TwiST Workshop
June 25 - 28
Auburn, New York

Empowering Student Discovery Through GIS

Teaching With Spatial Technology

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College Credit

You can earn a graduate credit hour from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry or an undergraduate credit from Cayuga Community College for an additional cost. Find out more here.

Workshop Schedules

The 2012 Workshop will consist of a single track with a few breakout sessions covering more advance geospatial topics.

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TwiST Workshop
Teaching With Spatial Technology
CORSE - Conference on Remote Sensing Education

TwiST Workshop

TwiST participantsIncorporating GIS, GPS and Satellite Data in Classrooms

Teaching with Spatial Technology (TwiST)Empowering Student Discovery Through GIS is designed to teach K-12 teachers and college faculty members in the United States how to teach with Geographic Information Technology (GIT) in the classroom. The TwiST Workshop started in 2001 as the Conference on Remote Sensing Education (CORSE). Due to changes in technology and devoting more time throughout the event to geospatial technologies that use and advance remote sensing data, the title was changed in 2008. Each year the TwiST workshop has been modified to incorporate some of the newest technolgies to enhance the individuals' experiences.

The focus for the 2012 TwiST workshop is on using geospatial technologies to conduct a commuinty mapping project. It is through this project and activites covered in the workshop that participants learn how to use GPS and GIS software to develop and carry out their own community project. Aspects of the project are connected to state education standards to see how these technologies can be used in classes from science to history and the humanities. Last year participants worked with the Auburn Business Improvment District to improve tourists experience in Auburn by mapping signage in Auburn. In 2010, we worked with the Owasco Watershed Network to map components of the Owasco Lake Watershed.

The workshop will be held in Auburn, NY June 25 - 28, 2012 on the campus of Cayuga Community College. There will be a single track this year, with separate breakout sessions for those wanting to explore some more advanced geospatial topics.

Please note: Space is limited. Applications and registrations will be accepted until May 20, 2012, or until the workshop is full. Application deadline is April 15, 2012.

TwiST is sponsored by the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology, Cayuga Community College, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse Community Geography, the New York State GIS Association, the National Geospatial Technology Center,

Announcements and Updates

2/1/2012 Registration available.

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