2020 Census: Geographic Perspectives for Teaching and Learning

Type: Panel
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Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Balcony A, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Rebecca Theobald


The decennial census will affect multiple facets of research, teaching, and service for geographers throughout the United States. This panel session will explore resources supporting educational activities for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary classrooms in preparation for the 2020 Census in April. Topics include an overview of what the Census Bureau does the other nine years, historical and international perspectives, a day in the life of a Census Bureau geographer, as well as understanding and using geography tools, such as Census Data Mapper and Census Flows Mapper and geospatial technology lessons. Audience members will be encouraged to share their approaches to teaching about the process and importance of the Census.


Type Details Minutes
Introduction Rebecca Theobald University of Colorado Colorado Springs 15
Panelist Michael Ratcliffe U.S. Bureau Of the Census 15
Panelist Joseph Kerski Esri 15
Panelist Anita Palmer GISetc 15
Panelist Charles Regan National Council for Geographic Education 15

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