PSU "Diver Deeper Distantly" Water Educators Virtual Summit

October 1, 2020 9:00am to 3:30pm

WHEN: Thu., Oct. 1, 2020
(8:30 AM - 3:30 PM ET)

11:59 a.m.

WHO: Any educators, formal or informal, teaching youth about water.


  • Distance learning needs
  • StoryMaps
  • Aquaponics program virtual tour
  • Networking and sharing

COST: $25 by September 1st. Increases after that date.


The Dive Deeper Distantly: Water Educator Virtual Summit is for anyone who teaches youth about water. Whether in a K-12 classroom, in a nature center or park, or through virtual platforms - water education is critical for helping nurture our future water stewards.

During this unusual time, we are adapting our face-to-face summit so that we can safely continue to highlight best practices in water education. We will be featuring talks on distance learning needs, resources, and adaptations throughout the day.

Registration provides you with access to all of the day's events, which you can choose to attend based on your availability and interests. Sessions will also be recorded and sent to event registrants so they can watch missed sessions at a better time. All registrants will also receive a special conference-in-a-box sent to the address you indicate during registration. In order to receive the conference-in-a-box package by the event date, you must register before September 11, 2020. You will be sent the package if you register after that date, but it may not arrive until after the event.

Credits Available

Certified PA Teachers will earn 5 Act 48 hours if they attend the entire event.

Keynote Speaker

Kathy Carroll
World History Teacher & Social Studies Vertical Team Lead
St. John's Episcopal School

Kathy Carroll's career as an educator spans over 25 years in both public and private schools. She relishes her dual roles as a teacher and a life-long learner. Informed by her Master of Humanities degree and graduate certificate in Digital Public Humanities, Kathy engages students through an interdisciplinary approach by employing multi-media classroom projects and historical field research.

Recently, Esri's StoryMaps Live! program highlighted her as a Featured Storyteller. The team invited her to share her work with the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum to adapt its featured installation, A Right to the City, into a digital exhibit using ArcGIS StoryMaps. In response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Kathy is also using ArcGIS StoryMaps to package meaningful digital learning experiences for her online classroom. Her StoryMaps have been featured on Esri Hubs for COVID-19 Response and Racial Equity.

Kathy has also written curriculum for the American Battle Monuments Commission and the National Cemetery Association and works with local cultural institutions to increase their digital footprint. She currently teaches world history and serves as the social studies vertical team chair at St. John's Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas.

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