Incorporating 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.