Dickson Mounds Museum,
Havana Junior High,
& the GIS2GPS Team

is sponsoring a
GPS2GIS Adventure

This class is a fast approach to both GIS and GPS for 3 - 12 educators who want a direct approach to using GIS, GPS and its related resources with their students in the classroom. Teachers will learn what GIS and GPS are about, why it is important in education, and ways of implementing this technology into their school curriculum. The first part of the class will provide teachers with basic GIS knowledge and how to work with free ArcVoyager software in the classroom. Hands-on activities, GIS software and GIS data will be provided - (total set of TIGER data by county for your state) - which they can use in the classroom. The second part of the class will provide teachers with the basic concepts of GPS, how to use the GPS unit, collect data and then use the results with a GIS application. No prior GIS or GPS experience is necessary; however, the following computer skills are suggested. Making folders, moving files from the CD to a specific folder, and navigating folder structure. Helpful but not required: experience using Microsoft Excel.

We are now using Garmin GPS 60 units in all our classes!
Event Dates: July 7 to July 10, 2008
Early Arrival: 7:45 am – coffee
Start Time: 8:00 am
Conclusion Time: 4:15 pm
Location: Havana Junior High
801 East Laurel
Havana, Illinois 62644
Instructors: Edward Gorny, Nancy Gorny & Denis Kazelas

Havana Junior High - Tracy Trimpe
Dickson Mounds Museum - Dr. Mike Wiant
- Education Division

Cost: $390.00 – includes all materials, text, data, and GIS software
No payment due until June 27, 2008
CPDU's 30 in all
College Credit:
$160.00 - for two hours of graduate workshop credit through Quincy University
Registration Limit: 50 max

Register by:
Registrations forms ASAP to reserve a place
registration will be first come first served
Payments are due by June 27, 2008
Target Audience:
All 3 - 12 educators and school technology coordinators, who want to support students by exploring the world in a problem-solving, computerized environment
Local Hotels List of suggested hotels - click here for the .pdf
Questions? Contact: Edward Gorny, egorny@gis2gps.com
On Line Registration - Reserve Your Place!
Downloads - Will be coming soon!
Registration & Description - PDF
Registration & Description - Word
Color Flyer - Page 1 - PDF
Color Flyer - Page 2 - PDF
Poster - Color Flyer

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