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Extending ArcGIS resources through our K-12 Partners in Education network

The Esri Canada K-12 Education group supports partners in education in their development of ArcGIS resources. In this blog post, find out who these partners are and what resources are available to you.

Partnerships create stronger communities and connections. This is definitely the case with our partners in education who support K-12 curriculum by developing relevant resources created using ArcGIS that teachers and students can use in their teaching and learning. Resource topics include geography, agriculture, citizen science and indigenous languages and history.

To promote these partners, we have created a Partners in Education Hub that highlights the work they have done by including their maps, apps and data and extend the resources that are available to the K-12 community in Canada. Check them out!

An image of the title slide of the Partners in Education hub. This includes an animation in green and yellow of happy children arm in arm.

Check out the Partners in Education hub to discover resources for your class in the fall.

Here’ s a preview of some of the amazing partners in education that are included in the hub.

BC Agriculture in the Classroom

BCAITC is a non-profit, charitable organization that works with educators to bring agriculture and food education to students throughout British Columbia. Together with farmers, teachers, and agriculture specialists, BCAITC teaches students about the story of their food and farming in their province.

A map showing locations of where commodity is grown in British Columbia.

This interactive Grow BC app showcases the location of where each commodity is grown. Click on any commodity to find out more information about how they are grown in  BC. You can zoom out for a comprehensive look at the wide variety of agriculture in BC!

EcoSpark

EcoSpark is an environmental charity connecting people to their local natural environment through education, monitoring and stewardship. The EcoSpark mission is to empower communities to take an active role in protecting and sustaining their local environments. Educators, students and local community members participate in scientific research projects in collaboration with certified staff and other professional scientists.

An image of a dashboard showing observations in biodiversity in Ontario by participants of EcoSpark programs.

The EcoSpark Biodiversity Dashboard showcases recorded observations from the various programs EcoSpark contributes to.

Canadian Geographic Education

Canadian Geographic Education provides learning resources to help improve students’ understanding of the world they live in. Geographically literate students are better prepared to face global challenges and have the skills necessary to become effective change agents. Use these resources to inspire curiosity and exploration in your classroom!

An image of the title page of the Indigenous languages across Canada story map showing a maple leaf with indigenous symbols.

Explore the Indigenous languages across Canada story map to see the languages in Canada that have a few speakers to those that have thousands of speakers.

If you are an organization in Canada that would like to use ArcGIS in your education programming, contact us at k12@esri.ca for support. Let’s continue to expand the resources we provide to teachers and students across the country!

Did you see an app or map that you want to create yourself? Find out how by using the tutorials below.

Discover Story Maps
Survey123
Creating ArcGIS Dashboard

This post was translated to French and can be viewed here.
 

About the Author

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.

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