Summer workshop on teaching with geospatial technologies

If you are a middle or high school teacher in the Bethlehem, Allentown, or Kutztown school districts, you are invited to attend a workshop this summer on teaching with geospatial tools held at Lehigh University. You will be PAID for your participation in this workshop, but space is limited.


What: A three-day sequence of face-to-face sessions, taking place between June 27 and August 15, with online work in between. Topics covered will include teaching with free, online tools: ArcGIS Online and Story Maps. Other technologies, such as Google Earth and Google Maps, will be included as needed. Learn how to use the technologies, how to build maps and story maps, and how to integrate these tools into your classroom instruction.


  • Opening session: Thursday, June 27, 9 am to 3 pm
  • Attend at least one lab session
    • Tuesday, July 16, 2 pm to 5 pm
    • Thursday, July 18, 9 am to 12 pm
    • Monday, July 22, 9 am to 12 pm
    • Wednesday, July 24, 2 pm to 5 pm
  • Closing session: Thursday, August 15, 2 pm to 5 pm

Where: Iacocca Hall, Lehigh University Mountaintop campus


  • This workshop is being presented by Tom Hammond (Lehigh University), Shannon Salter (Allentown School District), and Lisa Draper (Bethlehem Area School District).
  • We have space for 18 teachers (middle school or high school level) from Allentown, Bethlehem, or Kutztown. Participating teachers from these districts will be paid $1000 upon completion of their final projects in August.

How: Interested teachers should fill out our INQUIRY FORM. If you have questions, please contact Tom Hammond: hammond[at]

What to bring

  • Ideas for teaching with maps and datasets in your middle or high school classroom!
  • A laptop. We will provide guest log-ins for Lehigh’s network
  • Beverages. Food will provided (lunch on the full day, snacks all days).



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