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The National Center for Rural Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Outreach brings together James Madison University's (JMU) long-standing focus on teacher education with educators in rural settings across the United States. The initial emphasis of the Center will be on helping teachers and students use geospatial technologies, such as geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and remote sensing, to help build their spatial reasoning and content knowledge in STEM areas.

The Center sponsored a workshop this summer at JMU from 17 to 28 July. 2006, bringing together rural educators for a two-week seminar on using geospatial technologies in the classroom. You can get more information by clicking the Summer Workshop link.

Center News

With thanks to Alex Simek, the curriculum page has been translated to Czech Read the Czech Translation

With thanks to Albert Ward, the curriculum page has been translated to Bulgarian.  Read the Bulgarian Translation

With thanks to Kate Bondareva, the curriculum page has been translated to French. Read the French Translation

4th National Summit on GIS in Education.  This Summit will take place on June 30 and July 1 2012 and we'll also offer two preconference workshops.  Please consider coming and sharing your experience with the use of geospatial technologies in education. 

3rd National Summit on GIS in Education Go to the Agenda page for access to presentations from the third conference.

2nd National Summit on GIS in Education Go to the Agenda page for access to presentations from the second conference.

1st National Summit on GIS in Education. Go to the Agenda page for  access to presentations from the first conference.