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LT faculty and students receive Journal of Geography award from NCGE

Dr. Aaron Doering, Suzan Koseoglu (LT PhD Candidate), Dr. Cassandra Scharber, Jeni Henrickson (LT PhD Candidate), and Dr. David Lanegran (Macalester College) are recipients of the Journal of Geography Award from the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) for their journal article titled “Technology integration in K-12 geography education using TPACK as a conceptual model.”
Their article was chosen as the Best Article for Program Development amongst those published in volume 113, published in 2014. The recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony during the U.S. National Conference on Geography Education in Washington D.C. in August of 2015.
For 100 years, NCGE has worked to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning at all levels of instruction. Through its awards program, the NCGE recognizes excellence in geography teaching, mentoring, research, instructional design and service. To see the full list of award winners, check out NCGE’s blog.
This study used a mixed-methods design employing surveys and observations to evaluate teacher experiences within a professional development program focused on developing in-service K-12 geography teachers’ technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) through content-specific learning tools and resources. Results indicate that instructional scaffolding plays an important role in improving teachers’ ability to integrate technology in pedagogically meaningful ways geared toward enhancing students’ geographic inquiry skills.
Doering, A., Koseoglu, S., Scharber, C., Henrickson, J., & Lanegran, D. (2014). Technology integration in K12 geography education using TPACK as a conceptual model. Journal of Geography, 113(6), 223-237. DOI: 10.1080/00221341.2014.896393