GIS Training Opportunity

As many of you know the WVDE has a license for the ESRI GIS/ARCVIEW software to use in every classroom in the state.  We will be holding a one day session for beginners on March 9, 2013.  We will be featuring both the software and the online version.

This will be a one day session that will not start until 9AM, so we will not be providing travel reimbursements or overnight accommodations.  However, we will provide breakfast, afternoon snack, and lunch as well as a $200.00 Stipend for your completion of the workshop which includes the completion of a 1 page lesson plan.

If you are interested in attending this training please complete the application on the link at the bottom of the page.  I look forward to seeing you and please try and take advantage of this amazing program.

Geographic inquiry and geographic information system (GIS) technology are important tools that help educators, students, and their institutions answer personal and community questions with local to global implications.

Today, more and more schools are including GIS in their curricula to help their students gain valuable background knowledge and skills with which to face global challenges.

Please register early only 40 participants will be chosen.  The participant breakdown is as follows:

  • ·         8 Elementary and/or Secondary Language Arts Teachers
  • ·         8 CTE Teachers
  • ·         8 Secondary Math Teachers
  • ·         8 secondary Science Teachers
  • ·         8 Secondary Social Studies Teachers
  • ·         Teachers of Special Education are encouraged to apply; please select one of the areas above that most represents your daily work schedule.


Registering does not mean you will be registered since we only have so few slots for each content area.  We will create a waiting list because many times people drop at the last moment. If certain content areas are not filled, those slots will be filled by others.

Participants will be notified of their attendance by February 8, 2013.  If we have a large interest we will offer additional trainings either in late spring or early summer.

Click here to register:

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If you have questions please direct them directly to Joey Wiseman, the social studies coordinator at


Joey Wiseman                 

Robert “Joey” Wiseman Jr.

Social Studies Coordinator

Office of Instruction