Web Based GIS Study

Jung Eun (Jessie) Hong is working on doctoral dissertation research at the University of Colorado, Boulder focusing on training middle school social studies teachers in how to create and customize web-based maps. A total of 30 teachers in Colorado participated in the designing and developing process of the study. Thanks to their support, she has been able to finish developing web-based GIS training tutorials to help teachers develop curricula with web-based maps: GIS for Social Studies (http://www.colorado.edu/geography/cartpro/gisedu/). She is now undertaking the main testing phase. Teacher participation is vital to assessing the final version of training tutorials. These are online tutorials, so you can test the tutorials anywhere you are available. They are training materials for teachers, so you do not need to use these lessons in your classroom in order to give feedback. Pick one or more topics you want to test. Each topic should take between 45min to 90min to complete. Once you are done, please take the survey (http://www.colorado.edu/geography/cartpro/gisedu/survey.html – the survey password: gisedu). The survey should take between 10min to 15min to complete and the responses will remain anonymous. The results of this study will depend on the feedback from the survey. If you have any questions, please contact...

Target Field Trip Grants

Target Corporation is accepting applications from education professionals for the Target Field Trip Grants program to bring K-12 students in the United States to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations. Since launching the program in 2007, Target has awarded $9.76 million in grants — providing 1.2 million students in all fifty states with the opportunity to enhance their studies in the arts, math, science, and social studies. Grants are intended to fund visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from the school facility. As part of the program, each Target store will award three Target Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide, enabling one in 25 schools throughout the U.S. to send a classroom on a field trip. More information can be found at: http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031880 The deadline to apply is October 3, 2011....

We Help Teachers Explore the World!

Would you like to earn professional development/graduate school credit while seeing the world? Would your students benefit by learning from a teacher with first hand experience in other countries? Would you like to travel abroad on inexpensive trips designed specifically for educators? If this interests you please visit www.geeo.org. For the summer of 2011, GEEO is offering travel programs to India, China, Vietnam, Turkey / Syria / Jordan / Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa / Mozambique / Zimbabwe / Botswana, Morocco, Argentina / Uruguay / Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala / Belize / Mexico. Please go to www.geeo.org to find out more about GEEO’s 2011 travel opportunities. Feel free to contact GEEO if you have any questions toll free at 1-877-600-0105 or by email at jesse@geeo.org. See...

SAVE THE DATES: March 17-19, 2011

Infusing Canada into the Curriculum A 1.5-day seminar for Middle and High School Geography and Social Studies educators. PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: Stipend for travel or lodging $100 in classroom materials Opportunity for state-wide collaboration Lectures by experts on Canadian topics Support for lesson development Online lesson publication For more information and to pre-register contact: Lara Bryant: NHGA Coordinator (603) 358.2428  lbryant1@keene.edu Nancy Gagnon: NHGA Co-Coordinator  (603) 547.3213  ngagnon@conval.edu New Hampshire Geographic Alliance www.nhga.net Download...