Hawaii Pacific GIS Conference 2012: GIS in Education: K-12 and University - Hawaii Leads the Geospatial Way...
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    Hawaii Pacific GIS Conference 2012: GIS in Education: K-12 and University - Hawaii Leads the Geospatial Way... Hawaii Pacific GIS Conference 2012: GIS in Education: K-12 and University - Hawaii Leads the Geospatial Way... Presentation Transcript

    • Hawaii Pacific GIS Conference Aloha & Welcome March 7, 2012
    • Overview• Formed in 1982• 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation• To implement recommendations and lead effort to balance Maui’s economy and pursue high technology development
    • Women In Technology Project• Launched in 2000• Mission: To encourage women and girls and underrepresented groups in Hawaii to pursue STEM education and careers
    • Building the Pipeline From education to workforce…• Service/Project-based learning• STEMworks• Mentoring• Internships – High & College• Software Camps• STEM Camps• Job Shadowing• 4H Connect• Workshops• Technical assistance• Professional Development for Educators• Robotics• Job fairs/placement• Repatriating residents
    • Geospatial Technology• Global Positioning Systems (GPS)• Geographic Information Systems (GIS)• Remote Sensing
    • Good News!!• Hawaii acquired a statewide license through a partnership with MEDB’s Women In Technology & the State DOE.• Hawaii is the first state in the nation to have GIS licensure throughout the entire K-20 educational system.
    • Hawaii K12 GIS Distribution Center•Available to everypublic, private, andcharter school inHawaii• Over 215 schools haveaccessed the ArcEditorsoftware• Unlimited access toESRI’s Virtual CampusCourses availableStatewide
    • • Integrating Geospatial Technologies into EducationA Statewide Initiative for K12 Hawai’i
    • Approximately 250 teachers from across the state have participated in GIS workshops – What is GIS/GPS – Meet GIS Professionals in their communities – Identify GIS Career Pathways – Receive a Stipend & Jump Drive with Hawaii Data and Lessons, GIS Curriculum, &Resources for Ongoing Support.
    • Key Elements of STEMworks Fifteen (15) schools; more than 4,400 students Project-based & service-learning oriented course Affirms community values and stewardship Provides students with high-end software The learning environment creates critical thinkersLed by an advisor who guides the students in their own self-directed learning process Each student team collaborates with at least one technical advisor/mentor from the community
    • • Project-based, lab-based, • 1000 students annually • 15 schools statewideTechnological Skills Students Master: •Global Positioning Systems (GPS) • Programming •Geographical Information Systems (GIS) • Digital Media •Computer Generated Animation • Solidworks • Computer Aided Design •Game Design • 3D Visualization •Webpage Design
    • GIS Project Examples:•Coqui Frog Project: Map current population sites, determine rainfall &elevation for current sites, use rainfall & elevation raster layers to analyze areasthat may host unknown populations, or that may be in danger of hosting futurepopulations•Natural Disaster Preparedness: Utilizing GIS to analyze patterns of severeweather conditions.•Maui Police Department 911 Center: Location of difibulators, emergencyshelter, and frequently used hiking trails.•National Marine Sanctuary: create a GIS map of the Ko’ie’ie Fishpond. EASTstudents are collecting data to help in the restoration of the wall that dates backto 1400 – 1500 AD.•Island Beaches: Identify beaches with local and official name, informationregarding amenities, hazards for each beach on map, and provide a picture foreach beach on map.•Recycling Centers: show current recycling center locations, using a sitesuitability model, determine possible sites for future recycling centers.
    • Amazing Resources…• State of Hawaii GIS Site• USGS – Derek Masaki• UH Manoa – Geography Club• HIGICC – Hawaii Geographic Information Coordinating Council• WIT Geotech blog and resources• ESRI Education Website
    • Please join us as we build our nextgeneration of GIS professionals…For more information please contact: Isla Young Director K12 STEM Education MEDB’s Women In Technology isla@medb.org