Putting GIS Data to Work for Educators: Informing Geo-Literacy
ArcGIS for Educators
Registration & fee required
Continuing education units (CEUs): 0.75
GISCI educational achievement points: 0.1875
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This workshop covers the basics of how to acquire, explore, symbolize, and analyze GIS data. The workshop is hands-on. Attendees will use industry-standard ArcGIS software for workshop exercises. The introductory skills presented in the workshop are applicable to many lesson plans that involve a mapping component. The specific data examples and exercises were developed in conjunction with a mapping project in the Tahoma School District that involved displaying impervious surface and other stormwater-related data at school-campus, neighborhood, and district-wide scales as a means for teachers and students to visualize and communicate community issues related to stormwater management.
Educators who want to learn how to use GIS data and the powerful, industry-standard GIS software ArcGIS for Desktop (which is available free to schools, see below).
Prerequisites and Recommendations
Students should be comfortable using Microsoft Windows®.