The GIS2GPS Team
PORTA High School
is sponsoring a
GPS2GIS Adventure

This class is a fast approach to both GIS and GPS for 3 - 16 formal and non-formal 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 ArcExplorer 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: June 21 - 24, 2011
Early Arrival: 7:45 am – coffee
Start Time: 8:00 am
Conclusion Time: 4:15 pm
Location: PORTA High School: 17651 Bluejay Road, Petersburg, IL 62675
Instructors: Edward Gorny & Nancy Gorny

GIS2GPS Team - Education Division
and PORTA High School

Cost: $300.00 – includes all materials, data for all 102 counties of ILL, georeferenced topogrpahic map for your area, the New ESRI GIS software and New GPS software all included!
CPDU's 30 in all
College Credit:
$160.00 - for two hours of graduate workshop credit through Quincy University
Registration Limit: 16 max

Register by:
Registrate ASAP to reserve a place
registration will be first come first served
Please register by: June 3, 2011
Target Audience:
All 3 - 16 formal and non-formal 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,
On Line Registration - Reserve Your Place!
Registration & Description - PDF
Registration & Description - MS Word
Color Flyer - Page 1
Color Flyer - Page 2
One Page Poster - PDF

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