Book 2014

Teaching Science and Investigating Environmental Issues with Geospatial Technology

Designing Effective Professional Development for Teachers


ISBN: 978-90-481-3930-9 (Print) 978-90-481-3931-6 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-9


  3. Designing Effective Professional Development Projects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11

    2. Chapter

      Pages 13-33

      Participatory Professional Development: Geospatially Enhanced Urban Ecological Field Studies

    3. Chapter

      Pages 35-50

      Field-Based Research Partnerships: Teachers, Students, and Scientists Investigate the Geologic History of Eastern Montana Using Geospatial Technologies

    4. Chapter

      Pages 51-64

      Meeting Teachers Where They Are and Helping Them Achieve Their Geospatial Goals

    5. Chapter

      Pages 65-81

      Spatial Sci: Forwarding Geospatial Technology Innovations in the Classroom

    6. Chapter

      Pages 83-98

      Eyes in the Sky: Facilitating Classroom Research Using Geospatial Technology

    7. Chapter

      Pages 99-117

      CoastLines: Commitment, Comfort, Competence, Empowerment, and Relevance in Professional Development

    8. Chapter

      Pages 119-137

      The Inquiring with GIS (iGIS) Project: Helping Teachers Create and Lead Local GIS-Based Investigations

    9. Chapter

      Pages 139-152

      Communities for Rural Education, Stewardship, and Technology (CREST): A Rural Model for Teacher Professional Development

    10. Chapter

      Pages 153-171

      Curriculum-Aligned Professional Development for Geospatial Education

    11. Chapter

      Pages 173-190

      Impact of Science Teacher Professional Development Through Geospatial Technologies: A 5-Step Program of Support

  4. Designing and Implementing Innovative and Effective Curricular Materials

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 191-191

    2. Chapter

      Pages 193-212

      The Data Sets and Inquiry in Geoscience Education Project: Model Curricula for Teacher Capacity Building in Scientific Inquiry Tasks with Geospatial Data

    3. Chapter

      Pages 213-232

      Designing Google Earth Activities for Learning Earth and Environmental Science

    4. Chapter

      Pages 233-249

      Designing Geospatial Exploration Activities to Build Hydrology Understanding in Middle School Students

    5. Chapter

      Pages 251-267

      Lonely Trailblazers: Examining the Early Implementation of Geospatial Technologies in Science Classrooms

    6. Chapter

      Pages 269-286

      Understanding the Use of Geospatial Technologies to Teach Science: TPACK as a Lens for Effective Teaching

    7. Chapter

      Pages 287-302

      Moving Out of Flatland: Toward Effective Practice in Geospatial Inquiry

    8. Chapter

      Pages 303-320

      What Happens After the Professional Development: Case Studies on Implementing GIS in the Classroom

  5. Final Chapters

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 321-321

    2. Chapter

      Pages 323-332

      The Nature and Design of Professional Development for Using Geospatial Technologies to Teach Science

    3. Chapter

      Pages 333-353

      The Nature of Teacher Knowledge Necessary for the Effective Use of Geospatial Technologies to Teach Science