Carla McAuliffe, Ph. D.

Technical Education Research Center, Inc. (TERC)
2067 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

Arizona satellite office
1714 North Circle Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 945-6563

Carla_McAuliffe@terc.edu

Professional Preparation


Appointments


External Funding


McAuliffe, C. and Bardar, E. NASA K-12 Competitive Grant Award, Eyes In The Sky II: Facilitating Classroom Research Using NASA Resources and Geospatial Technology, Total Amount $1,146,630. Award period: 7/1/09-6/30/11.

Parker, C., McAuliffe, C., and Stylinski, C. NSF Award 0833524, Promoting STEM Career Interest in the Classroom: An Exploratory Study Linking Teacher Professional Development with Changes in Teaching Practices, Total Amount $1,129,730. Award period: 1/1/09-12/31/11.

McAuliffe, C. and Ledley, T. NSF Award 0532881, Earth Exploration Toolbook Workshops to Facilitate the Use of Earth Science Data in Education, Total Amount $684,884. Award period: 9/1/05-8/31/11.

McAuliffe, C. Massachusetts Technology Collaborative K-12 Education Grant, Renewable Energy Data Investigations (REDI): Inquiry-based activities for middle and high school classrooms using online data, Total Amount. $39,453.08. Award period: 1/1/07-12/15/09.

Penuel W., McWilliams, H., McAuliffe, C., and Benbow, A. U.S. Department of Education IES Award. Comparing the Efficacy of Three Approaches to Improving Teaching Quality in Science Education, Total Amount $1,864,415. Award period: 6/1/05-5/31/10.

Dahlman, L., McAuliffe C., and Lockwood, J. NSF Award 0322566, Eyes in the Sky: Applied Information Technology, Total Amount $1,088,212. Award period: 9/1/03-8/31/08.

Publications: Papers and Instructional Materials


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Penuel, W. R., McWilliams, H., McAuliffe, C., Benbow, A., Mably, C. and Hayden, M. M. (2009). Teaching for Understanding in Earth Science: Comparing Impacts on Planning and Instruction in Three Professional Development Designs for Middle School Science Teachers, Journal of Science Teacher Education, Online First; 12/02/08.

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Penuel, W. R., McWilliams, H., McAuliffe, C., Benbow, A., Mably, C. and Hayden, M. M. (2008). Preparing Teachers to Teach for Deep Understanding: A Curriculum-Based Approach, The Earth Scientist, XXVII (2), 21-24.

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Parker, C., Stylinski, C., McAuliffe, C. and Darrah, M. (2008). Emerging Technology as a Vehicle for Teacher Change: Frameworks and Assessment Strategies, paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meetings, March 27, 2008, New York, New York.


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Penuel, W. R., Benbow, A., Mably, C., McWilliams, H., McAuliffe, C., and Hayden, M. M. (2007). Teaching for understanding in Earth science: Comparing three professional development designs for middle school science teachers. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.


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Reynolds, S., Piburn, M., Leedy, D., McAuliffe, C. Birk, J. and Johnson, J. (2006). The Hidden Earth - Interactive, computer-based modules for geoscience learning, Earth and Mind: How Geologists Think and Learn about the Earth, 157-170. View Abstract Online


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McWilliams, H., McAuliffe, C. et. al. (2006). Earth Science by Design Handbook for Professional Developers. TERC and the American Geologic Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts: TERC.


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Ledley, T.S., Dahlman, L., McAuliffe, C., Haddad, N. (2006). The Earth Exploration Toolbook: Facilitating Access to Scientific Data and Tools, Journal of Geoscience Education, 54(1), 223-229.



Piburn, M., Reynolds, S, McAuliffe, C. et. al. (2005). The Role of Visualization in Learning from Computer-Based Images, International Journal of Science Education, 27(5), 513-527.



Ledley, T.S. McAuliffe, C., and Dahlman, L. (2004). Earth Exploration Toolbook: Educational Uses of Earth System Science Datasets and Tools, Volume IV; What Works, What Matters, What Lasts, Project Kaleidoscope, http://www.pkal.org/documents/Vol4EarthExplorationToolbook.cfm


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McAuliffe, C., Smith, D. and Kerski, J. (2004). Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Investigating Earthquakes with ArcVoyager GIS



Hall-Wallace, M. K. and McAuliffe, C. (2002). Design, Implementation and Evaluation of GIS-Based Learning Materials in an Introductory Geoscience Course, Journal of Geoscience Education, 50(1), 5 -14.

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Piburn, M., Reynolds, S, Leedy, D., McAuliffe, C. Birk, J. and Johnson, J. (2002). The Hidden Earth: Visualization of Geologic Features and their Subsurface Geometry, paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) annual meetings, April 7-10, 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Barstow, D., et. al. (2001). Exploring Earth Project: Earth Science Internet Investigations Guide, McDougall Littell Evanston, Illinois.



McAuliffe, C. et. al. (2001). Visualizing Topography, a computer-based module about topographic maps, The Hidden Earth, NSF-funded project at Arizona State University.



Dahlman, L., and McAuliffe C. (1998). Discovering Image Processing, CIPE, Tucson, Arizona.




McAuliffe C. and Klein, J.D. (1997). Visualization and 3-D animation: Effect of presentation strategy in a computer-based science program. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Albuquerque, NM.

TERC Projects






Presentations and Workshops at Professional Conferences and Meetings (2005 to Present)


McAuliffe, C. Investigating the Quality of Well Water: Mapping Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) with a Geographic Information System (GIS), workshop held at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, March 19-March 22, 2009.

McAuliffe, C., Dahlman, L., and Ledley, T.S. Mapping Environmental Quality with a GIS: Exploring the Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) for Countries Across the World, workshop held at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, March 19-March 22, 2009.

McAuliffe, C., and Ledley, T.S. Earth Exploration Toolbook Workshops: Web-Conferencing and Teleconferencing Professional Development Bringing Earth Science Data Analysis and Visualization Tools to K-12 Teachers and Students, presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2008.

McWilliams, H., McAuliffe, C., and Penuel, W. Transforming Instructional Designs in Earth Science (TIDES), poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2008.

Haddad, N., Ledley, T.S., McAuliffe, C. and Dahlman, L. DataTools: A Professional Development Program Supporting the Integration of Technology and Scientific Data in Earth Science Classrooms, poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2008.

McAuliffe, C. Renewable Energy Data Investigations (REDI): Inquiry-based Activities for Middle and High School Science Classrooms Using Online Data, workshop held at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA, March 27-April 1, 2008.

McAuliffe, C. and Dahlman, L. Mapping Environmental Quality with a GIS: Exploring the Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) for Countries Across the World, workshop held at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA, March 27-April 1, 2008.

Dahlman, L. and McAuliffe, C. Earth Exploration Toolbook Workshops: Web-Conferencing and Teleconferencing Professional Development for Using Digital Data and Analysis Tools, presentation at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA, March 27-April 1, 2008.

McWilliams, H. and McAuliffe, C. Earth Science by Design: A Professional Development Program for Middle School Earth Science, presentation at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA, March 27-April 1, 2008.

McAuliffe, C., Ledley, T.S., Dahlman, L. and Haddad, N. Earth Exploration Toolbook Workshops: Helping Teachers and Students Analyze Web-based Scientific Data, poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 10-14, 2007.

McWilliams, H. and McAuliffe, C. Earth Science by Design: Teaching the Big Ideas in Earth System Science, presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 10-14, 2007.

Haddad, N., Ledley, T.S., McAuliffe, C., and Dahlman, L. The Earth Exploration Toolbook: Scaffolding Access and Use of Earth Science Data to Promote Effective Inquiry Investigations by Students, presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 10-14, 2007.

Ledley, T.S., Dahlman, L., McAuliffe, C., and Haddad, N. DataTools: A Professional Development Program to Facilitate the Effective Use of Earth Science Data and Analysis Tools in the Middle School Classroom, presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 10-14, 2007.

Penuel, W., McAuliffe, C., and McWilliams, H. Investigating the Role of the Teacher in Science Curriculum: New Evidence for an Old Debate, poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 10-14, 2007.

McAuliffe, C. EET Workshops: Use of Web Conferencing Technology for Professional Development Settings, presented at the National Science Digital Library Annual Meeting, Washington DC, November 5-7, 2007.

Ledley, T.S., McAuliffe, C., Dahlman, L., and Haddad, N. Sustainability of an NSDL Project: The Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET), presented at the National Science Digital Library Annual Meeting, Washington DC, November 5-7, 2007.

McAuliffe, C., Ledley, T.S., Dahlman, L. and Haddad, N. Earth Exploration Toolbook Workshops: Professional Development that Promotes the Use of Web-based Scientific Data and Analysis Tools in Educational Settings, presented at the 2007 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 28-31, 2007.

McWilliams, H. and McAuliffe, C. Earth Science by Design: Teaching the Big Ideas in Earth System Science, presented at the 2007 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 28-31, 2007.

Ledley, T.S., Dahlman, L., McAuliffe, C., and Haddad, N. DataTools: A Professional Development Program to Facilitate the Effective Use of Earth Science Data and Analysis Tools in the Middle School Classroom, presented at the 2007 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 28-31, 2007.

McAuliffe, C. and Dahlman, L. Investigating Earthquakes with a Geographic Information System, presented at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO, March 29-April 1, 2007.

Dahlman, L. and McAuliffe, C. Earth Exploration Toolbook Workshops: Learn & Earn! At home professional development for using digital data and analysis tools, presented at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO, March 29-April 1, 2007.

Ledley, T.S., Dahlman, L., McAuliffe, C., and Haddad, N. Building Bridges Between the Scientist and Educational Community: The Earth Exploration Toolbook and Associated Spectrum of Education and Outreach Activities, presented at the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners Winter 2007 Meeting, January 3-5, 2007.

Ledley, T.S., Dahlman, L., McAuliffe, C., and Haddad, N. Tools for Data Analysis in the Middle School Classroom: A Teacher Professional Development Program, invited presentation at the Fall 2006 American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Dec 11-15, 2006.

McAuliffe, C. Professional Development Strategies to Support the Use of Earth Science Data and Analysis Tools, presented at the National Science digital Library All Projects Meeting, Washington, D.C. October 18-20, 2006.

Ledley, T.S., Dahlman, L., McAuliffe, C., and Haddad, N. Building Bridges Between the Scientist and Educational Community: The Earth Exploration Toolbook and Associated Spectrum of Education and Outreach Activities, presented at the National Science digital Library All Projects Meeting, Washington, D.C. October 18-20, 2006.

McAuliffe, C. and Dahlman, L. Eyes in the Sky: Bringing Geospatial Information Technology (GIT) into the Classroom, presented at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA April 6-9, 2006.

Dahlman, L., and McAuliffe, C. Making Measurements and Annotating Change in Satellite Images, presented at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA April 6-9, 2006.

McWilliams, H. and McAuliffe, C. Earth Science by Design Short Course, workshop held at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA April 6-9, 2006.

Holt Cline, A., Blaha, D., and McAuliffe, C. When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplaknton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine, presented at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA April 6-9, 2006.

McAuliffe, C. Earth Exploration Toolbook: Analyzing the Antarctic Ozone Hole, workshop held at MEC2006, Tempe, AZ March 11-13, 2006.

McAuliffe, C. Earth Exploration Toolbook: Step-by-Step Instructions for Using Digital Data and Analysis Tools, workshop held at MEC2006, Tempe, AZ March 11-13, 2006.

McAuliffe, C. and Lockwood, J. Earth Science by Design: A Professional Development Program for Middle School Earth Science, presented at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention, Dallas, TX March 31-April 3, 2005.

McAuliffe, C. and Haddad, N. Earth Exploration Toolbook: Step-by-Step Instructions for Using Digital Data and Analysis Tools, presented at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention, Dallas, TX March 31-April 3, 2005.

Professional Affiliations


National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Arizona Science Teachers Association (ASTA)
National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA)
Geological Society of America (GSA)
National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Personal


Dr. Carla McAuliffe lives in Tempe, Arizona with her husband, Dr. Joseph R. McAuliffe and their two children, Jacob and Lily.