The Earth Exploration Toolbook Team

Development of the Earth Exploration Toolbook has been a collaborative effort of individuals at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning at TERC, the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College, and a long list of talented scientists and educators from universities, scientific data archives, and schools all over the country, without which this resource would not exist.

Tamara Shapiro Ledley, Ph. D., Prinicipal Investigator,
Chair, Center for Science Teaching and Learning and Senior Scientist, TERC

Tamara Ledley is the principal investigator of the Earth Exploration Toolbook project and the AccessData project which contributed many EET chapters. She has been involved in Earth system science education activities that include developing museum exhibits that bring near real time images of the Earth to the public, directing teacher training programs in the Earth sciences, developing Earth system science learning activities for the GLOBE program, and developing scientific research programs for the participation of students. Dr. Ledley has been involved in the national digital library efforts, is PI for projects that facilitate of the use of Earth science data in educational contexts including: EET, AccessData, and DataTools, and on increasing climate literacy and energy awareness. Dr. Ledley is currently PI of the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Pathway and EarthLabs projects. She is also chair of the Climate Literacy Network and a member of the National Research Council's Climate Change Education Roundtable. Complete CV Here


LuAnn Dahlman, EET Project Director, now Education Specialist, NOAA

LuAnn Dahlman, formerly at TERC, was Project Director for the Earth Exploration Toolbook and member of the original Earth Exploration Toolbook design team. She was a co-PI of Eyes in the Sky, an Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) project that prepares secondary teachers to facilitate their students use of GPS units, GIS software and data, and image data and analysis software to do community-based research projects. Ms. Dahlman is currently an educational specialist in NOAA's Climate Program Office.




Carla McAuliffe, Ph. D., Curriculum Developer,
Center for Science Teaching and Learning, TERC

Carla McAuliffe works as a principal investigator, curriculum developer, professional developer, and internal evaluator at TERC and is PI of the Eyes in the Sky 2 projects. A member of the original Earth Exploration Toolbook design team, she has authored many of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapters and, as PI of the EET Workshops project, has conducted educator workshops using Earth Exploration Toolbook chapters. Formerly a classroom teacher, Dr. McAuliffe taught life and physical science in junior high school, Earth science and biology in high school, and various instructional technology courses for college. She continues to provide preservice and inservice teacher training with visualization technologies, including GIS and image analysis.



Nick Haddad, Curriculum Developer,
Center for Science Teaching and Learning, TERC

Nick Haddad is a senior curriculum developer and a project director at TERC, and directs the Earthlabs project . A member of the original Earth Exploration Toolbook design team, Mr. Haddad has developed a number of chapters for the Earth Exploration Toolbook, and has led educator workshops for Earth Exploration Toolbook chapters. Before joining TERC, Mr. Haddad developed curriculum materials for 6 years and taught in K-6 classrooms for 24 years.



Marian Grogan, Curriculum Developer,
Center for Science Teaching and Learning, TERC

Marian Grogan is a project director at TERC, where her work centers on climate change education in formal and informal settings. She has developed Earth science curriculum and taught middle school science, and managed professional development projects for secondary math and science teachers. A recent arrival at TERC, Ms. Grogan developed one of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapters and was instrumental in the completion of many chapters for inclusion in the collection.


Elizabeth (Betsy) Youngman, Curriculum Developer

Betsy Youngman is a curriculum developer for a variety of educational projects across the nation, after a long and successful career teaching middle and high school science. Mrs. Youngman has authored a number of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapters and led the comprehensive revisions and updates to the entire Earth Exploration Toolbook collection during in the spring and summer of 2011.


Cathryn A. Manduca, Ph. D.,
Director of the Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

Cathy Manduca is the Director of the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College, where she is involved in a variety of projects that support improvements in geoscience and science education. Dr. Manduca's work includes serving as a community leader, organizing workshops and other activities for faculty and educators of all types, and developing web-resources that link teaching resources, pedagogy and discussion. Dr. Manduca is Executive Director of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT).



Sean Fox, Technical Director,
Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

Sean Fox is the Technical Director at the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College, where he designs, builds, and runs the technical infrastructure that powers the web sites which are central to most of SERC's activities. Mr. Fox has been a web site author and web server administrator since 1993. Before joining the SERC office in January of 2002 he was the Academic Computing Coordinator for the Natural Sciences at Carleton College.


Rita Freuder, Curriculum Developer

Rita Freuder was one of the original authors of Earth Exploration Toolbook chapters, and has co-taught Earth Exploration Toolbook workshops for teachers. Formerly at the University of New Hampshire, Ms. Freuder is currently an educational consultant.


Robert R. Downs, Ph.D., Curriculum Developer,
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University

Robert R. Downs was one of the original authors of Earth Exploration Toolbook chapters. He currently serves as a Senior Staff Associate Officer of Research and as the Senior Digital Archivist at CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, in the Earth Institute of Columbia University.


Denise Blaha, Curriculum Developer,
Complex Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire

Denise Blaha was one of the original authors of Earth Exploration Toolbook chapters. She is currently a research associate at the UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) Complex Systems Research Center.



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