What is POD?

What is it?

  • Highly effective, nationally-recognized professional learning program 
  • Learn to teach science and social studies with ArcGIS Online
  • Free for thirty secondary (grades 6-12) science and social studies teachers from Four Corners region 
  • Seeking teachers from underserved areas 
  • Teams encouraged to apply and attend together

Do YOU want to…

  • Increase understanding of Geospatial Inquiry in your classroom?
  • Increase confidence and skills for facilitating Geospatial Inquiry with students?
  • Identify opportunities to implement Geospatial Inquiry to enhance student learning of key disciplinary concepts?
  • Increase awareness of careers that could inspire students to enter STEM fields?

Then POD Professional Learning Courses are perfect for you!

Geospatial Inquiry

Use ArcGIS Online to make sense of patterns and relationships in data to explain phenomena, make decisions about complex issues, and effectively communicate using maps and visualizations of data as evidence to support arguments. Reflect on the learning experience to consider implications for instruction.

  • 22 hours
  • June 1 – July 5

Designing a Geospatial Inquiry

Apply the knowledge, skills and resources learned in Geospatial Inquiry to design technology-enhanced, standards based, learner-centered lessons that enhance something you already teach.

  • 8 hours
  • June 1 – 5
  • July 5 – 30

Pedagogical Moves to Promote Geospatial Inquiry

Learn to support students as they engage in Geospatial Inquiry through academically productive talk, questioning, and scaffolding of skills and knowledge.

  • 4 hours
  • July 5 – July 30

Implications for Teaching with Geospatial Inquiry

Consider implications of teaching with Geospatial Inquiry in your unique context. Explore the critical role of assessment and frequent learner feedback by examining student work, anticipate potential barriers, and identify solutions you can implement to ensure success.

  • 4 hours
  • July 5 – July 30