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August 21, 2021

Texas State University’s 100% Online PhD Program in Geography Education

Texas State University wishes to announce the availability of a 100% Online PhD program in Geography Education.  This academic program could prepare...
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March 5, 2021

2021 Middle & High School (Grades 4-12) ARCGIS ONLINE STORY MAP COMPETITION – Mapping Indiana: Past, Present and New Realities

THE NATIONAL COMPETITION Middle and high school students and their teachers across the U.S. are invited to explore their world...
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November 16, 2020

2020 Indiana Geography Educators of the Year Awards

Mr. Mervyn Barenie, Griffith Middle School, Griffith IN   2020 Indiana Middle School Geography Educator of the YearMr. Barenie came to teaching middle...
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May 22, 2020

2020 Summer Curriculum Educator Workshop: European Union

The European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, invites K-14 educators to take part in a week-long online summer...
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May 15, 2020

2020 IN High School ArcGIS OnLine StoryMap Competition Results

Here are the Top 5 in the 2020 IN High School ArcGIS OnLine StoryMap Competition:#1 Progression of Cars in Indiana#2 Wildlife Crossings...
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February 8, 2020

2020 IN Geographic Bee

2020 Indiana Geographic Bee Finalists https://sites.google.com/site/indianastatebee/qualifiers On Friday, March 27, the state’s top 103 fourth through eighth grade students demonstrating geographic...
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January 23, 2020

2020 Indiana Middle & High School Story Map Competition

Announcing … the 2020 Indiana Middle & High School Story Map Competition. The theme for this year's competition is "Mapping Indiana:...
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November 5, 2019

GENI/DigIndy Photos

 Photos from the DigIndy tour of a water storage tunnel: THANKS to Mike and John for an AMAZING tour of...
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November 5, 2019

GENI/4-H GIS Day 2019

THANKS to Danielle Sands for coordinating a great 4-H GIS Day. Her Team of Purdue Extension Agents, students, educators, parents/grandparents,...
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September 27, 2019

IN ArcGIS Online Story Map Competition RESULTS – Top 5

How Does Indiana Influence the Sport of Basketball?Buzzing Bee BackslideIndiana Bats - Fantastic, Flying, FleetingIndiana's Vice PresidentsHistory of Cars in...
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National Geographic Society: Educational Opportunities

Educator Certification

National Geographic Educator Certification is a free professional development program that recognizes pre-K through 12 formal and informal educators committed to inspiring the next generation of explorers, conservationists, and changemakers.

Pre-K through 12 Educators: Join the Winter 2021 Cohort

The Geo-Inquiry Process
Today’s students need to understand how the complex and dynamic human and natural systems interact in order to make smart decisions. The Geo-Inquiry Process relies on using a geographic perspective, offering a unique lens to analyze space, place, and the interconnections between both the human and natural world.

Events

  • Wed
    24
    Feb
    2021
    6:30 pm

    Theme: Mapping Indiana: Past, Present and New Realities

    WHAT: A WEBINAR for educators, students, librarians, resource specialists, education outreach facilitators and the community in general. (Professional development recognition provided: PGP’s, GISP’s…)

    WHY: Learn
    • How to tell stories with online maps
    • How to get started for the competition

    WHEN: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 6:30 pm (EST)

    Free registration: https://tinyurl.com/t8yc6ld9

    WHO: Jörn Seemann – Ball State University, Department of Geography
    Shireen Desouza – Ball State University, Department of Biology
    Kathy Lamb Kozenski - IUPUI , Department of Geography

    QUESTIONS? Send us an e-mail: mappingindiana@gmail.com

  • Sun
    07
    Mar
    2021
  • Wed
    24
    Mar
    2021
    Fri
    26
    Mar
    2021

    Meet Indiana GIS professionals and leaders in the GIS industry, get hands on experience taught by GIS experts and learn new techniques and how GIS is changing the state. Accepting Abstracts through March 12 https://www.igic.org/2021-annual-indiana-gis-conference

  • Thu
    25
    Mar
    2021
    12:00 pm

    Indiana Historical Society offers a broad range of virtual opportunities: webinars, storytelling, exhibit tours, educator and student resources and more. For example, March 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m., History Happy Hour focuses on A History of Hoosier Hysteria https://indianahistory.org/visit/calendar/

  • Thu
    15
    Apr
    2021
    6:30 pmWebinar

    For educators, students, librarians, resource specialists, education outreach facilitators and the community in general

    WHY: Learn
    • Step-by-step creation of an on-line story map
    • How to get started for the competition

    WHEN: Wednesday, April 15, 2021, 6:30 pm (EST)

    Free registration: https://tinyurl.com/yz577krp

    WHO: Shireen Desouza – Ball State University, Department of Biology
    JÖrn Seemann – Ball State University, Department of Geography
    Kathy Lamb Kozenski - IUPUI , Department of Geography
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    ANNOUNCING:
    2021 Indiana Middle School and High School (grades 4-12)
    ArcGIS Story Map Competition
    THEME: Mapping Indiana: Past, Present and New Realities

  • Thu
    17
    Jun
    2021
    T3G

    This Webinar will focus on the ArcGIS Online Story Map Competition for U.S. High School and Middle School Students (grades 4-12). Presentations from current and past student winners, state leaders, and T3G educators are highlights of the Webinar.BENEFITS to YOU:> prepare for the 2022 AGO Story Map Competition> Indiana PGP's available> interact with like-minded colleagues> discover new resources
    T3G Hub for additional details,including an archive of T3G Webinars

    Register for the Webinar

  • Mon
    19
    Jul
    2021
    9:30am - 4:00pmBracken Library, BL 224, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

    StoryMaps Workshop ... FREE to YOU

    > $100 Honorarium
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    Limited space! Please register by July 15...

    REGISTER

    Attention Elementary, Middle, High School, & Post-Secondary Educators/Librarians/Resource
    Specialists...

    FORMAL & INFORMAL !

    Designed for educators wanting to learn how to create ArcGIS StoryMaps.

    Are you interested in helping students:

    > Practice 21st
    century, employable skills?

    > Understand, analyze and interpret data?

    > Deliberate and solve problems from evidence?

    WHAT:
    A professional development opportunity to learn how to effectively integrate geospatial technologies enhancing student learning through the creation of Story Maps. No prior experience with
    ArcGIS Online is required.

    WHEN: July
    19, 2021, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm,

    WHERE: Bracken Library, BL 224, Ball State
    University, Muncie, IN 47306

    BENEFITS:
         

    > Professional Growth Points (PGP’s)

    > Instructional and technical support as you implement geospatial technologies in your curriculum

    > Open a new door for yourself and your students

    LUNCH & PARKING PROVIDED

    Featuring:

    Dr. Reuben Allen,
    Ball State University, Geography

    Dr. Shireen Desouza,
    Ball State University, Biology & Science Education

    Dr. JÖrn
    Seemann,
    Ball State University, Geography

  • Wed
    27
    Oct
    2021
    9:00am - 3:00pm ET

    Government Geospatial Coordinator's Forum

    Join us on October 27 for the Indiana Government Geospatial Coordinator’s Forum. This annual event takes place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm ET at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds’ 4-H building located at 2003 Pleasant St in Noblesville.

    The forum provides a unique opportunity for knowledge sharing specifically designed for government geospatial professionals or individuals in other sectors who serve as the primary geospatial service provider for an Indiana government entity.

    Learn more about this year’s Government Geospatial Coordinator’s Forum
    Register: This event is free to attend. However, registration is required to ensure we have an accurate count for the provided breakfast, lunch and snacks.

    While we currently are planning an in-person event, we care about the health and safety of the participants. Therefore, at a minimum, we will follow Indiana State Department of Health and Hamilton County Health Department guidelines. The measures will be in place depending on the color of Hamilton County on the County Metrics Advisory Level map found at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm:

    Blue: social distancing and masks optional
    Yellow: social distancing and masks required
    Orange: we will consider moving to virtual.
    Red: Forum will be virtual

    Indiana Geographic Information Council
    4011 N Pennsylvania Street, Ste 100
    Indianapolis, IN 46205
    (317) 643-4133