Registration closes Nov. 8 for “Promoting GIS in Education”

LLCC and Think Geospatial Education will host a workshop for educators on “Promoting GIS in Education” on Nov. 12, 4-7:30 p.m. in Sangamon Hall, Room 2309. The event takes place during Geography Awareness Week, Nov. 11-15.

Space is limited for this event. The cost of the workshop is $10, and registration is required by Friday, Nov. 8. A light dinner will be included. Register online at

“ArcGIS online mapping allows students to design maps, analyze data and create story maps. These tools help students to learn valuable geospatial and critical thinking skills for problem solving,” says Dean Butzow, LLCC professor of geography.

Participants will learn what GIS is and why it is important, basic GIS skills that can be used with students, the potential of GIS in curriculum, how to set up a free ArcGIS online account and about the K-12 Esri GIS competition. The workshop offers three, free professional development hours (PDHs) for teachers and is sponsored by LLCC, Think Geospatial Education, Esri, the Illinois Geographic Alliance and the Geographic Society of Chicago.