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 participants

Workshop Costs

Registration Fee:

Registration for TwiST is $400 by April 15, 2012. Registartion after April 15, increases to $450. Last date to register is May 20, 2012.

The registration includes: 4 days of hands-on training by GIS college faculty and GIS education specialists, GIS in education materials, digital versions of resources used and GIS data, guest speakers and lunches.

K-12 educators from New York State, through an agreement between the New York State GIS Association, New York Institute of Technology and Esri, will recieve an Esri GIS software license for their school or district.

College faculty should inquire before the workshop about Esri software at their institution.

As an added bonus, workshop participants will receive certificates that allow them to take 10 ESRI online training courses for FREE! These courses are:

  • Basics of Raster Data (for ArcGIS 10) 
  • Basics of the Geodatabase Data Model 
  • Displaying Raster Data Using ArcGIS 10 
  • Distance Analysis Using ArcGIS 10 
  • Learning ArcGIS Desktop (for ArcGIS 10) 
  • Understanding Geographic Data 
  • Using ArcCatalog: Tips and Tricks 
  • Learning ArcGIS 3D Analyst 
  • Working with Rasters in ArcGIS Desktop 
  • Learning ArcGIS Spatial Analyst 


Participants are invited to attend the workshop in teams. Teams can consist of two or more teachers from the same school or district or:

  • Two or more teachers from same school or district
  • A K-12 teacher, 7th-12th grade student, and a local public official (such as a member of a town board, planning committee, etc or a community volunteer).

The online application must be filled out by all team members and submitted by April 15 (early registration) or May 20 (registration deadline).


Participants traditionally stay at a local hotel close to CCC as there is no on-campus housing. The hotel can arrange for participants to share a room if you choose to share a room and have not made arrangements with another attendee. Workshop participants are responsible for making their own reservations and paying for the room. Naturally, you may also commute to the conference or choose other accommodations.

  • Inn at the Finger Lakes: $79 includes breakfast and an evening reception. Reserve your room by June 11 for this rate.

Graduate Credit - SUNY ESF(additional fee)

Workshop attendees can earn one graduate credit hour course entitled "Introduction to Geographic Information Technology" from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY by attending the entire conference and presenting their project at the end. Visit here to see the course description and costs. Full information is on the registration form.

Undergraduate Credit - Cayuga Communty College (additional fee)

Conference attendees will be able to earn one undergraduate credit hour course entitled "Special Topics in GIT" from Cayuga Community College by attending the entire conference. If you are intersted in obtaining credit, contact CCC GIS Professor Abu Badruddin. See Who We Are for contact information.