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...

$1000 Academy Scholarships for Educators – Deadline March 8

We are celebrating 20 years in the Amazon with a new website and new program intensive. Our Amazon ACADEMY July 2-11, 2013 takes professional development to a new level — literally! on a 1/4 mile rainforest canopy walkway. Apply for a $1000 Professional Development Scholarship (deadline March 8). Check out the Syllabus as a basis for other grant funding (open enrollments through April): http://www.amazonworkshops.com/educators–naturalists.html                                        (case sensitive) Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest + Machu Picchu Hosted in the upper Amazon basin of northern Peru, the July 2-11, 2013 Educator Academy is a cross-curricular professional development workshop for K-12 formal and informal educators to learn and use: •21st Century Instruction: 5E Lesson Design, Inquiry-Based Exploration, STEM Problem-Based Learning •Inquiry Protocols: Project Learning Tree, GLOBE, Project Noah •Global and Cultural Perspectives: Service Learning, Sustainability, Global Education Join Dr. Mo Walters, ASU; Al Stenstrup, Project Learning Tree (PLT); Christa Dillabaugh, Amazon Rainforest Workshops; and work side-by-side with scientists Dr. Steve Madigosky, Widener University; and Randy Morgan, Curator/Entomologist, Cincinnati Zoo. The Amazon experience is a real world lens through which to view global issues as — climate change, global health, sustainable development, energy, population, water, quality of life and the meaning of service. Experience: •a 1/4-mile Rainforest Canopy Walkway and research on Weather and Climate Change •interactions with Indigenous Yagua, Riberenos and a Village Service Project •ReNuPeru Ethnobotanical Garden and problem solving inspired by Biomimicry •Monkey Island Conservation Project PLT Certification and PD Hours included. Academic Credit and Machu Picchu Extension optional. Land cost is $1985, plus air. $1000 scholarship deadline March 8. Land cost is $985 for scholarship winners. Open registration through...
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...

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,...