Dr. Katsuhiko Oda, assistant professor (teaching) with the USC Spatial Sciences Institute and Dr. Thomas Herman of the California Geographic Alliance announce that registration is now open for a three-day workshop for K-12 school teachers on teaching with geospatial technology.
In this workshop, teachers will learn how geographic knowledge, skills and reasoning can be enhanced through inquiry-based instruction by using a web-based geographic information system (GIS).
The first 16 registrants for this workshop are eligible to receive a $150 stipend, with a total of 24 spots available (final 8 registrants will not receive stipends). Participants are required to attend the full three days of the workshop in order to receive the $150 stipend. There are no prerequisites.
As the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and California History-Social Science Frameworks are implemented, naturalistic inquiry, literacy and skills development and capacity to take informed action are being emphasized. Geospatial technology engages students in developing the literacy and competency required for next generation college and career readiness.
Registration fee of $50 per person includes training materials, morning refreshments and lunch. Payments must be received prior to attendance. No refunds issued after the event date.
This workshop is part of a research study at USC about teacher training and GIS. Participants may be video and audio recorded, and consent for recording will be requested and confirmed at check-in.
For more information, please email Dr. Oda.