Welcome to the High School Strand Session meeting Room.  Below you will find all of the sessions that focus on High School grade-level content.

The Resilience Project: Transformation in Sustainability Community Engagement Projects

Teacher professional development with GIS is challenging, due to the steep technical learning curve of GIS and the overlapping constraints of curricular alignment, classroom management, and limited instructional time. Through five years of extensive professional development work with teachers, we have identified a strategy for highly effective professional development, integrating technical skills training with curriculum development, and several reliable tactics, lessons that both educate teachers about GIS and engage their thinking about curriculum and instruction. This session presents both the overall strategy and three time-tested tactics for teacher professional development with GIS: (1) a social use of GIS, (2) a personal inquiry with GIS, and (3) building a data collector to generate a GIS layer. We will demonstrate these lessons using ArcGIS Online, a free resource for K-12 teachers. Session attendees will receive handouts documenting these professional development strategies and URLs to obtain digits.

1:05 - 1:50 (EST)

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The 1964 Freedom Schools as a Neglected Chapter in Geography Education

There is a critical need to address climate challenges rapidly and on a large scale. The Sustainability Community Engagement Project engages students in THE most important challenge of their lifetime- climate change and its myriad disruptions. No matter the reason for the lack of American engagement, what is most needed now as outlined in IPCC (2018) is “urgent, transformational change” in our social-ecological systems. The Resilience Project is an experiential project in community engagement that is expansive and frequently transformational for students researching, conducting sustainability, and creating resilience. Over the last decade, an Environmental Sustainability course employed project-based learning to engage students in community sustainability. To date, the course has produced over 700 community sustainability projects, across the Kansas City Metropolitan region and beyond. The course has since been shared with Dual Credit and other high school classes and an art institute foundation class

2:05 - 2:50 (EST)

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Geospatial Tools that Empower Student Humanitarianism

Service Learning and Geospatial technology can empower your students and empower your lessons. This session will demonstrate examples of empowering you and your students to learn and serve at the same. We also explore how students will engage in humanitarian efforts from the comfort of your classroom. Teachers will also hear how they can possibly be financially supported in these efforts to engage their students in service-learning.

3:05 - 3:50 (EST)

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A Step Towards Decolonization: Understanding Indigenous Culture Place Names

Indigenous place names possess traditional knowledge, world view, and information related to spirituality and culture. Non-natives can better understand and respect Indigenous cultures by studying what the names reveal. Handouts.

4:05 - 4:50 (EST)

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