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.

  • Esri Canada’s K-12 Resource Finder: Discover free resources tied to curriculum

    Esri Canada’s K-12 Resource Finder: Discover free resources tied to curriculum

    Find ArcGIS Online resources for math, science and history to try with your students in the upcoming school year.

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  • Debbie Verduga: June’s GIS Ambassador

    Debbie Verduga: June’s GIS Ambassador

    Debbie Verduga: June’s GIS Ambassador is a Crime Analyst with the Toronto Police Service who teaches K-12 students about GIS

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  • Celebrate National Indigenous History Month with mapping activities

    Celebrate National Indigenous History Month with mapping activities

    June is National Indigenous Peoples month. GIS can teach students about where they have lived and the treaties that governed their lives

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  • A Skills Ontario GIS Competition: Connecting students with  real-world GIS

    A Skills Ontario GIS Competition: Connecting students with real-world GIS

    In a Skills Ontario Competition, students use GIS explore the local issue of gun violence.

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  • May’s GIS Ambassadors: Scott Humphrey and Hodan Jama from Edmonton

    May’s GIS Ambassadors: Scott Humphrey and Hodan Jama from Edmonton

    Hodan Jama and Scott Humphrey are showing the possibilities of GIS technology to Edmonton students and teachers

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  • 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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