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Weiser, Brenda – Science and Children, 2012
For the past five years, teachers from four Houston-area school districts have joined together in a professional learning community (PLC) to improve their science teaching. Through the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, the teachers strengthen content knowledge and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Environmental Education, Collegiality, Science Teachers
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Willis, Jana; Weiser, Brenda; Smith, Donna – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2016
Providing teacher candidates opportunities to engage in experiences modeling effective technology integration could improve confidence/comfort in using technology and support skill development and transfer. A purposeful sample of 424 candidates in an educational technology course was administered the Technology and Teaching Efficacy Scale to…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Preservice Teachers
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Willis, Jana; Weiser, Brenda; Kirkwood, Donna – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2014
Children come from diverse backgrounds, particularly in terms of their access to the environment and technology. It is our job as teachers to help level the playing field and provide all students an equal chance to succeed. By integrating these two seemingly opposed curricular areas we can create an opportunity for young children to become both…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Environmental Education, Early Childhood Education, Learning Activities
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Willis, Jana M.; Weiser, Brenda – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2005
Preparing teacher candidates to integrate technology into their future classrooms effectively requires experience in instructional planning that utilizes technology to enhance student learning. Teacher candidates need to work with curriculum that supports a variety of technologies. Using Project Learning Tree and environmental education (EE),…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Instructional Development, Environmental Education, Technology Integration
Archie, Michele; Mann, Lori, Ed.; Vymetal-Taylor, Mary; Alston, Caroline; Braus, Judy; Hayden, Matt; Hollums, Don; McKeown-Ice, Rosalyn; Paden, Mary; Paterson, Margaret; Raze, Robert; Weiser, Brenda; Lee, Peggy Soong Yap – North American Association for Environmental Education, 2005
Guidelines for the Preparation and Professional Development of Environmental Educators is a set of recommendations about the basic knowledge and abilities educators need to provide high-quality environmental education. The guidelines are designed to apply: (1) Within the context of pre-service teacher education programs and environmental education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Natural Resources, Guidelines, Education Courses