An introduction to teaching with, and about, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for secondary school teachers.
This FREE course is for Geography teachers and Computing teachers. We are particularly keen to see teachers from both departments so that they can support each other in introducing GIS into their schools.
No prior experience is needed of Geographical Information Systems, this is an introductory course.
The software that will be used for the course is ArcGIS.
ArcGIS is free for schools to use, it has a drag and drop interface to investigate and report on geographical data (NO PROGRAMMING is needed).
As part of the course, we will be looking at data literacy, including a data handling process, data literacy competencies and instructional techniques for teaching how to work with data.
We would like teachers to implement the learning that they gain from the course in school. As part of this, we will support teachers to undertake a case study. The case study could be introducing GIS as part of an afterschool club, as a lesson or as a sequence of lessons.
Outline of the day
9:30 to 9:45 Refreshments
9:45 to 10:45 Introductions, research, pedagogy and a data handling process
10:45 to 11:45 Finding the right question and initial data gathering, cleaning and modelling.
11:45 to 12:45 Understanding the data through analysis and exploration
12:45 to 13:30 Lunch (sorry not provided - but looking for a sponsor)
13:30 to 14:30 Sharing findings and answering questions.
14:30 to 15:30 Example projects and links to Geography and Computing Qualifications
15:30 to 16:30 Pedagogy review, next steps (and taking programming further)
For more information on the course please contact Jane Waite firstname.lastname@example.org - or sign up and come along!
This course is being provided by two lead organisations Esri Uk and Queen Mary University of London through two main programmes TechPathways and the IoC.
About the IoC
The Institute of Coding (IoC) is a partnership of over 18 universities in England all working hard to address the digital skills gap. This course/event is part of that work, and we want to know about the people attending so that we can find out whether what we are trying to achieve is having an impact.
Your personal data will be collected and stored by Queen Mary University of London in accordance with their data policy. As Queen Mary University of London are a member of the IoC, an element of your data will then be shared with the IoC. All personal and identifying details will be removed before this data is shared so that all we get are statistics to show how we’re doing against our targets.
The data we collect from you as part of this project will be passed to the Office for Students to allow them to conduct further research and evaluation of the activities funded as part of the IoC project, including combining with data from similar work at other Universities and Colleges. These data may be linked to other data that they hold about you including prior, current or future educational records and records on earnings and employment.
PLEASE NOTE: Places on this course are funded as part of the Mayor of London’s Digital Talent Programme. It is free to attend, but non-attendance without prior notice will incur a £50 charge.