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Registration for the conference is now closed.
Resources will be posted on the day of the conference or shortly thereafter.
|9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.||Registration and Light Breakfast (e.g., coffee, juice, fruit, and pastries)|
|10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.||
Welcome, Introductions, and Conference Overview
Mike Sublett (Illinois State University)
|10:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon||
Session 1: GPS on the School Campus
Greg Sherwin (Adlai E. Stevenson High School) and Crystal Williams (Illinois State University)
Hand-held GPS units will be used in this activity. Teachers will be able to borrow classroom sets of these same GPS units to use in their classrooms in the future at no charge.
|12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.||
Lunch Buffet and Informal Discussion/Networking
|1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.||
Session 2: Apps, Maps, and AP Human Geography
James Dzialo (Adlai E. Stevenson High School) and Matthew Wahl (Dundee Crown High School)
|1:40 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.||
|1:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||
Session 3: Online Atlas of Illinois
Jill Thomas, Crystal Williams, and Amy Bloom (Illinois State University)
We will share a new, free interactive online atlas designed, developed, and supported by the Illinois Geographic Alliance and Illinois State University. After a brief overview of the online atlas and accompanying lesson plans, we will demonstrate how to actually use the atlas in the classroom through interactive activities, including those geared towards AP Human Geography.
|2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.||
Session 4: Introducing the ESRI ArcGIS Educational K-12 License for the State of Illinois – a new program to bring free ESRI GIS software to Illinois schools
Judy Bock (Elmhurst College)
|2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.||
Amy Bloom (Illinois State University and Illinois Geographic Alliance)
This project is funded by a grant from the National Geographic Society Education Foundation.