Have you always wanted to integrate geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), charts, databases, digital maps, and the Internet into your curriculum to explore natural hazards, population, climate, vegetation, landforms, watersheds, political geography, and other issues? GIS allows for the exploration of real-world data using computerized maps, aerial photographs, and satellite images.
Please consider the following and pass on to your colleagues who may be looking for GIS skills
and methods training for integration into the classroom. This is the third year this institute has been available. Thank you.
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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) INSTITUTE OR EDUCATORS
24-28 June 2002
Colorado Geographic Alliance and GIS ETC
Use GIS to explore the interactions of the natural, cultural, and physical
environment. Apply maps, charts, aerial photographs, databases, and images
to analyze trends and patterns.
ESRI*K-12 AUTHORIZED TRAINING PROFESSIONALS
Anita Brooks Palmer
*Developer of ArcView GIS Software
HOW IS GIS BEING USED IN THE CLASSROOM?
GIS is a system designed for storing, updating, analyzing, displaying, and manipulating information about places on the planet, otherwise known as spatial data. This system uses the power of the computer to answer geographic questions by arranging and displaying all kinds of data about
places in a variety of ways such as with maps, charts, and tables.
HOW IS GIS BEING USED IN THE CLASSROOM?
A few examples...
Colorado high school students examine changing demographics of neighborhoods in Boulder from 1970 to 2000.
Rhode Island students study the economic impact of rivers in their communities.
In North Dakota, high school students help local state parks use GIS to study and manage their resources. Middle school students mapped out
alternative sites for a local landfill and ways to monitorits operation.
Vermont middle school students use GIS technology, science journals, and
photos to determine the origin of a local pond and its ecological relationship to the community.
WHERE AND WHEN IS IT BEING HELD?
Boulder High School - 1604 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Monday - Friday 24-28 June 2002 8am - 5pm
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
All 6-12th Grade Preservice and Inservice teachers, college professors,and
school technology coordinators who want to support students in exploring
the world i a problem-solving, computerized environment.
WHAT WILL YOU RECEIVE?
* 45 hours of hands-on ArcView GIS training, fieldwork, and theory by
*Teacher manual with ready-to-use lessons easily applied to content standards.
*Digital data for use in the classroom, maps, books, and other goodies.
*Book Mapping Our World: GIS Lessons for Educators
*Optional: 3 graduate credits through Colorado School of Mines ($100).
WHAT ARE YOUR COSTS?
*Registration - $700.00.
*Airfare for out-of-town guests.
- Breakfast and Lunch Monday-Friday$66.25.
- 6 Nights Lodging at College Inn, 1 block from the High School, +
Breakfast and Lunch, $365, single occupancy. $212 per person, double occupancy.
*Entertainment/activities - Hiking, bicycling and exploring the beautiful
Boulder area in the Rocky Mountains. Roger Palmer's incredible harmonica playing is also a favorite event!
WHO ARE YOUR INSTRUCTORS?
DR.JOSEPH KERSKI, USGS
Joseph Kerski serves as education outreach geographer at the US Geological
Survey in Denver, Colorado and an instructor of GIS at the University of
Denver. He conducts 40 educational workshops each year for educators on
the integration of scientific data into the curriculum. He holds a Ph.D.
ingeography with an emphasis on GIS and geography education.
ROGER PALMER, RED RIVER HIGH SCHOOL
Roger Palmer teaches high school chemistry and summer field science in
Grand Forks, ND. He is involved with a NASA initiative in the upper
mid-west that uses NASA generated imagery to teach math, science, and
geography to K-12 students. He holds an M.S. in Chemistry and conducts
research with students in theuse of GIS to model integrated approaches to
ANITA BROOKS PALMER, GIS ETC
Anita Brooks Palmer is a high school technology teacher who most recently
taught GIS and AutoCad in Carson City, NV. She has authored and taught
numerous technology classes for K-12 teachers focusing on integration of
technology throughout the curriculum. She is one of the three authors of
the first GIS curriculum book for the 6-12th grade world geography
classroom. She is completing her M.S. in geography with an emphasis on
GIS in education.
SOPHIA LINN, COLORADO GEOGRAPHIC ALLIANCE
Sophia Linn serves as program manager for the Colorado Geographic Alliance,
an organization that serves over 5,000 geography teachers. She is active
in the implementation of technology into geography and science curricula
and holds an M.A. degree ingeography with an emphasis on education and cartography.
STEVE WANNER, BOULDER HIGH SCHOOL
Steve Wanner has taught geography for over 30 years in the Boulder Valley
School District. He has been using GIS in the curriculum since 1996, and
has designed units on world regional geography,historical floodplains, and
neighborhood analysis using GIS.
Please fill out the following information with answers to the questions below:
> State& Zip:
> Grade(s)you teach:
> Subject(s)you teach:
> Please attach a separate sheet with answers to the following four
> How do I feel I will benefit from GIS training?
> How will I introduce GIS into my curriculum?
> How do I rate myself as a computer user?
> How can my class work with the community and apply GIS technology to a
> life issue?
> Please send your answers, this form, and a deposit of $150.00 payable to
> the University of Northern Colorado. *The receipt of your deposit will
> reserve your space for the institute.
> Balanceof $550.00 due by 15 May 2002.
> To Register:
> GIS Institute, Dept of Geography, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
> CO 80639
> For More Information:
> Anita Brooks [email:2vuvfg7r]email@example.com[/email:2vuvfg7r]
> Sophia Linn [email:2vuvfg7r]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email:2vuvfg7r]
> Joseph Kerski [email:2vuvfg7r]email@example.com[/email:2vuvfg7r]
> Anita M. Palmer
> ESRI K12 Authorized Training Professional
> GIS Etc
> Educational Technology Consultants
> 615 N. 39th St. #304C
> Grand Forks, ND 58203
> Joseph J. Kerski, Ph.D.
> Geographer - Education / GIS
> US Geological Survey
> Building 810 - Entrance W-5 - Denver Federal Center
> Box 25046 - MS 507
> Denver CO 80225-0046 USA
> Tel 303-202-4315
> Fax 303-202-4137
> USGS: Science for a Changing World