area of specialty: Elementary
University of Northern Iowa
Schindler Educ Ct 543
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0613
B.A., B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa
Teacher Education practices
Lab School v. Public School Field Experiences
Geospatial Technology in K-12 Education
Spatial Thinking in K-12 Education
Field Experience: Teacher as a Change Agent
National Council for Geographic Education Best Article for Geographic Program Development 2012. – Implementing a High School Level Geospatial Technology and Spatial Thinking Course
Apple Polisher Award, 2008, Selected as one of 50 university employees that are influential in the lives of UNI students. Given by the Student Admissions Ambassadors UNI
Gold Star For Outstanding Teaching, 1999
Nielsen, C., Oberle, A, and Sugumaran, R. (2011). Implementing a high school level geospatial technologies and spatial thinking course. Journal of Geography, 110(2) 60-69.
Nielsen, C.P. (2011). Using the 5E instructional model to view geospatial technology use in K-12 classrooms. Meridian: Kindergarten Through High School Information and Communication Technologies Journal, 13(2), http://www.ncsu.edu/meridian/winter2011/nielsen/index.htm
Nielsen, C.P. (2008). The case for spatial literacy and geospatial technologies in the core k-12 social studies curriculum. Iowa Council for the Social Studies, 21 (1), 23-28.
Henning, J.E., DeBruin-Parecki, A., Hawbaker, B.W., Nielsen, C.P., Joram, E., and Gabriele, A.J. (2005). The teacher work sample: A tool for scaffolding and assessing preservice teachers’ early field experiences. The Teacher Educator, 40(3), 188-207.