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Summer Workshop for Educators - Teaching with Spatial Technology (TwiST) 6/28-7/1, 2010

thumbEducators: Spend time this summer learning how to explore the world and yourlocalcommunity using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), global positioning system (GPS) and remote sensing at the Teaching with Spatial Technology Workshop (TwiST). In its 9th summer, TwiST 2010 will take place from June 28 – July 1, 2010 at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, NY. During this 4-day workshop, K-12 and college educators will learn how to use Google Earth, ArcGIS, GPS and other geospatial technologies and integrate them into their teaching environments. Using these tools during the workshop, participants will apply their skills to map features important to the conservation of a local watershed.

Topics to be covered this year in the workshop will go beyond mapping water resources in a community. Participants will also use geospatial technologies to explore solar and wind as sources of alternative energies and explore global environmental issues. Participants will learn how to collect and gather data to create their own lessons and how to link them to state education standards.

Registration is $400. The fee includes: 4-days of training, a GPS instrument, notebooks of materials, data, the opportunity to obtain an ESRI school-wide site license at a discounted rate, lunches and approximately $1,200 worth of additional GIS learning resources. Graduate credit is available from SUNY-ESF for an additional fee.

The registration deadline for TwiST is May 28. For more information, visit www.iagt.org/twist.