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Workshop SectionGeographic Information Systems ~ April 10, 2018 (Cancelled)
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DepartmentESU 9
Primary ContactLaura Ochsner
DescriptionUsing cutting-edge, user-friendly technology to visualize, question, analyze, interpret and display data.

Facilitator: Harris Payne, Social Studies Specialist, NDE

Target Audience: 5-12 social studies, science, agriculture, high ability, world language, technology teachers and coordinators. Teachers are welcome to bring 2 students to this workshop.

GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. GIS is the second fastest growing technology in the United States. GIS is utilized by the military, businesses, government agencies and in agriculture. The GIS site license is free for schools and web-based. NDE has been doing trainings in GIS since 2014 and Nebraska now ranks 5th in per capital school site licenses (

* Introduce students & teachers to the basics of GIS story maps by examining soil health and creating an original story map
* Train teachers how to use the free school GIS software license
* Explore real world GIS connections and careers
* Prepare students to aid teachers with GIS throughout the school year


* Grant funds pay for up to $150 for teacher substitute
* Lunch provided for students and teachers (each teacher brings 2 students)
* Transportation up to 100 miles (roundtrip) using a school vehicle by teachers to bring themselves and students to the workshop
* Schools have 30 days after the workshop to request reimbursement

Funding for the workshop has been provided by a generous grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
LocationESU 9 - DL
Section Date(s)
 Date     Start Time     Stop Time 
 April 10, 2018      9:00 AM       3:00 PM  

Registration DeadlineApril 05, 2018
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Pricing Information
 Who     Registration Fee     Default Price 
 Everyone      $25.00  Yes 

Materials Fee$0.00
LunchYes, lunch is provided.
StudentsYes, when you register for this section there will be a text box for you to enter in the number of students attending.
College CreditNo, this section can NOT be taken for college credit.
T-ShirtsNo, this section does NOT have t-shirts.