Sabbatical Projects

 

Sabbaticals were removed from the ITA contract effective July 1, 2015. The last co-hort of members that successfully completed amazing projects was the 15-16 school year.  

 

 

Completed Sabbatical Projects:

 

Engaging Students in Nonfiction

by Alice Ball, 2013-2014

Focus: Library and Information Studies, Common Core Literacy Standards & Resources

http://engagingnonfiction.weebly.com/

 

Ithaca Teacher Research Fellow Program

by Randi Beckmann, 2013-2014

Focus: Educational Research, Classroom Based Inquiry Projects

http://rb2290.wix.com/icsdteacherresearch#!donate/c1ghi

 

Teaching Proficieny Through Reading and Storytelling - An In-Depth Study

by Karen Benjamin (Landau), 2013-2014

Focus: ESOL, TPRS, Literacy Education

http://tprssabattical.weebly.com/tprs-lending-library.html

 

Building a Consistent and Unified Approach to Teaching Science in ICSD Elementary Schools

by Yvette deBoer, 2013-2014

Focus: Elementary Education, Science

(no online component - archived at the ITA office)


Providing Easy Access to Informational Text Resources

by Benjamin Eckley, 2013-2014

Focus: Library and Information Studies, Follett Destiny & Destiny Quest databases

http://goo.gl/PKPOYU


The Humane Education Anti-Bullying Connection

by Corinne Morton, 2013-2014

Focus: K-12 Education, Human Rights, Ethics & Compassion Studies

http://renecorinne37.wix.com/humane-education#!activities/cee5

 

Increasing Student Engagement Through Community-Based Projects in Government & Human Services

by Sarah Shenk, 2012-2013

Focus: Secondary Education, Civics and Government

https://sites.google.com/site/ihscommunityaction

 

Tree Travels

by Allison Trdan, 2012-2013

Focus: Kindergarten Education, Science and Social Studies

www.treetravels.weebly.com

 

Perspectives of Global Students

by Steve Weissburg, 2nd Semester 2012-2013

Focus: K - 12 Resources, Global Education and Social Studies

http://globaleducationicsd.weebly.com/sabbatical.html

 

Strengthening Learning Through Writing

by Kathren Cernera, 2nd Semester 2011-2012

Focus: Secondary Education, English

https://sites.google.com/site/writinginthemiddle/

 

Promoting Intercultural Dialogue

by Kari Krakow, 2nd Semester 2011-2012

Focus: Elementary Education, Social Studies

http://intercultural-dialogue.wikispaces.com/

 

Grades 3 - 5 Reading Mini-Lessons

by Monica Lang, 2nd Semester 2011-2012

Focus: Elementary Education, Literacy

http://icsdk-5literacy.wikispaces.com

 

Differentiating the Common Core Standards for Math through Movement Based Activities

by Carrie Nolan, 2nd Semester 2011-2012

Focus: Elementary and Special Education, Math

http://icsdk5math.wikispaces.com/

 

Using Interdisciplinary Content to Teach Advanced Level Langauge

by Kaile Tsapis, 2nd Semester 2011-2012

Focus: Secondary Education, Global Languages

http://mexamer.wikispaces.com/

 

Turning Children's Literature into Readers' Theatre

by Allison Andersen, 2nd Semester 2010-2011

Focus: Elementary Education, Literacy, Language & Performing Arts

(no online component - archived at the ITA office)

 

Developing a Format to Deliver Differenciated Instruction in Science

by Catherine Exantus, 2nd Semester 2010-2011

Focus: Secondary Education, Science

(no online component - archived at the ITA office)

 

Documenting Oral Histories of Refugee Students in our School District

by Deborah Sidhu, 2nd Semester 2010-2011

Focus: Elementary Education, Cultural Studies & Language Arts

(no online component - archived at the ITA office))

 

Learning Simulations for Grades 7 & 8

by Andrea Volkmar, 2nd Semester 2010-2011

Focus: Secondary Education, Social Studies/History

(no online component - archived at the ITA office)

 

Beyond Resume Padding: Making Service Meaningful for All Secondary ICSD Students

by Jon Raimon, 2009-2010

Focus: Secondary Education, Service Learning and Community Service

http://icsdservicelearning.pbworks.com/

 

Love Those Letters! An Alphabet Teaching Tool

by Carol Cedarholm, 2nd Semester 2009-2010

Focus: Kindergarten Education, Literacy

http://lovethoseletters.wikispaces.com/ 

 

Technology and Culture: An Exchange of Ideas with Africa

by Jeremy Taylor, 2nd Semester 2009-2010

Focus: Technology, Global and Cultural Studies

(no online component - archived at the ITA office)


Building Academic Background Through Literacy Packets

by Katherine Sholtys, 2nd Semester 2009-2010

Focus: Elementary Education, Cross-Curriculum Literacy

http://literacymaterials.wikispaces.com

 

Music Across the Curriculum to Improve Academic Success

by Dorothy Preston, 2nd Semester 2009-2010

Focus: Elementary Education, Cross-Curriculum Music Integration

http://musicintegration.notlong.com

 

Preparation and Training Program: Special Education Teacher Aides Secondary General Education Settings

by Mary Ann Pitzer, 2nd Semester 2009-2010

Focus: Pre-service orientation for paraeducators in secondary schools

(no online component - archived at the ITA office)

 

Using Internet Technology to Foster and Support Elementary Teacher Collaboration and Sharing

by Eric J. Miller, 2008-2009

Focus: Elementary Education, Professional Learning Communities, Connectivity Technology

ICSD teacher access available through the ICSD website: log into Blackboard, select "ICSD preK-5 Professional Learning Community" under "Courses in which you are enrolled" list.

 

Digital Classroom for New York State Geographical Literacy

by Paula Long, 2nd Semester 2008-2009

Focus: Elementary Education, Geography

http://www.old.icsd.k12.ny.us/sabbatic/index

 

Increasing Inquiry Teaching in the Ithaca City School District

by Wayne Gottlieb, 2nd Semester 2008-2009

Focus: Secondary Education, Science, Research & Inquiry-based Learning

(no online component - archived at the ITA office)

 

Reggio's Place in Ithaca

by Betsy Fallon, 2nd Semester 2008-2009

Focus: Pre-K Education, Reggio Emilia Teaching Philosophy & Methods

(no online component - archived at the ITA office)

 

Humanities 9 Connections

by Ross R. Creagan, 2nd Semester 2008-2009

Focus: Secondary Education, Global History, Literature & Cultural Studies

(no online component - archived at the ITA office)

 

Friendship Assistance Brigade: Creating a Caring Community

by Celia Clement, 2nd Semester 2008-2009

Focus: Behavior Management, Social Tolerance & Awareness Programs for Students

http://www.thefab.notlong.com/

 

Increasing the Graduation Rate at ICSD: A Two-Pronged Approach

by Sharon Alberta, 2nd Semester 2008-2009

Focus: Alternative Education, Student Support, Social Services

(no online component - archived at the ITA office)

 

Exploring Culture through Art

by Charlott E. Walsh, 2nd Semester 2007-2008

Focus: Secondary Education, Art History, Fine Arts, Global Cultural Studies

(no online component - archived at the ITA office)

 

Using the Local Geologic Landscape to Improve Student Motivation and Performance in Earth Science

by Laura C. Van Vleet, 2nd Semester 2007-2008

Focus: Secondary Education, Geology

Blackboard: http://icsbb.ocmboces.org/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_group=courses&url=%2Fwebapps%2Fblackboard%2Fexecute%2FcourseMain%3Fcourse_id%3D_4408_1

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24994567@N06/collections/ 

 

ESOL Parents and ICSD: Building Better Bridges

by Carol Hoffman, 2nd Semester 2007-2008

Focus: ESOL Student & Family Support, Immigration and Local Public Education

(no online component - archived at the ITA office)

 

Re-Tooling: Exploring New and Emerging Web-based Technologies

by Armin Heurich, 2nd Semester 2007-2008

Focus: Library Studies, Information Technology, Educational Web-Based Databases

original: http://old.icsd.k12.ny.us/highschool/library/ ,  http://old.icsd.k12.ny.us/highschool/library/online.html

updated 2013: http://www.ithacacityschools.org/index.cfm/highschool/menu/library.htm

 

ELA Parallel Tasks Using Differentiated Instruction

by Maria Connell, 1st Semester 2007-2008

Focus: Elementary Education, Literacy

http://icsbb.ocmboces.org/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_group=courses&url=%2Fwebapps%2Fblackboard%2Fexecute%2FcourseMain%3Fcourse_id%3D_4602_1

 

Photography Curriculum

by Judy Cogan, 2nd Semester 2007-2008

Focus: Secondary Education, Fine Art, Digital Photography

(no online component - archived at the ITA office)

 

Law-Related Education in the Ithaca City School District

by Karen Adams, 1st Semester 2007-2008

Focus: Secondary Education, Social Studies, Civic Education

http://lawrelatededucation.wikispaces.com/ ,  http://lacslibrary.pbworks.com/w/page/14166685/Law%20Related%20Education

 

 

Note: Completed projects not in electronic format can be found in the Sabbatical Project Lending Library in the ITA office. To sign out a sabbatical project, please contact the ITA administrative assistant or stop by the ITA office, 1375 North Cayuga Street.

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