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Thursday, October 11 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Teaching with Geospatial Technologies

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Learn how universities are developing support for K-12 teachers in using GIScience and tools in the secondary classroom and are incorporating geospatial technologies into undergraduate and graduate education.

  1. Inspiring the Next Generation of GIS Professionals & Resource Managers with UAVs
    In Palomar College and University of California, Irvine’s service learning summer camp, high school students collect high-resolution drone data funded by the NSF’s Unmanned Aircraft System Operations Technician (UASTEP) Program.
    Wing Cheung, GISP, Professor, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
  2. The Do’s and Don’ts - Using GIS Tools in the Secondary Classroom
    Lehigh University shares lessons learned on developing a series of novel socio-environmental sciences investigations using a geospatial curriculum as part of an NSF supported project.
    Scott Rutzmoser, MES, GISP, Sr. Geospatial Specialist, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
  3. Combining Teaching, Partnerships and Research in the Field: Lessons from the Spatial Data Acquisition Course on Catalina Island
    USC Spatial Sciences Institute incorporates partners such as the Army Research Lab West and the Catalina Conservancy along with the latest technology to collect data from autonomous water and aerial platforms (drones) in the one-week field intensive on Catalina Island as part of its online Spatial Data Acquisition course.
    Dr. Laura C. Loyola, Lecturer, University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  4. Teaching with Geospatial Technology in K-12
    California Geographic Alliance and the University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute are conducting teacher professional development workshops funded by the National Center for Research in Geographic Education.
    Thomas Herman, PhD, Director, California Geographic Alliance, San Diego, CA, and Katsuhiko Oda, PhD., USC Spatial Sciences Institute

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Tory Elmore

Desert Advocate, Audubon California
Tory has been working in conservation GIS since she graduated from Brown University in 2013, first for The Wildlands Conservancy, California's largest nonprofit landowner, and now for Audubon California. She is passionate about k-12 GIS education and participatory GIS, particularly... Read More →

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Wing Cheung, GISP

Professor, Palomar College
Wing Cheung is the Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation funded Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technician Education Program (UASTEP) ATE Grant#1700552. He is a Professor of Geography and the Chairman of the Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences Department at Palomar... Read More →
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Scott Rutzmoser, MES, GISP

Sr. Geospatial Specialist, Lehigh University
Scott Rutzmoser is a Sr. Geospatial Specialist in the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. He received his Masters of Environmental Science from the University of Charleston, SC in 2001 and has maintained his GIS Professional (GISP) certification from the GIS Certification... Read More →
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Katsuhiko Oda, Ph.D., GISP

Assistant Professor (Teaching), University of Southern California
I am Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Spatial Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC). I hold a B.A. in Geography from Nara University, Japan (1994); M.A. in Geography from the University of Toledo, Ohio (1998); PhD in Geography from Texas A&M University, College... Read More →
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Tom Herman

Director, Geographic Alliance
The CGA works to support high quality geography instruction in California K-12 schools. We provide professional development workshops for teachers and develop instructional resources that address content standards and educational priorities in California.
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Dr. Laura Loyola

Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Spatial Sciences Institute, Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California
Laura C. Loyola, Ph.D., is Lecturer of Spatial Sciences and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. She teaches undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses in spatial... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
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