Case Study: GIS Hero: High-School Teacher Paul Tweed Uses GIS to Encourage Higher-Level Thinking

ArcNews June, 2008

Academic Instruction

Paul Tweed has spent his career in the field exploring the natural world. Once he finished graduate school at the University of Iowa, he began teaching field ecology courses at his alma mater. The courses took him and his students out of the classroom and into the natural landscapes of states such as Wisconsin and Colorado. Then Tweed decided to teach biology at the high school level in Wisconsin's Augusta Area School District. One day in the early 1990s, he made a discovery that would dramatically influence the rest of his career and enrich the lives of the students he would teach.