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Wednesday, August 2 • 12:30pm - 2:45pm
The Power of GIS - Geospatial Thinking IS Critical Thinking

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Did you Know:
  • GIS is 21st-century tech providing students with highly sought skills in increasing demand for the foreseeable future
  • GIS tech is used in all content areas- science,SS,math, lit,CTE,& service learning.
  • GIS projects build background knowledge & reinforce systemized methods of STEM
  • Students at Akins used GIS to win $1000 in Eco Audit grants in 2017.
  • Students mastering GIS enhance teamwork, communication, & critical-thinking skills. 
  • For US K-12 schools,ArcGIS Online is completely free.

In This session,Teacher-Learners will:
  • Discover a 5 stage path from direct instruction to self directed projects.
  • Explore subject-focused,standards-based materials in inquiry format.
  • Identify free resources that require no installations/ logins & are device neutral. 
  • Acquire free GIS lesson plans that can be immediately implemented in classrooms.
  • Receive access to support materials for best practices in use of GIS. more info at: https://goo.gl/PVFjeb
Please bring your own device.

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Matt Stricklen

Science Teacher, Akins High School
I am the product of multiple generations of teaching and of more great than not so great public school teachers. I resisted the call for sometime, but in 2013, I completed my Master’s Degree through the Teaching Residency Program for Critical Shortage Areas at Texas State University... Read More →

Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
JBWN 247