GIS Educators Day 2013

GIS Educators Day 2013   at the 28th Annual Fall NEARC Conference   Call for Presentations & Save the Date   Sunday, September 29   Radisson Hotel Nashua / Nashua, New Hampshire ABOUT GIS EDUCATORS DAY 2013 GIS Educators Day, sponsored by NEARC, Esri, and the New England Geography Education Network, is a full-day conference devoted exclusively to topics and issues pertaining to the use of GIS and other geospatial technologies in K-12, college, and informal education.   GIS Educators Day is a one-day pre-conference to NEARC’s annual professional user conference which will run from September 29 – October 2 at the Radisson Hotel Nashua. GIS Educators Day will feature hands-on computer labs, oral presentations, panel discussions, and lightning talks, exploring a range of resources, projects, and topics. GIS Educators Day addresses the number one goal of GIS conference goers…the opportunity to network with other professionals who share your interest in the use of geospatial technologies in the same setting. Whether you’re a K-12 or college educator, an experienced GIS user or a newcomer who wants to learn about the educational possibilities of this powerful tool, you’ll want to put this outstanding regional event on your “Must Do” list for 2013. CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 6th Annual GIS Educators Day conference. Proposals must be received by June 17, 2013 in order to be considered. Criteria are listed below! PRESENTATION FORMAT Oral Presentations 25 minutes in length (20 min presentation plus 5 min Q & A). Panel Presentations 50 minutes. Can include up to 3 presenters, but you must submit the complete...
Watershed Ecology Institute  (WEI) 2013!!

Watershed Ecology Institute (WEI) 2013!!

Save the Date in July 2013 for the newly refurbished Watershed Ecology Institute – see flyer!  We have totally revamped it for a more direct link to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its use in aquatic studies. We will be focusing on rivers, wetlands and estuarine and rocky shore aquatic environments. We will be collecting, mapping and analyzing water quality and fisheries data sets from EPSCoR and NHF&G and will unveil a new rocky shore coastal transect as part of the marine day. Teachers will go home with access to free GIS software and aquatic study tutorials to use in their classrooms. Instruction will be given from various resource specialists and teachers themselves! For those of you who have taken the WEI, you can take it again and still learn new things. This is a totally new focus and new water quality, macroinvertebrate, fisheries, wetlands and coastal protocols! We are partnering this year with Keene State College who will offer 3 undergraduate/graduate credits for $660.00 and no additional fees!!! Small stipends for in-service teachers will also be available. Registration details will follow – contact me with any questions – hope to see you there! Judy Tumosa Watershed Education Specialist NH Fish and Game Department   # 603-271-0456 judy.l.tumosa@wildlife.nh.gov Did you know? Over 500 teachers a year attend professional development seminars put on by New Hampshire Fish and Game that range from two hours to two...
Spring Roadshows

Spring Roadshows

            The road shows will introduce teachers to classroom tools and techniques for using on-line web  mapping apps, ArcGIS Explorer Online, and ArcGIS. Information will also be provided regarding  the state license of Esri AcrGIS software. Below is a list where the road show will take place.   February 8, 4pm-6pm:  Central Region Workshop– Bow High School March 8, 4pm-6pm:       Monadnock Region SAU 93  (Canceled due to inclement weather, will be rescheduled) April 6, TBA :                    Northern Workshop– Plymouth Regional High School May 10, 4pm-6pm:          Seacoast Workshop —Epping Elementary To register online for one of the roadshows , go to http://tinyurl.com/gisroadshows To find out more about the state license agreement, how to get the software, and other up- coming training opportunities, visit http://www.nhedgis.org/ The programs offered by the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance are possible due to the sup- port of the National Geographic Education Foundation and Keene State...

NHEdGIS

Can you believe the 2012-2013 school year is ¼ over? Those of us working on the team supporting the implementation of geospatial technologies in NH schools and the Esri K-12 Statewide Educational Site License for Esri Software felt it was time for an e-mail to participating districts to share progress, solicit information on what else you need for support, and share information on some upcoming opportunities. In addition to the license for the ArcGIS Desktop software, the Esri program now includes access to a limited number of ArcGIS Online for Organizations accounts. We are currently looking for schools or districts that have teams of teachers (3 or more) who are willing to participate in a 2.5 hour training to learn more about how to administer and use these accounts. ArcGIS Online is platform independent and requires no software installation. If interested, please send an e-mail to nhedgispartnership@gmail.com In order to facilitate communication among participants, NHEdGIS is joining the NHDRC Collaborative Rings program. For more information about this see https://sites.google.com/a/nheon.org/nhdrc-collaboration-ring/  and to join the NHEdGIS ring visit http://www.nhedgis.org/collaboration . We are hoping this will help serve as a vehicle for communication among interested teachers and districts. The application period for Esri’s T3G (Teachers Teaching Teachers GIS) is currently open (closes Nov 30th). This is a really outstanding program held at Esri’s home in Redlands, CA. Although you are responsible for the cost of your flight and some meals, there is no cost for the week-long training or hotel. We have had a NH representative attend this program each year since it first began four years ago, and I know we...

GIS Educators Day 2012

This is a pivotal year for GIS educators. The functionality of ArcGIS Online continues to expand at a rapid pace offering ever-increasing opportunities for  educational use. With ArcGIS Online you can now publish and share data,maps and applications; map field data collaboratively; create a map gallery; and much much more. GIS Educators Day will offer these hands-on workshops on ArcGIS Online: * Introduction to Web Mapping * ArcGIS Online: Personal vs. Organization Accounts * Adding GPS Data to ArcGIS Online * Publishing Content to ArcGIS Online Oral presentations and panels will offer a range of additional topics of  interest to educators from all disciplines, at levels from public elementary school through state departments of education to elite colleges, plus after-school programs, parks, museums, and libraries. You can see a preliminary conference schedule on our web page at http://www.northeastarc.org/2012/html/giseducators.shtml GIS Educators Day 2012 represents a tremendously valuable opportunity for you to sharpen your professional skills and to network with other educators. Our lunch speaker, Dr. Matthew Bampton from the University of Southern Maine is widely known in Maine’s GIS community and has many insights to offer other educators based on his work with GIS over the years. The main NEARC Conference will run from November 12-14 just down the road at the Samoset Resort in Rockland, Maine. If you are interested in a special two-day registration for Sunday and Monday, you can learn the details by contacting victoria@delaneymeetingevent.com · GIS Educators Day 2012 is going to be an outstanding conference. I hope to see you there. Don’t forget to register today at...