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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

3rd National Summit on GIS in K-12 Education at James Madison University

The National Center for Rural STEM Education will be hosting the 3rd National Summit on GIS in K-12 Education
at James Madison University in Harrisonburg from 19-20 June 2010.  This gathering will provide an opportunity
for developers and teachers to share materials and approaches, for school districts to learn about the possibilities for
GIS in the classroom, for researchers to connect to practioners,  and for the GIS in Education community to get together 
and plan for the future.  This event is co-sponsored by the Virginia Geographic Alliance.

Dr. Mike Barnett of Boston College and National Geographic will be our keynote speaker this year.

Note - the Summit will address GIS use in all school situations, not just rural schools.  All are welcome!

Details from the 1st and 2nd National Summit are available at

Please contact Bob Kolvoord ( with any questions.

The proposal form for sessions and workshops for the 3rd National Summit on GIS in K-12 is now available at

Session/workshop proposals are due by 15 Apr. 2009 and final decisions on the program will be made by 22 Apr. 2009.

The conference fee will be $100 and will include all meals and one night of lodging in a JMU dorm.

We invite any and all to come and present.

Feel free to forward this to other lists/interested parties.

Bob Kolvoord, Ph.D.
Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and 
Educational Technologies
James Madison University
MSC 4102
Harrisonburg, VA  22807

+1 540/568-2752 (o)   -2768 (f)

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