2021 Middle & High School (Grades 4-12) ARCGIS ONLINE STORY MAP COMPETITION – Mapping Indiana: Past, Present and New Realities
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Sat27Apr2019Indiana History Center, Indianapolis
June 6 or 7. Please check back to confirm as the date approaches.
Thu06Jun20199:00am - 3:00pmMorrisson-Reeves Library, 80 North 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374
Mon08Jul2019Fri12Jul20198:30am - 4:00pmBall State University, Muncie
Tue17Sep2019IN Government Center South
Mon23Sep2019Tue24Sep2019Indianapolis Marriott North
Fri27Sep2019Purdue Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences
Sat05Oct20195:00PM - 7:00PMSummit Lake State Park (Sunset Shelter) 5993 N. Messick Road, New Castle, IN 47362
Those who participate in the 2019 Golden Hour Smartphone Photography Workshop will be empowered to make beautiful pictures with their smartphones in Summit Lake State Park during the magical light that is known as The Golden Hour
The park staff will point out plants, animals, and scenery of particular interest. Participants will learn how to use their smartphones to photograph landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and do macro photography. Following the introduction, the workshop members will have the opportunity to shoot photographs throughout the park.
For a fee of $10, participants will receive admission to the park, a printed handout, a tripod, and a box of photographic clip-on lenses for their smartphones. The first ten people who register will receive the handouts. Others are welcome to attend.
Register at moriartymedia.com
Photographs may be sent to the park to be judged by the staff. The winning picture will be framed and hung in the Summit Lake State Park office.
This activity is made possible with support by the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Presentation by Katie Springer, the IN State Data Center Coordinator and Librarian with the IN State Library
Fri01Nov2019Sun03Nov2019McCormick’s Creek State Park
Thu07Nov2019Sat09Nov2019IN State Fairgrounds Blue Ribbon Pavilion
Thu07Nov2019Sat09Nov2019Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the IN State Fairgrounds
GREAT food and entertainment; SOLID education linked to IN Academic Standards; early holiday shopping. GENI is hosting the Giant Maps of Africa & Indiana and Passport engagement activity; IUPUI is a Community Partner encouraging connections to the university. http://www.nationalitiescouncil.org/
-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.: school groups in the morning and early afternoon/public in the afternoon and evening
-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.: school groups in the morning and early afternoon/public in the afternoon and evening; Naturalization Ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. (very humbling and moving event)
-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.: OPEN to EVERYONE!
- Find Resources / hear GIS Stories / visit GIS Day events near you https://www.gisday.com/en-us/overview
- Find a local GIS professional to visit your classroom OR to visit their work site firstname.lastname@example.org
- Engage in interactive elementary-secondary GeoInquiries https://www.esri.com/en-us/industries/education/schools/geoinquiries-collections
- BEGIN your Story Map adventure … request a FREE ArcGIS Online school account for your students https://www.esri.com/en-us/industries/education/schools/schools-mapping-software-bundle (scroll down a bit and complete the request; takes a few business days to receive a reply)
1. Once this step is completed, IN middle and high school students can participate in the Mapping Indiana: Nature, Culture and Diversity 2020 IN Middle & High School ArcGIS Online Story Map Competition … 10-$100.00 Amazon gift cards as prizes!!!
Thu14Nov2019Hamilton County Fairgrounds
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fri15Nov20198:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.IUPUI's Hine Hall
How Hoosiers Exemplify Our World: Activists, Innovators and Diplomats
Keynote: A’Lelia Bundles, author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker, a biography of her great-great-grandmother that was named a New York Times Notable Book.
Lunch: Dr. Tina L. Heafner, President of the National Council for the Social Studies
- IN Studies app, CitizIN, launched at the Conference
- ICSS & GENI Awards
- Sessions / Networking / Exhibits
- PGP’s available
- IUPUI’s Idea Garden – IUPUI Learning Spaces has created a place to foster creativity through technology for students, staff, and the community. The technology was chosen to encourage experimentation, whether you are a novice or a veteran of the technologies. Visitors can get hands-on experience with Dell Canvas and Microsoft Surface drawing tablets, LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printers, HTC Vive virtual reality stations, and an IQ-Wall made up of eight touch-screen panels. ICSS Conference Attendees are explore the Idea Garden in IP106.
- IU IT Training (https://ittraining.iu.edu) recently made all of their online training materials (Office, Adobe, web design, graphic design, video production, creating accessible documents, etc.) FREE of charge for everyone! IUPUI Department of Geography Augmented Reality Sandbox will be on site for ICSS Conference Attendees to experience
Hosted by the Texas Council for the Social Studies
Fri06Dec2019Sat07Dec2019Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park
Fri06Dec2019Sat07Dec2019Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park Inn
Sun09Feb2020Tue11Feb2020Wyndham Hotel West
Thu05Mar202010:30 amValparaiso University, Department of Geography & Meteorology, Kallay Christopher Hall #112 (FREE Parking – Lot 3)
Participate in an in-person or on-line workshop built around the NatGeo Learning Framework, which describes the attitudes, skills, and knowledge sets that encourage students to think like explorers.
Mon11May2020Wed13May2020Muncie Convention Center
Mon22Jun2020Thu25Jun2020The European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, invites PK-12 educators to take part in a summer workshop aimed at developing a more effective curriculum on the European Union. These materials may be incorporated into courses such as geography, government, politics, civics, foreign languages, world/U.S. history, and economics. Indiana educators will receive PGP’s.
For more information and a tentative schedule, see here.
The cost of attending the workshop is $90, payable by check to “University of Illinois.” Included in the workshop fee are three nights of lodging at Illini Tower and parking for the duration of the workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided June 23-25, and dinner will be provided on June 22. Participants will be expected to cover their own dinners on June 23 and 24. The EU Center will also provide a travel reimbursement of up to $150 based on mileage.
Register by April 19. Questions may be directed to Sydney Lazarus (email@example.com).
Wed21Oct2020ICSS Virtual Annual Conference7-10 pm Eastern: Wednesday, Oct. 21 & Thursday, Oct. 228 am - Noon: Saturday, October 24
ICSS Members Registration FREEProgram Sneak Peak: Learn from local experts
Academic World Quest: Becoming Global Citizens as High School Students - Saturday, October 24 at 8 am
Panelists: John Carter, Instructional Coach / Teacher, Carmel High School; Troy Hammon, Teacher, Shortridge IB High School; and Nick Salemi, Teacher, Warren Central High School. Moderator: Janet I. Harris, Indiana Council on World Affairs.
This panel of teachers will share their experiences in sponsoring teams of high school students to the Academic WorldQuest, a global studies program and competition offering students a learning experience on current matters of importance. With the free, easy-to-use, on-line "Official Study Guide," students can independently prepare for the free competition scheduled for February 27, 2021, University of Indianapolis - Live or Virtual or Hybrid. The panel will cover student career options and success stories. Academic WorldQuest is a program of the Indiana Council on World Affairs.Indiana Jazz Exchange -Thursday at 7 pm. Presented by Monika Herzig, Sr. Lecturer at IU, Bloomington in Arts AdministrationThis session presents the Indianapolis - Cologne Sister Cities Exchange program Indiana Jazz Exchange, in existence since 2011. The Indiana Avenue Jazz legacy, a community created around the Walker Theater and fostered by the music teachers of Crispus Attucks High School, is legendary. I present the stories and music of the Indiana Avenue musicians using our award-winning virtual Sister City Exchange program from June 2020 and important lessons from strong communities who built this jazz legacies for the history and social studies curriculum.
Hear about national programs:
Courageous Conversations: Building a Positive Classroom - Wednesday at 7 pm. Presented by Jessica Hulten, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
The Courageous Conversation workshop prepares educators to create positive classroom atmospheres where challenging and productive conversations around topics such as racism, antisemitism, bias, can happen. Educators will collaborate on best practices to construct an environment of respect and rapport. Participants will leave with a toolkit to implement into their classroom.Developing Students’ Global Citizenship with Eyewitness Testimony -Wednesday at 9 pm. Presented Lesly Culp; Head of Programs and Sedda Antekelian, Education and Outreach Specialist, USC Shoah Foundation
Educators explore IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation's educational website, which connects students to human experiences from survivors and witnesses to genocide and empowers their agency in global society. Educators learn how to effectively integrate testimony-based resources across the history discipline, to develop critical thinking, social-emotional aptitudes and civic capacities in students.
Using Digital Platforms to Teach Primary Sources: The Presidential Primary Sources Project -Thursday, October 22 at 7 pm. Presented by Therese Perlowski, Internet2
Our session will highlight lessons learned through the Presidential Primary Sources Project to identify best practices for high quality, engaging virtual learning programs. Through accessible online programs we will share how to guide students to build critical thinking skills and gain a greater understanding of the presidency and its historical impacts.Exhibitor Zoom Room: Wednesday at 8 pm, between sessionsNewsela Exhibitor Zoom Room: Wednesday & Thursday at 8 pm
10 am Saturday, October 24: Keynote & Awards
Lessons in Marginalism: Anything Worth Doing is NOT Worth Doing Well
by Mohammad Kaviani, Sr. Lecturer in the Dept. of Economics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and Director of the Center for Economic Education.
Economists look at all decisions being made at the margin which requires them to allocate scarce resources only to those activities which yield marginal benefits that exceed marginal costs. So how clean is clean enough? Through a brief demonstration, participants will learn that a 100% clean environment may not be an optimal solution.
11:15 am Saturday October 24: Bonus Professional Development!Developing Global Citizens through Geo-Inquirypresented by Chassity Mahaska, Franklin Central High School & GENI
National Geographic's Geo-Inquiry process puts students in the role of explorers and empowers them to investigate and change the world around them. Explorers are encouraged to look at issues from multiple perspectives, including both local and global.
Earn Professional Growth Points at
2020 ICSS Annual Conference
Indiana Council for the Social Studies
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BLOOMINGTON, IN 47408-4001
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Survivor Diaries: Lost (intermediate book)
by Terry Lynn Johnson
All the Bright Places (IN-based high school book)
by Jennifer Niven
National Geographic Little Kids (pre-school through elementary magazine in print or via Kindle)
Slade's Glacier: A Novel (adult/high school)
by Robert F. Jones
Young Hoosier Book Awards/Nominees
online interactives with a spatial/mapping component; available via grade level and/or discipline
Find an Explorer from the National Geographic Society
GAW Education from the National Geographic Society
What is Geography? from the AAG (Association of American Geographers)
Why Am I A Geographer? from ESRI's Joseph Kerski (video, 2mins 54 secs)
Write a grant: COVID-19 Emergency Remote Learning Fund for Educators from the National Geographic Society
MAPPING HOUR … a series of twenty, one-hour episodes with Charlie Fitzpatrick and Team … using mapping tools in a variety of subjects. GREAT for virtual learning! https://mappinghour-k12.hub.arcgis.com/pages/episodes
(GENI will offer PGP's if you use the videos … let us know – firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lindsey the GIS Professional (online book and variety of resources & activities)
IndianaView https://www.indianaview.org/glovis/IN_County_Landsat_Data.html (archived satellite images for Indiana counties)
GIS Day@ IU Bloomington, Week-long Events https://gisday.indiana.edu/
GIS Day@ Purdue, Big-Ten Academic Alliance, November 13, https://www.lib.purdue.edu/gis
What is GIS? video with Joseph Kerski
GIS Day Resources (posters, videos, activities...) https://www.gisday.com/en-us/resources
GIS Stories … find an exploration story for you and your classroom
101 Ways to Participate in GIS Day
GeoData Portal @ Purdue (global) http://geodata.lib.purdue.edu/ogp/
Let us know what you did for GAW and/or GIS Day, and we will send you a world map: name, organization, postal address (e-mail to email@example.com)
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