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ABSTRACT

Jishin, Kaminari, Kaji, Oyaji : From Port-au-Prince to Le Grand Paris 2050: Merging GIS with 3D Models to Re-envision Sustainability Although a well-known Japanese proverb sets forth four things that we tend to fear: Jishin (Earthquake), Kaminari (Thunder), Kaji (Fire) and Oyaji (father and society) , todays Japan continually draws on a range of old and new tools to proactively address these factors. How might we use technology 2.0 (GIS and Skype), math and science to help bilingual learners re-envision varied natural catastrophes as problem solving opportunities that might move us towards a more sustainable future? Drawing on four case studies: Jishin (Port-au-Prince Earthquake), Kaminari (Hurricanes Katrina and Ike), Kaji (Guatemalas Pacaya and Icelands Katla Volcanos) and Oyaji (Le Grand Paris 2050), this RTI and IB-aligned make-and-take workshop helps participants merge 3D layers visible through Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) into hands-on, foldable, sustainability books for proactively visualizing design variables (networks, demographies and habitats) with future sustainability in mind. After actively introducing GIS, presenters help participants build student-friendly, Japanese-designed simulations of earthquake, thunder, volcano and urban renewal to see layers in sustainability problem solving. Participants see how our students used these tools to examine cases with cohort classrooms across the globe. GIS-based visual problem solving readily connects culture and eco-geography with Singapore, TIMSS and other math/science methods, and GIS reinforces effective literacy and numeracy approaches for both multilingual and special needs learners. Resources are presented in French, Spanish and Japanese, and take-home tools will be provided. Languages of presentation: English, French, Spanish and Japanese, GIS (vector and raster analyses), Skype and Web 2.0.

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Jishin, Kaminari, Kaji, Oyaji : From Port-au-Prince to Le Grand Paris 2050: Using GIS to Re-envision Sustainability_____________________________
B. NAME OF PRESENTER (First, Last) ORGANIZATION (do not abbreviate) CITY, STATE 1. Camille Jones, Bilingual Teacher, Former Math Specialist, MacGregor ES & MacGregor IB Prep Program, Houston ISD_____________________ 2. Dr. G. Johnson, ESL and Math Lead Teacher, MacGregor Elementary, Houston ISD 3. Rosa Woodfork, Former Curriculum Coordinator and Third Grade ESL Teacher, Briarmeadow Charter School, Houston ISD _________________________________________ _______________________________________ IF APPLYING A FOR 2-HOUR SESSION, YOU MAY LIST UP TO 2 MORE PRESENTERS; MAXIMUM OF 5 PRESENTERS 4. _________________________________________ _______________________________________ 5. _________________________________________ _______________________________________ NOTE: NABE DOES NOT WAIVE REGISTRATION FEES FOR PRESENTERS. AS A CONDITION OF ACCEPTANCE, ALL SESSION PRESENTERS MUST REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE AND MUST BE AVAILABLE TO PRESENT ON ANY DAY OF THE CONFERENCE. SESSIONS WILL BE SCHEDULED TO BEST ACCOMMODATE ATTENDEES AND THEREFORE SPECIAL SCHEDULING REQUESTS FOR PRESENTERS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED. C. DESCRIPTION 50-WORD DESCRIPTION FOR PUBLICATION IN THE PROGRAM: (MUST BE TYPED OR WRITTEN IN MANUSCRIPT. DESCRIPTIONS LONGER THAN 50 WORDS WILL BE EDITED PLEASE USE PRESENT TENSE) ______________________________________________________________________________________

Jishin, Kaminari, Kaji, Oyaji : From Port-au-Prince to Le Grand Paris 2050: Merging GIS with 3D Models to Re-envision Sustainability Drawing on four recent case studies: Jishin (Port-au-Prince Earthquake), Kaminari (Hurricanes Katrina and Ike), Kaji (Guatemalas Pacaya and Icelands Katla Volcanos) and Oyaji (Le Grand Paris 2050), workshop participants use 3D layers from Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) to make hands-on, foldable, sustainability books that help students visualize and solve design variables (networks, demographies and habitats) affecting natural disasters, with future sustainability in mind.
D. PLACE AN X BEFORE THE TYPE OF PRESENTATION SUBMITTED: [ ] DESCRIPTIVE REPORT (45 minutes) [ X] DEMONSTRATION (75 minutes) [ ] RESEARCH PAPER (45 minutes) [ ] SYMPOSIUM (2 hours) [ ] WORKSHOP (2 hours) E. LANGUAGE(S) OF PRESENTATION: English, French, Spanish and

Japanese, GIS (vector

and raster analyses), Skype and Web 2.0

F. LANGUAGE GROUP(S) COVERED IN THE PRESENTATION: [ ] All Language Groups [X ] Some Language Groups (specify): French, Spanish, Japanese, and English and Technology (GIS) Geographic information Systems_______________________ [ ] One Language Groups (specify): __________________________________________________________________________

G. GRADE (check ONE): [ ] Pre-K [ ] Pre-K - 2 [X ] Elementary [ X ] Secondary [X ] College [ X ] Adult [ X ] All H. PRESENTATION CLASSIFICATION TOPIC (check ONE): [X] Research [ ] Art/Music [X] Assessment/Evaluation [X] Dual Language [ ] Early Childhood [X] Education Reform [X] ESL [X] Gifted/Talented Students [X] Literacy [X] Math [X] Parental/Family Involvement [ ] Personnel Preparation [X] Program Design [X] Science [X] Social Studies [X] Special Education [X] Other (specify): __IB_____________ I. SESSION SPONSOR (Check if any apply): [ ] NABE SIG (Name of SIG and Chairperson): ____________________________________ [ ] NABE 2011 Exhibitor [ ] NABE 2011 Sponsor (Name of Company and Contact Person): _________________________________________ J. AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT ORDER: All rooms will be equipped with an overhead projector and screen and one corded microphone at no cost. If you need to use a computer as part of your presentation, you must bring one or personally make arrangements to rent one. Presenters will be responsible for the costs and arrangements for any other equipment needed for their session (s). NABE will not be handling audio-visual equipment orders. A conference vendor for such equipment will be enlisted but has not been selected. We will provide contact information for this vendor in notification letters for accepted proposals. K. CONTACT PERSON (Mailing address of presenter to whom all correspondence should be sent): Print telephone number where you can be reached during the summer months. First name: __Camille_____ Last name: __JONES____________________________ Affiliation: ___Bilingual Teacher and Japanese-Spanish, French-Spanish IB Prep Teacher, MacGregor Elementary, Houston ISD_________________________ Street: 4620 Beechnut St Apt 203WC____________________________________________ City: _Houston______________ State: _Texas _____ Zip: __77096__________________ Work Telephone: (713) 942-1990_____ Home Telephone: (713) 660-9658 Fax: (713 )__942-1993__________ E-mail: inalco@aol.com________________

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