Meet the Scholars 2011-2012

Cynthia Delilah Abramo
Supporting family literacy practices
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaBenjie Achtenberg
Understanding US history through historical maps
Melrose Leadership Academy
OUSD
CynthiaRebecca Akin
Explaining thinking and developing ideas independently
Korematsu Discovery Academy
OUSD
CynthiaShannon Amaral
Strategies for unfamiliar words for SDC student
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaCarrie Anderson
Descriptive writing skills
New Highland Academy
OUSD
CynthiaAnne Aranda
Linguistic support to express mathematical thinking
Colonial Acres
SLZUSD
CynthiaLynda Arnold
The role of emotional health in academic achievement in kindergarten
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaAlicia Arnold
Collaboration in primary grades art class
New Highland Academy
OUSD
CynthiaEmily Starr Bean
Kindergarten students as creative, courageous writers
Melrose Leadership Academy
OUSD
CynthiaKim Beeson
Building independence and resliency to move from concrete to abstract tasks
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaGretchen Biehl
The role of student notes in supporting reading comprehension
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaMarie Bivins
Metacognition and arts integration
Roosevelt School
SLUSD
CynthiaEmily Blossom
Idea development in Kindergarten writing
New Highland Academy
OUSD
CynthiaAndrea Calderon
Enhancing critical thinking in reading through inferences 
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaTorina Carter
Retelling and the development of student voice
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaMichelle Cascio
Multi-media science content and pedagogy
Korematsu Discovery Academy
OUSD
CynthiaMarijke Conklin
Metacognition among primary students
Melrose Leadership Academy
OUSD
CynthiaMichelle Contreras
Student engagement with texts during partner turn and talk
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaRuth Corley
Number talks, mathematical conversations, and computation
Creative Arts Charter School
SFUSD
CynthiaKatie Curry
The role of retelling in comprehension
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaAsucena Davila
Scaffolding mathematical reasoning
Melrose Leadership Academy
OUSD
CynthiaJoanna Davis
Science journals and conceptual development
New Highland Academy
OUSD
CynthiaKristen Delgado
Blending sounds for SDC student
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaSusan Deming
Higher order thinking assessment in art
Washington Elementary
SLUSD
CynthiaSusan Dent
Managing musical development
Roosevelt School
SLUSD
CynthiaNancy Endicott
Writing skills in English language development
Roosevelt School
SLUSD
CynthiaErika Englund
Phonics instruction for struggling readers
New Highland Academy
OUSD
CynthiaCynthia Epps
Math problem solving strategies development
Roosevelt School
SLUSD
CynthiaAnanda Esteva
Bilingual reading comprehension strategies
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaPatty Fishbaugh
Monitoring emergent reading skills
Roosevelt School
SLUSD
CynthiaVictoria Forrester
Programmatic professional development
Roosevelt School
SLUSD
CynthiaPaco Furlan
Progress monitoring reading comprehension
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaKathleen Gadway
Conferencing for after school reading intervention teachers
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaSusan Gatt
Building fluency in upper primary struggling readers
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaShelley Grant
Multi-segment position graphs and mathematical skills
Bancroft Middle School
SLUSD
CynthiaAudrey Groesbeck
Word study and segmentation with struggling readers
RISE
OUSD
CynthiaMichael Hammond
Motivating students with ear training and goal setting
Berkeley Music
BUSD
SuzanneAnnie Henderson
Developing executive functions in kindergarten students
Hillcrest
OUSD
CynthiaLisa Hiltbrand
Self-assessment of reading strategy learning targets
Urban Promise Academy
OUSD
CynthiaCheri Hinkley
Student conversation during partner reading
Rosa Parks
BUSD
AlexLisa Holmes
Scaffolded oral paired problem-solving in math
Richmond High School
WCCSUD
EveTracey Iglehart
Incorporating mini-lesson skills in to Kindergarten independent reading
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaSam Johnson
Motion graphs and critical thinking skills
Arroyo High School
SLZSD
CynthiaLauren Kayed
Alternative literacy assessment in Kindergarten
RISE
OUSD
AlexMatthew Kertesz
Students’ understanding of sentence frames
Bancroft Middle School
SLUSD
CynthiaKate Kirkhuff
Teachers conferencing methods
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaAlex Langford
Building students’ coneptual understanding of the role of mechanics in writing
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaKristi Leunig
Professional learning communities supporting teaching learning
Urban Promise Academy
OUSD
CynthiaLauren Lipka
Metacognition and academic achievement
Roosevelt School
SLUSD
CynthiaBecky Lum
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaMiriam Macias
Reading native language texts during independent reading
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaNessa Mahmoudi
Learning targets, self-assessment and social-emotional development
Melrose Leadership Academy
OUSD
CynthiaIsabelle McDaniel
Oral and written expression of mathematical understanding among English learners
Creative Arts Charter School
SFUSD
CynthiaMatilde Merello
The efficacy of spelling journals in a two-way immersion classroom
Rosa Parks
BUSD
AlexDina Moskowitz
Encouragement of persistent reading through support and interaction
Creative Arts Charter School
SFUSD
CynthiaKenny Moy
Fostering sight word recognition
Roosevelt School
SLUSD
CynthiaChannon Neal de Stanton
Developing analytic science skills
New Highland Academy
OUSD
CynthiaKate Nichols
Metacognition in Kindergarten 
RISE
SLZUSD
CynthiaAlberto Nodal
Idioms as language development curriculum
Colonial Acres
SLZUSD
CynthiaJavier Ordoñez
Spanish second language development in two-way immersion
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaRebecca Padilla
Thinking critically about race and power
Bancroft Middle School
SLUSD
CynthiaNandini Pal
Student-directed inquiry in language arts
Korematsu Discovery Academy
OUSD
CynthiaWendy Paplack
Supporting number sense development
Roosevelt School
SLUSD
CynthiaMargot Pepper
The role of high-interest books in reading comprehension
Rosa Parks
BUSD

CynthiaJ
ulie Rich
Self-monitoring in independent reading
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaYessica Rodriguez
Self editing for struggling writers
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaLeah Rotkin-Ellman
Learning targets, assessment, and mastery
Urban Promise Academy
OUSD
CynthiaLuz Salazar Jed
Language development in a dual-immersion classroom
Melrose Leadership Academy
OUSD
CynthiaLori Sasaki
Reading and writing vocabulary development
Bancroft Middle School
SLUSD
CynthiaJody Silver
Word-awareness and vocabulary development
Bay School
SLZUSD
AlexAija Simmons
Language functions among English learners
New Highland Academy
OUSD
CynthiaLois Smith
Fostering basic reading skills
Roosevelt School
SLUSD
CynthiaMelissa Valdivia
Differentiating math instruction
Roosevelt School
SLUSD
TracyMalcolm Waugh
Developing audience awareness through letter-writing
Anna Yates
EUSD
CynthiaKaren Wells
Musical development in high school
Berkeley High School
BUSD
CynthiaBrook Pessin Whedbee
Co-authoring stories and collaborative talk, drawing, and acting in Kindergarten
Rosa Parks
BUSD
CynthiaCharles Wilson
Supporting teachers’ inquiry
Korematsu Discovery Academy
OUSD