NHGA Spatial Summer Institutes

The first of NHGA’s Spatial Summer Institutes is full, but it is not too late to sign up for the Intermediate Institute, Advanced Institute and/or WEI Intro to GIS! Register for this opportunity to explore geospatial tools and data collection and analysis. Information and Registration available in...

Teachers Institute Montreal & Quebec City, June 23-28, 2013

Québec Dimensions Summer Institute for K-12 Professionals June 23-28, 2013  .  Montreal & Québec City   Based in the North-American birthplace of New France and led by the Northeast National Resource Center on Canada, the Institute will explore themes relevant to geography and history curriculum.   Through briefings by experts and site visits we will investigate questions such as : – Could NAFTA make Québec increasingly detached from Canada and closer to the US? – What are possible impacts of globalization on the future of French in Canada and in Québec? – What ambitions does the Parti Québécois have for the province?   Rolling applications are accepted through May 15th . Registration is USD $649 and includes double-occupancy at four-star hotels, some meals, transportation during the program, speaker and educational site fees, curriculum materials and a certificate of clock hours.  Graduate credit is available for an additional $205.   Learn about Québec in Québec!  It is a province with three climate regions, one of the largest rivers in the world: the St. Lawrence, and two of Canada’s important cities: Montreal – the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world, and Québec City – a UNESCO world heritage site.     Itinerary and Registration:  www.umaine.edu/teachingcanada    Northeast National Resource Center on Canada:  Professional Development  • Teacher Resources Betsy Arntzen, (207) 581-4225, barntzen@umit.maine.edu  .  Amy Sotherden, (518) 564-2385,...
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...
Spring Roadshows

Spring Roadshows

            The road shows will introduce teachers to classroom tools and techniques for using on-line web  mapping apps, ArcGIS Explorer Online, and ArcGIS. Information will also be provided regarding  the state license of Esri AcrGIS software. Below is a list where the road show will take place.   February 8, 4pm-6pm:  Central Region Workshop– Bow High School March 8, 4pm-6pm:       Monadnock Region SAU 93  (Canceled due to inclement weather, will be rescheduled) April 6, TBA :                    Northern Workshop– Plymouth Regional High School May 10, 4pm-6pm:          Seacoast Workshop —Epping Elementary To register online for one of the roadshows , go to http://tinyurl.com/gisroadshows To find out more about the state license agreement, how to get the software, and other up- coming training opportunities, visit http://www.nhedgis.org/ The programs offered by the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance are possible due to the sup- port of the National Geographic Education Foundation and Keene State...

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,...