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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Introduction to ArcGIS for Secondary Teachers

  • Location: Malham Tarn
  • Tutor: Centre Staff
  • Dates: Friday 13 April 2018 to Sunday 15 April 2018
  • Times: 04:00 PM - 03:00 PM

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

FSC delivers Science, Biology and Geography fieldwork courses to over 140,000 students a year and CPD to over 700 teachers. FSC entered into a partnership with ESRI UK in late 2012 to integrate more GIS within its secondary schools programmes, both for Geography and Biology. The focus of this practical and participatory course will be on using ArcGIS Online, starting with the basics and importance of GIS, finishing with ways in which the ESRI UK Collector App can be used for fieldwork. Participants will also receive a certificate of attendance. This course will provide opportunities for teachers to: • Recognise the significance and importance of GIS in everyday life and its potential in transforming geography teaching and learning. • Become familiar with the ways in which ArcGIS Online operates and its basic functions through the web interface. • Understand how to collect, manipulate and use spatial data from a variety of places including published internet sources at a range of scales. • Find out how to perform basic analysis within the ArcGIS Online platform. • See the potential for the ArcGIS Office plug-in and how it can be used to visualise CSV data files. • Be able to set -up and use the ArcGIS Collector App in order to undertake fieldwork and then create maps and analysis. • Take away materials that can be used at school, which will help students develop skills and participate in GIS. • Signpost supporting websites to get more help using the software.

The course will be led by trained Centre Staff who have a wide range of experiences delivering fieldwork, incorporating technology into learning outside the classroom, and leading groups in the Yorkshire Dales.

Accommodation availability is currently limited for this course. If you are interested in attending, please contact the centre on 01729 830331 or [email protected] to check availability.


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