Advancing Geospatial Thinking and Technologies in Grades 9-12

Project Outcomes

Publications

Schlemper, M. B., Stewart, V. C., Shetty, S., & Czajkowski, K. (2018) Including students’ geographies in geography education: Spatial narratives, citizen mapping, and social justice. Theory & Research in Social Education, 46, 603-641. doi:10.1080/00933104.2018.1427164 (NSF DRL-1433574).

Framework for Including Students' Geographies in TRSESource: Figure 1. Framework for Including Students' Geographies in Geography Education in the Theory & Research in Social Education article (Schlemper, Stewart, Shetty, & Czajkowski, 2018, p. 612).

Schlemper, M. B., & Stewart, V. C. (2019). Cultivating student citizens: Using critical pedagogy of place curriculum to enhance spatial thinking, civic engagement, and inquiry through student-generated topics. In S. W. Bednarz & E. Shin (Eds.), Spatial Citizenship Education: Citizenship through Geography, Chapter 7, (pp. 88-116). New York and London: Routledge. (NSF DRL-1433574).

Schlemper, M. B., B. Athreya, K. Czajkowski, V. C. Stewart, and S. Shetty. (2019). Teaching spatial thinking and geospatial technologies through citizen mapping and problem-based inquiry in grades 7-12. Journal of Geography, 118, 21-34. DOI:10.1080/00221341.2018.1501083. (NSF DRL-1433574)

 

Presentations and posters

American Educational Research Association (AERA), "Advancing Geospatial Thinking and Technologies: Citizen Mapping, Community Engagement, and Career Preparation in STEM." Paper in an organized symposium of NSF ITEST projects on the theme of "Creating a Diverse and Data-Capable Workforce through Innovative STEM Programs," Toronto, Canada, April 2019.

STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) ITEST PI and Evaluator Summit: Equity and Access at the Human-Technology Frontier, two papers presented by Dr. Beth Schlemper (PI), Alexandria, VA, May 2018.

American Association of Geographers (AAG), “Doing Geography: Expanding Students’ Spatial Narratives through Inquiry and Citizen Mapping.” Paper presented by Dr. Beth Schlemper (PI), New Orleans, LA, April 2018.

 American Educational Research Association (AERA), “Critical Pedagogy of Place: Using Spatial Thinking and Geospatial Technologies to Promote Civic Identity.” Paper presented by Dr. Victoria Stewart (co-PI) and Dr. Beth Schlemper (PI), San Antonio, TX, April-May, 2017.

 American Association of Geographers (AAG), “In the Neighborhood with Geospatial Thinking and Technologies: Empowering Students to Make a Difference.” Paper presented by Dr. Beth Schlemper (PI), Boston, MA, April 2017.

 American Association of Geographers (AAG), “Understanding Changing Perceptions of Neighborhood and Increasing Community Engagement among Youth: What Sketch Maps and Qualitative GIS Can Tell Us.” Paper presented by Owusua Yamoah, Graduate Assistant, and Dr. Sujata Shetty (co-PI), Boston, MA, April 2017.

 East Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), “Designing Curriculum for Engaging Students in Geospatial Thinking, Technologies, and Careers.” Paper presented by Dr. Beth Schlemper (PI), Northern Michigan University, October 2016.

 STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) Making Connections to Broaden Participation in STEM: ITEST STELAR PI and Evaluator Summit, “Building a Community for Advancing and Broadening Participation in Geospatial Careers,” paper presented by Dr. Beth Schlemper (PI), who also served as an organizer and facilitator of the summit, Arlington, VA, May 2016.

 STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) Making Connections to Broaden Participation in STEM: ITEST STELAR PI and Evaluator Summit, poster related to our ITEST Strategies project presented by our Project Evaluator, Dr. Hilarie Davis, also), Arlington, VA, May 2016.

 American Association of Geographers (AAG), “High School Students’ Citizen Mapping of Community Challenges in a Low-Income Neighborhood,” paper presented by Owusua Yamoah, PhD Student and Project Research Assistant, San Francisco, CA, March 2016.

 American Association of Geographers (AAG), “Integrating Learning Progressions into High School Students’ Experiences with Geospatial Thinking and Technology in their Communities,” poster presented by Brinda Athreya, PhD Student and Project Research Assistant, San Francisco, CA, March 2016.

AAG 2016 Poster Presentation

 Brinda Athreya, SISS PhD Candidate, presents poster at 2016 AAG Meeting

College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA)/NCSS Conference, “Citizen Mapping: 9-12 Grade Urban Students Engagement in their Neighborhood.” Paper presented by Dr. Victoria Stewart (co-PI), New Orleans, LA, November 2015.

 Next Generation STEM Learning for All: A Forum supported the NSF, “Advancing Geospatial Thinking and Technologies in Grades 9-12: Citizen Mapping, Community Engagement, and Careers in STEM.” Paper and poster presented by Dr. Schlemper (PI), who was also invited to the follow-up White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools where our project was featured in the Fact Sheet, page 19, Washington, DC, November 9-10, 2015. Access White House Summit Fact Sheet: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/docs/fact_sheet_-_white_house_summit_on_next-generation_high_schools.pdf

Dr. Schlemper at White House 2015Dr. Beth Schlemper at the White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools, November 2015 

American Association of Geographers (AAG), “Building a Community for Advancing and Broadening Participation in Geospatial Careers.” Paper presented in an organized session, “Preparing the Geospatial Technology Workforce,” Chicago, IL, April 2015.

Videos

NSF STEM for All Video Showcase 2017, “Designing Interdisciplinary STEM Curriculum for Impact,” May 15-22, 2017. Access Video: http://stemforall2017.videohall.com/presentations/929

NSF STEM for All Video Showcase 2016, "In the Neighborhood with Geospatial Technology,” May 17-23, 2016. Access Video: http://stemforall2016.videohall.com/presentations/689 

Last Updated: 6/27/22