GIS Educators – Don’t hide your light under a bushel!

Share your experience and your expertise with others ……… NEARC and the New England Geography Alliance Network will hold their 3rd Annual GIS Educators Day on November 7, 2010 at the Marriott Hotel in Newport, RI. The event, which focuses on the use of GIS in both K-12 and higher education, is a one day preconference to NEARC’s annual user conference which runs from November 7-10. The event is for experienced GIS users as well as for those who want to learn about the educational possibilities of this powerful tool. Informal educators (4H, afterschool programs, scouts, etc.) are encouraged to participate as well. If you are interested in submitting a presentation proposal for GIS Educators Day, criteria are listed below. PRESENTATION FORMAT Oral Presentations are 20-30 minutes in length. Panel Presentations can include up to 3 presenters, but you must submit the complete presentation concept as part of your abstract. Workshops are 1 hour hands-on sessions in a computer lab. Poster Presentations will be given space of no more than 4’ x 4’. Awards will be given to the top poster presentations. PRESENTATION TOPIC AREAS • Community Projects & Partnerships • Teaching with GIS in Higher Education • Teaching with GIS in K-12 Schools • GIS in Informal Education • Educational Research • Teacher Education • Teaching GIS: Strategies and Methods • Integrating GIS with GPS/Remote Sensing ABSTRACT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS • The presentation cannot market specific products and services • Abstracts should be 150-200 words. • Presenters must register and pay to attend the preconference at the regular preconference fee. • Abstracts must be submitted by June 14, 2010...