Geographic Information System training workshops for teachers and students

There will be free Geographic Information System training workshops for teachers and students at Iao Intermediate School on Monday and Tuesday.

Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology will be partnering with global industry leader Environmental Systems Research Institute to bring the science and capabilities of GIS mapping software into local K-12 schools.

Charlie Fitzpatrick, ESRI K-12 education manager, will share his geospatial expertise to help participants visualize and interpret geographic data, as well as relationships and patterns that can transform and improve communities. The software tool can be integrated into every subject matter, according to a news release.

“For teachers especially, this software workshop will be invaluable to utilize and integrate geospatial technologies in the classroom – the true power is in the analysis of your data, and then making informed decisions for your community,” said Isla Young, WIT STEM program director. “A big mahalo to ESRI for facilitating this outstanding learning experience on each island at no charge to participants.”

The teacher workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in Building J-204. The student workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in Building J-204.

Workshop openings are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required.

For more information, go to the workshop section at womenintech.com: www.womenintech.com/category/workshops.

For more information, contact Young at isla@medb.org or 250-2888.