K-12 educators: Learn about GIS at a conference near you

October 14, 2016 Angela Alexander

Attending conferences and workshops is an effective way to network with other educators and to find useful resources and tools that can enhance your teaching. Check out the conferences for K-12 educators that will be running in the next couple of months. You will have the opportunity to meet a member of the K-12 Education group who can help you find new ways to integrate GIS in your teaching.

Fall conferences have started already! Check out the lineup of workshops the K-12 group will facilitate. You can also visit us at the Esri Canada table to find free resources that’ll help you begin your GIS journey.

Manitoba Social Studies Teachers' Association (MSSTA) and Social Studies Saskatchewan (SSS)
October 21, 2016
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Workshops: Teaching Curriculum with Online Mapping & Analysis, Storytelling with Story Maps

Nova Scotia Social Studies Teachers Association (NSSTA)
October 28, 2016
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Workshops: Teach with Technology, Storytelling with Maps

Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education (OAGEE)
November 11-12, 2016
Port Hope, Ontario
Workshops are not finalized yet. Please check the OAGEE website for updates.

Jean Tong speaking to an educator at the Esri Canada table at a fall conference in 2015.

ERAC IT4K12
November 17-18, 2016
Richmond, British Columbia
There will be no Esri Canada workshop at this conference.

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.  

Explore the 2016 Esri Canada UC story map to view the locations of the fall conferences.

For quick reference, here’s where the 2016 Esri Canada UCs will be held this fall:

Montreal, Quebec
October 18, 2016

Ottawa, Ontario
October 20, 2016

Fredericton, New Brunswick
October 25-26

Vancouver, British Columbia
November 2, 2016

Regina, Saskatchewan
November 15, 2016

St John’s Newfoundland and Labrador
November 23, 2016

Check out the 2016 Spring proceedings and 2015 proceedings.

If you have any questions about the Esri Canada workshops listed above, contact us at k12@esri.ca. We hope to see you this fall.

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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