NEARC 2011 Educator's Day is Sunday November 13 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Last year's event, held in Newport, RI was just great. I wrote about it here. I'm thinking about teaching and engagement a lot these days. I wrote about engagement ideas for GIS presentations in an article last week.
Thesis: This year I want to follow up on something I suggsted in that write up. One thing I want to see is geography/GIS/other teachers teaching GIS/with GIS. I don't get to see any teaching now that I'm no longer a student. During my in-residence teaching I didn't see any teaching. During my online teaching I got to review another online course, but other than that, didn't get to see any teaching. I'm thinking other GIS educators would love to see even a small sampling of how other instuctors teach.
Action: I'm putting together a panel to do just that. I'm looking for GIS educators (K-12, higher ed, distance, informal) willing to share 10 or 15 minutes minutes of teaching. I'd love for instructors to select a small topic (or a subtopic of a complete lesson) and teach those who attend the session just as they would their students. (Those involved in distance learning might need to tweek things a bit for a face to face exchange, but I know they have much to bring to the table.) I'm confident we'll then wrap up with a lively Q&A and those in the session will take away some new ideas.
Want to share your great teaching? Let me know soon as the submission deadline in June 15. Contact me at: adena(at)abs-cg.com