Utah Geographic Alliance 2016 Summer Community Mapping Workshops

UGA Update – 3 Community Mapping GIS/GPS Workshops Offered this Summer

The Community Mapping Program involves teachers and students in a community-based project that incorporates geo-spatial technology and other characteristics of active and inquiry-based curriculum. Students use GIS/GPS in the process of discovering and answering questions about their community rather than learning technology for technologys sake. The five day Community Mapping Workshop models active classroom and fieldwork with community partners as participants design a classroom project. Teachers create a free ArcGIS online account and learn how to create Story Maps to tell their community story.

3 Community Mapping Workshops offered this summer in
St. George June 20-24
Utah County June 27-July 1
Salt Lake August 1-5

Benefits
Build relationships with local community leaders and GIS professionals
Analyze real-life issues in the community
Use GIS, GPS and other geospatial technologies to enhance the understanding of issues and facilitate informed decision-making
Design a local community project for your classroom
Free GPS unit!
3 Semester hours credit
Required course for GIS endorsement through CTE

Participant Costs
$50 Registration fee payable to Utah Council for Social Studies
Travel to and from Workshop
Registration fee for SUU credit optional

To register, go to: https://uen.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse