Education & Outreach
GIS can be a powerful tool in any educational setting and engages the user in active learning and critical thinking. GIS helps develop computer literacy, promotes spatial awareness, fosters discovery and exploration learning, and can be applied across all subject matters.
Students and educators can work together to collect, create and analyze data and information about the world around them. The community can participate in the process by providing real-world experiences, and can gain from the knowledge provided by the students. This focus on collaboration between students, educators, school, and community can provide significant insight into the ever-changing people, places and environment around us and provide long-term benefit for all.
IAGT sponsors and hosts a wide-variety of educational and outreach programs, including GIS Day, GIS Summer Camp, and the long-running TWiST (Teaching With Spatial Technology) workshop, to name just a few. IAGT also provides training in geospatial technologies, fosters lesson-plan development activities, and partners with other educational organizations such as colleges and universities to promote geospatial awareness and understanding.
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