Mr. Marc Gonzales

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Mr. Marc Gonzales

This is my 3rd year teaching at Hahnville and 13th overall.  I have previously taught at Morgan City and Thibodaux high schools.  I am teaching Quest for Success (QFS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) this year.  

  • 1st Period- Quest for Success

    2nd Period- Conference

    3rd Period- Geographic Information Systems

    4th Period- Quest for Success

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Class Information

    Hahnville GIS Students!

     It was great meeting you all virtually this morning over our Zoom call! This semester is definitely a new way of learning but we are excited to walk through this with you. As I mentioned, the GIS course will be a challenge and very rewarding, we hope you will enjoy it!  We will be with you every step of the way to assist in walking you all through and answering any questions you have through your teacher, Mr. Gonzales.

     To help get you set up for your GIS Course this semester, Mr. Gonzales and I will be providing you with important information below:

     Course Info

    Your GIS Course is being provided through the platform ArcGIS Online and supported with your physical textbook titled GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook by Kristen Kurland and Will Gorr.

     Course Schedule

    The Fall 2020 GIS Course schedule has been attached (GIS Entry Level Course Overview.pdf)  for reference which provides assignments, the mid-term date, and proposed Certification Exam review and test date.  Your Certification Exam date will be confirmed as soon as it is scheduled with the testing agency, AEST.ag.

     Your ArcGIS Online (AGOL) Account

    You will have your own login and password to ArcGIS Online that Mr. Gonzales will be providing you. The first time you log in, it will automatically prompt you to create a new password (make a note of it!). The GIS Entry Level Course sits in ArcGIS Online, Groups: 1 GIS Entry Level Course.  Go to arcgis.com to login and access all course material, resources, lectures, videos, vocabulary, etc.  This is where you will turn in all Assignments to be graded/regraded.  Everything for the course resides here. 

     Weekly Assignments

    Each week, we will cover 1 Chapter (see Modules in AGOL Groups) with that week’s Assignment due by Saturday at 11:59 pm CST. Each Module in ArcGIS Online has that Module’s due date in its title for easy reference.  Once you are in the Groups, click on Content tab to see all the Modules for the course.

     Tutorial to StoryMaps

    We will be starting off our GIS Course today with StoryMaps – an amazing tool that you will find very helpful and fun to use!  Click here for a step-by-step Story Map Tutorial Online Video.  The full lesson for this can be found in Module 1.  This week you need to read 01 GIS Entry Level Course (Description),  01 Introduction to GIS Syllabus, and Module 1.  It sounds like a lot but it is the Course Description, Syllabus and Module which includes the StoryMap Lesson. 

     Weekly Zoom Link

    Each week, we will use the Zoom link below for every class this semester:  

    https://zoom.us/j/98388393973?pwd=aXlJMEJtRDFSblM3cHNXYTh0TVRaUT09

    Meeting ID: 983 8839 3973

    Passcode: gis123

     Support

    Throughout each week, you will have time to ask questions to Mr. Gonzales and, also, to me and my team should you need any help throughout your semester.

     We are excited to work with you, challenge you and help teach you, alongside Mr. Gonzales, this semester throughout your GIS Course. If you have questions or need assistance at any time, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Gonzales and we will support you with any needs you have.

    Introduction to GIS Syllabus

    Marc Gonzales

    3rd Period

    Conference Period- 2nd 

    email: mgonzales@stcharles.k12.la.us


    Course Description

    This course introduces the concepts and components of a geographic information system (GIS). It also teaches the essential skills of operating a functional GIS through the use of ArcGIS software package. By completing this course, students will understand the operational processes of spatial data acquisition, metadata development, geodatabase design, spatial query and display, spatial analysis and modeling, preliminary GIS application development, cartographic mapping and dynamic visualization, and GIS implementation basics.  GIS technology has broad applications in natural and social sciences, humanities, environmental studies, engineering, and management. Examples include wildlife habitat study, urban and regional planning, contagious disease monitoring, agriculture and forestry, environmental quality assessment, emergency management, transportation planning, consumer and competitor analysis, and many more. 

    Textbook
    GIS Tutorial Basic Workbook Level 1
    Authors Wilpen L. Gorr, Kristen S. Kurland


    Course Summary

    Module 1- Introduction and Story Maps

    Module 2- Basic GIS Desktop

    Module 3- Map Design

    Module 4- GIS Outputs and Historic Walking Tour

    Module 5- Geodatabases

    Module 6- Spatial Data and Raster project

    Module 7- Digitizing and Parcel Data project

    Module 8- Mid-term exam and project

    Module 9- Geocoding and Lessons learned from the flood activity

    Module 10- Geoprocessing and Model Builder Project

    Module 11- Spatial Analyst

    Module 12- 3D Analyst and Project

    Module 13- Spatial Analyst and Urban Planning Project

    Module 14- Final Project and final exam

    Note- For those in a 4x4 block, each module should be completed in a week and each project should be completed in 1-2 days.  Some flexibility has been built into the course to allow for exam weeks, state testing, and special school programs.


    Grading

    Students will be given at least 1 grade each week.  Assignments will consist of the following:

    1. Chapter Modules (Formative)

    2. Vocabulary Quizzes (Formative)

    3. Chapter Assignments (Summative)

    4. Mid-Term (Summative)

    5. Final Exam (Summative)

    6. Certification Test

    Students must pass the class with at least 70% in order to be eligible for the certification test.  The student must score at least 50% to earn the GIS Certification.  All work will be turned into the appropriate folder on the website.  In order to submit work that is to be graded, you will create a folder on http://lagis12.maps.arcgis.com under my content.  In order to add a folder, click the word new next to the folder on the left-hand side of the page.  This will open a display box where you will title the folder.  You will create the following folders:

    Modules for each Chapter- ex. Chapter 1 Modules

    Assignments for each Chapter- ex. Chapter 1 Assignments

    Semester 1 projects

    Semester 2 projects

    All graded assignments should be saved in the graded work folder while maps created but not graded will be saved in the maps folder.

    ***When completing projects, be mindful that we use metadata (meaning your data needs data to support its accuracy).  As to this, you must cite your sources for all information used.

    As you create maps, be sure to keep an electronic copy in your file as well as print a hard copy.  These hard copies will be submitted at the end of each semester.  For directions on printing maps, please read the following:

    http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/map/working-with-arcmap/printing-a-map-in-arcmap.htm


    Grading Scale:

    A 93-100

    B 85-92

    C 75-84

    D 67-74

    F 0-66

     

    Attendance Policy/Make-Up Work Policy:

    According to the attendance policy for St. Charles Parish, students are only allowed to miss 5 days in a full credit course (full year class) and 2.5 days in a half credit course (half year class). COME TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY!!

    According to the make-up work policy, each teacher will have the discretion of assigning make-up work/tests dates for the student when the student returns to school due to an absence. The absence(s) must be excused for work to be made up. 

    For my Quest for Success class, students get 3 days to turn in make-up work. 

     

    Classroom Rules & Expectations:

    Be on time, on task & prepared to learn EVERYDAY.

    Respect the teacher, the classroom, other students and yourself.

    Be responsible for your OWN learning.

    Clean up after yourself and your peers. ONLY Small candy if given by teacher and water will be allowed in class; however, no food or drink will be allowed out when chrome books are being used. 

    (If students begin leaving trash in class, this will end.)

    Keep all personal electronics PUT AWAY. Phones and headphones are not allowed during class. Phones are only allowed during lunch in the cafeteria and commons area. 

    Cell Phone:

    2nd time - confiscate and keep 5 days

    3rd time- confiscate and keep 10 days

    4th time- confiscate device, suspension (3days)- student loses privilege to have at school

    5th time- confiscate device, suspension (3days)- device is returned at the end of school year


    Consequences & Rewards:

    CONSEQUENCES

    1. Student/Teacher Conference- verbal warning

    2. Student/Teacher Conference- Phone call home to parents/guardians

    3. Student/Teacher Conference- Phone call home & lunch detention

    4. Student/Teacher Conference- Phone call home & referral


    GIS

    Syllabus Contract

    Coach Gonzales


    I have read, reviewed, and I understand the classroom policies and procedures.

    I have read, reviewed, and I understand the course grading system.

    I have read, reviewed, and I understand the course rules and expectations.

    Course Overview can be found at https://classroom.google.com/w/MzM4NjA1NzI2NDla/t/all

     

  • HAHNVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

    Quest For Success COURSE SYLLABUS

    Teacher: Coach Marc Gonzales E-mail: mgonzales@stcharles.k12.la.us

    Room #:  D-84    Phone #: (985) 758-7537

    Planning Period: 2nd period

    Course Description:

    This course is to:

    • develop essential 21st century workforce skills- the ability to communicate, collaborate, and lead.
    • Explore new and exciting careers and industry sectors
    • Learn about yourselves and your interests to successfully navigate high school, postsecondary education, and career pathways.

    Course Objectives:

    Louisiana State Education for Careers Course Content Standards and Benchmarks 

    • Applied Knowledge (academic, critical thinking, and career related technical skills
    • Relational Skills and Personal Attributes (e.g., interpersonal skills like teamwork, customer service, exercising responsibility)
    • Executive and Communication skills (e.g., technology skills, systems thinking, information use, resource management)
    • Career Navigation skills
    • Postsecondary Transitions Knowledge and skills
    • Financial Literacy (e.g., personal financial management, and planning for postsecondary education)
    • Civil Engagement (e.g., personal responsibility, service to the community, leadership, appropriate, and ethical use of technology)

    Supply List:   **cheap-Earbuds/Headphones for online videos

    • Class Requirements:

    Course Outline:

    This Course is made up of 8 units.

    How I Learn and Lead, Effective Teams (Collaboration), Solving Problems Creatively, Digital Citizenship, Superheroes in the Community, Managing Money to meet my Goals, Navigating My Career Path, Looking Forward

    Course Assignments/Grading Policies: 

    • Formative Grades (40%)- Bellwork, Notes, Quizzes, Small Projects, and any other in-class assignments
    • Summative Grades (60%)- Large Projects, and Portfolio Inserts 

     

    Grading Scale:

    A 93-100

    B 85-92

    C 75-84

    D 67-74

    F 0-66

     

    Attendance Policy/Make-Up Work Policy:

    • According to the attendance policy for St. Charles Parish, students are only allowed to miss 5 days in a full credit course (full year class) and 2.5 days in a half credit course (half year class). COME TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY!!
    • According to the make-up work policy, each teacher will have the discretion of assigning make-up work/tests dates for the student when the student returns to school due to an absence. The absence(s) must be excused for work to be made up. 
    • For my Quest for Success class, students get 3 days to turn in make-up work. 

    Classroom Rules & Expectations:

    Be on time, on task & prepared to learn EVERYDAY.

    1. Respect the teacher, the classroom, other students and yourself.
    2. Be responsible for your OWN learning.
    3. Clean up after yourself and your peers. ONLY Small candy if given by teacher and water will be allowed in class; however, no food or drink will be allowed out when chromebooks are being used. 

         (If students begin leaving trash in class, this will end.)

    1. Keep all personal electronics PUT AWAY. Phones and headphones are not allowed during class. Phones are only allowed during lunch in the cafeteria and commons area. 
    2. Cell Phone:

    2nd time - confiscate and keep 5 days

    3rd time- confiscate and keep 10 days

    4th time- confiscate device, suspension (3days)- student loses privilege to have at school

    5th time- confiscate device, suspension (3days)- device is returned at the end of school year

     

    Consequences & Rewards:

    CONSEQUENCES

    1. Student/Teacher Conference- verbal warning
    2. Student/Teacher Conference- Phone call home to parents/guardians
    3. Student/Teacher Conference- Phone call home & lunch detention
    4. Student/Teacher Conference- Phone call home & referral

     

    QUEST FOR SUCCESS

    Syllabus Contract

    Coach Gonzales