VA Fitness meets Geography and other Education GIS News

Roanoke County's Glen Cove Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders wear pedometers to participate in the "One Step at a Time" program which incorporates the state's Standards of Learning and rols in geography, phy ed and math. P.E. teacher Bill Pratt designed it.

There also is a U.S. geography component to the program. The pupils use their classroom mileage totals to take an imaginary trek across the 50 states in an effort to reach capital cities. Students this week used the mapping application on iPod Touch devices to determine the distance between two capitals.

"It is going to take me seven days, eight hours to walk from Topeka, Kansas, to Denver, Colorado," said Daniel Cook, 10.

I'm curious which of the geography ed standards it addresses.


Kate Berry, current associate professor of geography [at U Nevada Reno], has been named director of the Core Curriculum, a newly redesigned, part-time position for which she will assume duties starting Oct. 15. . Berry’s 18-year-history with the University of Nevada, Reno gives her the background necessary to work with faculty to develop and evaluate these required, foundational courses.  

University of Nevada Reno News

Bunker Hill Community College will receive $2.2 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop new jobs skills in IT (Information Technology) for displaced workers, BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced today. The total grant – almost $20 million – was awarded to the National Information, Security, and Geospatial Technology Consortium (NISGTC), which will be housed at Collin College in Texas. All of the members of this national consortium, which includes Bunker Hill Community College and six other community colleges, have National Science Foundation affiliations.

- press release

Published Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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