Fri March 1, 2019:
registration open to new and returning educators
Wed May 1, 2019:
class confirms with 40+ registrations by this date
Sun June 30, 2019:
last day to register (then comes waiting list)
T3G DAY 1
Sat July 20, 2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm PDT
T3G DAY 2
Sat July 27, 2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm PDT
T3G began in 2009 as a one-week residential hands-on institute, helping educators (in K12, higher ed, and informal settings) grasp why and how to use GIS for instruction. Technology evolved, resources grew, and a lively professional community built up. Now, with many good resources for self-instruction, and time ever more precious, the T3G annual event is two synchronous interactive online sessions of 4 hours each. Through the year T3Gers stay in touch with each other, sharing ideas and strategies, making a difference in the world.
T3G is for educators committed to helping other educators use GIS. If what you crave is just to improve your GIS skills, T3G may not be the right fit for you. The T3G focus is on teaching and learning -- not "how to do GIS better" but "how to help other educators grasp why and how to teach with GIS, and how to learn more." We still want T3G participants to build essential tech skills, but that can be done solo. T3G is career-long professional development for educators, by educators, about helping others teach effectively with GIS.
The 2019 event has room for up to 60 participants including up to 20 returning participants. The focus will be on education in the United States, with particular attention to the K12 environment. All participants are expected to have certain skills and experiences already in place when Day 1 begins. Participants must complete Day 1 to attend Day 2, and all participants will present something during Day 2. Educators without proper background will not be ready to gain from the experience, so registrants are expected to be comfortable with the list below. Registration is now open.
|Expectation of capacity||Resources for boosting your capacity (be conversant in all)|
|1. Know the basics of using ArcGIS Online for using, making, saving and sharing maps, apps, and scenes|
1a. Training Course: "Teaching with GIS"
1b. Learning Plan: "Get to Know GIS for Secondary Students"
|2. Have the desire for and experience with helping educators learn GIS, and be comfortable with troubleshooting|
2a. Document "Getting Started with GIS for Educators" (#1-12)
|3. Be able to describe the ArcGIS platform and show how different parts work together in educational settings|
3a. Website: The Esri Schools & Clubs Bundle
3b. Website: The ArcGIS Platform
3c. Digital book series: The ArcGIS Book and related Instructors Guides
|4. Be familiar with administering an ArcGIS Online Organization|
4a. Training Course: "Set up an ArcGIS Online Organization"
4b. Document: "ArcGIS Online Orgs for Schools"
4c. Acquire, configure, and use your own free personal "Developer Org" (see row 5)
|5. Model grasp of online credentials, profiles, permissions, and troubleshooting logins and browser behavior|
5a. Establish personal profile(s) for your login(s) and engage in regular activity on GeoNet