GIS-Based Professional Development: Helping K-12 Teachers Overcome Obstacles Due to COVID

Posted by Stroud Water Research Center on September 21, 2021

Have you been searching for the missing link that bridges the gap between environmental content and environmental literacy development? Are you hoping to help your students understand their connections to their local environment, but are limited by established curriculum sequences? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this is the professional development opportunity for you!

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial technologies to explore complex interdisciplinary phenomena, including environmental issues, is a demonstrated and highly effective method for both teachers and students at all grade levels to better understand connections within the natural world. However, knowing which GIS tools to use and how to use them to enhance a new or existing curriculum can be daunting for educators!

This opportunity is funded by a grant from NOAA to the Pennsylvania Sea Grant College Program, and is in partnership with PDE and the Stroud Water Research Center. Participants will receive a stipend, and will also be eligible for up to 30 hours of Act 48.

Learn more about this paid professional development opportunity, and complete this interest form to add your name to the pool of potential pilot teachers!

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