September GTSI Teacher Resources
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GIS in the Classroom 

October 12th & December 7th
@Northwestern Michigan College
*On-line content available October 15th - Dec. 21st

6-38 SCECHs available
$100 attendance stipend

Why bring arc GIS into your classroom: 
Imagine your students using latitude longitude points around your school and community area to map something that they care about, bringing your curriculum alive.  The points you use may be historical sites, gardens in the community, bodies of water, stands of invasive species, or away basketball games...The possibilities are endless!  They can turn those points into a map to help tell a story. 

*The possibility of collaborating with local GTSI community partners to bring purpose to your students' work is present at this training as well. 

Learn Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skills and resources to integrate local data into curriculum and place-based learning for classroom instruction.  We will be using fish data from Inland Seas Education Association as the working example during this training (ISEA data is always available to you for classroom use upon request).                 

  *6-38 SCECHs are available for teachers.

Saturday, October 12th and Saturday December 7th, 2018 from 9am-4pm
Optional on-line learning activities between these dates are offered for SCECHs, required for GTTC Project Teachers.

NMC University Center Campus Computer Lab 

-K-12+ Teachers
-Community Organizations  interested in hosting GIS Mapping interns starting summer 2021   


Register by October 5th!


Representatives of the Leelanau Peninsula History Network were in attendance last year.  They mapped all of the historic sites in Leelanau County using arcGIS.  Some ways to utilize arcGIS include StoryMaps and GeoInquiries. Follow the below links for examples.
StoryMaps Gallery
GeoInquiries Collection

Happy to help.

Call or email me if you have questions:
Chelsea Nester, GTSI Coordinator


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