Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

GIS for Teachers

A free one-day course designed to help secondary school teachers discover and start using GIS in a variety of subjects.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are an increasingly important topic in the GCSE and A level Geography programmes. GIS can be used in other subjects too, and websites such as Google Maps mean this technology, and the science behind it, are increasingly part of everyday life. GIS is used in a wide variety of applications, from social media to supermarkets, emergency response to earthquake monitoring. This one-day course introduces the science behind GIS, the basic skills you need to use it in the classroom, the software and applications. It will demonstrate, through a variety of examples, how you could incorporate GIS into your teaching.

This course is free of charge. To be eligible for the course you must be working as a secondary school teacher.

Course dates
  • Thursday 5 July 2018 (duration 1 day)

Objectives and Outline

GIS for Teachers

During this one day course, you will:

  • be introduced to common software packages
  • discover activities you can use in the classroom
  • learn about the online resources available
  • find out how GIS can be used across the curriculum
Course dates
  • Thursday 5 July 2018 (duration 1 day)

Further Information

GIS for Teachers

The course starts at 09:00 and ends at 16:00.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

GIS for Teachers

Presenters

Newcastle University

Fees

GIS for Teachers

Fees

  • GIS for Teachers
    • Free of charge
  • To be eligible for the course you must be working as a secondary school teacher.

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