NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

GIS 2014 (Geographic Information Systems)

EDUC 600




Instructor: Tabitha Lang

Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Monday, July 07, 2014 - Thursday, July 31, 2014

Meet July 7 - 10, 2014 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) + independent hrs with course completion July 31, 2014

Location: Kelly Inn & Suites, 1767 - 44th Street South, Fargo, ND

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $150

Course Description:

Geospatial technologies have been identified by the current administration as one of the three highest growth industries in the US today. Learn how to incorporate the tools of this trade to support science, mathematics and geography! We’ll provide dozens of easy activities using Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and digital cameras. GIS is the common space to analyze all these data in a single interface. GPS and remote sensed imagery provide context for concepts from geometry to algebra, chemistry to physics, or agriculture to business. These technologies open worlds of investigation in your classroom, after school clubs or science fair projects. This workshop will enhance your confidence in using technology to teach. What better way to learn these technologies than a project-based institute using these tools. Teachers taking the course will be certified to offer student credit when teaching these technologies at their own schools.


  • locate places on a world map.
  • work with tabular data and query data to find answers and make decisions.
  • understand the basic concept of GIS.
  • use the five-step geographic inquiry model.
  • compare locations on a map to photos and satellite imagery using GIS.
  • use GIS to map data downloaded from the Internet.

Special Instructions:

EduTech's workshop cost is $450 minus the scholarships below:
-CTE teachers receive a full scholarship for tuition, mileage and lodging.
-All other K-12 teachers receive a $150 scholarship from EduTech so the final cost is $300.

**Registration Instructions:

This event requires pre-registration. Register at:http://www.edutech.nodak.edu/training/session/5056. If you need assistance registering, please contact the EduTech Help Desk at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 800.774.1091 (ND toll free) and 701.451.7400.

Register for graduate credit during the workshop.

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