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Jayne E. Jaskolski

Twenty-First Street School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, English
2008, Summer

Mrs. Jaskolski will implement an action research project, augmented with professional development, to quantify and describe the value of early intervention in a speech and language classroom to increase the achievement of at-risk pre-school children. The goal is to ... more »

Jessica M. Heaton

Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus, Issaquah, WA
Higher Education, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Ms. Heaton will participate in a peace delegation to Israel and Palestine, focusing on seeing, listening to, and recording the experiences and perspectives of a wide range of Palestinian and Israeli voices. Information gathered will be shared with a 15 member ... more »

Shirley Ann Dawson

Elk Meadows Elementary School, South Jordan, UT
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Mrs. Dawson will survey college students to determine their reasons for entering a special education teacher preparation program. The findings will be made into a DVD to distribute to high school seniors, counselors, and other education professionals to increase ... more »

Beverly Whalen-Schmeller

Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Summer

The project will provide support to train coaches for School-Wide Positive Behavioral Support (SWPBS). SWPBS is an evidence-based approach to improve academic and behavior outcomes. The grant will provide 125 training modules for school psychologists to improve ... more »

Lisa DiNapoli

Perrysville Elementary School, Pittsburgh, PA
Grades 6-8, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Mrs. DiNapoli will attend courses at Indiana Wesleyan University, via an innovative distance-learning model, to study effective ways to motivate students, increase their reading comprehension, and foster parent involvement. She will provide a training session and ... more »

Cathy Barnett

Antwerp Local School District, Antwerp, OH
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Antwerp PEERS will provide an opportunity for building teacher capacity to integrate technology into all phases of instruction, and into a school-wide plan. The plan will include in-depth professional development for a “core” in-house training team who ... more »

Carol Carmichael

The Downtown Elementary School, Winston-Salem, NC
Higher Education, English
2008, Summer

Ms. Carmichael will attend the Institute on the Teaching of Writing at Columbia University, where she will participate in discussion groups with peers and attend seminars with recognized literacy leaders. Upon completion of the institute, she will mentor her ... more »

Katherine T. Melillo

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, Carrboro, NC
Higher Education, Social Studies
2008, Summer

At the Project Zero Classroom 2008 at Harvard University, Ms. Melillo will examine how children’s multiple intelligence strengths play into how they learn in the classroom and how these qualities can be used to help children think more creatively. Knowledge will ... more »

Shawna Gareau-Kurtz

WE-MO-CO Career and Technical Education Center, Spencerport, NY
Grades 9-12, Literature
2008, Summer

Mrs. Gareau-Kurtz and Ms. Post will establish a teacher resource library. The library will target new teachers and will provide materials for new teacher mentors.

Rebecca S. Buckingham

Lisbon Central School, Lisbon, NY
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Ms. Buckingham and Ms. LaPage will create school-wide collegial study groups focused on the readings of texts that address instructional improvement within classrooms and across classrooms within the school. There will be a special focus on students who are at the ... more »

Laura Kerr

San Juan College Community College, Farmington, NM
Higher Education, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Ms. Kerr and Ms. Leach will oversee a Teacher Learning Community for new full-time faculty. Participants will learn effective teaching techniques and apply those concepts to their own classroom instruction.

Laura Blake

Asher Holmes School, Morganville, NJ
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

Ms. Blake will attend two weeks of courses at Villanova University to achieve Level I Certification from TIME (Technology Institute for Music Educators). Knowledge and materials from this comprehensive curriculum will be shared at district workshops and used in ... more »

Kristen Gulsvig

Tartan High School, Oakdale, MN
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Ms. Gulsvig and Ms. Hoffman will design and implement district-wide professional development opportunities to address the growing population of students with autism spectrum disorders. The professional opportunities will focus on developing resources and teaching ... more »

Mark J. Davids

Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

Mr. Davis and Mr. Pata will form a study group to collaborate with automotive and communications engineers to learn the basic science and engineering principles related to an Intelligent Transportation System (ITT). Using this knowledge, the grantees will supervise ... more »

Dale Forcier

Grayling High School, Grayling, MI
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

Ms. Forcier and Mr. Pummell will form a collegial study group with other teachers to increase student achievement by improving instruction through the use of quality assessment with the Classroom Performance System (CPS). The collegial study group will address ... more »

Jessica Lynn Maat

Burton Middle School, Grand Rapids, MI
Grades 6-8, English
2008, Summer

By attending Instituto Cultural Oaxaca, Mrs. Maat will strengthen her Spanish skills in order to make science a more complete learning experience for English language learners in her classroom.

Martha Ellen Milli

Middlesex Elementary School, Baltimore, MD
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Mrs. Milli will attend the Childhood Trauma Practitioners Assembly through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. The Assembly teaches trauma-specific interventions to use to minimize the difficulties that traumatized children experience in the areas ... more »

Karen Bourne

Irving Elementary School, Sioux City, IA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Ms. Bourne will attend the World Music Drumming (WMD) Course in Oconomowoc, WI. The WMD course increases self-respect and decreases negative behaviors among students. In addition to sharing the skills learned during the course, the grantee will also schedule ... more »

Rosemary Majerczyk

Campanelli School, Schaumburg, IL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Mrs. Majerczyk will participate in the National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals Conference to discuss the roles of educators and review training models for professional development programs. She will share her learning by developing training modules and ... more »

Joyce Marshall

EH Miller School, Palatka, FL
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2008, Summer

By attending the “Teaching with the Brain in Mind” program, Mrs. Marshall will learn instructional strategies that are compatible with brain processes that retain information. Upon completion of the training, strategies will be shared with teachers in the ... more »

Catherine Brooks Connor

Frank M. Golson Elementary School, Marianna, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2008, Summer

Mrs. Connor and Ms. Dungan will organize a professional learning community of K-2 teachers and staff to address their school’s long-term, ongoing safety concern regarding bullying. The professional learning community will meet weekly to discuss, evaluate and ... more »

Joanne Bookmyer

University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
Higher Education, Mathematics
2008, Summer

The grant will support a team of five teacher researcher participants, all teaching full-time in Northern California urban public high schools. Under the guidance of Ms. Bookmyer and Dr. Hamilton, participants will choose a literacy or language related teaching and ... more »

Matthew Roadruck

Dreamkeepers Academy, Norfolk, VA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

To increase students’ mathematic retention and creative writing ability, Mr. Roadruck and Mr. Hunsicker will incorporate the use of Palm handheld computers in classroom activities.

William R. Claughton

Walter Krueger Middle School of Applied Technology, San Antonio, TX
Grades 6-8, Science
2008, Summer

Students of Mr. Claughton and Ms. Thomas will apply learned uses of engineering design and scientific method to develop atmospheric research rockets that carry a sensor to study ozone levels.

James E. Greene

Stone Memorial High School, Crossville, TN
Grades 9-12, Science
2008, Summer

Mr. Greene and Ms. Ridge will challenge students to solve a murder mystery using DNA evidence at a simulated crime scene. The eight part laboratory series will foster critical thinking and problem solving in the field of genetics.

Agatha O'Brien-Gayes

Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
Higher Education, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

Dr. O’Brien-Gayes seeks to expand a pilot program for building and deploying remotely operated vehicles in the First Year Experience program. The desired outcomes of the project are to accelerate the exploration of the interdisciplinary nature of science, ... more »

Sinead Layton

Bridge Valley Elementary School, Furlong, PA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

“Hands-On, Minds-On Classroom” will provide students an opportunity to create a technology-rich classroom environment and allow them to generate and demonstrate knowledge and skills in new ways.

Cindy Rochester

Clackamas High School, Clackamas, OR
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2008, Summer

In an alternative approach to addressing national and state standards, statistics students will lead freshman science students through a series of mini labs testing consumer products. The lab series is an alternative approach using critical thinking skills to teach ... more »

Tami Golliday

Memorial High School, St. Marys, OH
Grades 9-12, Science
2008, Summer

Project Blue will allow students to investigate carbon cycle global warming issues, generate presentations, conduct experiments, and present findings to their peers as well as outside community organizations.

Jessica Davis

Wayne Trace Grover Hill Elementary School, Grover Hill, OH
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

“Around School We Soar” will provide an opportunity to create a technology-rich instruction in math, science, and language arts, allowing students to generate and demonstrate knowledge and skills in new ways through technology-based units and ... more »

Amy Greenwald

Randolph Central School, Randolph, NY
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

ESL and special education students will develop information, mathematics, and language skills through the creation of video podcasts to be shared with the general population students. The program will also serve as a means of mainstreaming special populations.

Shanna Howell

Shanna Howell

Marlboro High School, Marlboro, NJ
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2008, Summer

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Understanding the Global Village: Connecting with Entrepreneurs via Microfinance

Shanna Howell was searching for ways to open the “global eyes” of her ninth grade social studies students. Howell, a teacher at Marlboro High School in Marlboro, New Jersey, was ... more »

Uriah Young

Lore Elementary School, Ewing, NJ
Grades K-5, History
2008, Summer

Mr. Young and the fifth grade teaching staff will engage students in learning that will take them through early American history using interactive software and a walking tour of both historic Philadelphia and the National Constitution Center.

Sherion Cosby

Westland Middle School, Bethesda, MD
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

Students will participate in the organization, development, and usage of a new television show which will be aired for the student body, local elementary schools, and a local cable network. As a result, two additional classes will be offered at Westland in the ... more »

Shenell Collier

J. L. Newbern Middle School, Valdosta, GA
Grades 6-8, English
2008, Summer

Using state standards for Language Arts and Social Studies, students will plan and implement poetry and rap performances for the entire school, using their lived experiences as an analytical frame.

Jonathan H. Bergmann

Woodland Park High School, Woodland Park, CO
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

Lessons and lectures will be recorded as video podcasts by Mr. Bergman and his partners for student use outside of class. With the resulting additional class time, students will have greater opportunity for self-directed laboratories.

Daina Rose Flores

Sunset Ridge Elementary School, Pacifica, CA
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2008, Summer

Ms. Flores and Mr. Chang will develop a computer lab that will give teachers the tools needed to foster students’ technological foundations. Students will learn technological terms and apply critical thinking and problem solving strategies to math and reading ... more »

Steven Shizumura

Firebaugh High School, Lynwood, CA
Grades 9-12, Science
2008, Summer

The “Healthy Foods Project” will allow students to research and develop their diets by learning about the effects different types of food have on health. Participating students will disseminate their learnings to the general population of students ... more »