Last call for National Geographic Bee school registration

Last call for National Geographic Bee school registration

LAST CHANCE FOR SCHOOLS TO REGISTER FOR THE 2013 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE The National Geographic Bee is a school competition for students in any grades four through eight. Excite your students about the world around them and reward those who excel in their knowledge of geography by giving them a chance to compete in a school geographic bee. The final deadline for registration has been extended to December 14, 2012. After October 15, the registration fee increased to $120. School level Bees can be held up to January 15, 2013. Go to www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee  to get complete information and other dates and deadlines. Principals must register their schools to receive the contest materials necessary to conduct a school level Bee. All we need is a letter on school letterhead, signed by the principal, with the $120 registration fee (check or purchase order made out to National Geographic). The registration is not refundable, so make sure the school registers only once. If paying by purchase order, note that when the school sends payment on the PO it must be clear that the check is payment on a PO that was sent earlier so that the school will not be entered twice in the system. You can go online and check to verify the school registration has been received and processed. Mail the registration letter and fee, in the same envelope, to National Geographic Bee, National Geographic Society, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-4688. We must receive this in our hands by December 14, 2012. We look forward to many more schools giving their students the opportunity to excel and also...

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...

State-Wide Network System of Improvement and Innovation

A. State-Wide Network System of Improvement and Innovation This system is a multi-tiered set of professional learning networks that will connect educators, schools, and districts to one another, to a rich array of valuable information resources, and to targeted supports through events and professional learning networks. The network strategy, which is designed to be flexible, efficient, and responsive to your needs, includes three types of networks: Technical Assistance Networks, Knowledge Networks, and Innovation Networks. These networks will enable district leaders and staff to participate in a range of trainings, workshops, discussions, and more. To explore and sign up for available networks please visit the NHDOE Web site (www.education.nh.gov ) and click on the New Hampshire Education Networks icon on the left side of the homepage. Contact: Deborah Connell, (603) 271-3769,...

Get your students involved in Geography Awareness Week.

   Celebrating Geography Worldwide—November 11-17, 2012                Geography Awareness Week (GAWeek), celebrated every third week of November, is an awareness program focused on highlighting the importance of geo-literacy and geo-education. A new theme for each year is announced in midsummer accompanied by related online resources and activities, which are then available year-round....

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...