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Megan Bollig

East Troy High School, East Troy, WI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

To provide their farming community students with 21st century skills, Ms. Bollig and her colleagues study the use of problem-based learning to enhance students’ critical thinking and problem solving. Based on study of materials from the Center of Excellence ... more »

Bunny Bauernfeind

Webster Transitional School, Cedarburg, WI
Grades 6-8, Literature
2006, Summer

Ms. Bauernfeind and her colleagues study ways to address the range of learning levels in small reading groups. The study group members read several books on differentiated reading instruction, view accompanying videos, and practice techniques for differentiating ... more »

Kelly Stephen Morgan

Poulsbo Elementary School, Poulsbo, WA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Summer

Mr. Morgan attends training on the Learning Propensity Assessment Device, a tool that helps identify key affective learning problems among his autistic students. Through an iterative process of testing and observation, he determines the appropriate intervention for ... more »

Jordana Clare Ashman Long

Gloucester High School, Gloucester, VA
Grades 9-12, English
2006, Summer

To improve her own poetry, Ms. Long presents her work and research to a diverse and accomplished group of peers at the 2006 Poetry and Politics Conference in Scotland. She shares information gained at the conference with students, helping them to understand the ... more »

Kaye P. Brooks

Lucile Gregg Elementary School, Houston, TX
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Summer

As a literacy coach in this majority Hispanic district, Ms. Brooks believes she can meet the needs of her students better if she becomes fluent in Spanish. Ms. Brooks participates in a Spanish immersion course in Mexico and then uses her increased language skills to ... more »

Susanne Rasely-Philipps

East Stroudsburg Area Senior High School-South, East Stroudsburg, PA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2006, Summer

Teaching in a region with changing demographics, Ms. Rasely-Philipps takes a leadership role in helping her colleagues and students address diversity. She attends the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication to develop cultural competence in her own ... more »

Thomas Egidio Talarico

Portland High School, Portland, ME
Grades 9-12, English
2006, Summer

Mr. Talarico attends the Spanish Language School at Middlebury College to improve his reading, writing, and speaking proficiency in the language. Through the intensive immersion program, he develops curriculum for his students and reflects on ... more »

Janice Thornsbury

South Shore Educational Collaborative, Hingham, MA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2006, Summer

To increase graduation rates among their special educations students, Ms. Thornsbury and her study group partners develop a mental health curriculum that improves resilience and persistence. The curriculum emphasizes emotional stability and provides non-violent ... more »

Noreen Michele Colannino

Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Peabody, MA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

Ms. Colannino and 17 other science teachers create a study group to explore effective ways to integrate laptop computers and Internet resources across the science curriculum. Investigating content-specific project design in chemistry, physics, biology, ecology, ... more »

Olga Westley Jackson

Franklinton Primary School, Franklinton, LA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Summer

At an Alabama Ear Institute seminar, Ms. Jackson learns techniques for the auditory development of children with cochlear implants. She uses these methods to teach hearing impaired students to interpret sounds, speak, and read. Ms. Jackson consults weekly with other ... more »

Melissa M. Fipps

Swayzee Elementary School, Swayzee, IN
Grades K-5, English
2006, Summer

Ms. Fipps attends a seminar to learn the latest techniques for diagnosing dyslexic reading differences. With this knowledge, she shares with paraprofessionals, teachers, and parents, effective learning accommodations and differentiated instruction techniques, as ... more »

Cara J. Clippinger

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, Freshman Campus, Fishers, IN
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2006, Summer

Participation in a teacher workshop in Marseille, hones Ms. Clippinger’s language skills and knowledge of contemporary French culture. By incorporating teaching strategies she learns from other workshop participants and personal stories about her experiences, ... more »

Nicole Yvette Strange

Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
Higher Education, English
2006, Summer

Dr. Strange participates in a Round Table Discussion at Harris Manchester College- University of Oxford to learn about K–12 literacy within the policy context of

No Child Left Behind

. Among the roundtable discussion topics are

Reading First

, assessment and ... more »

Mary Hollowell

Elementary Science Enrichment Center, Griffin, GA
Grades K-5, Literature
2006, Summer

By participating in the Children’s Literature New England Summer Institute, Ms. Hollowell, a science teacher, develops ideas for integrating children’s literature into science teaching. She then conducts workshops for colleagues on ways to use books from ... more »

Sherryl Miles

Palmview Elementary School, Pompano, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Summer

Ms. Miles attends the Gurian Institute Summer Training to study male and female students’ learning styles. She rewrites lesson plans to improve achievement among her struggling students. To share the knowledge she gains with colleagues and parents, Ms. Miles ... more »

Suzanne Jarrell

Louise R. Johnson Middle School, Bradenton, FL
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2006, Summer

Ms. Jarrell strives to improve the success of students she has been unable to reach in the past. By attending a summer institute on cooperative learning, she learns methods to help her students take responsibility for working independently to contribute to the ... more »

Patricia Rottino Cummins

Palmetto Elementary School, Pinecrest, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Summer

Ms. Cummins enrolls in “Arts and Education in China,” a summer semester at Florida International University, to improve her art skills and enhance the art curriculum at her school. With a university professor, she travels to China and studies Chinese art ... more »

Chris Matier

Chappelow Arts and Literacy Magnet School, Evans, CO
Grades 6-8, English
2006, Summer

By studying Writers’ Workshop, Mr. Matier and his colleagues seek to narrow the achievement gap for the school’s Hispanic learners. Writers’ Workshop emphasizes the development of a common philosophy and approach to the teaching of writing and ... more »

Philip M. Dauber

Alameda High School, Alameda, CA
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2006, Summer

The mathematics and science teachers of Alameda High School have formed a study group to develop methods for improving student success in Algebra II, chemistry, and physics. They are creating diagnostic assessments and review modules that prepare students to apply ... more »

Marilyn McKnight

H.W. Longfellow Elementary School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Summer

Through the “Building Bridges Project,” Ms. McKnight and her partners use chess to encourage their at-risk students to develop the self-respect and critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to bridge the gap to academic, social, and personal ... more »

Nancy Gail Pollack

Hinesburg Community School, Hinesburg, VT
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2006, Summer

Recognizing that many of their students entering pre-kindergarten and kindergarten are unprepared to learn mathematics, Ms. Pollack and her partners host “Family Math Playtime” to help parents understand how the language of mathematics applies to young ... more »

Melanie Parker

C. Alton Lindsay Middle School, Hampton, VA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

Ms. Parker and her partners implement a digital documentary movie project to help eighth grade students build higher order thinking skills and research and technology skills. The project also provides students with multiple learning styles the opportunity to ... more »

Charles K. Jervis

Auburn High School, Riner, VA
Grades 9-12, Science
2006, Summer

o increase students’ understanding of biology, biochemistry, and microbiology, Mr. Jervis and Ms. Jervis implement a study of cyanobacteria, unicellular aquatic and photosynthetic bacteria, and biofilms, resilient layers formed by bacterial colonies. Students ... more »

Michele Rzewski Copeland

Potowmack Elementary School, Sterling, VA
Grades K-5, Literature
2006, Summer

Ms. Copeland and her partners implement “HEART (Hear Excellent Audio-books Read Today)” to help improve the reading skills of their English language learners and economically disadvantaged students. Students take home audio books and cassette players to ... more »

Sherry Hanson Chevalley

Hybla Valley Elementary School, Alexandria, VA
Grades K-5, Science
2006, Summer

To create an engaging and motivating science curriculum and help close the achievement gap, Ms. Chevalley and Ms. Rabun purchase quality science trade books written for various reading levels. Students explore a concept through a trade book, conduct an experiment to ... more »

Nancy B. Shaw

Lincoln Elementary School, Ogden, UT
Grades K-5, English
2006, Summer

To help students become literate members of the community and enjoy reading and writing, Ms. Shaw, Ms. Ahrenstorff, and Ms. Pickett implement a class book project. After visiting an interactive, literacy-based museum, students explore the writing process to produce ... more »

Jose Angel Saldivar

Green B. Trimble Technical High School, Fort Worth, TX
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

Mr. Saldivar, Ms. Nilsson, and their students produce web-based, interactive materials for use in integrated physics and chemistry classes. Students choose lab experiments that help master content and skills and videotape themselves performing the lab while ... more »

Patricia Golden

Bonham Elementary School, Wichita Falls, TX
Grades 6-8, Literature
2006, Summer

To provide students with a more meaningful literary experience and increase exposure to other cultures, Ms. Golden and Ms. Gee implement a food-based reading project. Students read novels about different cultures and research recipes that represent each culture to ... more »

Jeanne Phillips Wiles

Lewisburg Middle School, Lewisburg, TN
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2006, Summer

Through “Destination Calculation,” Ms. Wiles and Ms. Haislip use graphing calculators to improve students’ mathematical and communication skills. Students complete various projects including researching sports salary statistics, conducting motion ... more »

Johnny Ramsey

Soldiers Memorial Middle School, Tazewell, TN
Grades 6-8, Physical Education
2006, Summer

Through “CHANGE”, Mr. Ramsey and his partners hope to challenge the diet and exercise practices of their rural students and to increase student health and self-esteem. Students receive nutrition instruction, graph their lifestyle habits, track walking ... more »

Katherine Dawn Perry

Ridge View High School, Columbia, SC
Grades 9-12, English
2006, Summer

Combining student creativity with service to the community, Ms. Perry and Ms. Wimmer oversee a production of A Streetcar Named Desire that integrates both sign language and speech. Students research the era, writing, and purpose of the play and analyze the ... more »

Kelly L. Hawkins

Mid-Carolina Middle School, Prosperity, SC
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2006, Summer

To address the achievement gap in their school, Ms. Hawkins and Ms. Wise implement a program to make mathematics more meaningful to students. Career role models visit the school and discuss the function of mathematics in their jobs. Students participate in ... more »

Susan Zaenger

Neshannock Memorial Elementary School, New Castle, PA
Grades K-5, Science
2006, Summer

To alert students to the influence of land development and provide a unique learning experience, Ms. Zaenger and Ms. Giordano develop a bird garden. Students study naturalist, John James Audubon, and learn to identify native song birds. Students go bird sighting at ... more »

Geoffrey H. Winikur

Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice, Philadelphia, PA
Grades 9-12, History
2006, Summer

Through an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course on African history, literature, and film, Mr. Winikur and Ms. Weinraub expand students’ critical thinking skills and understanding of social justice issues. Students examine African literature, language, and ... more »

Lindsey K. Rutherford

Mill Creek Elementary School, Warrington, PA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

Ms. Rutherford and Ms. Tomlinson implement an inquiry-based learning program to increase the technology and research skills of their second and sixth grade students. Sixth grade students use handheld technology to access multiple sources of information. To increase ... more »

Brian C. Querry

Charles A. Huston Middle School, Lower Burrell, PA
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

To increase students’ understanding of technology and commitment to the community, Mr. Querry and Mr. Porter implement a school documentary project. Students research and gather artifacts, describe and document the present, and plan and anticipate the future ... more »

Cindy Goldberg

Glenside Elementary School, Glenside, PA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2006, Summer

To decrease social segregation, create an accepting school climate, and help close the achievement gap in their school, Ms. Goldberg and her partners implement a school-wide diversity program. Students examine their similarities and differences, express ideas for ... more »

Tracy Ford

Dallas Elementary School, Dallas, PA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

Through “Musically Increasing Content Knowledge (MusICK),” Ms. Ford and her partners use technology and music to increase social studies and science content knowledge. Students research topics for each unit of study and work with a visiting artist to ... more »

Elizabeth Sheerer

Penn Manor High School, Millersville, PA
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2006, Summer

To develop students’ textile arts skills and philanthropy experience, Ms. Sheerer and Ms. Bechtold implement an embroidery project. Students learn how to digitalize original artwork and how to machine embroider to embellish gowns for premature and stillborn ... more »

Christine W. Ball

Tularosa High School, Tularosa, NM
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

Through a student-run apparel business, Ms. Ball and her partners help students develop skills in technology, marketing, commercial arts, and communication. Students study media practices and trends, recruit customers from the community, and create marketable ... more »

Maureen K. Bradley

West Kelloggsville Elementary School, Wyoming, MI
Grades K-5, Literature
2006, Summer

To ensure that every student in the school district has the opportunity to read outside of the school day, Ms. Bradley, Mr. Caterino, and Ms. Dekker expand the libraries at three elementary schools. Students visit the new multi-language section of the library to ... more »

Brian Beckham

Cityside Middle School, Zeeland, MI
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

Mr. Beckham and Mr. Walker implement a guitar project to expose students to fine arts, new technology, and career choices in the music and technology industries. Students learn basic guitar skills and research music genres and music history. Applying this knowledge, ... more »

Judy Lindauer

Nancy Hanks Elementary School, Ferdinand, IN
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

To integrate technology into the curriculum and help students view themselves as members of a worldwide society, Ms. Lindauer and Ms. Stafford establish a connection with the Beatrix Potter School in London, England. Students at both schools work in integrated ... more »

Julie Diane Kiefer

Deputy Elementary School, Deputy, IN
Grades K-5, Literature
2006, Summer

Through the “PANTHER Extravaganza,” Ms. Kiefer and her partners provide a balanced literacy curriculum for their students. After teacher modeling, students use book props and puppets to retell stories that they have read alone and with their intermediate ... more »

Jill McCloskey

Pride Elementary School, Tampa, FL
Grades K-5, English
2006, Summer

To develop students’ critical thinking skills, Ms. McCloskey and Ms. Montgomery develop a unit that blends investigations of animals with reading and writing skills across the curriculum. Students take field trips to observe animals in various settings and ... more »

Debra Kalitan

The Quest Center, Hollywood, FL
Grades K-5, Science
2006, Summer

Ms. Kalitan and her partners create an outdoor learning environment to provide multi-sensory science instruction for their autistic students. Students participate in planting, weeding, and caring for the herbs, fruits, vegetables, and flowers in the garden. To ... more »

Michelle Mash

North Star Elementary School, Hockessin, DE
Grades K-5, English
2006, Summer

Through “Making the Connection,” Ms. Mash and Ms. Reichle encourage purposeful involvement of parents in children’s literacy development. Every week, kindergarten students take home a bag containing interactive materials that integrate mathematics, ... more »

Harriet Harun

Central High School, Bridgeport, CT
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2006, Summer

To expand students’ research and communication skills, Ms. Harun and Mr. Buda develop a collaborative project with their mathematics and graphic communication classes. Students research a mathematician or mathematics topic, create Power Point presentations, ... more »

Lori Durocher

Eric G. Norfeldt Elementary School, West Hartford, CT
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2006, Summer

Recognizing the multi-sensory learning needs of their students, Ms. Durocher and her partners develop an interdisciplinary unit using interactive white boards and hand-held tablets. Students, many with special needs, use the boards for hands-on instruction in every ... more »

Brenda B. Simmons

St. Clair County High School, Odenville, AL
Grades 9-12, Literature
2006, Summer

To address issues of tolerance and understanding of other cultures, students in Mrs. Simmons and Ms. Richardson’s classes create a children’s book about the experience of a Mexican student relocating to their rural community. Creative writing students ... more »