It's a new year and what better time to mark your calendars than now, with so many upcoming GIS-related events that will advance your professional development and inspire new ideas to bring into your classroom. Find out which events Esri Canada and other organizations have planned in the first half of 2015.
A great way to start the year is booking your GIS-related events now. Attending events are a great way to learn more about GIS and provides an opportunity to network with other educators. Find out what’s happening in the first half of 2015 and register to attend your selected event.
The Esri Canada's Web Seminars are delivered live by a technical expert, allowing participants to learn more about their ArcGIS products and ask questions. Examples of some upcoming Web Seminars include:
- Creating Applications with ArcGIS Online - January 22
- Working with the Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS - February 12
- What’s New in ArcGIS 10.3 - March 12
- Esri Canada User Conferences
Check out the 2015 schedule to find out when and where conferences will be held in your area.
- OISE Eco Fair - January 21
Visit our table at this event and learn more about what we do.
- Calgary City Teachers’ Convention - February 12 - 13
This conference features an Esri Canada workshop clled "Online EdTech and Inquiry-based Learning with ArcGIS Online".
- Mining Matters Teacher's Day at the 2015 PDAC Convention - March 1
This year, the Mining Matters education team will partner with Esri Canada’s education and research group to present a hands-on, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) event. Register here.
- On the Rise K-12 Digital Learning Conference - April 2015
Stayed tuned for more information on their Web site. Esri Canada will be delivering a workshop at the conference.
The annual Skills Canada GIS Competitions for Secondary Students are held in Manitoba and Ontario. The competitions enable secondary students to showcase their GIS capabilities and challenge themselves in the process.
- Manitoba GIS Skills Competition - April 9
Register before February 20. Check out last year’s scope for the GIS competition and find out what challenge the students faced.
- Ontario GIS Skills Competition - May 5
Register before March 1. For more information contact Barry Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org. Explore last year’s scope and some of the previous competition questions.
If you’re interested in hosting a GIS workshop or presentation at your board or school, the Esri Canada K-12 group can support your professional development session. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
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.More Content by Angela Alexander