Angela Alexander

Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.

  • 5 ways to explore climate change using maps

    5 ways to explore climate change using maps

    Students better understand the global effect of climate change by seeing the places effected.

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  • Nuzhat Parveen: April's GIS Ambassador

    Nuzhat Parveen: April's GIS Ambassador

    Nuzhat Parveen is our April GIS Ambassador of the month! Read about her work with K-12 students in the Greater Toronto Area.

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  • Using Survey123 to engage students in a citizen science geography project

    Using Survey123 to engage students in a citizen science geography project

    Read about how Grade 9 students used GIS to monitor the health of the Don River, learning about the environment from a different angle.

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  • David Parry: March’s GIS Ambassador

    David Parry: March’s GIS Ambassador

    Meet David Parry, our GIS Ambassador of the month! Find out what he’s done to support the use of GIS in K-12 education in Edmonton, Alberta.

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  • Joana Zyberaj: A student shares her GIS journey

    Joana Zyberaj: A student shares her GIS journey

    Find out why a former student of East York Collegiate Institute in Toronto was inspired to study GIS after high school and what she plans next.

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  • Get your students involved in a GIS challenge this year!

    Get your students involved in a GIS challenge this year!

    Find out what competitions are open to students and how they can participate.

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  • Dr Garfield Giff: February’s GIS Ambassador

    Dr Garfield Giff: February’s GIS Ambassador

    Find out how Dr Giff has been promoting the importance of geography and GIS to K-12 schools in the Western Arctic!

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  • Discover the latest Esri Canada K-12 ArcGIS Online resources

    Discover the latest Esri Canada K-12 ArcGIS Online resources

    Explore the latest Esri Canada K-12 ArcGIS Online resources covering topics in math, Indigenous history and introductory GIS that you can use in your teaching today!

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  • Nihal Wijesekera: January’s GIS Ambassador

    Nihal Wijesekera: January’s GIS Ambassador

    Find out how Nihal Wijesekera, January’s GIS Ambassador helped to ignite the geography spark at a school in Williams Lake, British Columbia.

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  • Jonathan Brown: December’s GIS Ambassador

    Jonathan Brown: December’s GIS Ambassador

    Find out how Jonathan Brown, a retired community educator has been supporting teachers and students to learn about GIS and open data in Ontario

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  • What’s New with ArcGIS Online: December 2018

    What’s New with ArcGIS Online: December 2018

    Find out what’s new with ArcGIS Online, including user types, user experience and much more: December 2018

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  • Kim Wallace: A true geography heroine in Canada

    Kim Wallace: A true geography heroine in Canada

    Learn how Kim Wallace, a passionate educator and author, helped strengthen geography education in the province of Ontario and in Canada

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  • GIS Day 2018: A celebration of maps

    GIS Day 2018: A celebration of maps

    Explore K-12 events that occurred in Canada and find out how GIS Ambassadors, professionals, teachers and students celebrated the day of maps.

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  • Halton Catholic District School Board: Promoting active travel to school

    Halton Catholic District School Board: Promoting active travel to school

    Find out how a public-facing app can help officials to make better decisions about safety and infrastructure changes in the region.

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  • Rob Langston: November’s GIS Ambassador

    Rob Langston: November’s GIS Ambassador

    Discover how this recipient of the Canadian Geographic Education 2018 Geographic Literacy Award has been supporting GIS in K-12 education in Manitoba.

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  • Lest we forget: Great War history comes alive in story maps

    Lest we forget: Great War history comes alive in story maps

    Students learned about World War I through researching school archives, exploring primary resources and documenting alumni experiences in story maps.

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  • Craig MacLachlan: Putting GIS on the map in K-12 schools in Nova Scotia

    Craig MacLachlan: Putting GIS on the map in K-12 schools in Nova Scotia

    How can GIS be used to make important decisions and engage students in learning and understanding the world around them?

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  • Five reasons to get involved in GIS Day this year

    Five reasons to get involved in GIS Day this year

    It’s time for professionals, students and educators to share the importance of geographic information system (GIS) technology and spatial learning.

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  • Introducing new tools and apps with September’s ArcGIS Online update

    Introducing new tools and apps with September’s ArcGIS Online update

    Highlights include new spatial analysis tools, configurable apps, data management capabilities and more.

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  • Meet Matthew Pietryszyn and the City of Brampton’s GIS Ambassadors

    Meet Matthew Pietryszyn and the City of Brampton’s GIS Ambassadors

    How are these GIS Ambassadors promoting GIS and Brampton’s award-winning open data portal called GeoHub to the K-12 community?

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