GIS Educators in ME/ MEGUG Fall Meeting Workshop, Panel or Presentation Proposal

Workshop & Presentation Guidelines

 
Thanks for proposing a workshop or presentation for the Maine GIS Educators Conference, 2013. This year the conference will be held in conjunction with the Maine GIS Users Group fall meeting.

Please read the guidelines carefully. Complete a separate form for each workshop or presentation you are proposing. If you have any questions, please contact me at tjohnson@maine.edu.

General Guidelines:

- An individual may propose up to two workshops or presentations.

- Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words and should describe specifically how the workshop or presentation is relevant to education.


Guidelines

Workshops (either 20 minutes or 50 minutes in duration)

- Proposed workshops must be hands-on and relevant to the target audience. Participants must spend the majority of the time working with software and data on activities which have direct applications in educational settings. Indicate in your abstract specifically what hands-on activities participants would engage in; what handouts, data, software and operating system(s) will be used; and the general structure of the workshop.

- For workshops in the K12 track, activities can be either Mac-based, PC-based, or platform independent. We will have 12 Mac laptops available, and participants are asked to bring their own Mac laptops, if they have them. PC workshops will be held in the college’s computer lab. PC users may also want to bring a laptop for platform independent workshops.

- For workshops for higher education, you may ask for participants to bring their own laptops or you may use the 12 Mac laptops provided (equipped with Mac OSX only). We can also provide handheld GPS receivers and an LCD projector for use during workshops. Make sure to note such needs in the space indicated.


Panels (50 minutes, including at least 10 min Q & A)

- Panels may include one organizer and up to three panel members.

- The best panels include ample time for questions and discussion among participants and panelists.


Presentations (25 minutes: 20 minute presentation + 5 min Q&A)

- Presentations are invited to inform participants about available resources, present successful models for projects, and provide instruction on underlying principles such as technical topics, spatial learning/literacy, etc..

- Presentations may incorporate slide shows, printed materials, demonstrations, discussion, etc.

Proceed to the next page to complete the workshop or presentation proposal.
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