American Dreams
Bay Breeze has created the classroom companion website for the hit NBC television show American Dreams featuring llesson plans and activities for middle school and high school classes use based on a variety of themes highlighted in the American Dreams program.


PBS: Kofi Annan: Center of the Storm
Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin's documentary film, Center of the Storm, based on Secretary-General Kofi Annan, provides unforgettable insight into this world leader's life. Bay Breeze provided curriculum materials for the film. View the materials.

Montalvo
Bay Breeze Educational Resources developed a Field Trip Study Guide for the Spring Exhibit at the arts center at Montlavo featuring the work of Patrick Dougherty, Mildred Howard, Todd Hido and Richard Barnes. Students from Santa Clara public schools receive the guide to use prior to their visit to Montalvo.

National Public Radio/WBUR Journeys to Antarctica
WBUR sent journalist Dan Grossman on a five- week Antarctic adventure. Bay Breeze created classroom materials for this virtual journey that focused on topics such as global warming, sea life, glaciers, and ice fields. Visit the site



ABOUT US

Maureen Carroll, Ph.D.
Co-founder and co-CEO of Bay Breeze Educational Resources, brings to her work a varied background in education and publishing. Carroll has taught at the elementary, junior high school, and college level, in both special education, and reading and writing. She has also served as a resource room teacher and an education research assistant.

Dr. Carroll holds a B.S. degree in biology from College of Mt. St. Vincent, an M.S. degree in special education from Long Island University, and received her doctorate in Education, Language, Literacy & Culture from the University of California, Berkeley. Her published work includes children's literature, textbooks, and academic journals. She has also presented educational research regularly at the National Reading Conference. She is a member of the Technology, Communication and Literacy Committee of the International Reading Association.

 
Laurel Blaine
Co-founder and co-CEO of Bay Breeze Educational Resources, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fitchburg State College with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in History. One of Blaine's primary interests in education is the creation of integrated, thematic learning units that support the growth of creativity and critical thinking skills in students. She has conducted process writing workshops in elementary classrooms in California.
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