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ERIC Number: EJ1218901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Teacher Training in GIS: What Is Needed for Long-Term Success?
Collins, Larianne; Mitchell, Jerry T.
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v28 n2 p118-135 2019
This article explores teacher training in geographic information system (GIS) and hopes to uncover the necessary elements required for long-term and sustained use of GIS in the K-12 classroom. A variety of models have been proposed for successful GIS professional development including long-term teacher training lasting up to a year in length. Our study takes an additional step by following up with teachers over a full year after they have completed training to determine if they are continuing to teach with GIS and if so, how. We find there remains a disconnect between providing GIS teacher professional development and actually seeing long-term classroom implementation. We offer three recommendations for transformation in teacher practice: pre-service teacher geography and GIS intervention, continuous follow-up and coaching, and including GIS in Academic Standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A