Welcome to the MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – TITLE II (A3), Wayne County U.S. History & Geography Project: Building Competence in U.S. History through the use of Geographic Information Systems technology.
The Wayne County U.S. History & Geography Project is a joint effort among several collaborators. These include :Eastern Michigan University's College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education; the Wayne County Regional Education Service Agency; Central Michigan University's Michigan Geographic Alliance, and three high needs K-12 districts in Wayne County; Ecorse, Redford Union and the River Rouge School Districts.
The goal of this teacher professional development project is to help middle school and high school social studies educators and special education teachers implement grade-level content expectations for U.S. history and geography by utilizing the power of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology for data mapping and visualization capabilities to enhance the teaching and learning of temporal (time) and spatial (space) concepts.
This project utilizes ArcGIS Online as a GIS tool to reinforce the teaching and learning of grade-level content expectations related to U.S. History Eras 6 through 9. The project will provide ninety hours of professional development instruction to 21 teachers who teach 8th grade Integrated U.S. History and Geography and high school U.S. History and Geography. Curricular materials and workshops sessions address content related to U.S. History Eras 6 through 9. The project will also incorporate Universal Design for Learning Principles, scaffolding, project based learning, and multicultural design practices.
TEACHERS ENROLLED IN THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM INCLUDE:
Dan Behen Redford Union Hilbert Middle School
Michelle Collins Taylor Hoover Middle School
Wilma Darty Detroit Turning Point Academy
Kelly Eddy Livonia Churchill High School
Marsha Lewis Detroit Detroit Lions Academy
Jennifer Furkas Southgate Southgate Anderson
Pamela Fisher University Prep
Rosemary Johnson Redford Union Redford Union H.S.
Matthew Kapala Romulus Romulus High School
Kathie Kline Taylor Hoover Middle School
Rita Lockridge Detroit Carver Elementary
Camille McClure Ecorse Ecorse Community High School
Joseph McFarland Crestwood Crestwood Middle School
Amanda McPherson Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy
George Purdu Wyandotte Wilson Middle School
Jo Ann Richardson-Fuller Detroit Ross-Hill Academy
Akua Saulsberry Romulus Romulus Middle School
Marilee Soncrant Allen Park Allen Park Middle School
Sharon Sullivan Wayne-Westland Stevenson Middle School
Steven Trapp Dearborn Woodworth Middle School
Chris Woodward Ecorse
EMU FACULTY, CONSULTANTS AND WAYNE RESA STAFF PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INCLUDE:
Dr. Zachary Moore Project Director Geography firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Toni Stokes Jones Co_Project Director Instructional Technology email@example.com
Dr. Deborah Harmon Universal Design for Learning firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ronald Woods U.S. History email@example.com
Dr. Yichun Xie GIS firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. David Hales U.S. History/Geography Consultant w/ Wayne RESA email@example.com
Mr. Andy Henry GIS and Instructional Technology Consultant w/ Wayne RESA firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Carol Gersmehl GIS and Geography Consultant w/ Michigan Geographic Alliance email@example.com
Mr. Randall Raymond GIS Specialist and Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Michael Dueweke GIS and K-12 Licensing email@example.com