investigate geometry problems with Geoblocks, a set of wooden rectangular and triangular prisms and pyramids designed in ... more »

Debra Pieri

East Fallowfield Elementary School, East Fallowfield, PA
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Fall

Ms. Pieri, Ms. Fowler, and Mr. Hober combine storytelling and the arts to create an intergenerational and cross-cultural curriculum. Communicating with a sister school in Germany and local World War II veterans, students explore the story of Lieutenant Arthur Sauler, a ... more »

Melody Beitzel

Susquenita Elementary School, Duncannon, PA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Ms. Beitzel, Ms. Beckley, and Ms. Foy establish the Community Resource and Lending Center in their district to provide developmental and educational materials for community students. The resource center contains materials that support grade-level curriculum and encourage ... more »

Tammy Messing

Sanilac County Intermediate School District, Sandusky, MI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Ms. Messing and Ms. Waterman collaborate with parents to increase the language arts skills of their students with hearing and learning impairments. Students take home backpacks that contain books and supplemental learning activities. With their parents’ support, ... more »

Michael Ashley

Green Hills Elementary School, Bledsoe, KY
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

Mr. Ashley and Ms. Mitchell create computer-based science modules to increase the technology skills of their students. Working in teams, students use resource materials to conduct research, engage in hands-on experiments, and graph and present data using computer software.

Tara Skiles

Partin Settlement Elementary School, Kissimmee, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Ms. Skiles and Ms. Horn infuse language arts and mathematics into their science curriculum to develop the problem-solving and communication skills of their English language learners. Students engage in inquiry-based laboratory experiments and journal writing. At the end of ... more »

Laura McCarthy

Westwood Heights Elementary School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Grades K-5, Literature
2004, Fall

With “Celebrations of Learning,” Ms. McCarthy and her partners increase the oral and written communication skills of their students. Students publish a magazine that contains articles and photographs to chronicle learning throughout the school year. In addition, ... more »

Toni Koy

Wynnebrook Elementary School, West Palm Beach, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Fall

Students embark on a fantasy train journey across the United States to enhance their writing and geography skills. Using a model train set, students replicate the environmental features of U.S. geographical regions. After researching each region, students engage in ... more »

Julia Deery

Seminole Springs Elementary School, Eustis, FL
Grades K-5, English
2004, Fall

Ms. Deery and Ms. Price introduce their fourth-grade students to expository and narrative composition during a writing camp. Students participate in games and activities to learn grammar and write original essays for an anthology. At the conclusion of the writing camp, ... more »

Clare Taylor Reed

Louise Duffy Elementary School, West Hartford, CT
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2004, Fall

Ms. Reed and Ms. Moran give their fifth-grade students first-hand experience with mapping and satellite technology by integrating science and mathematics into their geography curriculum. Using global positioning and imaging systems, students create maps of their community ... more »

Jayne Haenel

Stetsonville Elementary School, Stetsonville, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Spring

Focusing on Stephanie Harvey’s Nonfiction Matters, Ms. Haenel and her partners develop and use comprehension strategies with their classes. Study group participants survey strategies to help students think critically as they read for comprehension. After implementing ... more »

Tom White

Lynnwood Intermediate School, Lynnwood, WA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
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 ... more »

Christine Marie Benedict

Fishing Cove Elementary School, North Kingstown, RI
Grades K-5, English
2005, Spring

To enhance student achievement, Mrs. Benedict and her partners form a study group focusing on the delivery of reading instruction. Participants engage in peer coaching, record observational data, and discuss their findings.

Rebecca Kathleen Brown

Bethel Springs Elementary School, Boothwyn, PA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2005, Spring

Ms. Brown attends a summer institute at the University of Connecticut to study differentiated instruction, high-end learning, and enrichment teaching. As a district trainer, Ms. Brown shares her learning with other differentiated instruction trainers and school ... more »

Karen Abraham

Sheldon Woods Elementary School, West Olive, MI
Grades K-5, English
2005, Spring

Mrs. Abraham and her partners study reading strategies to enhance students’ comprehension. Twice a month, participants meet to discuss instructional strategies and to model and refine new lessons. The group, composed of participants who are new to their ... more »

Robert Bonner

Cornelius Elementary School, Cornelius, OR
Grades K-5, English
2004, Spring

Mr. Bonner travels to New Zealand to observe and learn best practices for reading instruction. After touring the country, he implements successful instructional approaches and develops strategies to assess reading skills.

Mary Lyons

Burton Elementary School, Durham, NC
Grades K-5, Literature
2004, Spring

Ms. Lyons and her partners participate in a study group to learn, discuss, implement, and reflect on the Balanced Literacy Framework. At each session, participants learn about best practices in reading and writing. Study group members observe each other and develop ... more »

Rebecca Segal

Blue Lakes Elementary School, Miami, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2005, Spring

Ms. Segal attends a weeklong certification course in yoga for children with special needs to improve her students’ behavior, concentration, and academic achievement. After the training, Ms. Segal shares her knowledge with colleagues at her school, which serves ... more »

Bette-Ann Rodzwell

Oliver Ellsworth School, Windsor, CT
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2005, Spring

Ms. Rodzwell and her partners form an action study group to improve their students’ ability to solve mathematical word problems. With the help of a consultant, teachers analyze monthly word problem exercises and examine the sources of students’ conceptual ... more »

Sarah Chadbourn

Hollin Meadows Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
Grades K-5, Literature
2005, Spring

In response to research that at-home reading results in higher student achievement, Mrs. Chadbourn and her partners create the “Keep Books” program to build home libraries for their Title I students. Students receive one book weekly and complete reading ... more »

Marion VanArsdell

Jackson Street School, Northampton, MA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2004, Spring

To improve learning for their autistic students, Ms. VanArsdell and her partners learn best practices for teaching autistic students. The team—including teachers, paraprofessionals, occupational and physical therapists, and speech pathologists—researches ... more »

Julia Anne Young

George Peabody Elementary School, Dallas, TX
Grades K-5, Science
2005, Spring

Ms. Young and her partners implement a school garden project to provide cross-curricular learning opportunities for their at-risk students. Students design and cultivate fruit, flower, and native plant gardens in the school’s courtyard. To care for these ... more »

Jennifer Pali

Purple Sage Elementary School, Houston, TX
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2005, Spring

Through “Tell Me a Story: Innovative Uses of Digital Cameras and Multimedia for Writing,” Ms. Pali and her partner implement an integrated writing and technology project. After reading biographies of famous people, students write their own personal ... more »

Rebecca Connolly

Cowpens Elementary School, Cowpens, SC
Grades K-5, Science
2005, Spring

Mrs. Connolly and her partners implement “Setting the Stage for Science Standards” to enhance students’ comprehension of nonfiction texts and to build scientific understanding in a hands-on setting. After exploring a variety of science concepts ... more »

Kathleen Trimmer

Springbrook Elementary School, Westerly, RI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2005, Spring

To help their special needs students develop a sense of community and view themselves as valued community members, Ms. Trimmer and her partners implement several outreach and garden projects. Working with local high school volunteers, students build bird feeders and ... more »

Rebecca Pittard

Pine Trail Elementary School, Ormond Beach, FL
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Spring

Ms. Pittard and her partners, all teachers in different grade levels throughout the district, form a lesson study group to improve mathematics pedagogy. After collaborating to develop lessons, participants conduct classroom observations and reflect on strategies to improve ... more »

Miles Roe

Mill Creek Elementary School, Warrington, PA
Grades K-5, English
2005, Spring

Mr. Roe and Mr. Zakroff enhance the writing and technology skills of their students by incorporating a student newspaper into their curriculum. Students use computers to develop a comic strip and to write and edit articles, movie reviews, and editorials for a ... more »

Joy Carter

Bethune Elementary School of the Arts, Hollywood, FL
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2004, Spring

Ms. Carter leads a lesson study group of all fourth-grade teachers to develop and implement mathematics units that increase student achievement. The group analyzes data to identify concepts that students have not mastered, and researches best practices to create lessons ... more »

Matthew A. Klass

Hillside Elementary School, Berwyn, PA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2005, Spring

Mr. Klass, Ms. Braun, and Ms. Lucy develop students’ technology, literacy, and mathematical skills through the implementation of the “Interactive Storybook” project. Pairs of fourth-grade students form publishing companies to create interactive ... more »

Kathy Hunter

Latrobe Elementary School, Latrobe, PA
Grades K-5, English
2005, Spring

To increase students’ letter knowledge and phonological awareness as well as parents’ involvement in their children’s education, Mrs. Hunter, Ms. Ferlin, and Ms. Welty create literacy backpacks. Students bring home weekly backpacks with activities ... more »