Summer 2018


Capstone Project

Degree Name



Julianne Scullen

Content Expert

Eric Rutherford


The research question addressed in this project was, how do you incorporate technology to facilitate raw exploration of the natural world that reinforces inquiry-based learning in Environmental Education? The concept of the project was to create a framing guide to allow traditional and non-traditional educators to purposefully incorporate technology into a program with emphasis on environmental education standards. The primary focus of the format of the program is intended for K-12 lessons. The idea behind creating the program is to not simply add technology to a program, but to include the technology tool as a central piece with standards that reinforce the use of the technology. In addition to the use of technology, the design of the guide is to encourage educators to thoughtfully design a program that reinforces inquiry learning with the students by incorporating creation of essentially questions to use with the program design. These key elements are worked through a backward design type format that not only helps educators take a step by step process of development, but also includes evaluation tools to help journal and improve the teaching and learning experience.

Project Type

Framework Guide for Lesson Planning


Assessment, Curriculum, Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Teaching

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Education Commons