CONSULTING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

WORLD VIEWS offers a range of consulting and professional development services to support students, teachers, school administrators, and districts with the integration of spatial technologies - GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing - into the K-12 curriculum.

CONSULTING: CURRICULUM AND DATA DEVELOPMENT

WORLD VIEWS will create customized curriculum components to facilitate the smooth integration of spatial technologies into existing programs and long term plans. These components can include teaching materials and resources, data, and lesson plans.

Classroom-ready lesson plans:

      -   standards correlations
      -   teacher’s guide
      -   step-by-step student directions and handouts
      -   standards-based assessments and rubrics
      -   lesson data (where appropriate)

Modules of multiple lessons, data, and activities on a single topic or theme

Preparation of regional and local data sets

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS

WORLD VIEWS offers a variety of topics and formats for professional development training. These can be modified and combined to suit custom circumstances, preferences and objectives.

SUGGESTED TOPICS

      -   Introduction to GIS
      -   Introduction to GPS
      -   Introduction to Remote Sensing
      -   Extending GIS Skills
      -   Mapping Our World
      -   Community Mapping
      -   CITYgreen
      -   Online Mapping
      -   GeoSpatial Careers
      -   Spatial Technologies in Education

TRAINING FORMATS

Multimedia Presentations
These are large group presentations intended to introduce, give an overview, or raise awareness of the topic.

One Day Workshops:
Generally introductory in nature, these workshops provide hands-on guided practice with spatial technologies and give teachers a fundamental understanding of their application to the classroom.

Multi-Day Workshops:
Usually two or three days in length, these workshops provide teachers with a foundation for using specific spatial technologies in their classroom. The workshop includes both guided practice in technology use and exploration of strategies for classroom implementation. Multi-day workshops can be held on consecutive days or spread out over a longer period of time to allow time for assignments or further individual practice.

One and Two Week Training Institutes
Typically held in the summer, these institutes provide teachers with an opportunity for in-depth training, practice, and support. Teachers learn to create their own curriculum-specific lessons and projects.

Peer Mentoring and Coaching
This format is an excellent way to follow up and support teachers after hands-on training. It can be incorporated into multi-day professional development plans or initiated during the school year following a summer training institute.

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