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GeoMentor Case Study:

Joseph Kerski

City/State of School, School District, or Group: Denver Colorado

Grade level of students you or your educator collaborator work/worked with: Grades 4 - 8 and their parents, guardians, family members.

Subject/topic of class/group you assisted your collaborator with: Moderating the state geography bee.

Approximately how many students were engaged in GIS activities through this collaboration: 100 students + 250 family members and friends.

How did you connect with your collaborator? I participate every year.

Describe your collaboration process. I read questions, talk with the students and their families about geography and GIS as a career and a way of looking at the world.

Describe the tasks you assisted your collaborator with. Read questions, judge answers, support geography.

What available resources, if any, did you use or help your collaborator use to implement GIS in K-12 education? National Geographic Bee questions; some career materials and map books from Esri.

What did you gain from the experience? What do you think your educator collaborator and/or the students gained? Enthusiasm for geography! Encouragement because these students are wonderful - enthusiastic, lifelong learners, knowledgeable.

If your GeoMentoring engagement activities were documented through a classroom blog, school website, group’s social media post, newspaper or other media, please provide the websites of those posts. http://www.nationalgeographic.org/bee
My twitter account http://twitter.com/josephkerski

Questions? Email geomentors@aag.org.