Belize- UNH Teacher Program

Belize- UNH Teacher Program

The University of New Hampshire announces an educational, professional, and cultural opportunity. Visit town and village schools. Participate in teacher training. Talk with government officials and education leaders. Experience the unique marine environment of Belize’s coral reef. Explore local sites of interest such as a rainforest, banana plantation, preserve, or Mayan ruin. Earn four graduate credits: Education 880   Informational Slide Shows August 21, 3:30 pm, Rye Jr. High, Rye Sept. 18, 4 Pm, Morrill Hall, UNH Sept.24, 4 Pm, Rye Jr. High, Rye Oct.3, 4 PM, Morrill Hall, UNH   Travel to Belize February 23-March 3, 2013 (tentatively)   Information & Applications Belize-UNH Teacher Program Dept. of Education Morrill Hall UNH Durham, NH 03824-3595 (603) 862-2310 http://www.unh.edu/education?Belize Application Deadline: Mid-October,...

2013 GeoBee

The GeoBee is open to schools and homeschool associations with students in grades four through eight. Registration is not open to individual students. Schools that register by October 15, 2012 with the $100 registration fee will receive a contest packet in mid-November. Schools may register from October 15 to December 14 for a fee of $120. School Bees may be held anytime between November 12, 2012 and January 15, 2013. The school Bee winners complete a written test that determines the top 100 students in each state. These students are invited to attend the state competition on Friday, April 5, 2013. The national competition is May 20-22, 2013 in Washington, DC. Registration forms are available from: National Geographic Bee C/o National Geographic Society PO Box 98196 Washington, DC 20090-8196 Or www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee Or (202)...

World Geography Teaching opportunity at SNHU

The School of Arts & Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University has an opening for an adjunct instructor to teach our World Geography course during Fall 2012 (Sept. 5 to Dec 21) at our Manchester Campus. Minimum requirement is a Master’s degree in a related field; previous teaching experience preferred. The course runs on Monday & Wednesday from 500 – 615 PM. If interested please email John Slater at...
New Hampshire DOE Signs Statewide GIS License Agreement with Esri

New Hampshire DOE Signs Statewide GIS License Agreement with Esri

Concord, New Hampshire—July 16, 2012— Over 200,000 students in New Hampshire schools now have the ability to learn and apply 21st century geospatial concepts using the ArcGIS software developed by Environmental System Research Institute (ESRI). Thanks to a statewide partnership between ESRI, the world’s leading geographic information system (GIS) software developer, and the New Hampshire Department of Education, this new partnership will allow every public and private school throughout the state unprecedented access to ESRI’s state-of-the-art GIS tools for use in education and research. The agreement also includes school administrative use for tasks like creating district maps and efficient bus routes. According to Judy Tumosa of New Hampshire Fish & Game, “This partnership will provide a wonderful opportunity for teachers to use GIS to gather, display, analyze and share their data as they study their watersheds”. Kevin Heany, social studies teacher at Monadnock Regional High School says, “Our environmental studies students have been actively involved in collecting data from the nearby Asheulot River. Giving them the opportunity with ArcGIS to map and visualize their own data, as well as the capability to actively participate in monitoring the water quality is exciting,” Recognized non-formal education groups such as 4-H Clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boys Clubs and Girls Clubs will also have access to the software. Shane Bradt, director of the UNH Cooperative Extension Geospatial Technologies Training Center, is excited that “Not only will this ESRI license provide a wonderful opportunity to engage kids in geospatial inquiry in the classroom, but the availability of GIS to afterschool groups will further integrate spatial thinking into the next generation of NH students”....