Citizen Science GIS Teacher Academy Registration
Please completely fill in the form below to apply for participation in this teacher workshop.
Workshop Description
This FREE geospatial technologies workshop held at the University of Central Florida is designed for Florida 2nd to 8th grade teachers, home school teachers and pre-service teachers of all disciplines who wish to infuse geographic concepts, mapping, drones, and other geospatial technologies into their curriculum in a fun and interactive manner. The free workshop will be held from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 16th at University of Central Florida. The workshop will include 3-4 hands-on sessions on geospatial technologies, including GIS, mapping and drones. Our friends from National Geographic Education will be on hand to provide free workshop training toward National Geographic Educator Certification as well.

Participants will receive the following as part of their participation in the program: 1) workshop materials; 2) free mapping applications and lesson plans for their classrooms; 3) free lunch; 4) a mini-drone*; and 5) priority scheduling for future K-12 outreach events with UCF GeoBus.

Any questions, can be directed to Dr. Timothy L. Hawthorne at timothy.hawthorne@ucf.edu. All participants must complete the below questions and choose to like/follow Citizen Science GIS on Facebook (citizensciencegis) and Twitter (citizen_gis). Priority registration will close on October 25, 2019. The workshop will be capped at 25-35 teachers. The workshop will need a minimum of 15 participants to occur. All questions below are required for a complete application to the workshop. Selection decisions for participation in this free educational workshop will be made by Dr. Hawthorne and applicants will be notified no later than November 1, 2019.

*The mini-drone will include a commitment to integrate the drone technology into a 2019-2020 lesson with your class (with our team's assistance of course).

This workshop is partially supported by National Science Foundation Award #1617374, National Geographic Education, and Citizen Science GIS at UCF.
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Name of Florida County Where Your School Is Located. *
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Please let us know if your school has any of the following: high rate of reduced/free lunches, high percentage of minorities, and/or Title 1 designation. *
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Please describe in 1-2 sentences why you wish to attend this teacher workshop? *
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Please describe your experience with GIS, mapping, or drones in your classroom. If none, please say none. *
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I understand that my participation is voluntary and that my photos and/or videos may be shared to promote the workshop on National Geographic media, UCF media, local media and the Citizen Science GIS media. *
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