We have a full schedule of free workshops for Tennessee educators coming up this summer.
- Intro to ArcGIS Online (June 6 and 7)
- Intro to ArcGIS Online (June 17 and 18)
- A GIS and Medical Entomology Academy
- Advanced Geospatial Academy (invitation only)
- History and Geography: Making it Work (see the save the dates announcement below)
Intro to ArcGIS Online Workshops
June 6-7 and June 17-18 at ORAU in Oak Ridge, TN
We are now recruiting teachers for the Intro to ArcGIS Online workshops. Details are provided in the following, and we’ve created Facebook events at https://www.facebook.com/events/383661985697845/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/1604692916342131/. Please help us spread the word for these two workshops.
The workshop will be offered twice. It will introduce classroom teachers to geospatial technology and how to incorporate GIS into your classroom. Each session will have twelve participants. Participants are expected to attend only one (two-day) session.
We would like to target the following:
- Session 1: June 6-7 | Secondary Social Studies and English Teachers
- Session 2: June 17-18 | Secondary Science and Math Teachers
Preference will be given to core content teachers, elementary school teachers, pre-service teachers, school and district coordinators, and administrators. All are welcome to apply as their summer schedule permits regardless of the session target. Participants will receive an introduction to the Esri ArcGIS Online software, use basic skills, and learn to build a Story Map. A GIS professional will come speak with the participants and give a presentation on how they use GIS to solve real-world problems. Participants will receive a $50 gift card at the completion of the second day. Lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided.
This event will be held at: Oak Ridge Associated University (ORAU) at 100 ORAU Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Register at http://bit.ly/2Ftp1yi. Since space is limited, do not hesitate to apply. The application includes two response items. Please take a look below in order to prepare in advance.
• Go to the Story Map Gallery (https://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/gallery/) Find one that is interesting to you. Which did you pick? Was it the content or how it was told?
• Watch a chapter of the Geospatial Revolution (http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/episode1). Which did you pick? What did you find interesting
A $20 deposit is required and will be returned to you at the conclusion of the workshop. Please send the deposit to the TGA using the contact information below:
Tennessee Geographic Alliance Coordinator
304 Geography Building
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-0925
Medical Entomology and GIS Summer Academy
Medical Entomology & Geospatial Analyses: Bringing Innovation to Teacher Education & Surveillance Studies
East Tennessee Science Educators: We’re hosting a summer workshop all about medical entomology and GIS. You and your students will help us collect, study, and analyze the distribution of mosquitos in East Tennessee so we can better understand the spread of diseases like La Crosse encephalitis.
The Medical Entomology and GIS summer workshop is intended for middle and high school science teachers in East Tennessee. Visit (https://www.megabitess.org/) for details and registration. There is a Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/2220150888299497/). Please help us spread the word for this opportunity. You can follow along on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using the #megabitess hashtag.
- Standards-based, inquiry driven STEM pedagogy, biology & geospatial technologies
- Explore real-world, East Tennessee entomological problems
- 6th-12th grade East Tennessee science educators
- Continuing education units & stipend
- Classroom-ready programs
- Develop entomology & geospatial technologies workforce skills
Three face-to-face professional development workshops
- Jun. 24-28, 2019 | MEGA:BITESS Introduction
- Feb. 22, 2020 | GIS & Geoinqury
- Apr. 25, 2020 | Effective Communication
Registration Details at https://www.megabitess.org/
USDA, UTIA, TN Geographic Alliance
Advanced Geospatial Academy (invitation only)
June 11 - 14, UT Knoxville
This four-day event is intended for those teachers seriously interested in offering the Tennessee Department of Education’s Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Course in the near future. This is part of the College, Career, and Technical Education’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics career clusters which include STEM, IT, Architecture & Construction, or Agriculture courses. This workshop is not intended for beginners. Contact Kurt Butefish for more information and to determine if you qualify to attend.
History and Geography: Making it Work - Save the Dates (Registration information coming soon.)
A one-day workshop focusing on the new grades 3-5 standards, AP Human Geography, and geospatial technologies in the classroom (grades 3-12)
Monday, July 15 – Knoxville
Tuesday, July 16 – Murfreesboro
The Tennessee Geographic Alliance is providing geography instruction, lesson plans, content, and activities to assist teachers at all levels in incorporating geography into their Social Studies courses. Instructors are all in-service classroom teachers from across the state.
The workshop will consist of individual break-out sessions that focus on three primary areas: The new grades 3-5 Social Studies Standards with a concentration on Tennessee history and geography content; AP Human Geography methods and resources; and effective ways to incorporate geospatial technologies into your classroom for grades 3-12. All content and resources will be aligned with the newest Tennessee state Social Studies standards or with the AP College Board requirements.