Welcome to the Community Mapping Workshop (CMaP)
Educators Explore How to Use GPS for Teaching
Educators are exploring how students can use GPS technologies to tackle real-world problems in science and other areas.
Community Mapping: Putting the Pieces Together
Article written by Doug Andersen
for The Geography Teacher February 24, 2011.
GPS upgrade aims to see more,
This article from the Seattle Times has some great history about GPS technology and where it is headed in the near furture.
Looking into purchasing GPS units for your school or classroom?
Grant Sites for Educators
If you are looking for some money to fund your classroom GIS or GPS project check out this site.
The Community Mapping summer workshop is designed to introduce educators to two exciting technologies, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Educators will not only be introduced to these technologies but also be given tools and resources for using them to enhance their curriculum.
This four-day summer workshop is for the educator who wants to increase community involvement in their classroom or student group. During the CMaP workshop, educators learn how to incorporate a community-based project into existing curriculum, beginning with the fundamentals of project-based learning, and continuing right through essential project design and management concepts and tools.
Projects are as individual as the teachers and students involved and can take any curriculum direction: geography, science, economics, history, civics, mathematics... and beyond. Participants learn how to enhance projects with technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Because the CMaP workshop models an actual project process, you will leave understanding how to introduce the same concepts to students. Moreover, projects are aligned to the Utah Core Curriculum, and you will see how to assess student learning and evaluate the overall success of a project.
Before attending read through the Course Resource section so you will know what to expect and prepare for.
NOTE: Introducing GIS and GPS in the classroom can lead to a career in Geospatial Technology for your students. UEN also offers a GPS in the Classroom course that would enhance skill learned in the CMaP workshop.