GAPS for Teachers Workshop

Students listen to a guest lectureThe summer 2019 workshop has concluded. Many thanks to the 12 wonderful teachers who participated! Stay tuned for future teacher opportunities. We have an exciting opportunity for teachers to participate in a 4-day professional development (PD) workshop hosted by NC State University Center for Geospatial Analytics and College of Education, RTI International, and the NC Space Grant. This PD workshop will focus on learning to apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial Technologies (GSTs) in the classroom. This workshop is an extension of NC State’s highly successful GAPS for Hi-Tech Teens Program, that has been running for 2 years with over 70 student participants to date. 

This workshop is for any 6-12th grade teacher interested in learning more about GIS and GSTs and how they can be leveraged in the classroom.

Workshop Benefits:

  • $480 stipend ($120/day) upon completion of the workshop
  • 2 units of renewal credits
  • Access to scientists, educators, and professionals in the field of GIS/Geospatial Science
  • New skills and resources for implementing GIS in your classroom
  • An actionable lesson plan to implement in your existing classrooms
  • A new network of teachers in your area pursuing similar interests


Workshop Dates:

  • July 10, July 11, July 12 (on NC State’s Campus)
  • July 15 (at RTI International’s Campus in RTP)
  • Each day runs 9:00AM-3:00PM
  • Note: participants are expected to attend all 4 days


Eligibility and Application Instructions

  • 6th-12th grade teachers in Social Studies, Math, or Science are encouraged to apply.
  • Simply complete our ONLINE APPLICATION by Wednesday, June 12th
  • Up to 15 teachers will be selected to participate
  • Each participant will also complete a post-workshop survey about their experience implementing the lesson plan in the classroom


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