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...
Kids in Need Teacher Grants

Kids in Need Teacher Grants

Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. The Kids In Need Foundation helps to engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource – our nation’s teachers. The Teacher Grants are funded by retail and education credit union sponsors, which make the application available at their outlets during the back-to-school season and on this website. This year all teachers that apply will receive a special gift of poster making and bulletin board supplies from ArtSkills! Teacher Grant awards range from $100 to $500 each and are used to finance creative classroom projects. Typically, 300-600 grants are awarded each year. The applications are judged according to a rubric which emphasizes innovativeness and merit, clarity of objectives, replication feasibility, suitability of evaluation methods, and cost effectiveness. All certified K-12 teachers in the U.S. are eligible. Deadline: September 30, 2012 Kids in Need Grants website: http://www.kinf.org/grants/ Information about grant applications can be found here....

Call for Workshops – Children in Nature Conference 2012

Discovering Nature Wherever You Are” October 4, 2012 at the Castleton Conference Center, Windham, NH Do you have ideas, expertise and experience to share about connecting children, youth and families with nature — wherever they are? We welcome your workshop proposal for presenting at the 2012 NH Children in Nature Conference: Join us to explore the many ways we can connect all children, youth and families with nature, whether by discovering new ways to use existing outdoor spaces like backyards, vacant lots and conservation lands, or creating new spaces in schoolyards, city parks and neighborhoods. We invite teachers, city planners, environmental educators, artists, community members, park and recreation professionals, business owners, health practitioners, and others with experience, expertise and ideas to share on this topic, to submit a workshop proposal. The deadline is July 6. Details are in the attached document. Please share this with your contacts. Thank you! Flyer...

NH Tile Map

This year NHGA is reaching out to fourth grade teachers in the state who are willing to discuss how they implement New Hampshire studies within their classroom and share their ideas with others. Currently, NHGA offers a variety of materi-als electronically on our website. We are in the pro-cess of updating our materials and would love to hear how you have incorporated New Hampshire studies in your classroom, or receive feedback re-garding the current materials offered. Send us your feedback and we’ll send you a free New Hampshire atlas. This year we will be unveiling our New Hampshire giant tile map created by Dr. Klaus Bayr. This sum-mer we will have a brainstorming and collabora-tion session on the best ways to use the giant tile map in your classroom. Each participant will re-ceive a colored laminated tile set, electronic CD of the map, and the chance to win a 5’ x 7’ poster of the tile map. If you are interested in participating email enolan1@keene.edu....