It’s never too early to plan your fall education conferences

August 21, 2018 Angela Alexander

Next month, fall education conferences will be in full swing. It’s never too early to start planning the events you will be attending. Find out where you can find Esri Canada’s K-12 group present and what GIS workshops they will be facilitating.

Fall K-12 education conferences are a great opportunity to network, learn and engage with other educators in your region. Every year, the K-12 group at Esri Canada participates in workshops, presentations and booth exhibits. Find out where we will be in the fall and attend one of our sessions or just come over to chat with us at the Esri Canada table.

Session Descriptions

Collaborative Field Study: Collect, Analyze and Communicate Your Data with ArcGIS

Level: grades 7-12

In this hands-on session, teachers will learn how to create a collaborative field study using an interactive survey tool in ArcGIS Online that allows you to create quick surveys. Bring a laptop or tablet to get started with your first survey.

ArcGIS Hands-On Learning Lab

Level: grades K-12

Explore ArcGIS at your own pace. Expand your existing knowledge or discover new mapping tools. Come with your questions or work through a tutorial. Esri Canada staff will be on hand to help you. Drop in when you can.

A Recipe for Success! New Place-Based, Cross-Curricular Resources for the Classroom

Level: grade K-12

Are your students tired of the same old lesson plans? Are you looking to serve up something fresh and educational? We have a variety of free Canadian content and mapping-based resources that will spice up your classroom no matter the subject.

Visit us at the Esri Canada table to learn more about GIS and how we can support you.

Fall Conferences with the K-12 Group

Jean Tong, Manager, K-12 Teaching and Learning, at Esri Canada engaging an attendee at the Bring It, Together Conference in November 2016.

  • Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education (OAGEE)
    November 9-10, 2018
    Ridley College
    St Catharines, Ontario
    Workshops: Collaborative Field Study: Collect, Analyze and Communicate Your Data with ArcGIS, ArcGIS Hands-On Learning Lab and A Recipe for Success! New Place-Based, Cross-Curricular Resources for the Classroom
  • Esri Canada User Conferences
    Esri Canada User Conferences (UCs) provide you with the opportunity to discover exciting new developments in Esri's GIS solutions and network with GIS professionals in your city. Some UCs feature presentations by K-12 students showcasing the work they have done using ArcGIS.  Check out the past proceedings.

Jean Tong with Alex Miller, Esri Canada President, and Dan Martinic, teacher from the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, and his students at the Esri Canada User Conference in Toronto in 2017.

Contact k12@esri.ca if you have any questions about the upcoming conferences.

About the Author

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.

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