NHEdGIS Optional Training Event: August 14, 2012

We’ve received a tremendous response to our request for “early adopters” of the statewide educational site license for Esri’s ArcGIS software. Because you have expressed interest in or your organization has received the license, we’d like to invite you (and any other interested NH educators) to a training event before school starts at Hopkinton Middle High School. (There will be other events offered later.) Tentative Schedule is as follows: 8:00 am: Optional Pre-meeting: Installation troubleshooting—answer questions on installation issues, if desired, conduct an actual installation 9:00 am: Official Start Introductions Introduction to GIS in Education 9:15 am: ArcGIS Online: Create a personal account and try out an activity. (Options will include activities appropriate for various grade levels and subjects.) Share. 10:15 am: ArcWhat? The Language of Esri 10:30 am: Organizational Accounts: the NHEdGIS ArcGIS Online Account: 11:30 am: Resources: I want to start using GIS, but don’t feel ready to create my own lessons….how do I find things to do with my class? 12:00 am: Lunch (Bring your own or can order locally) 12:45 pm: ArcGIS Desktop: Mapping Our World Lesson (start) 1:45 pm: Wrap up/conclusion. Where do we go from here? 2:00 pm: Optional “after school “ session: we will hang around for people who would like to stay and continue to play with the software and/or ask questions. 3:00 pm: Final “Bell” To RSVP to this invitation, please fill out the GoogleDocs form at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFtWVFJd3U1Ymp4bXRSVS1aY0JRU3c6MQ#gid=0 Please also forward this e-mail to other teachers (at your school or throughout NH) who you think might be interested in attending. Any questions? Contact me at i_ahern@LR.NET or the partnership at...

Summer with SAGE

Studies Abroad for Global Education (SAGE) provides youth and educators the opportunity to travel, volunteer and study abroad as a means to gain greater understanding of the world and themselves. SAGE challenges its participants to move beyond their comfort zone, to think more critically about the world and themselves, and to become engaged and responsible global citizens. For More...

Fulbright Teacher Programs:

International Exchange Opportunities for U.S. Classroom Teachers   The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers grants for U.S. primary and secondary school teachers to participate in international exchanges during 2013-2014 academic year through the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program (FCTE) and the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching (DA). Exchanges begin in August 2013 for one semester or an academic year. By living, teaching or conducting research overseas, teachers gain new skills, learn new teaching methodologies and share best practices with international colleagues. They also expand their understanding of national cultures and international education systems that will enrich their schools and communities with new global perspectives. For the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program, teachers may apply for direct exchanges of teaching positions with colleagues from one of six countries (Czech Republic, France, Hungary, India, Mexico and United Kingdom). Teachers may apply for the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching for one of eight countries (Argentina, Finland, India, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore, South Africa and United Kingdom). Teachers must have at least five years of experience, a B.A. degree and be currently employed in a full-time teaching position at a U.S. primary or secondary school. Visit the program website at http://fulbrightteacherexchange.org/ for eligibility, application information and country-specific requirements. Application deadlines are October 15, 2012 (Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program), and December 15, 2012 (Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching). Fulbright recipients are among over 40,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. For more than sixty years, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has funded and supported programs that seek to promote mutual...

Human Landscapes of East Asia Workshop

The Five College Center for East Asian Studies is pleased to offer Human Landscapes of East Asia (Focus: China, Japan, Korea) for New Hampshire teachers July 23-25, 2012 (8:30 am-3:30 pm) at Newfound Regional High School, Bristol, NH. Co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies, with additional funding from the Freeman Foundation, this workshop will address Theme E: Cultural Development, Interaction and Change of the New Hampshire Curriculum Framework. In particular, topics in geography, world history, anthropology, sociology and psychology will be discussed. The workshop will include lectures by East Asia specialists and curriculum implementation discussions. This workshop is most appropriate for middle school and high school teachers, and they will be given first priority in registering for the 20 spots in this workshop. Participants will receive $130 worth of curriculum materials, including a subscription to Education about Asia. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a $100 stipend and certificate of completion. For additional information and the application form, see the attached document. For more information, contact Arlene Kowal, seminar leader at arlene.kowal@gmail.com or fcceas@fivecolleges.edu. Flyer and Application. Anne Prescott, Director Five College Center for East Asian Studies Smith College 69 Paradise Road, Florence Gilman Pavilion Northampton, MA 01063 tel 413-585-3754; fax 413-585-3748 aprescott@fivecolleges.edu...

NCGE Webinar Program – Special Update

National Council For Geographic Education Webinar Program Special Update March 7, 2012 We’ve made a change to the webinar schedule and wanted you to know…it’s now FREE!   “Starting Your Own Geospatial Semester” Wednesday, April 4, 2012 8pm Eastern/ 7pm Central/6pm Mountain/5pm Pacific *PARTNERSHIP WEBINAR: FREE for EVERYONE! Sponsored by Esri, Redlands, CA Dr. Bob Kolvoord Professor of Integrated Science and Technology and Educational Technologies, Co-Director of the JMU Center for STEM Education and Outreach & Interim Director of the School of Engineering James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA Charlie Fitzpatrick Education Manager, Esri Arlington, VA Looking for ways to engage high school seniors with geospatial problems? Trying to find ways to bring geospatial technologies into the curriculum? Want to explore a state-wide site license for GIS? Searching for different ways to engage students with Geography? The Geospatial Semester is a collaborative effort between James Madison University (JMU) and Virginia school districts (part of the Virginia-Esri state-wide site license). Students take a semester- or year-long course in geospatial technologies and pursue an extended, locally-based project. Faculty from JMU support the high school teachers and provide technical and project support. Best of all, students can earn JMU credit for their efforts. Currently in its 7th year, the Geospatial Semester has provided opportunities for students to get engaged with geographic thinking and geospatial technologies. In this webinar, we’ll share details about the Geospatial Semester, examples of student work, and discuss how you can get the Geospatial Semester started in your locale. Dr. Bob Kolvoord is a professor of Integrated Science and Technology and Educational Technologies at James Madison University. He also serves...