Project Dates: 2010-2013
Project Lead: Angela Larson
Client: University of Alaska Fairbanks

MapTEACH: Mapping Technology Experiences with Alaska’s Community Heritage, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, provides professional development through a combination of activities, including direct instruction in geography and geology content from University of Alaska Scientists, completion of MapTEACH lessons under the guidance of project scientists, and implementing the curriculum in their classrooms with their own students. To measure the impact of the MapTEACH project, Goldstream Group developed pre/post surveys for teachers to report increases in knowledge and understanding; pre/post surveys for students to report increases in knowledge and understanding; surveys to assess the delivery of professional development; interviews with teachers; and observations of project activities.