GeoEd '09 - Geospatial Education Conference
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
The National Geospatial Technology Center, Jefferson Community and Technical College, and the Kentucky Information Technology Center (KITCenter) in Partnership with Kentucky Division of Geographic Information, Kentucky Geographic Alliance and the University of Kentucky Tracy Farmer Center, is proud to announce a regional one day conference to be held Wednesday, June 17, 2009 with pre-conference workshops scheduled for Monday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 16 on the Southwest campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College in Louisville, Kentucky.
This first conference of its kind will provide a regional and Kentucky perspective of geospatial education in the P-16 segment. Presentations by leaders and practitioners in the field will provide participants with an up-to-date view.
Plenary sessions and professional development tracks include the following topics:
-Educational initiatives in GIS, remote sensing and other geospatial fields
-What’s the outlook for P-16 geospatial careers in Kentucky and the region
-Learn about modular curricula use in the field of geospatial education
-Current status of certification and certificate programs
-The Body of Knowledge in Geospatial careers and how it can help your teaching
-Current software development and applications for geospatial education
The Conference Agenda (DRAFT) is now available.
The following Geospatial pre-conference workshops will be held Monday, June 15th through Tuesday, June 16th. To register for a workshop, click on the workshop name and it will open the registration page for that workshop event.
GIS/Remote Sensing – Instructor, Demetrio Zourarakis - June 15th (1 day)
ArcGIS I – Instructor, Collin Linebach - June 15th - June 16th (2 days)
Advanced GIS – Instructors, Vince DiNoto & Ross Allen - June 15th - June 16th (2 days)
Using a GPS Across the Curriculum – Instructor, Ross Allen - June 16th (9:00 am-12:00 pm) (1/2 day)
Administrative Uses of GIS - Instructor, Vince DiNoto - June 16th (1:00 pm-4:00 pm) (1/2 day)
All conference events and pre-conference workshops will be held on the Southwest campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College, approximately 9 miles from Louisville International Airport.
Hotel reservations can be made at the Comfort Suites Hotel at 502-964-0740. Ask for Donna Thompson and mention group# 100915 for a discounted rate of $74 (+ taxes) per night.
Louisville is quite busy with many activities and fun things to do during this time. Plan to arrive early and enjoy some of the wonderful things to see and do during your stay. Local attractions and a calendar of events can be found at www.gotolouisville.com.
When & Where
National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence
“Empowering Colleges: Expanding the Geospatial Workforce”
The GeoTECH Center:
- Is developing a Community of Practice
- Has a set of Model Courses
- Can provide Mentoring for new or existing programs
- Offers professional development workshops at no cost
- Is updating the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM)
- Provides a national geospatial program locator map
- Presents Educator Awards
- Maintains a geospatial calendar of events
- Has a dynamic website with geospatial information at http://geotechcenter.org
- Has developed a Curriculum Aligned to Workforce Needs