REGISTER NOW! – GIS Educators Day – Nov 13

Don’t miss it! NEARC, Esri, and the New England Geography Education Network will hold their 4th annual GIS Educators Day on Sunday, November 13 at the Saratoga Hilton Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY. This one-day event is for educators from all levels. The conference is intended for experienced GIS users as well as for those who just want to learn about the educational possibilities of this powerful tool. There are over 20 presentations to choose from – *engaging hands-on computer sessions *oral presentations/demos about innovative projects and programs * panel presentations on issues in the forefront of geospatial education See the conference description and preliminary program grid at; http://www.northeastarc.org/2011/html/giseducators.shtml REGISTER ONLINE at http://www.northeastarc.org/2011/html/registration.shtml Special offer… The 2011 NEARC user conference begins at the same venue on the following day. There is a special rate for GIS Educators Day attendees to stay over and attend the main NEARC conference on Monday. All the education track sessions for NEARC conference are scheduled for that day. If you are interested in this special 2-day package email victoria@delaneymeetingevent.com Certificate of Attendance provided upon...

Attention NH High School Teachers!

Originally created in celebration of NH Jump$tart Coalition’s 10th Anniversary, the Get 10 Virtual Quest™ challenges high school students to find the correct answers to “10 Questions Every Good Consumer Should Know”. Students access the Get 10 Virtual Quest online and are prompted to answer questions with clues provided by sponsors who are especially interested in helping students build a foundation for sound financial decisions. Last year over 500 teens from 76 NH high schools participated. Of those, 278 successfully answered the questions and were eligible to win an amazing prize – one of ten MacBooks! The student winners from last year were ecstatic. Parents shared how happy they were that the online scavenger hunt introduced some basic financial literacy topics to their children. In 2011, our goal is to reach over 1,000 students. This year we are giving away TEN Apple iPads (The amazing large, high-resolution LED-backlit display, multi-touch screen that isn’t just the best device of its kind, it’s a whole new kind of device!) Deadline to participate is April 15 Click Here to Begin the Quest NH Jump$tart Coalition 51 Jefferson Drive Hillsboro, NH 03244 tel. 603-731-1812...

Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for Schoolteachers

Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Abraham Lincoln and the Forging of Modern America $1,200 Stipend! and No-cost Graduate SIUE Tuition Waiver (university fees still apply for waiver) I am pleased to announce this opportunity for K-12 teachers, administrators and librarians: Application Postmark Deadline: March 1, 2011 Below is the web link with the description and application process for the National Endowment for the Humanities Workshop for Schoolteachers Summer 2011     Join us June 20-24 or July 18-22, 2011 for a one week Teacher’s Workshop :              Abraham Lincoln and the Forging of Modern America              Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities       Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School teachers              Abraham Lincoln and the Forging of Modern America  http://www.siue.edu/education/neh Regards, Dr. Caroline Pryor Project Director Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Curriculum and Instruction PO Box 1122 Edwardsville, IL...

GIS Day.

  GIS Day is held each year in the third week of November, on the Wednesday during Geography Awareness Week, a geographic literacy initiative sponsored by the National Geographic...

Mapping Main Street Project

We are encouraging teams that can include a social studies teacher, art or music teachers (yes, songs have been written about Main Streets and for the Mapping Main Street project), technology person, and different grade levels too as the viewpoints are different. ——————————————————————————– Mapping Main Street Project March 8, 2010  8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. “Nothing endures but change.” Heraclitus made this statement some 500 years BC, yet it is as relevant today as it was then. The Mapping Main Street workshop invites teachers to bring an integrated learning experience into their classroom. Designed to engage students in the analysis of various types of change that can be evidenced on New Hampshire’s streets, students will develop videos, artwork, photos, or audio displays about the historical, social, demographic, economic and cultural information about their community and share it via the world wide web’s Mapping Main Street site, through a Geocache, their town/school website or other vehicle. “ Ann Hepperman will be here from Brooklyn, NY to talk about the project her diverse team created on their 12,000 mile cross country journey as they began the process of documenting life on the more than 10,000 streets named “Main” in the US. Through modern technologies such as the use of digital photography and the Internet, students will learn about the changes in their own community and use technology to share that information with others. Schools are encouraged to send teams comprised of varying grades with social studies, language arts, art teachers and computer technology teachers interested in supporting an integrated learning project.       Interwrite Board Training  Social Media Tools March...