Poster: GIS is Now Everywhere: Professionals Needed

Virtual Brief Paper (Asynchronous) ID: 58667
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    Erika Klose
    Marshall University

Abstract: The following is a proposal for the design and development of a geospatial curriculum for West Virginia students leading to a high school GIS certification. Geospatial education in West Virginia has grown to become a widely integrated classroom technology. The state GIS and state education communities believe that there is a recognized need for a pathway for students to learn valuable and marketable skills in GIS. This paper describes the issues surrounding the development of the curricular content, a plan for development of the curriculum itself, and a plan to develop a parallel professional development curriculum for the educators who will guide students along the certification pathway.

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