GeoSpatial Workshop: Using Technology for Spatial Thinking and Analyzing Data (Mesa)
(3 days, 2 nights) (Grades 2-HS)
Geographic Information Systems are commonplace in businesses and governmental agencies. The US Department of Labor Statistics reports that this career field has a higher than average potential for new jobs. So what is GIS? What can you do with GIS in your classroom? With online, free software, come see how you can use this technology to engage your students in problem solving and spatial thinking.
Instructors: Diane Godfrey and Karen Guerrero
Where: Mesa Community College, 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa
SC26 – Social & Cultural Science Building
When: June 11-13, 2018 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM each day
Deadline to register: Friday, June 1, 2018. Deadline to request accommodations: 6/1/2018. You must live at least 40 miles from MCC to qualify.
Cost: Free, but you must place a $40 deposit to assure your attendance at the event. It will be promptly refunded at the close of the workshop. If you do not attend, we will keep the deposit.
Who should attend: Teachers, grades 2 through HS. Limited to 20 participants.
What to expect: The purpose of this workshop is to enhance your teaching practices with strategies for building spatial thinking and analyzing data.
The workshop goals are to:
Prerequisites (must check all to register):
You will receive:
This is a Bring Your Own Device event. A laptop with a keyboard and an external mouse is recommended for the best experience, but a tablet can work. Ability to download and save files is a plus.
Because we do not control the air conditioning, you might consider bringing a sweater (or a fan) depending on your needs
Post expires at 1:30pm on Monday December 31st, 2018