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Title Teaching science with geospatial technology : designing effective professional development for secondary teachers / edited by James MaKinster, Nancy Trautmann, Michael Barnett.
Imprint Dordrecht : Springer, 2014.

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Subject Science -- Study and teaching.
Geographic information systems.
Alt Name Makinster, James.
Trautmann, Nancy M.
Barnett, Michael.
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Contents Introduction / James MaKinster and Nancy Trautmann and Michael Barnett -- Part I. Designing Effective Professional Development Projects -- Participatory Professional Development: Geospatially Enhanced Urban Ecological Field Studies / Michael Barnett and Meredith Houle and Sheron L. Mark and Daphne Minner and Linda Hirsch [and 3 others] -- Field-Based Research Partnerships: Teachers and Students and and Scientists Investigate the Geologic History of Eastern Montana Using Geospatial Technologies / Heather Almquist and Lisa Blank and Jeffrey W. Crews and George Stanley and Marc Hendrix -- Meeting Teachers Where They Are and Helping Them Achieve Their Geospatial Goals / Nancy Trautmann and James MaKinster -- Spatial Sci: Forwarding Geospatial Technology Innovations in the Classroom / Lisa M. Blank and Jeffrey W. Crews and Randy Knuth -- Eyes in the Sky: Facilitating Classroom Research Using Geospatial Technology / Carla McAuliffe and Jeff Lockwood -- CoastLines: Commitment and Comfort and Competence and Empowerment and and Relevance in Professional Development / Steven D. Moore and Don Haviland and Allison Whitmer and Jenny Brady -- The Inquiring with GIS (iGIS) Project: Helping Teachers Create and Lead Local GIS-Based Investigations / Cathlyn D. Stylinski and Cassie Doty -- Communities for Rural Education and Stewardship and and Technology (CREST): A Rural Model for Teacher Professional Development / Shey Conover and Ruth Kermish-Allen and Robert Snyder -- Curriculum-Aligned Professional Development for Geospatial Education / Beth Kubitskey and Barry Fishman and Heather Johnson and Kirsten Mawyer and Daniel Edelson -- Impact of Science Teacher Professional Development Through Geospatial Technologies: A 5-Step Program of Support / Rita A. Hagevik and Harriett S. Stubbs Emeritus and Christiane Gioppo and Diane C. Whitaker -- Designing and Implementing Innovative and Effective Curricular Materials -- Part II. The Data Sets and Inquiry in Geoscience Education Project: Model Curricula for Teacher Capacity Building in Scientific Inquiry Tasks with Geospatial Data / Daniel R. Zalles and Amy Pallant -- Designing Google Earth Activities for Learning Earth and Environmental Science / Alec M. Bodzin and David Anastasio and Violet Kulo -- Designing Geospatial Exploration Activities to Build Hydrology Understanding in Middle School Students / Louise Yarnall and Philip Vahey and Karen Swan -- Lonely Trailblazers: Examining the Early Implementation of Geospatial Technologies in Science Classrooms / Thomas R. Baker and Joseph J. Kerski -- Understanding the Use of Geospatial Technologies to Teach Science: TPACK as a Lens for Effective Teaching / James MaKinster and Nancy Trautmann -- Moving Out of Flatland: Toward Effective Practice in Geospatial Inquiry / Bob Coulter -- What Happens After the Professional Development: Case Studies on Implementing GIS in the Classroom / Robert Kolvoord and Michael Charles and Steve Purcell -- Part III. Final Chapters -- The Nature and Design of Professional Development for Using Geospatial Technologies to Teach Science / James MaKinster and Nancy Trautmann -- The Nature of Teacher Knowledge Necessary for the Effective Use of Geospatial Technologies to Teach Science / James MaKinster and Nancy Trautmann.
Summary This book provides research-grounded and practically-minded insights into teacher professional development in support of integrating GIS and other geospatial technologies into K-12 science teaching. In this volume 50 designers, educators and researchers share their experiences, knowledge, and lessons learned from a wide variety of projects. Readers will find a myriad of ideas and perspectives that they can apply to their own teacher professional development projects, as they work to provide students with engaging opportunities for learning science. Geospatial technologies enable teachers to teach in fundamentally new ways, building student interest and skill through active engagement in critical thinking and project or inquiry-based learning. Students are naturally drawn to looking at landscapes and interpreting features through analysis of both shape and form. Given the chance to manipulate spatial data, students revel in deciphering mysteries, exploring scientific explanations, and linking causes with consequences. The passion and interest demonstrated by students using geospatial tools has motivated an increasing number of K-12 teachers to embrace the use of these technologies for teaching and learning science. Given the nature and complexity of these tools, high quality professional development is essential for providing teachers with the support and guidance they need to use geospatial technologies effectively. This book will be of special interest to scientists, geographers, and science educators who are designing or delivering teacher professional development in support of teaching with technology. The case studies make it possible for readers to identify specific paths forward regarding both research and practice. GIS and other geospatial technologies offer teachers an effective way to engage students in the analysis of authentic data in ways called for by the Next Generation Science Standards and the National Geography Standards. With the improvements in the usability of the tools, the time is right to bring GIS and other geospatial technologies into all K-12 classrooms. The chapters in this book will enable teachers and teacher educators to make that happen. Daniel C. Edelson, Ph. D., Vice President for Education, National Geographic Society While increasing numbers of people use basic geospatial technologies, their power to enliven science has not yet been explored by most educators. This robust and thoughtful compilation focuses on how to support teachers as they introduce and implement these technologies in their classes. It examines curricular, philosophical, pedagogical, and professional development considerations through an array of real-world projects. Of particular interest are explanations of how programs were tailored to meet the varied needs of participating teachers and their students. I encourage educators who work with pre-service or in-service science, environmental science, social studies, or geography teachers to build their efforts based on the insights accumulated in this collection. Christine M. Cunningham, Ph. D., Vice President, Museum of Science, Boston This is the finest collection of professional development wisdom from thought leaders across 20 years of GIS and science education. It's a must read for educators, researchers, and curriculum developers interested in emerging educational technologies. Tom Baker, ESRI.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789048139316 (electronic bk.)
9048139317 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-90-481-3931-6
OCLC # 863228230
Additional Format Print version: Teaching science with geospatial technology 9789048139309 (OCoLC)495598117

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