About POD

“POD is a professional development program that enables secondary teachers to increase students’ content knowledge, 21st Century Skills and awareness of geospatial technology careers through Geospatial Inquiry and data analysis.

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“The big GIS projects that we do . . .  empower students. They use it to suggest policy change on our campus. Last year [students] told the district ‘we’re going to reduce your energy consumption by 20%.’ The district laughed and said, ‘try for 2%.’ They got 14% . . .  now [energy conservation policies are] implemented at all the campuses . . . We were recognized as a green ribbon school for their efforts; we are currently the only green ribbon school in the state of Arizona.” – Shane Bycott, Skyline High School in Mesa, AZ

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