Wednesday, June 26
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Salon C

Investigations in Cyber-enabled Education: Merging indigenous and non-indigenous knowledge in a prototype course on snow and global climate

Poster/Demo ID: 39889
  1. Kathryn Berry Bertram
    University of Alaska K-12 Outreach
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    Lori Schoening
    University of Alaska K-12 Outreach

Abstract: This poster shares the findings of a study conducted on a prototype online professional development course for teachers. The course was developed using a professional development design framework created to enhance educators’ ability to provide science, technology, and math (STM) instruction. Research occurred in Alaska, where great distances separate schools and indigenous students make up much of the student population. The course merged indigenous and western science knowledge. It included six units of online lessons, discussion questions, and an online learning community for communication among educators or between educators and scientists. Interactive multimedia and digital scientist lectures were developed to share within the forums. Findings indicate that the prototype was successful in improving teacher content knowledge, online STM workforce skills, and STM teaching self-efficacy.

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