Professional Development Opportunities
Telling Your StoryThis course will enable participants to understand why stories can be effectively told with today’s interactive, web-based story maps, learn how to teach and assess student work with story maps, and learn how to create story maps that incorporate sounds, video, photographs, narrative, and other multimedia.
Summer Social Studies SymposiumThe Maine Department of Education, in partnership with the Maine Council for the Social Studies, invite educators to the inaugural Social Studies Summer Symposium, featuring a variety of workshop sessions crafted and delivered by Social Studies Teacher-Leaders from across the state. A session about using GIS in the classroom is offered. Registration must be paid in advance. Cost $25
Maine Geographic Alliance InstituteThe Maine Geographic Alliance is offering two 3-day ArcGIS Online Institutes for teachers, July 17-19 (Machias) and July 20-22, 2016 (Farmington).
Teachers will learn how to construct a place-based, inquiry project using community
data. Attendees will learn how to create, save, and share Story Maps and
how to manage their organization account. We will provide a step-by- step guide for practice at home and school. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
MLTI Summer InstitutePlease save the date of July 26-28, 2016 for the 2016 MLTI Summer Institute.
The 2016 MLTI Summer Institute will be held at Thomas College, in Waterville, ME. MLTI is working to determine strands and have online registration available in Mid-May.
Using GIS in the Classroom GuideThis is the syllabus that was used to teach Maine educators about how to use GIS in the classroom. This presentation was given at the Maine Learning Technology Initiative's Summer Institute.
GIS in the ClassroomThis story map is designed to introduce Maine teachers to using GIS in the classroom for local, state and national conference audiences. It includes links for teachers to start using GIS in the classroom.
Getting Started with GISIf you are curious about what the acronym "GIS" stands for and what a GIS actually is, this course provides the answers. You will be introduced to the basic components of a GIS and some fundamental concepts that underlie the use of a GIS. As you practice working with GIS maps and geographic data, you will learn how a GIS helps people visualize and create information that can be used to make decisions and solve problems.
Intro to Using GIS in the ClassroomThis course presents strategies for integrating GIS to support instruction, discussion, and extended learning on any topic. You will learn how to create and use GIS maps as a framework for understanding the geographic context of current and historical events and phenomena and exploring issues of interest to your local community. Many practical ideas for GIS activities that enhance student learning and critical thinking skills are shared.
UMM: GIS Certificate & DegreeGIS courses at UMM stress hands-on, service learning, and students do projects for real-world clients. All courses are available in online or hybrid formats, in addition to traditional on-campus day courses. So you don't need to quit your day job to add to your skills.
GIS will enhance studies in environmental science, community studies, marine biology, economics, or other majors. Courses are also open to students already in the workforce wanting to add to their professional skills.
UMO: GIS for EducatorsThis course is open to any student who is entering the teaching profession or educators who are interested in learning to use geospatial technology in the classroom. The course gives a solid foundation in the basics of using online GIS systems and affords teachers the flexibility to create assignments and projects that are tailored to their students.
EducationGISConferenceThe 2016 Esri Education GIS Conference is the premier thought-leadership event for those involved in GIS education. This year’s theme is “Creating a brighter future.” Creativity is both satisfying on a personal level and vital for societies responding to change. More than ever, the ability to create something new is a skill to be cultivated in all people, at all levels of education, in all disciplines. The 2016 Education GIS Conference celebrates those who imagine and build solutions that apply