GIS Educators Day
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Camden Opera House ~ Camden, Maine
SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE ~ as of 10/31/2012

For a printable version of the schedule with abstracts, click here.
ABOUT GIS EDUCATORS DAY

GIS Educators Day, sponsored by NEARC, Esri, and the New England Geography Education Network, is a full-day conference devoted exclusively to topics and issues pertaining to the use of GIS and other geospatial technologies in K-12, college, and informal education.

This year we are pleased to combine our event with the annual Conference of GIS Educators from Maine. We look forward to the expanded professional opportunities that this collaboration makes possible.

GIS Educators Day is a one day pre-conference to NEARC’s annual professional user conference which will run from November 11 - 14 at the nearby Samoset Resort. GIS Educators Day will feature a lunchtime keynote by Dr. Matthew Bampton (University of Southern Maine), hands-on computer labs, oral presentations, panel discussions, and posters, exploring a range of resources, projects, and topics. The day will also include a student map competition.

GIS Educators Day addresses the number one goal of GIS conference goers...the opportunity to network with other educational professionals who share your interest in geospatial technologies. Whether you’re a K-12 or college educator, an experienced GIS user or a newcomer who wants to learn about the educational possibilities of this powerful tool, you’ll want to put this outstanding regional event on your "Must Do" list for 2012.

TOP TEN REASONS YOU SHOULD ATTEND GIS EDUCATORS DAY?
  1. You’ll spend an entire day with like minded folks and never once have to explain what GIS is
  2. You can choose workshops and presentations from either a K-12 or a Higher Ed track
  3. If you are a Maine K-12 teacher, you can register for a special reduced rate - there is also is a special 2-day rate for attendees who stay over for the first day of NEARC
  4. You’ll gather a host of exciting ideas for projects in your own classroom and institution
  5. You’ll get to see how other educators are integrating GIS and other geospatial technologies into their curricula
  6. You will pick up GIS tips and tricks from experienced GIS users
  7. There will be great giveaways for all attendees and prizes for a lucky few
  8. Rockland, Maine is a very “spatial” place
  9. It’s on a Sunday so you won’t need to get your employer’s permission to attend
  10. GIS Educators are always friendly and eager to share
DIRECTIONS FROM THE SAMOSET RESORT TO THE CAMDEN OPERA HOUSE

Head northeast on Warrenton St. toward Village Way. Turn right on Commercial St./US-1. Continue to follow US-1. The Opera House will be on your left at 29 Elm St.
GIS EDUCATORS DAY PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

The deadline for submitting presentation proposals for NEARC's 2012 GIS Educators Day has passed. Have questions? Contact Lyn Malone at malone@worldviewsgis.com or Tora Johnson at tjohnson@maine.edu
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