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2016 Early Career Scholar workshop
May 15, 2016 - May 18, 2016
The National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE) has been involved in NSF- funded research as to how geospatial content and skills can be integrated into pre-service teacher training courses in math, science, and social studies. We are expanding this research to involve in-service teachers and students. This is an excellent chance to work on a funded project and to develop understanding, skills, and research techniques that will be of value in future NCRGE grant applications.
During this workshop, early career scholars* will be expected: (1) to review content enrichment modules and enhance each with geospatial technology, and (2) develop questions for a spatial thinking test that aligns with the content modules. This work will be accomplished both individually and in small groups. There will be a briefing session for participants at the AAG meeting in San Francisco. Shortly before that time, you will receive preparatory materials for the workshop.
The workshop will be held May 15-18, 2016 in Lafayette, LA. There will be an $1,200 honorarium paid to each early career scholar, out of which all expenses must be paid.
All eligible and interested individuals should fill out an application by March 28, 2016.
* An early career scholar is defined as a recent PhD graduate in geographic education in the first five years of his/her academic faculty position; or a PhD graduate student at the dissertation stage (ABD) with a research focus in an area of geography education.