Geospatial Technology & Social Studies:

Connecting the Past, Present & Future Sponsored by the New Hampshire Council for Social Studies, the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance and the State of New Hampshire Department of Education. Begin the Summer with a high-interest technology-rich workshop- Monday & Tuesday, June 27 and 28, 2011 Hopkinton Middle High School 297 Park Avenue Contoocook, New Hampshire 03229 Through direct instruction and guided exploration, 15 New Hampshire teachers will: Explore on-line digital mapping technology (ArcGIS Explorer On-Line) modify existing lessons and create new lessons that can be used in their own classrooms. Use GPS hand-held units in the field, and learn how to borrow a full set for classroom use. Teachers will also learn how to access data acquired by the hand-held units to create maps of local interest. Learn to use ArcGIS through implementation of modules of instruction from existing published lessons in “Mapping Our World”. Participants will have a site-license for ArcGIS to take back to their school. Import and manipulate images and data for effective display in GIS formats. Get support during the Summer and Fall for software installation and implementation! Earn up to $250 for implementation of classroom lessons, & presentation to fellow faculty! Space is limited! Act Now! For more information, and to register, contact: Ina Ahern at IAhern@prhs.sau48.org 603 536-1444 Bob Woolner at rwoolner@hopkintonschools.org 603 746-4167 or 603 464-3826...

Using NASA NEO and ImageJ

Using NASA NEO and ImageJ to Explore the Role of Snow Cover in Shaping Climate Friday, March 18, 2011 4:00‐6:00 pm Hopkinton Middle High School 297 Park Ave. Contoocook, NH 03229 Teachers who attend the workshop and then implement EET lessons are eligible for a $120 stipend! Learn how to access satellite images displaying land surface temperature, snow cover, and reflected shortwave radiation data from the NASA Earth Observation (NEO) website. Download, explore, and animate these images using ImageJ, a public domain image analysis program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Then utilize the Web‐based analysis tools built into NEO to observe, graph, and analyze the relationship between the three variables. This lesson addresses content and skills for geography, earth science, and math and is part of the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The Earth Exploration Toolbook (http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/index.html) is a collection within the National Science Digital Library that is created and administered by TERC, Inc. through funding from the NSF. To preview this lesson, visit http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/albedo/index.html This workshop is an outreach effort of Eyes In the Sky II. Eyes in the Sky II (http://serc.carleton.edu/eyesinthesky2/) is a professional development program created and administered by TERC, Inc., funded through the NASA K‐12 Competitive Grants Program with prior funding by NSF’s ITEST program. For more information checkout the Flyer: Remote Sensing Flyer Register...

SAVE THE DATES: March 17-19, 2011

Infusing Canada into the Curriculum A 1.5-day seminar for Middle and High School Geography and Social Studies educators. PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: Stipend for travel or lodging $100 in classroom materials Opportunity for state-wide collaboration Lectures by experts on Canadian topics Support for lesson development Online lesson publication For more information and to pre-register contact: Lara Bryant: NHGA Coordinator (603) 358.2428  lbryant1@keene.edu Nancy Gagnon: NHGA Co-Coordinator  (603) 547.3213  ngagnon@conval.edu New Hampshire Geographic Alliance www.nhga.net Download...