Teaching Science and Investigating Environmental Issues with Geospatial Technology

Designing Effective Professional Development for Teachers

Editors: MaKinster, James, Trautmann, Nancy, Barnett, Michael (Eds.)

  • Defines the field of teacher professional development for teaching science using geospatial technology
  • Describes the design and outcomes of specific teacher professional development strategies and relates these to lessons learned
  • Provides insights into best practices for preparing teachers to use geospatial technology as they engage students in projects
  • that build skills in data analysis, problem solving, and spatial thinking
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About this book

The emerging field of using geospatial technology to teach science and environmental education presents an excellent opportunity to discover the ways in which educators use research-grounded pedagogical commitments in combination with their practical experiences to design and implement effective teacher professional development projects. Often missing from the literature are in-depth, explicit discussions of why and how educators choose to provide certain experiences and resources for the teachers with whom they work, and the resulting outcomes.

The first half of this book will enable science and environmental educators to share the nature and structure of large scale professional development projects while discussing the theoretical commitments that undergird their work. Many chapters will include temporal aspects that present the ways in which projects change over time in response to evaluative research and practical experience.

In the second half of the book, faculty and others whose focus is on national and international scales will share the ways in which they are working to meet the growing needs of teachers across the globe to incorporate geospatial technology into their science teaching. These efforts reflect the ongoing conversations in science education, geography, and the geospatial industry in ways that embody the opportunities and challenges inherent to this field.

This edited book will serve to define the field of teacher professional development for teaching science using geospatial technology. As such, it will identify short term and long term objectives for science, environmental, and geography educators involved in these efforts. As a result, this book will provide a framework for future projects and research in this exciting and growing field.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    MaKinster, James (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Participatory Professional Development: Geospatially Enhanced Urban Ecological Field Studies

    Barnett, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 13-33

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

    Almquist, Heather (et al.)

    Pages 35-50

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

    Trautmann, Nancy (et al.)

    Pages 51-64

  • Spatial Sci: Forwarding Geospatial Technology Innovations in the Classroom

    Blank, Lisa M. (et al.)

    Pages 65-81

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3931-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3930-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7739-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Science and Investigating Environmental Issues with Geospatial Technology
Book Subtitle
Designing Effective Professional Development for Teachers
Editors
  • James MaKinster
  • Nancy Trautmann
  • Michael Barnett
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3931-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3931-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3930-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7739-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 353
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations
Topics