This summer, middle school and high school teachers in any discipline can enroll in a three-day workshop on the use of technology such as Google Earth in the classroom. The hands-on training program, called Teaching with Spatial Technology (TwiST), will be conducted by Cayuga Community College and the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology in Auburn, N.Y. Participants will learn the basics of Geographic Information Systems, the global positioning system (GPS), and remote sensing. Ready-to-use lesson plans, create-your-own activities, and a unit on solar and wind energy will be included. No prior technical experience is needed.
The workshop will be held Tuesday, June 28, through Thursday, June 30, 2011, at the Cayuga Community College campus. The fee of $250 includes all daily activities and a GPS device. For an additional tuition charge, participants may earn one graduate credit from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Details and registration are available at http://www.iagt.org/twist.