2008 EAST Summer Seminar

Hawaii Sessions

Monday, July 7

This is…My EAST
by Dan Fields, EAST
Participants will share their experiences and learn from each other in the My EAST session as they continue to grow their programs.

Mapping with the Trimble Juno GPS Receiver
By Malcolm Williamson, CAST
We'll be outside and collecting GPS data with the latest inexpensive receiver from Trimble. Don't worry if you've never used GPS before - we'll walk you through the process. The Juno uses the same TerraSync software that is used on the GeoXM and Recon receivers, so this will be useful even if you don't currently have any Junos in your EAST classroom. Be sure to sign up for "GPS in EAST: Working with Pathfinder Office" as well!

"GPS in EAST: Working with Pathfinder Office"
By Malcolm Williamson, CAST
In this hands-on session, we'll examine all aspects of using GPS except for the actual data collection. Learn how to plan a mission, figure out the best time to collect data, and export the data all the way into ArcGIS. We'll also give you the basic theory behind the Global Positioning System.

Tools for the Classroom
By Jerry Prince
Google and Microsoft have some great organizational tools available. This session will explore some of these tools and what they offer. Best of all, they are free and in some cases integrate into existing programs like Microsoft Office!

What’s New with EAST
By EAST Staff
We are eagerly looking forward to the 2008-2009 school year! We hope you are too. Come hear about our plans for this, EAST’s 13th year.

***Additional session descriptions will be released as they become available.

Tuesday, July 8

Symptoms of a Sick Lab / Program
By Dan Fields and Melissa Gallegos
What are typical symptoms of a sick lab? Is your program sick? Find out how sick and prescriptions to staying healthy. This session will highlight best practices and key program components that require consistent maintenance to keep your program healthy.

The Next 101 Geospatial Things to do
By Malcolm Williamson, CAST
Tired of hearing "geospatial this" and "GIS that", but not knowing how to get your kids interested? Come to this session and you'll pick up so many ideas and resources that your head will spin! This is the follow-up to last year's award-winning breakout session.

Special EAST Projects
By Dan Fields, EAST
While all of the projects in EAST are special, there are those that take on a life of their own and resonate across local and regional boundaries; changing students, programs and schools. What do these projects have in common? How do they affect your program? Come and find out how to get involved.

Competitive Rewards: Growing the Student
By Melanie Ridlon
By involving your students in the various competitions that take place at the EAST Conference, you are continuing to support one of the most valuable of EAST’s philosophies: Growing the Student. One of these competitions is the Founder’s Award. Winning this award last year was exciting for Brookland High School. Hear from the programs’ facilitator, Cindy Whitaker, on the student’s experiences with this competition over the last two years and minor changes to this competition for 2009.

The Power of PR
By Melissa Gallegos, EAST
Folks love to hear stories. Rediscover how to effectively use story-telling as one of your program’s most valuable marketing tools.

***Additional session descriptions will be released as they become available.