iGETT-RS APPLICATION FORM (PDF / WORD)
Remote Sensing: What’s it all about?
How can I learn to use it with my students?
Here’s an opportunity!!
> to have the technical & scientific support and the resources needed to teach remote sensing, and
> to become part of the iGETT Community of Practice.
Integrated Geospatial Education and
Technology Training - Remote Sensing (iGETT-Remote Sensing)
What is iGETT-Remote Sensing?
iGETT: Remote Sensing was recently funded with a grant from the National Science Foundation to the National Council for Geographic Education, in collaboration with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the US Geological Survey Landsat Project, and the GeoTech Center. (DUE ATE # 1205069). The project offers 18 months of professional development that will enable Geographic Information Systems (GIS) instructors to integrate remote sensing data and concepts in ways that support workforce needs. iGETT-Remote Sensing builds on the success of the first iGETT project (2007–2012), and iGETT-Remote Sensing participants will join an active Community of Practice established during that time.
The 36 iGETT-Remote Sensing educators will be divided into two cohorts, with Cohort 1 participating from February 2013 through July 2014 and Cohort 2 from February 2014 through July 2015.
Each cohort will participate in two Summer Institutes. Members of Cohort 1 will have their first summer institute June 18 to June 27, 2013. The 2014 and 2015 institutes will also begin in mid-June.
All participants will receive additional instruction, mentoring and guidance throughout the project through webinars and personal interaction. They will gain foundational knowledge of remote sensing and will learn to identify, download, analyze, and integrate federal land remote sensing data (such as Landsat, MODIS, and ASTER) with GIS to solve practical problems. Topical applications include agriculture, biodiversity, climate change, disaster management, environmental science, forestry, urban planning, and water management.
iGETT- Remote Sensing exercises and training resources will be based on skills and competencies that are aligned with geospatial technology industry needs, as identified in the Remote Sensing Model Course developed by the NSF-funded GeoTech Center (geotechcenter.org). Training materials, case studies, and lab exercises will be publicly available on the iGETT- Remote Sensing web site for the benefit of all educators.
iGETT- Remote Sensing is a multi-year collaboration by the National Council for Geographic Education, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the US Geological Survey (USGS) Land Remote Sensing Program, and the GeoTech Center. Faculty interested in submitting an application will benefit from visiting the iGETT website at: http://igett.delmar.edu.
Who may apply? What college resources and support are required?
Faculty who currently teach GIS at US high schools, two-year colleges, and universities are eligible to participate in iGETT- Remote Sensing. Priority will be given to applicants from two-year colleges (28 participants) and from high schools (4 participants) and universities (4 participants) interested in developing career pipelines that include two-year colleges.
Each applicant must:
- submit a completed application form, accompanied by a letter from a department chair or college administrator agreeing to support program innovations based on iGETT- Remote Sensing participation and to cover travel costs to the two Summer Institutes. Applicants whose institutions cannot provide travel funds are welcome to seek other funding or to cover travel costs themselves.
- have access to computer laboratories that can support GIS and remote sensing instruction.
- be currently teaching GIS and be able to use ArcGIS 9 or later (See Application Form.)
iGETT- Remote Sensing will offer each participant :
• two Summer Institutes with housing at a local hotel (two persons per two-bedroom/two-bathroom suite). Each cohort will participate in an eight-day institute during their first summer, and their work with the iGETT-Remote Sensing will culminate in a five-day institute during their second summer. The first institute will focus on remote sensing basics, data access, image processing techniques, and vector manipulation methods; integration of GIS and remote sensing; using the Alta II reflectance spectrometer for investigations of reflected light; and related Global Positioning Systems (GPS) applications. The second institute will provide additional instruction and also focus on program applications at the home institutions. Cohort 1will have its first Summer Institute at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), in Sioux Falls, SD and the second at EROS or at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Cohort 2 will have its first Summer Institute at EROS and the second at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
• mentoring and technical support as participants develop lab exercises, course modules and/or new courses and outreach initiatives. Remote sensing scientists, graduates of the first iGETT project, and project staff will be available by e-mail, phone, and web-conferencing throughout the life of the project.
• remote sensing analysis software and GIS software through the 18-month term of each cohort’s participation: 25-seat laboratory licenses for ENVI, ArcGIS, ArcInfo, Spatial and 3D Analysis extensions , with low fees for maintaining the software beyond the time of the project.
• an Alta® II reflectance spectrometer
• stipends: $900 for successful completion of the two Summer Institutes and $400 during the intervening academic year for delivering case studies and lab exercises and for fully participating in web-seminars.
• reimbursement of up to $100 for outreach activities related to meeting workforce needs in their localities.
- opportunities to compete for one of four competitive travel awards of up to $1,300 each to make presentations about their program innovations at national or regional professional meetings.
• take (or test out of) the Esri on-line GIS refresher course and review the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing tutorial: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing prior to the first Summer Institute
• classroom-test an iGETT exercise and submit a formal review of the exercise according to a template provided by iGETT staff
• develop a three-hour lab exercise keyed to workforce needs that can be met by integrating GIS and federal remote sensing data, to be disseminated on the iGETT website
• collaborate with staff and other participants on matrices that key their lab exercises to national geospatial skill standards
• participate in web-based seminars during the academic years, focused on the lab exercises and on module/course development that can meet workforce needs
• share ideas for replicable pipeline initiatives that support high school to two-year and four-year college geospatial education.
Project staff are available to answer questions:
Osa Brand, National Council for Geographic Education: 703-201-6039; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeannie Allen, Sigma Space Corp. at NASA: 240-460-0946; Jeannette.E.Allen@nasa.gov
Chris Cruz, Park Management, West Valley College: 408-741-2622; email@example.com
Rachel Headley, Landsat Project, U.S. Geological Survey: 605-594-6118; firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Johnson, GeoTech Center: 909-583-3806; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
iGETT-RS APPLICATION FORM (PDF / WORD)