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2021 Middle & High School (Grades 4-12) ARCGIS ONLINE STORY MAP COMPETITION – Mapping Indiana: Past, Present and New Realities
2020 Indiana Geography Educators of the Year Awards
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…)
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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/
For educators, students, librarians, resource specialists, education outreach facilitators and the community in general
• 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
2021 Indiana Middle School and High School (grades 4-12)
ArcGIS Story Map Competition
THEME: Mapping Indiana: Past, Present and New Realities
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
Mon19Jul20219:30am - 4:00pmBracken Library, BL 224, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
StoryMaps Workshop ... FREE to YOU> $100 Honorarium
Limited space! Please register by July 15...
Attention Elementary, Middle, High School, & Post-Secondary Educators/Librarians/Resource
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?
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.
19, 2021, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm,
WHERE: Bracken Library, BL 224, Ball State
University, Muncie, IN 47306
> 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
Dr. Reuben Allen,
Ball State University, Geography
Dr. Shireen Desouza,
Ball State University, Biology & Science Education
Seemann, Ball State University, Geography
Every month during the school year, HASTI plans to bring you at least one FREE virtual professional development opportunity.
For our October PD we are focusing on preservice teacher educators at any level: early childhood, elementary, and secondary. NSTA’s own Flavio Mendez will discuss how you can use NSTA resources as a replacement for your textbook in your science methods courses!
Flavio Mendez Biography:
Flavio Mendez is the Assistant Executive Director for University Partnerships and eLearning at the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA). In this role he supports university/college instructors in their work with science pre-service teachers. He also serves as Co-Chair of the NSTA Committee on Preservice Teacher Preparation. Mendez manages NSTA’s District and School Partners Programs, working with district and school leaders to engage with NSTA's vast library of online professional learning resources, community, and tools.
Prior to working at NSTA, Mendez worked on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope project as Education Specialist and at the Maryland Science Center as Director of Space and Earth Science Update Center exhibits. He earned a BS in Space Sciences from Florida Tech and an MS in Instructional Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Mendez has over 25 years of experience working with teachers of science, K-16, in formal and informal settings.
Info about this presentation:
Engage Your Pre-Service Teachers with NSTA
Are you an instructor of pre-service teachers of science? Learn about NSTA's digital resources, virtual experiences, online community, and website tools to help your students become the BEST teachers they can be. More than membership, this way of teaching your students will enhance their engagement with the National Science Teaching Association, and thus benefit them beyond their college years. You can learn more about this opportunity at: (https://www.nsta.org/college-professors).
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Monday, Oct 18, 2021 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Any questions, please contact Stacy Hootman at email@example.com.
We hope to see everyone at a virtual HASTI PD event this year!
Stacy Hootman, HASTI Vice President
IN Statehood Day Writing Competition
IN Fourth Grade Students invited...
The deadline is approaching!
All fourth grade Hoosier children can participate in the annual Statehood Day writing contest. Write an essay about nature in Indiana and win!
Deadline to enter is Oct. 22
Wed27Oct20219:00am - 3:00pm ET
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
ENGAGING STUDENTS IN A
CALL TO SUSTAINABLE ACTION
Finding the voice and the passion within!
Indiana Council for the Social Studies
Friday, October 29 2021 (virtual)
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Provides an opportunity for educators at all levels to share their adventures, guidance and experiences
while they widen knowledge of the issues and solutions that call us to ACTION!
FREE to Members and Students.
$25 Membership for non-Members 🙂
Srour of Building Tomorrow
willWatch Party at the Global Village Welcome Center.
deliver the keynote address. Mr. Srour serves as a powerful example of someone who has found his passion and voice. He will be presenting from the
The Conference will be online on the 29th, however, you can join the conference at an in-person Watch
Party at the
at 4233 Lafayette Road in Indianapolis from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Food and drinks provided.
If you would like to attend in person, email susan.tomlinson.icss@
RSVP for the Watch Party by October 25th.
Space is limited!
(Wednesday November 17)
(books + activities)
to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
Monday - read the book and practice using a grid system
(label ABC-P/123-9) on the books map indicating ingredient locations
Tuesday - cook apples in the classroom or cafeteria
Tiny Seed by Eric Carle (1-5)
Wednesday - read the book and add soil to a clear container; discuss soil types
Thursday - plant seeds in the soil (some close to the sides of the cup); discuss what helps a seed to grow (compare to the book). Create a spreadsheet to track seed growth,
water, and sunlight (3 columns; many rows - week 1, week 2, week 3...); practice using a ruler
HERE WE ARE: Notes for Living on Planet Earth
by Oliver Jeffers (P-4)
Friday - practice "beach ball globe toss"...right thumb on land or water; create a tally chart; create a human bar graph
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(book, activities + professionals)
the GIS Professional
online book (4-12)
Monday - read the online book and start a few activities
Lindsey the GIS Professional supporting activities (K-5/8)
Tuesday - invite local GIS Professionals (via county surveyor's/assessor's/auditor'
s offices, post-secondary institutions, utilities and private entities)
GIS DAY 2021: Maps, Music and More! LIVE with Joseph Kerski
5-6 p.m. EST;
M&M Community Map activity
Landforms Greatest Hits! Interactive Story Map
Friday - Enrich literacy by EXPLORING Indiana data & imagery via
For more ideas, contact the GENI office at 317.274.8879 or