Integrating GIS into K12 Education in Tennessee – Where Are We Now?
The core of educational reform is viewed as strengthening academic achievement. Subjects that are not directly tied to this task are often overlooked, underfunded or dismissed entirely. The benefit of integrating GIS into K-12 classrooms has been researched for a number of years, with most studies having positive results. However, to move GIS into a position of recognition as a viable and worthy educational tool there needs to be indication of academic achievement and interdisciplinary value. Research Assistant Professor Janey Camp presented her speech “Integrating GIS into K12 Education in Tennessee – Where Are We Now?” on Nov.19 2014, the 13th Annual Middle Regional TNGIC Forum On Geographic Information Systems, sponsored by TNGIC & Rutherford County.