GISetc is hanging out with our friends from Esri in BOOTH 500.

We have free materials, and great ideas to get mapping and analysis into your classroom. Stop by the booth and chat with us!

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Integrative 3-D Learning Through Investigating Bird Species Richness with Web-Based Maps

Friday, April 1 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Omni Nashville Hotel, Legends E

Experience and take home a lesson in which students use free online maps to learn ecological concepts while exploring bird biodiversity across the Americas.

Presenter(s): Nancy Trautmann (The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Ithaca, NY), James MaKinster (Hobart and William Smith College: Geneva, NY), Michelle Watkins (Beaver River Central School: Beaver Falls, NY), Carol Burch (Hannibal High School: Hannibal, NY)

FORMAT: Hands-On Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: 7 – 12
SUBJECT: Life Science
CONFERENCE STRAND: No Strand


Using Web-Based GIS to Investigate Rain Forest Conservation Issues in the Brazilian Amazon

Friday, April 1 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Music City Center, 105B

Join us to investigate real environmental questions and address important concepts from the NGSS and CCSSusing online interactive mapping in this Problem-Based Learning activity.

Presenter(s): Carol Burch (Hannibal High School: Hannibal, NY), Nancy Trautmann (The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Ithaca, NY), James MaKinster (Hobart and William Smith College: Geneva, NY), Michelle Watkins (Beaver River Central School: Beaver Falls, NY)

FORMAT: Hands-On Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: 9 – 12
SUBJECT: Life Science
CONFERENCE STRAND: No Strand


Teaching Environmental Sustainability with the Model My Watershed Application

Friday, April 1 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Omni Nashville Hotel, Legends G

Model My Watershed is a web-based, interactive, GIS, hydrologic model that allows students and citizens to evaluate the impact of development in their watershed. Join us and explore this powerful tool that meets theNGSS.

Presenter(s): Susan Gill (Stroud Water Research Center: Avondale, PA)

FORMAT: Hands-On Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: 6 – 12, College
SUBJECT: Earth and Space Science
CONFERENCE STRAND: No Strand


SC-9: Geospatial Technology in the STEM Classroom: Integrating Place and Projects for Meaningful Learning Across Content Areas

Friday, April 1 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Sheraton Nashville Downtown, Suite 5A

Ticket Price: $28 advance; $33 on-site

Purchase tickets when you register online or on the Nashville Advance Registration Form.

We will introduce the potential for enhanced student engagement with the use of geospatial technologies (GT)—including GIS and GPS—in STEM classrooms. Participants will learn what GT, GIS, and GPS are and then be immersed in a place-based project using all three. We will collect, organize, input, and analyze data to discover relationships that become apparent when mapping the data is completed using a free online GIS platform. In the current educational context of preparing students to be college and career ready, the use of geospatial technologies in STEM and CTE classrooms is an opportunity not to be missed. Geospatial technologies in education can not only integrate content, but also provide meaningful and relevant experiences for students that challenge them to engage with and potentially solve real-world, community-based problems. Bring a laptop with an internet connection for accessing the free online GIS mapping platform.

Presenter(s): Patty Stinger-Barnes (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville: Knoxville, TN), Brian Smith (Jefferson Middle School: Oak Ridge, TN)

FORMAT: Short Course
GRADE LEVEL: 6 – 12
SUBJECT: General Science Education
CONFERENCE STRAND: Harmonizing Concepts: Integrating Instruction

 


Geospatial Technology and Its Applications

Sunday, April 3 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Music City Center, 109

Science and applications of Geographic Information Systems are continuously used in daily lives, e.g. navigation software. The presentation shows lesson plans using free GIS software.

Presenter(s): Pia van Benthem (University of California, Davis: Davis, CA)

FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: 10 – 12
SUBJECT: Engineering-Technology-and the Application of Science, Earth and Space Science

 


Climate Change: Using Story Maps to Explore Complex Spatial Concepts

Sunday, April 3 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Music City Center, 206 A/B

Geospatial tools, including mapping online, promotes interdisciplinary learning and changes the way students learn to reason about and interpret spatial data related to climate change.

Presenter(s): Meredith McAllister (Butler University: Indianapolis, IN), Tina Harris (Marion High School: Marion, IN), Megan Harris (Indiana University Bloomington: Bloomington, IN)

FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: 9 – 12, College
SUBJECT: Earth and Space Science
CONFERENCE STRAND: No Strand

 

Date/Time:

Friday, April 1, 2016 – 9:30am

Venue:

Music City Center, Davidson B

Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite Earth system science classroom activities. Many free handouts!


Date/Time:

Friday, April 1, 2016 – 2:00pm

Venue:

Music City Center, Davidson B

Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite geology classroom activities. Many free handouts!


Date/Time:

Saturday, April 2, 2016 – 9:30am

Venue:

Music City Center, Davidson B

Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite astronomy classroom activities. Lots of free handouts!


Date/Time:

Saturday, April 2, 2016 – 2:00pm

Venue:

Music City Center, Davidson B

Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite atmosphere and ocean classroom activities. Lots of free handouts!

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