Teachers can apply for TwiST conference

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A conference to train educators in Teaching with Spatial Technology — TwiST — will be held June 25-29 at Clark College.

TwiST teaches K-12 educators how to use Geographic Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems in the classroom. These technologies are essential tools for capturing and managing spatial data. Classroom applications can range from resource management to cartography.

The conference is sponsored by the Oregon Institute of Technology, the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology and Cayuga Community College in Auburn, N.Y..

The course costs $500 and includes specialized software, a Garmin GPS receiver and PC cable for downloading data, a 2GB thumb drive, a hand compass and other training materials. The seminar is limited to 24 registrants.

Deadline to apply is May 15. Applications can be found at TwiST. Call 360-254-4905 for more info.