The Center for STEM Education and Outreach will be hosting the 4th National Summit on GIS in K-14 Education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg on the 30th of June and the 1st of July, 2012. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Geographic Alliance (VGA), this gathering will provide a great opportunity for:
. teachers and developers to share instructional strategies and lessons.
. school districts to learn about the possibilities for GIS in the classroom and how GIS can be utilized for administrative uses across their division.
. researchers to connect to practitioners.
. educators to learn how GIS is implemented in a variety of fields
. the GIS in Education community to get together, collaborate and plan for the future.
We're excited to have Lyn Malone as our keynote speaker. Lyn is a pioneer in the educational use of GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing technologies in the classroom. An award winning teacher, Lyn's extraordinary efforts implementing geospatial technologies in the classroom earned her Rhode Island's Social Studies Teacher of the Year in 1995, the National Council for Geographic Education's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1998, and a grant from the National Geographic Society Education Foundation to implement a community tree mapping project across Rhode Island in 2000. In addition to her classroom work, Lyn is the Coordinator of the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance, an Authorized Trainer ESRI's K-12 Education Program, and an award winning author of two books: Mapping Our World: GIS Lessons for Educators and Community Geography: GIS in Action, A Teachers' Guide. Lyn is a member of the instructional team of ESRI's T3G Institute and travels across the country to conduct prof!
! essional development workshops and institutes through her company World Views: Spatial Technologies for Education.
Details from the three earlier National Summits are available at http://www.isat.jmu.edu/stem/
Please contact Bob Kolvoord (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Paul Rittenhouse (email@example.com) with any questions.