[PAEE] Fw: FINAL Offering of Inquiring with GIS Teacher Professional Development; Applications due April 6 2009

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From: "Cassie F. Doty" <cdoty at al.umces.edu>
To: <undisclosed-recipients:>
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 6:39 PM
Subject: FINAL Offering of Inquiring with GIS Teacher Professional
Development; Applications due April 6 2009

> Hello,
> Calling all 7-12 grade science teachers in the Appalachian regions of
> WV, PA and MD: Do you want to engage students in a real-world local
> watershed investigation using GIS (geographic information system) and
> scientific datasets? Then complete the attached application NOW to
> participate in the Inquiring with GIS (iGIS) Teacher Professional
> Development Program. Summer 2009 is your LAST CHANCE to participate in
> this program!
> Participants in iGIS create LOCAL GIS data and customize the 5-lesson
> iGIS curriculum supplement for use in the classroom. With the iGIS
> curriculum supplement, students take on the roll of GIS specialists
> examining the impacts of a proposed housing development on their local
> stream ecosystem. They examine the relationships among impervious
> surface, the water cycle and stream ecosystems. They delineate their
> local watershed, examine the amount of impervious surface in that
> watershed, and calculate stormwater runoff both with and without the
> proposed development. This locally-relevant, technology-rich curriculum
> supplement is very well aligned with several 7-12 grade science standards.
> In addition to the curriculum supplement and data, participants receive
> a school site license (and training on) My World GIS, a $600 stipend,
> and 2 Frostburg State University graduate credits (fee/tuition not
> The professional development portion of iGIS consists of 5 weeks of
> asynchronous online sessions (~5 hours per week), a 2-hour
> teleconference, and a 1.5 day workshop at the Appalachian Laboratory in
> Frostburg. There are two sessions to choose from (see attached flyer for
> dates). For those who previously did not participate due to the large
> time commitment, this is no longer a factor—there are no week-long
> workshops or student institutes and no follow-up workshops required.
> Attached are the iGIS 2009 project flyer and application. These
> documents and further information on iGIS are available online at
> http://alese.al.umces.edu/igis. Applications are DUE NEXT MONDAY April
> 6, 2009.
> If you have any questions, please contact me at cdoty at al.umces.edu or
> 301.689.7134.
> Thank you for your time and consideration.
> Regards,
> Cassie Doty
> --
> Cassie Doty
> Education Coordinator
> Appalachian Laboratory Environmental Science Education (ALESE)
> University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
> 301 Braddock Road
> Frostburg, MD 21532-2307
> http://alese.al.umces.edu
> email: cdoty at al.umces.edu
> voice: 301.689.7134
> fax: 301.689.7200
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