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Learning to Leverage the Tools and Products of the GeoTech Center

National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence

Monday, June 8, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Learning to Leverage the Tools and Products of the GeoT...

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Learning to Leverage the Tools and Products of the GeoTech Center – Presented By: Rich Schultz

The National GeoTech Center is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky at Jefferson Community and Technical College and is comprised of a number of two-year and four-year institutional partners from around the U.S. making it a truly national distributed center that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through 2016. The mission of the national center is to develop curricula that assists two-year colleges in their pursuit of creating geospatial technology programs. The GeoTech Center also works with the K-12 population as well as with four-year university partners. The ultimate objective is to develop a seamless articulation pipeline through all levels of education.

The products (i.e., tools) and services of the GeoTech Center include the following: the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM), Model Courses and content, the National Map of Geospatial Programs in the U.S., a Community of Practice (a centralized national network for geospatial workers.), the GeoEd Annual Conference, an international list serve for geospatial technologies, a monthly newsletter, Mentoring Groups, Geospatial Workshops, a massive open online course (MOOC) and open ongoing course (OOC), a Student Skills Competition, Awards for Geospatial Educators and Partners, Monthly Webinars, a Map and Data Library, resources for starting a geospatial program, resources for geospatial careers, a Model Program and Content Tool, and a Syllabus Repository for Geospatial Coursework.

In this half-day workshop, each of these products and services will be visited and detailed so that users can have a better understanding and learn to fully leverage the products and services available for all.

Have questions about Learning to Leverage the Tools and Products of the GeoTech Center? Contact National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence

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Jefferson Community and Technical College
Southwest Campus
1000 Community College Drive
Louisville, KY 40272

Monday, June 8, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence

The National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence (“GeoTech Center”) is a collaborative effort between 2-year colleges, universities, and industry to assist in the expansion of a well-qualified geospatial technology workforce. Center partners work together to provide professional development opportunities, curriculum resources (for both educators and students), document career pathways, and research core competencies for the new and incumbent geospatial technology workforce. The Center has served as the national, unifying voice and support system for 2-year colleges, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a leader in supporting geospatial technology education.

 

 

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