Power of Data (POD) Teacher Workshop
Geographic Information System (GIS) has revolutionized data analysis and our understanding of the world. GIS-related careers are widely available. It is important that students have a strong grasp of this technology. Join us this summer for the Power of Data Teacher Workshop which will allow you to explore GIS and Geospatial Inquiry in depth through hands-on investigations and activities.
The Power of Data (POD) Project, developed by the NAU Center for Science Teaching and Learning and funded by the National Science Foundation, has been recognized by Change the Equation as an Accomplished STEMworks Program that makes a real impact on students. These professional learning programs enable secondary teachers to enhance their existing lessons with Geospatial Inquiry in order to increase students' 21st century skills and STEM career awareness.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is pleased to be offering a POD Teacher Workshop during the Summer 2018. As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- increase their understanding of Geospatial Inquiry
- increase their confidence and skills for facilitating Geospatial Inquiry with students
- identify opportunities to implement Geospatial Inquiry to enhance student learning of key disciplinary concepts
- increase awareness of Geospatial Inquiry careers that could inspire students to enter STEM fields
- understand how Geospatial Inquiry and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) improve wildlife management
The workshop will take place from Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, 2018. Participants should expect to begin around 8am each day and wrap up by 5pm. The workshop will be taking place at a yet-to-be-determined location in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Participants must attend all days. Following the workshop, participants will be expected to teach a Geospatial Inquiry lesson in their classroom.
The workshop is limited to secondary teachers (6th-12th grades).
Participation is free. However, lunch will not be provided. Participants should also be able to provide their own laptop that is able to be connected to the Internet via wifi. A limited number of loaner laptops may be available but it is best if the participants learn how to use their own devices.
Teachers who complete all requirements of the workshop will receive:
- up to a $500 stipend
- a high quality, research-based learning experience
- instructional and technical support as the lesson is implemented
- a professional development certificate for at least 35 hours
Space is limited. Interested teachers must submit an application and completion of this application does not guarantee participation. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, June 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and participants will be chosen based on a selection criteria. All accepted participants will receive a confirmation within two weeks following the application deadline.
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