High-tech High School’s Geography Curriculum Introduces Students to the Power of Geospatial Technology

Organization: Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI)
Industry: Education

Due in part to its advantageous location in Canada’s Technology Triangle, Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) has built a strong geography program that introduces students to geographic information systems (GIS) technology starting in grade nine. Tools and technologies that are now commonplace in high school classrooms were available to students earlier at this public school, enabling the teaching staff to develop a time-tested, experiential curriculum that now serves as a model for other schools to follow. Upon graduation, students who specialize in GIS have developed strong critical-thinking and analysis skills along with solid university-level technical skills and real-world GIS work.

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