Power of Data Project - Improving Teaching and Learning Using Data Enhanced Geospatial Inquiry

Authors: Mark F Manone*, Northern Arizona University, Lori Rubino-Hare, Northern Arizona University, Brooke A Whitworth, University of Mississippi, Eric Nolan, Northern Arizona University, Nena Bloom, Northern Arizona University
Topics: Geography Education, Careers and professional development
Keywords: Power of Data, geospatial inquiry, secondary education
Session Type: Guided Poster
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Roosevelt 3.5, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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The goals of the Power of Data (POD) project are to build a continuity of experiences that improve teaching and learning for a diverse audience through data- enhanced geospatial inquiry, opportunities to develop 21st century workforce skills, and attention to the interdependence of science and technology in the STEM workforce in order to increase student interest in careers that utilize geospatial technologies. Since 2009, the POD Projects have been providing PD to a diverse group of secondary teachers with a focus on project-based instruction (PBI) using geospatial technologies (GST). A Geospatial Inquiry model rooted in geography education, science education and geospatial technologies education has been developed to help teachers increase their technological skills, confidence in teaching with GST, and implement lessons which provided opportunities for students to analyze data and argue from evidence. We developed a program to enable teacher educators (Facilitators) to replicate POD Teacher Workshops across the nation. Results from 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Facilitation Academies and Teacher Workshops will be presented.

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