4 new videos of professional development for educators in GIS

08-21-2018 05:49 PM
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I recently co-conducted a series of GIS workshops for educators online and recorded much of the hands-on work for the purposes of (1) illustrating what and how these types of events can be structured and taught; (2) showing how you also can use these easy to use yet powerful web based tools such as ArcGIS Online and web mapping applications for enhanced teaching and learning. 


1 of 4:  Introduction, Sports,  Business, Health, Geopolitics, and Natural Hazards: 



2 of 4:  Urban Comparison and International Migration. Hands-on work with data, tools, and instructional approaches.



3 of 4:  Location privacy, data quality, lessons, remote sensing, landslides, land use, and human-caused hazards. Hands-on work with data, tools, and instructional approaches.



4 of 4:   Population change, historical topographic maps, student work examples:


I hope these videos are helpful.

--Joseph Kerski 

About the Author
I believe that spatial thinking can transform education and society through the application of Geographic Information Systems for instruction, research, administration, and policy. I hold 3 degrees in Geography, have served at NOAA, the US Census Bureau, and USGS as a cartographer and geographer, and teach a variety of F2F (Face to Face) (including T3G) and online courses. I have authored a variety of books and textbooks about the environment, STEM, GIS, and education. These include "Interpreting Our World", "Essentials of the Environment", "Tribal GIS", "The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data", "International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS In Secondary Education", "Spatial Mathematics" and others. I write for 2 blogs, 2 monthly podcasts, and a variety of journals, and have created over 5,000 videos on the Our Earth YouTube channel. Yet, as time passes, the more I realize my own limitations and that this is a lifelong learning endeavor and thus I actively seek mentors and collaborators.