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Geospatial Pays a Visit to the STEM Classroom: Teaching with the Tool - Teaching the Tool - Or Does it Matter?

National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence

Monday, June 10, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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The potential role of GIS as a portal to teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics has been touted for the last several years, with advocacy reaching fever-pitch in recent months. The sanctioning of new core content standards for mathematics, sciences and social studies for the K-12 education segment is creating a renewed interest in continuing to finding new roles for GIS and allied geospatial technologies in the post-secondary classroom. The advanced secondary and post-secondary classroom environments provide a fertile terrain to “map” the STEM principles that are the underpinning of GIS to their roots in the teaching curriculum. This workshop will highlight the rich STEM platform which GIS provides, and will provide resources for those interested in thinking of using GIS in their programs. Case studies from different STEM disciplines, with problems and activities will be exemplified by using Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 software.

Instructor: Demetrio P. Zourarakis, Ph.D., GISP, CMS-GIS/LIS, CMS-RS, KY Commonwealth Office of Technology

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1000 Community College Drive
Louisville, KY 40272

Monday, June 10, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)


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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

 

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