University of North Florida
I am an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of North Florida, where I teach courses for preservice elementary and early childhood education majors. Prior to earning my Ph.D., I taught K-12 for 11 years.
My research interests include the relationship between spatial and temporal thinking in geoscience, learning about scale, K-12 geoscience education, preservice teacher education, and differentiating instruction.
I was the treasurer of the GER Division of NAGT from 2014-16.
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Conference Presentation (1)
Scale, Proportion, and Quantity in K-8 Science: The NGSS and Science Textbooks part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
An accurate conception of scale is important in all science disciplines, perhaps none more so than geoscience. While some geoscience processes and events occur at spatial, temporal, and numeric scales perceivable ...
Other Contributions (3)
Monday B: Teacher Preparation, Professional Development and Policy Issues & Developing Geocompetencies part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
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Research on Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Earth and Space Sciences Teacher Education part of NAGT:Geoscience Education Research:Community Framework for GER:Teacher Education
Download a pdf of this chapterHeather L. Petcovic, Western Michigan University; Jason Cervenec, The Ohio State University; Kim Cheek, University of North Florida; Robyn Dahl, Western Washington University; and ...
An Alternate Path into GER part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Morning Workshops:GER:Idea Papers
Kim Cheek, University of North Florida My trajectory in GER is different from many others in our community. Like many children I had a rock collection as a child, but I learned very little geoscience in school, ...