Kim Cheek

Childhood Education

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.


Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Conference Presentations (2)

Results of the 2021/2022 GER Needs Assessment Survey: A Snapshot of the Community part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday Poster Session
The geoscience education research (GER) community began to coalesce as its own independent field in the 2000s, after significant groundwork done by "border crossers" in prior decades (NRC, 2012). By 2014, ...

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 (5)

Purposefully Examining Student Work for Instructional Decision-Making part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Afternoon Workshops
Collaboratively examining student work and thinking has emerged as a powerful tool to improve instruction in K-12, but it has been used less frequently in higher education. It is a reflective practice that is part ...