Introductory workshops, "mapping" institutes, and the GIS Leadership Institute provide a coordinated professional development program for teachers.
The following workshop is scheduled for the Summer of 2009:
Mapping Your Community
For Teachers Grades Grades 4–12
June 15–19, 2009
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Litzsinger Road Ecology Center
Meet your curriculum goals while engaging your students in studies of their local community. Participants will develop a curriculum module to take back to school that uses a place-based approach to education and integrates use of geographic information system (GIS) software and other resources to support student inquiry. A school site license for the GIS software is provided to all participants.
There is no registration fee. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs.
In the workshop significant time is dedicated to developing your own curriculum project to implement in your classroom. Optional graduate credit is available at an additional fee.
For more information about the content of the workshops, please contact:
Missouri Botanical Garden
PO Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
For more professional development opportunities, see Missouri Botanical Garden's Workshops for Teachers.