Summer Programs

2022 GeoFIT

June 7-8, 2022

Location: Minot, ND

Credits: 1 Credit

The “Remote Sensing and Forestry” institute will combine classroom and field preparation in remote sensing and forest land cover and assessment applications in Minot and the nearby Denbigh Experimental Forest and Towner State Nursery. Participants will engage in rich, hands-on experiences in classroom lectures, individual and group activities, computer-based exercises, and outdoor experiences.  The participants will transfer these exercises to practical classroom applications. The 1 credit professional development fee (up to $50 each) will be covered for the first 30 participants by a grant from America View.

2022 NDGA Summer Institute – Native American Studies – Class FULL

June 14-15, 2022 – Email: to be added to waiting list

Location: Bismarck, ND

Credits: 2 Credits

The North Dakota Geographic Alliance will be offering a summer workshop to help prepare teachers to meet the new requirements for Native American Studies.

This workshop will provide teachers with resources and experiences that can be used in their classrooms to enhance Native American Studies.

This class will be a free class.  NDGA will be paying for rooms at the Quality Inn in Bismarck as well as providing all meals.  Two units of continuing education credit will also be paid for by National Geographic Education.  Teachers that successfully complete this training will also receive a stipend of $100 to help compensate them for their time. 

The class will be limited to 25 teachers.

2022 Ag in The Classroom – Drone Training – Class FULL

August 1-4, 2022 – Email: to be added to waiting list and/or be placed on the 2023 list

Location: Bismarck State College

The primary goal of the North Dakota Agricultural Geospatial Education Training (ND-AgGET) is to provide an intensive K-14 teacher professional development training in agricultural applications with Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS/drones) in North Dakota. This training will culminate in teachers developing a lesson plan that will be available as an open education resource to teachers across North Dakota and beyond our state borders.

This four-day workshop will be held on the campus of BSC August 1st – 4th, 2022.

The first class (Cohort 1) will be limited to 20 K-14 teachers who teach at North Dakota schools.

There will be a selection process to determine the class participants. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee. Teachers who are selected will be notified by January 15th.

If chosen participants will receive the following:

1. One small drone which should be taken back to their school/classroom for use by
students and teachers interested in drone technology.
2. Up to three continuing education credits from Minot State College.
3. Lodging at the Quality Inn Bismarck.
4. Meals provided.
5. Teachers who attend the workshop will receive a stiped to attend the training, and a stipend upon completion of the lesson plan deliverable.
6. Intensive training by national leaders in UAS, leadership development, curriculum
development, and local experts.

To successfully complete the training teachers must agree to:

1. Complete an online pre-training class on flying a drone. Equipment will be provided that the teacher can keep after the training is complete.
2. Attend 40 hours of training which will include classroom training as well as in the field flying experiences.
3. Develop a lesson plan for use in their classroom and beyond.
4. Attend a monthly zoom call beginning in fall 2022 to share ideas and challenges.
5. Attend a follow-up two-day workshop in Bismarck in the summer of 2024 to share with other participants how they are using a drone in their classroom, student impacts, etc.

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Minot, ND 58707

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