The following references link to publications and multimedia resources produced by CEP partners, affiliates and other organizations on a broad range of topics within the CEP focus areas of professional development, engagement, and research and policy.
Lesson Plans and Curriculum
Dawson, J. and J. T. Mitchell. 2017. “Bitter Sweets: Mapping Pineapples, Hospitality, and Slavery.” The Geography Teacher. 14 (3): 118-129 (PDF).
Mewborne, M. and J. T. Mitchell. 2019. “Carcassonne: Using a Tabletop Game to Teach Geographic Concepts.” The Geography Teacher. 16(2): 57-67. (PDF)
Mitchell, J. T. and D. Hance. 2014. “Map Skills, Ocean Currents, Pollution, and … A Rubber Duck?” The Geography Teacher. 11(3): 108-115 (PDF).
Mitchell, J. T. and D. Alderman. 2014. “A Street Named for a King: The Politics of Place-Naming.” Social Education. 78(3): 123-128 (PDF).
Mitchell, J. T. and L. Collins. 2018. “Into the Field": An Exercise in Exploring Local and Not-so Local Landscapes.” The Geography Teacher. 15(3): 106-116. (PDF)
Mitchell, J. T. and L. Collins. 2014. “The Green Book: ‘Safe Spaces’ from Place to Place.” The Geography Teacher. 11(1): 29-36 (PDF).
Mitchell, J. T., J. Cantrill, and J. Kearse. 2012. “The “Why” and “Where” of the Tappan Zee Bridge: A Lesson in Site Location, Physical Geography, and Politics.” Social Education. 76(4): 197-201(PDF).
Mitchell, J. T., L. Collins, S. Wise, and M. Caughman. 2012. “Connecting with Rice: Carolina Lowcountry and Africa.” The Geography Teacher. 9(1): 6-17(PDF).
Journal Articles, Conference Proceedings, and other Academic Publications
Collins, L. and J. T. Mitchell. 2019. “Teacher Training in GIS: What is needed for long-term success?” International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. 28 (2): 118-135. (PDF)
Fleming, J. and J. T. Mitchell. 2017. “Effects of Giant Traveling Map Use on Student Spatial Thinking.” The Geographical Bulletin. 58(2): 67-77. (PDF)
Mitchell, J. T. 2018. “Pre-Service Teachers Learn to Teach Geography: A Suggested Course Model.” Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 42(2): 238-260. (PDF)
Mitchell, J. T., G. Roy, S. Fritch, and B. Wood. 2018. “Teacher Training in GIS: Lessons Learned from High-Needs Schools.” Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 45(4): 292-304. (PDF)
Mitchell, J. T. and P. Hare. 2018. “Professional Development for the Advanced Placement Human Geography Teacher: Present Practice and Prospect for Change.” The Geography Teacher. 15(2): 68-79. (PDF)
Other Academic Publications
Tran, H., & Smith, D. A. (2020). What Matters Most for Recruiting Teachers to Rural Hard-to-Staff Districts: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Employment-Related Conditions. American Journal of Education, 126(3), 447-481.
Tran, H., & Smith, D. (2019). Insufficient money and inadequate respect: What obstructs the recruitment of college students to teach in hard-to-staff schools. Journal of Educational Administration, 57(2), 152-166.
Tran, H., Smith, D. A., & Fox, E. C. (2018). Perspectives of potential and current teachers for rural teacher recruitment and retention. Center for Innovation in Higher Education report, available at: www. usccihe. org/s/SC-Teacher-Perspectives-on-RRI-Final-Draft-rev2. pdf.
Research and Policy Briefs
Hodges, T., Roy, G. J. Teacher Induction in South Carolina: Proposed Practices for Sustained and Viable Partnerships. Center for Educational Partnerships, College of Education, University of South Carolina (PDF).