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  1. 1. Summary of My Past GPS Workshops MARK N. LEWELLEN [email_address]
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES <ul><li>Instructor and lesson plan development focusing on the 3G’s </li></ul><ul><li>G PS, G eographic Information Technologies (GIS) and G eocaching </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily in STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) Projects </li></ul>
  3. 3. SUMMARY of EXPERIENCE <ul><li>Experienced presenter at national and international forums and is comfortable with complex material including scientific, technical and government terminology; an engineering background with a commanding and authoritative voice </li></ul><ul><li>Uses grant money to develop and teach GPS (also stands for G reat for P ublic S chools) Workshops, in a primarily STEM environment </li></ul><ul><li>Course Instructor at Applied Technology Institute (ATI) for a class designed for engineers, aviation experts and project managers who wish to enhance their understanding of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) April 2008 <ul><li>TAUGHT a GPS Workshop at PGCC for second year in a row (and scheduled again for Spring of 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Result: Louis C. Renaud, Interim Dean, STEM Division, wrote to me in an email, “Thanks for your instruction in the GPS workshop last week. Your assistance in providing a better understanding of this tool is most appreciated. We will attempt to pursue further instruction in GPS as time and money permit.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Golden Mean Academy November 2007 <ul><li>ADAPTED a workshop for a MD Home School Class of primarily middle school students </li></ul><ul><li>Result: My seventh workshop was well received by the students who showed enthusiasm and determination to find all the hidden caches using only latitude and longitude </li></ul>
  6. 6. Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) April 2007 <ul><li>PIONEERED instruction of GPS for the faculty at PGCC at the STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) Collegian Center in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Result: The contracts administrator was so impressed when she heard about the workshop while ordering the units; she came out on a Saturday morning (on her own time) to attend and I was invited back again for 2008 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Active Member of Toastmasters International <ul><li>EARNED Competent Communicator and Competent Leader Certificates from local club of Toastmasters International </li></ul><ul><li>Result: Won speech contest with a talk titled, “Going Geocaching” and represented my club at the Area level competition </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bowie State University (BSU) November 2006 <ul><li>CONVINCED Bowie State University to fund my fifth GPS Workshop under the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) </li></ul><ul><li>Result: Dr. Gail Medford, Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, wrote to me in an email, “Thank you for offering to conduct this exciting workshop.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. West Virginia University (WVU) July 2006 <ul><li>GAVE BACK to my alma mater using GPS in the “The Engineers of Tomorrow Program” (one of only 10 in the United States) for WV high school students </li></ul><ul><li>Result: Even though I was not included in their original grant proposal, Dr. Winn liked my previous efforts to teach GPS and he found a way to include it in his 2006 curriculum </li></ul>
  10. 10. Article in the Bowie Blade Newspaper <ul><li>AUTHORED article in February 2006 for my local newspaper, The Bowie Blade </li></ul><ul><li>Result: The editor agreed to publish my first story saying, “It will run as soon as I have room. It's quite interesting.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bowie City Hall Buys GPS Units <ul><li>COORDINATED follow-on endeavor between Bowie City Hall and Bowie High School (BHS) </li></ul><ul><li>Result: City Hall agreed to use the rest of my grant money to buy the remaining GPS units for an after school geocaching project involving several teachers and their students </li></ul>
  12. 12. Continuing Education Credits (CEC) November 2005 <ul><li>INSTRUCTOR for GPS Technology for Teachers Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Result: The high school teachers were very pleased with free lesson plans, a FREE Garmin eTrex GPS and Continuing Education Credits </li></ul>
  13. 13. Corporate Sponsorship Saturn of Bowie <ul><li>INVITED the General Manager of the local Saturn of Bowie car dealership to co-sponsor my GPS Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Result: Only the coordinates of the dealership were given as part of a class exercise on entering Latitude/Longitude into the GPS units, if they successfully navigated there, they were rewarded with a $25 Gift Certificate from Staples </li></ul>
  14. 14. US GPS Industry Council <ul><li>PERSUADED the Head of the US GPS Industry Council to personally ask Garmin International to offer me an educational discount on the purchase of GPS units </li></ul><ul><li>Result: Secured a substantial discount for GPS purchases from Garmin both now and in the future </li></ul>
  15. 15. City of Bowie Grant <ul><li>AWARDED a community grant in August 2005 from the City of Bowie, MD for a GPS “Technology for Teachers” Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Result: At the end the Workshop, the GPS units will be given away to the teachers to keep and for their continuing use in the classroom </li></ul>
  16. 16. Cold Call to Bowie State University <ul><li>TEAMED with Professor Bill Lawrence and Bowie State University after a cold call, to apply for a Community Grant to conduct a GPS seminar for Bowie teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Result: We were awarded the grant and arranged for the teachers to gain Continuing Education Credits (CECs) </li></ul>
  17. 17. ATE Grant in San Diego April 2005 <ul><li>PRESENTED “The GIS Workshops for Teachers” as part of an ATE grant that was administered by Dr. Katie Klinger, Director of Grants and Research, National University System in San Diego, California </li></ul><ul><li>Result: Both the material on the history of navigation and the GPS lesson plans were well received by the teachers </li></ul>
  18. 18. Links on the Web <ul><li>For the WVU Workshop: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>For the BSU Workshop: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>For My LinkedIn Profile: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>For My Slideshare Slides: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>For My UAS course at ATI: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  19. 19. For More Information <ul><li>Please contact me at: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Students who learn GPS mapping gain a set of highly desirable spatial skills for future employment in business, industry and government </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can take their students beyond standard texts and maps to build their own customized, visual representations of our world in easily understood spatial terms </li></ul>