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This opportunity is made possible by the National Geographic Society, Northern Arizona University Online, the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, and the Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation.

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Benefits for Teachers

  • Learn an engaging strategy for teaching science and social studies with ArcGIS Online Gain knowledge and GIS skills.
  • Design map- and data-driven, standards-based lessons.
  • Gain support with instructional shifts required by new national standards.
  • No tuition payment ($220 value).
  • Earn continuing education units and certificates of completion for career advancement.
  • Earn $200 for completion of all requirements.
  • Flexible, online, differentiated professional learning.

Benefits for Students

  • Become critical thinkers and problem solvers.
  • Learn essential concepts in science and social studies by examining real, messy, complex problems.
  • Increase interest in STEM and STEM careers.
  • Develop marketable GIS technology skills.

To apply visit the pod stem website. Pod-Stem Website.

Class Schedule

Teaching and Learning with Geospatial Inquiry: 22 hours – June 1 – July 5

Designing a Geospaila Inquiry Lesson: 8 hours – June 1 – July 5 or July 5 – July 30

Pedagogical Moves to Promote Geospatial Inquiry: 4 hours – July 5 – July 30

Implications for Teaching with Geospatial Inquiry: 4 hours – July 5 – July 30


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