The Illinois Geographic Alliance, LLC (IGA) and the Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment at Illinois State University are pleased to offer a free, two-day workshop entitled “Exploring Our World with GIS: A Virtual Workshop for Educators.”
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides a lens for analyzing and visualizing geographic data to help us understand our world and to inform smarter decision-making. GIS has applications in the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, business, and many other disciplines.
The goal of the workshop is to provide participants with key concepts and hands-on experience to utilize GIS effectively. Attendees will learn using contemporary GIS software including ESRI’s ArcGIS Online. The workshop will also cover steps for acquiring free ESRI GIS software for use in the K-12 classroom.
This workshop is aimed at in-service and pre-service high school educators, from any discipline; however, educators at all levels (K-16) are welcome. No prior experience with GIS is needed.
This is a free workshop that will be conducted virtually over Zoom on Monday, June 29, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants only need access to a desktop or laptop computer (PC or MAC) and a web browser. Instructions will be provided for accessing GIS software.
Please note that this workshop is a repeat of the June 2019 face-to-face offering.
Workshop participants will receive a free GIS workbook and certificate of completion through the mail.
Please register online by June 15, 2020. Space is limited.