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Eyes in the Sky: Applied Information Technology Project

Description

Eyes in the Sky is a comprehensive professional development program that prepares 48 STEM teachers to use geospatial IT, computer mapping programs, aerial and satellite images, and image analysis software with their students in community-based research projects. Teachers engage in a distance-learning course, two weeks of face-to-face workshops, a classroom implementation phase, and a research showcase event. One hundred twenty students participate in a one-week Summer Institute as part of the project, learning about and using geospatial IT in activities related to careers that use these technologies.

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PROJECT DETAILS

Award Number
0322566
Project Duration
2003 - 2008
Category
Comprehensive
Organization(s)
TERC, Cambridge, MA
Target Gradespan(s)
Middle school (6-8)
High school (9-12)
Project Setting(s)
Formal Education
Geographic Location(s)
Urban
Project Status
Expired
Additional Disciplines
Environmental Science - GIS/GPS
Additional Target Participants
Educators
Students