It’s almost time to launch our first online cohort of students in our School of Education’s program in Spatial Literacy for Educators. This term’s first class, EDUC 617 – GIS & Mapping as Instructional Tools – will be taught by Kristi Alvarez. It’s the most geography and GIS focused of the four courses. My contribution to the program, EDUC 616 – Foundations of Spatial Thinking – will be offered in Winter Term this year (starting in January 2012). Though I am the guest speaker for the first week of Kristi’s class! The other two courses involve curriculum development and assessment.