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GIS Educator\'s Day [clear filter]
Sunday, October 28
 

8:30am

9:00am

9:45am

GIS Educators Day (Presentation): The Power of Data and Statewide Mapping Competition
AUTHORS: Peter Stetson, Educational Mapping Service

ABSTRACT: In this presentation, I will describe the upcoming week-long Power of Data Workshop and the high school and middle school Mapping Competition. The workshop is a 35-hour paid opportunity for New England high school or middle school educators. Over the course of the workshop educators will learn about the Geospatial Inquiry process and enhance a lesson utilizing the Geospatial Inquiry Template.  

The Statewide Mapping Competition is a story map, Web app competition for either middle or high school students. The top 5 selections in each category wins $100 and the chance to display their product at the Users Conference in San Diego in July, 2019. Schools that participate must have an Esri organizational account.

Sunday October 28, 2018 9:45am - 10:15am
Broadway 1&2

9:45am

GIS Educators Day (Hands-on, BYOD Session): Introducing ArcGIS Online: Teach with GIS
AUTHORS: Lyn  Malone, WORLDVIEWS GIS

ABSTRACT: Teach with GIS (https://learn.arcgis.com/en/educators/) is an incredible new resource for teachers, schools, and districts eager to integrate their curriculum with geospatial technologies. This session will provide an overview of the classroom version of the guide as well hands-on time to explore its Skill Builder Lessons, Tips and Tricks for Classroom practice, interactive Curriculum Builder, and Organization Management Guide. You’ll definitely want to add Teach with GIS to your GIS toolkit.

Sunday October 28, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Broadway 4

9:45am

GIS Educators Day (Hands-on, BYOD Session): Story Maps: Share your story with maps
AUTHORS: Shane Bradt, UNH Cooperative Extension

ABSTRACT: Esri Story Maps are a great way for anyone to share a story online using maps, images, video and text. Story Maps can be used both by students to share their work and collaborate with others, as well as, for teachers to create lessons ahead of time for students to use at school or at home. This session will be a combination of a short introduction followed by hands-on time with Story Maps.

Sunday October 28, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Broadway 3

10:15am

GIS Educators Day (Presentation): Propel GIS and Student Learning Through Community-based Research
AUTHORS: Ann Witzig, Retired, Essex Technical High School

ABSTRACT: When have you most enjoyed an educational experience? Many students will say when it was fun, outside of the classroom, entailed lots of comradery, had relevance to their own lives, and the results were shared with others. Every summer the ESRI User Conference highlights just this type of student experience. I suggest that we expand this power of student research and GIS technology by tapping into the national student organizations already excelling in strong community relationships: Groundworks USA, FFA, NCF-Envirothon, and 4-H. In this workshop we will explore community-based service learning and highlight those organizations who have successfully integrated GIS technology into community research. We will also suggest that a strong, clearly defined and accountable partnership be created between NEARC, its volunteer Geomentors, and these student organizations. A database and map will display local student chapters of each group within the NEARC states, as well as locations of Geomentor volunteers.  It is our hope that these partners will return next year to NEARC GIS Educator Day to share their success stories. Please join us to propel GIS and student learning to greater heights through community -based student research and professional collaborations.

Sunday October 28, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am
Broadway 1&2

11:00am

GIS Educators Day (Presentation): Tips and Tricks: Story Maps in the Classroom
AUTHORS: Lyn  Malone, WORLDVIEWS GIS

ABSTRACT: A classroom that integrates geospatial problem-solving tools across all its teaching and learning practices is a GIS-enabled classroom. This session reflects some of the best practices and successful strategies that have helped other teachers use story maps to achieve that goal. Among the topics that will be covered are best practices and resources for teaching about making story maps, building collaborative story maps, constructing digital portfolios with story maps, and using story maps for instruction.

Sunday October 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Broadway 1&2

11:00am

GIS Educators Day (Presentation): What GIS Means to High School, UnderGrad and Graduate Students: What They Learn and How We Teach
AUTHORS: Glenn Hazelton, Ph.D., Northeastern University

ABSTRACT: During the past year I have taught GIS to High School, College Undergraduates and Graduate students. The way these three types of students learn and what they take-away from working with GIS software and data are markedly different. In this presentation I will explore these differences and share examples of projects each group completed. I hope to generate conversation during the talk about how we teach and why we use different methodologies.

Sunday October 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Broadway 4

11:00am

GIS Educators Day (Hands-on, BYOD Session): Survey 123: Mobile data collection
AUTHORS: Shane Bradt, UNH Cooperative Extension

ABSTRACT: Esri Survey123 is powerful, but fairly simple mobile mapping software which allows you to not only collect photos, locations and text, but also can feature a more data-focused approach (numbers, pre-populated dropdown menus, etc). Survey123 allows for data collection with a mobile app or with any internet-connected device by users regardless if they have an ArcGIS Online account. This session will be a combination of a short introduction followed by hands-on time with Survey123.

Sunday October 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Broadway 3

11:30am

GIS Educators Day (Presentation): Developing Geospatial Understandings Through GLOBE
AUTHORS: Michael Jabot, PhD., Professor, Science Education, SUNY Fredonia

ABSTRACT: This session will share the development of geospatial tasks in the 3-5 classroom relying on protocols form the GLOBE Program. These protocols coupled with the use of geospatial technologies allows for student conceptual development of the natural world and humans impact on it.

Sunday October 28, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Broadway 4

11:30am

GIS Educators Day (Presentation): Story Maps as Assessment Tools
AUTHORS: Rebecca Boger, Brooklyn College, CUNY

ABSTRACT: Story maps are creative ways for students to apply skills and concepts they are learning in their courses. Furthermore, story maps are relatively easy to make, and this opens up opportunities for use in courses where learning or applying GIS is not emphasized. This session will discuss ways that I have used story maps in my undergraduate and graduate courses as well as independent student research. Story map assignments are used as assessments for short 2- or 3-week topical units or longer-term semester-long projects. Lessons learned and grading rubrics will be discussed. Please come to share your experiences with or interest in using story maps in your K-12 classes or higher education courses.

Sunday October 28, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Broadway 1&2

12:00pm

GIS Educators Day: Lunch
Sunday October 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Broadway 1&2

12:45pm

GIS Educators Day: Keynote Address "From Keyboards to Conservation: An Educational Evolution Toward Fostering Access, Understanding and Action at the Local Level" by Emily Wilson and Cary Chadwick, UConn CLEAR (Center for Land Use Education and Research)
Keynote Speakers
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Cary Chadwick

Geospatial Educator, University of Connecticut, CLEAR (Center for Land Use Education and Research)
Cary Chadwick joined the University of Connecticut’s Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) team in 2006 as a member of the Geospatial Training Program. As a geospatial educator, her role is to contribute to the hands-on technical training classes offered by the program... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Broadway 1&2

1:35pm

2:15pm

GIS Educators Day (Presentation): Community/Student Collaborations in an Intro GIS Context
AUTHORS: Paula Kay Lazrus, St. John's University

ABSTRACT: The idea of creating an opportunity for students learning GIS for the first time to utilize their newly acquired skills is both appealing and challenging. In collaboration with the New York Botanical Gardens a project was developed that would allow students to apply skills they were still mastering to the production of a tangible product. Pairs of students explored a particular plant and its distribution in the NYC area and then created both map layouts and a final story map of their project. The students involved in the project had no prior GIS experience and often no access to GIS software outside of institutional labs. The challenges included basic acquisition of sufficient skills in the time frame necessary to complete the project as well as issues of comprehending fundamental issues connected to the questions they were asked to address. 

Sunday October 28, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Broadway 1&2

2:15pm

GIS Educators Day (Presentation): Where GIS Is Being Taught in Higher Ed
AUTHORS:  Keith Ratner, Salem State; Glenn Hazelton, Northeastern University

ABSTRACT: Where GIS is being taught in Higher Ed, In the Geography world it has been noticed that the discipline is losing GIS to other areas of study.  Where is it migrating to? What does this mean for Geography? Keith Ratner will present the view from a Geography perspective. Glenn Hazelton will discuss the range of students he sees in his classes. Together we hope to generate an interesting discussion. Out joint goal is to generate a discussion about developing a coordinated interdisciplinary approach to educating people about GIS and the science of  geospatial technologies.

Sunday October 28, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Broadway 4

2:15pm

GIS Educators Day (Hands-on, BYOD Session): GIS for Historical Analysis
AUTHORS: Lyn Malone, World Views GIS

ABSTRACT: Participants in this workshop will learn how to work with ArcGIS Online, StoryMaps, mobile data collection apps such as Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123, and other historical geospatial resources. As part of this workshop, participants will begin to think about developing a lesson or exercise that can be used in one of their courses. This workshop is strongly encouraged for high school social studies teachers and for college and university social science faculty.

Sunday October 28, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Broadway 3

2:45pm

GIS Educators Day (Presentation): Transforming UNH Cooperative Extension Outreach with ArcGIS Online, Story Maps, and Mobile Mapping
AUTHORS: Shane Bradt, UNH Cooperative Extension

ABSTRACT: While geospatial technologies have been taught as a topic and employed in outreach at UNH Cooperative Extension for nearly two decades, the recent increased use of ArcGIS Online and related applications have made substantial improvements to outreach programs in New Hampshire. Once focused on desktop GIS and standard GPS units, the Geospatial Technologies Training Center now teaches a variety of workshops on online and mobile mapping technologies, including ArcGIS Online, Story Maps, crowdsource mapping, Survey123 and Collector. In addition to helping the NH public learn how to put these technologies to use in their lives, UNH Cooperative Extension has begun incorporating ArcGIS Online-base approaches across a variety of outreach programs, as well as, for internal communication and collaboration. While some applications of ArcGIS Online have served simply as a way to improve web-based communication with the public, others have deeply changed the way in which programming is delivered. In these cases, not only has ArcGIS Online allowed UNH Cooperative Extension to create new programming, it has allowed the organization to reach new audiences. Come join this session to learn how UNH Cooperative Extension is using ArcGIS Online for outreach and share examples of your own outreach using online mapping.


Sunday October 28, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Broadway 4

2:45pm

GIS Educators Day (Presentation): Virginia’s Geospatial Semester: Earn College Credits for a High School GIS Course
AUTHORS: Mike Wagner, Loudon County Public Schools

ABSTRACT: The Geospatial Semester is a unique partnership between high schools in Virginia and the Integrated Science and Technology department at James Madison University (JMU).  High school seniors participating in the Geospatial Semester take classes on geospatial technology in their home school and can earn credit from JMU.  A key aspect of the program is a focus on local projects connecting students, technology, and their community. Mike Wagner, lead teacher for GIS in the Loudon County Public Schools, will share his county’ implementation model for this exciting program.

Sunday October 28, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Broadway 1&2

3:30pm

GIS Educators Day (Round Table): Best Practices & Success Stories: Teaching GIS - What works
How do you teach students to use GIS and other geospatial technologies? What has worked best for you and what advice do you have for beginners?

Round Table Exchange Networks
The final sessions of the day provide opportunities for attendees to network with others about critical topics in education and GIS. The goal of these sessions is to share successful ideas, resources, projects, and teaching strategies. The sessions will be facilitated by discussion leaders, but the discussion content will be totally shaped by participants. Round Table discussions will be summarized in the final wrap-up session.

Sunday October 28, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Broadway 4

3:30pm

GIS Educators Day (Round Table): Best Practices & Success Stories: Using GIS for Instruction (Teaching With GIS)
How have you used GIS and other geospatial technologies to implement your own curriculum?

Round Table Exchange Networks
The final sessions of the day provide opportunities for attendees to network with others about critical topics in education and GIS. The goal of these sessions is to share successful ideas, resources, projects, and teaching strategies. The sessions will be facilitated by discussion leaders, but the discussion content will be totally shaped by participants. Round Table discussions will be summarized in the final wrap-up session.

Sunday October 28, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Broadway 3

3:30pm

GIS Educators Day (Round Table): GIS Educators Day, next steps
What do you value most and least about GIS Educators Day as it is currently configured? What else would you like to see included?

Round Table Exchange Networks
The final sessions of the day provide opportunities for attendees to network with others about critical topics in education and GIS. The goal of these sessions is to share successful ideas, resources, projects, and teaching strategies. The sessions will be facilitated by discussion leaders, but the discussion content will be totally shaped by participants. Round Table discussions will be summarized in the final wrap-up session.

Sunday October 28, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Broadway 1&2

4:15pm