Friday, March 8, 2013

UGIC Conference K-12 GIS Educator Workshop

Thursday, April 4, 2013
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center - Provo, Utah
Cost: $20 (includes lunch, breaks, training, and conference sessions)

Registration and additional conference information:

The Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC) is proud to offer a workshop for K-
12 educators as part of the annual UGIC conference. The workshop will provide
training and discussion regarding the use of Geographic Information System (GIS)
software, web based options, data, and applications. The focus will be on the
ArcGIS Online Education based subscription available to Utah K-12 schools through
the UEN Esri Statewide K-12 license. Intel based laptops will be provided and
training will be hands on. K-12 Educators (formal and non-formal) are also invited to
bring their own laptops (Macs or PC Intel) if they prefer.

The workshop will include an opportunity for teachers to network with GIS
professionals and vendors, go through a self-taught hands on lesson on either
“Creating a Map in ArcGIS Desktop” or “Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop”, and attend
a couple of breakout sessions presented by GIS professionals on varied GIS topics.
Snacks and drinks will be provided during breaks as well as a “working” lunch with
the opportunity to network with GIS professionals and vendors. The workshop will
be limited to the first 25 teachers and educators registered. GIS professionals
interested in mentoring K-12 educators will also be available to assist during the

For questions about the workshop please contact David Davis at:

8:30 - Introductions
8:40 - ArcGIS Online workshop (part 1)
10:00 - Break
10:30 - ArcGIS Online workshop (part 2)
Noon - Working Lunch -Visit with GIS Professionals & Vendors
1:00 - ArcGIS Online wrap up
1:30 - Access to the Esri Hands On Learning Lab
2:50 - Attend Conference Breakout Session
3:30 - Break
4:00 - Attend Conference Breakout Session
4:40 - Wrap Up Discussion
5:00 - Workshop ends