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Jayne Jaskolski

Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Winter

Ms. Jaskolski and Dr. Anderson will implement an action research fellowship to introduce teachers to the power of systematic reflection on their practice.  The fellowship will focus on commitment, design, sense of experience, creation of new questions, and ... more »

Susan Mildren

Browning Elementary School, Milwaukee, WI
Grades K-5, Literature
2009, Winter

Ms. Mildren and a team of colleagues will work collaboratively to create literacy rich activities using leveled text and literacy-based software.  The project will help students with special needs access and meaningfully participate in the curriculum through ... more »

Megan Castillo

Lewis and Clark Elementary, Wenatchee, WA
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Winter

Mrs. Castillo will attend a workshop at the Lindamood Bell organization which specializes in teacher/clinician training in the areas of diagnostic assessment and intervention.  Upon completion of the workshop, Mrs. Castillo will be able to accurately diagnose a ... more »

Joetta Sieglock

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
Higher Education, Computers / Technology
2009, Winter

Ms. Sieglock will increase her knowledge of best practices and state-of-the-art adaptive technology through workshops and vendor presentations at the 2009 Technology & Disabilities Conference.  She will use the workshop and vendor information to provide ... more »

Nadine Kalin

University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Higher Education, Literature
2009, Winter

A study group will conduct a review of literature, survey of students, and analysis of best practices within other doctoral programs in order to develop and implement a pilot orientation course to meet the needs of doctoral students as they prepare to become higher ... more »

Joann Lisberger

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Higher Education, Computers / Technology
2009, Winter

Dr. Lisberger will form a study group that will allow 12 women’s studies faculty to develop the skills, learn the best practices, discuss the pedagogical ramifications, and share with other faculty the knowledge and experiential wisdom they gain from teaching ... more »

Joyce Cannone

Sharpsville Area School District, Sharpsville, PA
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2009, Winter

Mrs. Cannone will attend a professional development academy to experience the potential of three-dimensional interactive graphic organizers, dynamic and efficient classroom organization, and effective research based teaching practices to improve students’ ... more »

Lynn Conrad

Southern Elementary School, Glen Rock, PA
Grades K-5, Literature
2009, Winter

Ms. Conrad will attend the Mazza Institute Conference where renowned children’s illustrators will speak about their work.  Attending the conference will enable Ms. Conrad to understand better visual literacy as it applies to elementary-aged students.

Lisa Seay

Clyde Boyd Middle School, Sand Springs, OK
Grades 6-8, Science
2009, Winter

Mrs. Seay will attend the Space Exploration Educators Conference in February 2009, where she will learn hands-on, inquiry-based techniques for teaching cross-curricular aspects of space exploration.  After the conference, Mrs. Seay will offer a mini space camp ... more »

Jenifer Circle-Potter

Unioto High School, Chillicothe, OH
Grades 9-12, Science
2009, Winter

Ms. Circle-Potter will participate in “Earth Expeditions,” a global conservation program that focuses on inquiry-driven, community-based learning to promote student achievement and global understanding.  Upon returning to school, Ms. Circle-Potter ... more »

Wendy Wright

R.C. Buckley Elementary School, Lansing, NY
Grades K-5, Science
2009, Winter

Ms. Wright will attend the Space Discovery Institute, a two-week program sponsored by the United States Space Foundation.  The immersion program will integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics principles into course work that connects robotics, ... more »

Dania Ghadban

Khalil Gibran International Academy, Brooklyn, NY
Grades 6-8, Literature
2009, Winter

Ms. Ghadban and a team of educators will create “Friday Study Circles,” focusing on differentiated instruction and brain-compatible learning.  Study circles will be centered on reading texts that will familiarize staff with best practices, provide ... more »

Lori Todd

Red Bank Regional High School, Little Silver, NJ
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2009, Winter

In an effort to maximize students’ academic success, the Intervention and Referral Services Team will identify and implement strategies for those students exhibiting academic, behavioral, and/or health difficulties.  Team members will be provided training ... more »

David Chamberlain

Kennett High School, North Conway, NH
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2009, Winter

To address students’ need for civil discourse, Mr. Chamberlain will attend an intense five day conference at Philips Exeter.  Mr. Chamberlain will be trained in an advanced student centered discussion technique called the “Harkness Method" that will ... more »

Daryl Boeckers

Buffalo High School, Buffalo, MN
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2009, Winter

Through the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures, Mr. Boeckers and Mr. Tuura will create the Online World Language (OWL) environment.  OWL will result in extension workshops led by Minnesota World Language teachers from around the state to ... more »

Kate Power

Towson University, Towson, MD
Grades K-5, English
2009, Winter

A study group will administer literacy assessments, videotape classroom interactions, conduct semi-structured interviews, and meet to discuss student work and professional literature in order to understand and improve the performance of struggling students at The ... more »

Lori Ham

Mary Bryan Elementary School, Indianapolis, IN
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Winter

To prepare for the upcoming addition of social studies to state standardized tests, Ms. Ham and Mr. Hendrick will begin “This Old Pioneer School.”  The program will allow them to work with a master history teacher, partner with a living history ... more »

Aaron Hayes

Community High School, West Chicago, IL
Grades 9-12, Social Studies
2009, Winter

Mr. Hayes will attend the conference “Learning Beyond Boundaries” to gain high quality professional development.  Following the conference, Mr. Hayes will conduct in-services at Community High School covering the topics of instructional effectiveness, ... more »

Thomas Gammon

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL
Grades K-5, English
2009, Winter

To address the influx of English language learners in Miami-Dade County, teachers will implement the professional development program “English Language Learners: Culture, Equity & Language.”  Teachers trained in the module will deliver the course to ... more »

Joshua Calderon

Rolling Hills Elementary School, Orlando, FL
Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
2009, Winter

Staff at Rolling Hills Elementary School will take part in technology-driven professional development as a means to enhance traditional lessons.  The year-long, bimonthly trainings will help technology reluctant teachers feel at ease incorporating multimedia ... more »

Megan Leuthold

Boulder Valley School District, Lafayette, CO
Grades K-5, Literature
2009, Winter

Ms. Leuthold and colleagues will implement a group lesson study to increase their effectiveness in improving student achievement in reading.  Participants will monitor student progress to identify and support students for whom traditional instruction is not ... more »

Nina Ackerberg

Willard Middle School, Berkeley, CA
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2009, Winter

To improve students’ performance on standardized math tests, Ms. Ackerberg will teach middle school math classes using “Making Math Real,” a brain-based system.  Students will benefit from an approach that integrates key cognitive development in ... more »

Patricia Franco

Constance Hulbert Elementary School, El Paso, TX
Grades K-5, Science
2009, Winter

In an effort to raise state assessment scores among minority students in the area of science, Ms. Franco and partners will collaborate with teachers on a weekly basis to assist them in aligning their instructions to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. ... more »

LaTonya Taylor

Manassas High School, Memphis, TN
Grades 9-12, English
2009, Winter

Eleventh grade English students will research issues relevant to slavery and create presentations as they read Day of Tears by Julius Lester.  The unit will culminate with a trip to Auction Street and Slavehaven, a house that was part of the Underground Railroad.

Sally Catoe

North Springs Elementary School, Columbia, SC
Grades K-5, Literature
2009, Winter

In order to improve student achievement in writing and help students gain a genuine pride in their written work, second graders will explore the world of authors in a unit titled “I’m an Author!”  Each class will produce a book on a theme to be ... more »

Jacob Gerig

Oak Elementary School, Albany, OR
Grades K-5, Physical Education
2009, Winter

Mr. Gerig and Mr. Nazarian will implement the “Climbing For Success” rock climbing program in physical education classes.  Combating childhood obesity with the integration of math and science, the physical aspect of rock climbing will focus on four ... more »

Cindy Johnson

Checotah High School, Checotah, OK
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2009, Winter

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Campbell will create a research-based curriculum that will include activities, projects, and games to encourage students to think critically and solve problems.  The curriculum will provide students with varied methods of teaching and ... more »

Nichole Deutsch

Bevis Elementary School, Cincinnati, OH
Grades K-5, Physical Education
2009, Winter

Mrs. Deutsch and Ms. Backus will conduct a multidisciplinary lesson that will stress the importance of regularly participating in physical activity.  Students will also study the geometry of their favorite sports and create a PowerPoint presentation to share with ... more »

Diane Robbins

Bellaire Middle School, Bellaire, OH
Grades 6-8, Mathematics
2009, Winter

Ms. Robbins, Mrs. Cusick, and Bellaire Middle School special needs teachers will implement “Team Up for Math.”  The program will help students to learn math skills required to pass the Ohio Achievement Test.  Students will be engaged in problem ... more »

Debra Vertoske

Hamburg Central School District, Hamburg, NY
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2009, Winter

Using Smartmusic software, students will explore the complex world of rhythm, allowing them to uncover its mathematical complexities.  After becoming proficient with various rhythmic ideas and gaining a broad understanding of the role that math plays in music, ... more »

Janice Haraz

Asbury Park Middle School, Asbury Park, NJ
Grades 6-8, Literature
2009, Winter

Ms. Haraz and Mr. O’Scanlon will implement “I Think I Can to I Know I Can,” a literacy program targeted at reluctant readers and English Language Learners.  Graphic novels, novels in verse, e-books, and educational databases will be purchased to ... more »

Janette Rozgay-Miller

Nate Mack Elementary School, Henderson, NV
Grades K-5, Mathematics
2009, Winter

Based on real-world experiences, the Nate Mack “Micro Society Project” will focus students’ critical thinking skills through exploring banking, gardening, and postal services.  Students will oversee and facilitate a functional bank, garden, and ... more »

Monique Agueros

Warrensburg R-VI School District, Warrensburg, MO
Grades K-5, Literature
2009, Winter

Using video cameras, Mrs. Agueros and colleagues will implement “Flip the Classroom!”  This unique literacy activity will enable teachers to quickly record an event for projection in class, get input from students on captions and descriptions, and ... more »

Mari Beth Plankers

Moorhead Public Schools, Moorhead, MN
Grades 9-12, Literature
2009, Winter

The Moorhead High School Literacy Committee will collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and community members to create a literature-rich environment that will promote leisure reading.  In order to increase fluency and comprehension, this initiative will put ... more »

Rosalyn Nedry

Chippewa Hills Mosaic School, Remus, MI
Grades 9-12, Science
2009, Winter

In order to increase students’ environmental awareness, Ms. Nedry and Ms. Huffman will guide alternative education students in the creation of an outdoor learning center.  The planning, design, implementation, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance of this ... more »

Gretchen Werle

Franklin County Technical School, Turner Falls, MA
Grades 9-12, Computers / Technology
2009, Winter

Ms. Werle and Ms. Steele’s ninth and tenth grade health technology students will work with staff and participants at an adult day health program.  Students will develop technology-based activity stations and design a “sensory room” for people ... more »

Tiffany Loner-Diemer

Magnolia Middle School, Joppa, MD
Grades 6-8, Science
2009, Winter

Ms. Loner-Diemer will lead a team of educators in an interdisciplinary learning experience using the science fiction novel Life as We Knew It.  After reading the novel, students will use the website http://www.learn.org/ to collaborate with students around the world ... more »

Autumn Moore

Ridgeview Middle School, Gaithersburg, MD
Grades 6-8, Science
2009, Winter

In order to support student achievement, increase exposure to academic experiences, and support rigor in the middle school science program, Ridgeview Middle School’s science department will partner with the Maryland Science Center to expose students to science ... more »

Amy Elizabeth Miller

Derby Middle School, Derby, KS
Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
2009, Winter

Seventh and eighth grade gifted students will learn research, writing, editing, and presentation skills while choosing a career, observing a professional at work, and examining college entrance and graduation requirements.  Students will then be trained to use ... more »

Elizabeth Ouimette

Essrig Elementary School, Tampa, FL
Grades K-5, Social Studies
2009, Winter

In order to increase students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills, Ms. Ouimette and Ms. Gotting will create a parent resource room.  The resource room will provide parents with educational games and materials for use in small group student ... more »

Shannon Peck-Janssen

Freedom High School, Tampa, FL
Grades 9-12, Science
2009, Winter

Students in Mrs. Peck-Janssen’s archaeology classes and Dr. Barthel’s Environmental Science classes will conduct a garbology research project to analyze the recycling behaviors of high school students in order to increase effective recycling practices and ... more »

Holly Rocchetti

Browne-Gibbs-Young Educational Campus, Washington, MD
Grades K-5, English
2009, Winter

Ms. Rocchetti and a team of educators will team with Turning the Page, a local education foundation, to implement the “Literacy Through Photography” program.  Students will be provided with cameras in order to document the people and communities that ... more »

Laura Larkin

Sequoia Union High School District, Redwood City, CA
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2009, Winter

Ms. Larkin and a team of mathematics instructors will conduct a pilot program introducing College Preparatory Math (CPM) Algebra Connections to half of their ninth grade students, while the other half of their students will continue to be taught under the existing ... more »

Mary Jo Camargo

San Gabriel Avenue Elementary School, South Gate, CA
Grades K-5, Science
2009, Winter

Ms. Comargo and Ms. Roque will conduct an interdisciplinary lesson that will educate second grade students about animal characteristics, habitats, and life cycles.  Students will conduct research through multiple visits to the zoo, after which they will write ... more »

James Springer

Eden Career-Technical Center, Ashville, AL
Grades 9-12, Mathematics
2009, Winter

Mr. Springer and Ms. James will implement “EXCELerate,” a computer-assisted, performance based educational program based on course content and designed to help at-risk students graduate.  Comprehensive programming in academics, technical skills ... more »