Action Research in Elementary & Middle School Classrooms
  1. Linda Giesen
    Linda began her action research with a focus on literacy and to increase students engagement and excitement about reading and especially writing.
    Linda has been experimenting with different approaches to expanding students vocabulary and increasing their motivation to write. One of the many things she is doing in this area is engaging her students in global projects of iEARN. She is hoping that by increasing students responsibility on participating in projects she will be able to help them develop their voice.
  2. Kristi Rennebohm-Franz
    IEARN Water Habitat Project
    A hands-on science project evolved over time to a participatory action research project. The students explored the history of the pond, studied the pond, planned and took actions, and "published" their data for subsequent groups of students to continue with new cycles of research. As these primary students compared notes across years, they succeeded in identifying a problem that they cared about, and working collaboratively over time to solve it. The teacher's action research supported the transformation of her classroom into a global action and learning context.
  3. Mairin Glenn
  4. Anne Mlod
    Ann Mlod has been designing a maker space in her library. But she did not feel that it was being used as well as it might be. Through her reading and discussing she decided that she needed a closer connection with the teachers who send their students to the library. They needed to understand the importance of encouraging inventive learning. She also wanted to have the teachers involved in the evolution of the maker space. So the challenge she set for herself was how could she get teachers more engaged in the design, development and evolution of the maker space in their school library for their students.
Action Research Project
Teacher Action Research Project
Paticipatory Youth Action Research
Taking Action, Doing Research