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1 Eastern Iowa Science Collaborative January 30, 2009 Inquiry Geographic Information Systems in Science Teaching: iGISST

2 IGISST professional development

3 What is IGISST? 3 year grant NCLB Title II program University of Iowa and Grant Wood AEA partnership 50 Secondary Science and interdisciplinary teachers 100 hours PD supported by stipends/sub pay 5 graduate credits/year in Earth/Environmental Science- leading to Earth Science endorsement.

4 1987 Iowa Groundwater Protection Act Code of Iowa, 455E.8 Develop a program…regarding water quality issues which shall be included in the minimum program required in grades seven and eight pursuant to rules adopted by the state board of education under section , subsection 4.

5 IGISST project goals are to: Improve science teaching and learning in grades 6-12 –t–through an intensive Professional Development (PD) program (100 hours/year) –i–incorporating inquiry teaching and –G–GIS data analysis tools –i–into a problem-based learning instructional framework.

6 Improve science teaching and learning in grades 6-12 through an intensive Professional Development (PD) program (100 hours/year) Majority of time (3 grad credits) in Summer 09: 1. Lakeside Labs 2. Colorado 3. Local Cedar Rapids investigation

7 Lakeside Labs Dr. Mary Skopec

8 Dr. John Dunkhase Colorado Summer IGISST program

9 through an intensive Professional Development (PD) program (100 hours/year)

10 Improve science teaching and learning in grades 6-12 – incorporating inquiry teaching Learning Objectives: discuss how an instructional model that sequences learning experiences can help students build a deeper understanding of important Earth system science concepts;

11 Improve science teaching and learning in grades 6-12 How can mapping data help students explore Earth processes like plate tectonics and their connection to extreme Earth events, such as earthquakes? – GIS data analysis tools

12 Improve science teaching and learning in grades 6-12 – into a problem-based learning instructional framework.

13 What is IGISST? Problem-based learning Outdoor field investigations Science as Inquiry Work with data analysis, geolocation (GIS) and other scientific tools for scientifically valid measurements Curriculum integration with water quality as a context for Earth, Life and Physical science courses

14 IGISST Project content Curriculum integration with field research lessons Earth/Environmental content knowledge

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