New for 2012 School year, we have added a SPACE Certification for Architecture, Engineering, & Construction! The SPACE Certification for A/E/C covers topics from site suitability to 3D Visualization giving students an invaluable foundation in planning and landscape development. The SPACE Certification combines a career cluster focus/topic area with our series 1 and 2 courses to give your students recognition for completion of basic GIS in a particular topic area.
Other Topics include: Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources | Green & Sustainability Focus | Health Science | Homeland Security | Law Enforcement | Marketing | STEM | Transportation & Logistics
Penta Career Students Focus on GIS Curriculum & Using Skills for Community Projects
Perrysburg, OH -- Building on four years of commitment to GIS in the classroom, Penta Career Center has begun its fifth year and it looks to be brighter than ever. A tour of Penta’s Instructor, Dan Wyandt’s classroom, is evidence enough of the amount of enthusiasm GIS has generated among the students. The walls are covered in posters created by past students showing GIS projects with large headers above them with titles such as Government, Geomorphology, Law Enforcement, History, and Health...He stresses the essential idea that GIS goes beyond mapping. It is cross curricular and spans multiple real world applications.
The cross curricular aspect of GIS has been very appealing to the students. Once students learn the basic skills and processes, they successfully apply that knowledge in multiple areas of instruction. Wyandt says, "I've had a student use GIS for a project in his government class displaying different aspects of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Another one used the software to recreate the 911 scenario in New York. For his history class, another student created time frame maps of the Revolutionary War".
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Digital Quest, a national leader in geospatial education, is partnering with the National Partnership for Careers in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security (NPCLPSCS) to raise the importance of geospatial technology in law and public safety classrooms.
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