ERIC Number: ED291661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct-20
Building a Leadership Network: Empowering Teams of Teachers.
Hill, A. David
This paper describes an inservice training project in Colorado funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal of the project is to create a self-sustaining and expanding network of trained leaders in geographic education. The project addresses: (1) the need to improve and expand the geographic literacy of U.S. citizens; (2) the "Guidelines for Geographic Education: Elementary and Secondary Schools (1984);" and (3) the initiation of local and regional activities in improving geographic education. The project is organized around these key principles: (1) staffing comprised of professional geographers and professional educators; (2) building on previous projects; (3) training leadership teams; (4) focusing training on the production of useful educational products; and (5) creating mechanisms that sustain and expand the teacher development process. During summer workshops, participants receive two weeks of intensive training, of which approximately two-thirds of the time is devoted to teaching geographic disciplinary trends, frameworks, concepts, themes, and skills and to their application in teaching and curriculum design. Continuous support is provided throughout the academic year through workshops. Academic credit at the graduate level during the project's summer phase is made available through the Geography Department of the University of Colorado, Boulder. (SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference for the National Council for Geographic Education (Springfield, MO, October 20, 1987).