ESRI will host another one-week institute for educators in June 2010. The 2009 Teachers Teaching Teachers GIS Institute was so successful that ESRI intends to make it an annual event. More than one participant last summer told us that the experience changed their lives and boosted their confidence to conduct effective GIS trainings.
The second annual ESRI T3G Institute will take place June 13-18, 2010 at company headquarters in Redlands, California. Hands-on lessons, discussions, and activities will be led by a group of nationally-known educators in spatial technologies. The focus will be on helping educators to develop the skills necessary for teaching other teachers about geospatial technologies. Three key skill areas are covered: content, technical skills, and teaching skills.
Participants will be expected to practice their new skills by building a lesson, conducting a hands-on GIS training event, and presenting the results of their work during the year following the T3G Institute.
Who should apply? Grade 5-12 educators, college/university instructors, and youth group/community group leaders who have used GIS technology and methods in their instruction and want to lead the way for other teachers. The event is open to those who live or work in the United States.
The Institute will be limited to 30 attendees, so each participant will enjoy plenty of opportunities for individual assistance, professional networking, and sharing ideas.
Completed applications must be received by November 30, 2009.
Visit the institute’s Web page, http://edcommunity.esri.com/t3g for more information and to download the application instructions.