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Summer and Fall 2015

Course

Where

When (2015)

 

ArcGIS: Online Mapping for Teachers San Marcos June 24-26 Registration now closed
Experience Comanche Culture, History, Arts, & Geography Lawton, Oklahoma July 16-19 Download PDF
Teaching Social Studies with Digital Maps Kilgore July 22 Register with the ESC
Teaching Social Studies with Digital Maps Richardson July 30 Register with the ESC
Teaching Social Studies with Digital Maps Huntsville August 4 Registration coming soon
Teaching Social Studies with Digital Maps Edinburg September 24 Registration coming soon
Friends of Geography Conference (pdf) Houston September 26

Presenter Form (pdf)
Registration Form (pdf)

Teaching Social Studies with Digital Maps El Paso October 1 Registration coming soon

Teaching Social Studies with Digital Maps

San Antonio October 15 Registration coming soon
Texas Social Studies Supervisors Association Conference Ft. Worth October 29 Registration link
Texas Council for the Social Studies Conference Ft. Worth October 30 - November 1

GeoStrand Presenter Form
TCSS Registration

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ArcGIS: Online Mapping for Teachers
June 24-26 (8 am - 5 pm)
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Hands-on experience * Field trip * Instructional materials * CPE credits available

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As part of the ConnectEd Initiative, Esri is donating ArcGIS Online Organization accounts, for instructional use, for free to any US K-12 school, http://connected.esri.com. In this workshop you will learn ways to use ArcGIS Online to integrate technology and support geography content in your classroom. This workshop will guide you through the creation and use of digital maps as a teaching tool relevant to the social studies content and skills in support of the TEKS. 

  • Receive ready to use lessons and materials.
  • Over 50% of the workshop dedicated to hands-on work.
  • Learn ways to use existing projects and add an online mapping component.
  • Network with other teachers interested in using technology to enhance their social studies teaching.

At the end of this workshop, you will

  • Be able to use ArcGIS Online to explore and create digital maps
  • Have strategies and understand how to incorporate digital maps into your classroom
  • Create Story Maps and map apps
  • Have knowledge of ArcGIS org account operations
  • Have knowledge of GIS careers and GIS as an application for problem-solving

Speakers: Dr. Jeff Lash, University of Houston-Clear Lake; Megan Webster, J.J. Pearce High School, Richardson ISD; Maribel Velez-Ramos, Akins High School, Austin ISD

Audience: Middle and high school teachers, especially social studies teachers but others are welcome.

Costs: Participants are responsible for all lodging and transportation costs. Lunches, snacks, and parking is provided for all three days. Once accepted, there is a $35 registration fee. Upon successful completion of the course, recipients are eligible for a $125 stipend.

Prerequisites: None required but you may take the following free, online courses.

Getting Started with GIS

Teaching with GIS: Introduction to Using GIS in the Classroom

Application: Applications can be submitted beginning April 6 and will be open until workshop is full – 15 to 18 teachers. Notification of acceptance will be sent by May 15. If spaces remain beyond that date, applicants will be notified within 14 days of application receipt. Full attendance is required. Some outdoor work will be required. (Wednesday, June 24 at 8 am – Friday, June 26 at 5 pm)

Equipment: This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workshop. Please bring laptops and tablets and/or phones. Participants must bring and be comfortable with a laptop and a mobile device (tablet or smartphone). If you are unable to do so, please contact the office to discuss 512.245.3827.

The workshop will use ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based software. It will work on Chrome, Windows, and Apple. You may need to download free apps to your tablets/phones for field work.

CPE Credits: CPE credits are available.

Location: Department of Geography at Texas State University, Evans Liberal Arts Building, 601 University, San Marcos, Texas 78666

For more information, contact: Maggie Hutchins, Program Director, tage.geography@txstate.edu, 512.245.3827.

Sponsored by Esri Education, Department of Geography at Texas State University, National Geographic Education Foundation

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Teaching Social Studies with Digital Maps
Varying dates and locations

In this workshop you will learn ways to use digital maps to integrate technology into your classroom. Utilizing ArcGIS Online, with a focus on Story Maps, we will guide you through the creation and use of digital maps relevant to geography content and social studies skills TEKS in Economics, Geography, Government, U.S. History, and World History courses.

Story Maps “combine(s) interactive maps and multimedia content into elegant user experiences. They make it easy for you to harness the power of maps to tell your stories.” http://storymaps.arcgis.com/

At the end of this 3-hour workshop, you will

  • Be able to use ArcGIS Online to explore and create digital maps
  • Have strategies and understand how to incorporate digital maps into your classroom
  • Receive access to resources, including lesson plans and activities

Audience: Resources are created for high school students and teachers but applicable to all grades.

This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workshop. Please bring laptops, tablets, and/or phones.