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Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day) (international times here)
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PBS Teachers and Classroom 2.0 are delighted to have education technology experts join us to present ideas for teaching with Ken Burns’s newest series, "The National Parks: America’s Best Idea." The film traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, and stunning cinematography, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction.
During the webinar, GIS educators Kathryn Keranen and Lyn Malone will illustrate the use of ArcGIS, a free, downloadable, 2D/3D geo-exploration & presentation tool, in teaching about the national parks. Leslie Rule, a producer at KQED, will share resources to help teachers implement place-based digital storytelling lessons. Participants will also have an opportunity to watch clips from the film and learn about the full array of educational resources available on "The National Parks" website.
About Our Guest Speakers
Kathryn Keranen, a retired teacher, was instrumental in introducing GPS, GIS, and Remote Sensing into the geosystems curriculum in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Lyn Malone, a former high school and middle school teacher, is an educational consultant specializing in the classroom application of geospatial technologies such as GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing. Lyn pioneered the educational use of these technologies in her own classroom and has been widely recognized for the success of those early initiatives.
Producer, Center for Community Media, KQED
Leslie Rule runs KQED’s new Center for Community Media in San Francisco, working in the fields of Education and Community Outreach.