[Sdi-northamerica] 3rd Annual Teachers Teaching Teachers GIS (T3G) Institute, Redlands, California
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Wed Nov 3 13:52:38 EDT 2010
ESRI has opened the application period for its third annual Teachers Teaching
Teachers GIS (T3G) Institute, to be held at ESRI headquarters in Redlands,
California, from June 12 to 17, 2011.
Digital maps and globes have become commonplace. The challenge for educators is
to guide their students beyond a simple view of the world and into analysis,
which is crucial for jobs related to science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM). T3G provides intense training to teachers who want to help
other educators use geographic information system (GIS) technology in their
"We're looking for 30 strong candidates for the program this year," says Charlie
Fitzpatrick, ESRI K–12 Schools solution manager. "Our T3G Institute helps
experienced GIS educators turbocharge their skills so that they can help
teachers new to GIS. Those teachers can then present their students with better
integrated knowledge, powerful career skills, and opportunities for community
In the weeklong institute, attendees experience the latest developments in GIS
education and software. They expand their GIS skills in areas including spatial
analysis, data management, and GIS project workflow. T3G participants exchange
ideas with peers, learn teaching strategies from top trainers, and develop
lasting professional relationships.
T3G 2011 is sponsored in part by the National Geospatial Technology Center of
Excellence (GeoTech Center), an organization that supports GIS learning
initiatives among the higher education community. It is funded by a grant from
the National Science Foundation. There is no registration fee. Six nights'
lodging (Sunday night through Friday night) in a double-occupancy hotel room
will be provided. The hotel is excellent and just a short stroll from Esri and
the training center. Participants are responsible for most meals and travel
Additional information, including the application, can be found on the ESRI T3G
Institute Web site at edcommunity.ESRI.com/t3g. Applications are due by November
30, 2010, and institute invitations will be sent by December 17.
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