KGA hosting GIS Educator Training

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 5:09 PM | Jessica Eaton (Administrator)

The Kentucky Geographic Alliance (KGA) is hosting GIS Educator Training in February. The training will help teachers with the geographic concepts and technology to produce storymaps in the classroom with their students. We are also hosting a storymap contest for middle and high school students this spring. There is stipend money available for teachers and prize money for middle and high school students. 

GIS Educator Training: Geographer’s Guide 

The KGA will be hosting Geographic Information Systems (GIS) training for Kentucky educators in February. The training will provide teachers with the tools necessary to understand storymaps and for participation in the AGO Competition. The training series will include 3 webinars on Tuesdays in February and 3 online modules. Educators can earn 6 professional development hours and a certificate by participating in the project. The first 10 middle and high school educators to sign up and complete the training will earn a $100 stipend in the form of a Visa gift card.  

Feb 1 

Ongoing Registration 

Feb 1 

Preliminary items provided 

Feb 8 

3:30pm CST 

Webinar - Creating Storymaps 

Feb 15 

3:30pm CST  

Webinar - Types of Maps and Scale 

Feb 22 

3:30pm CST  

Webinar - Symbology and Metadata 

Mar 8 

3:30pm CST 

Completion of 3 GIS online modules 

Mar 15 

Certificate and professional development hours awarded 

Apr 15 

3:30pm CST 

Submit evidence of storymap development with students 

Apr 29 

Awarding of $100 stipend (Visa card) to 10 Kentucky educators who complete the GIS training and develop storymaps with students 

Interested Kentucky educators should send an email to from your school email. Include the following in the email: 1. Name; 2. School name, town, and phone number; 3. Grade teaching at present; 4. Subjects taught at present; and 5. Two to three sentence statement of why you are interested and how you could use GIS and storymaps in your classroom. 

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