Read about the growing momentum of GIS use in Canada's schools that is promoting higher order thinking skills, spatial literacy and numeracy among students. With Web GIS in particular, educators can teach with a solution that is ready to use, easy to learn, highly accessible and strategic to the curriculum, while not requiring expert knowledge or the need to invest a substantial amount of time preparing lessons.
Let’s celebrate National Aboriginal Day with educational resources
Tuesday, June 21st marks the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day in Canada.
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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
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
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.
Scholarship winner Stephanie Potter hopes to empower minority groups
Stephanie Potter’s wins an Esri scholarship for her work mixing social justice and Canada’s great national parks
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
Meet the winners of Canada’s 2019 Esri Young Scholars Awards
Winners of Esri’s Young Scholars Awards use GIS to provide valuable insights into Canadian environmental issues
5 ways to explore climate change using maps
Students better understand the global effect of climate change by seeing the places effected.
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.
Get your students involved in a GIS challenge this year!
Find out what competitions are open to students and how they can participate.
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!
GIS Scholarships give students freedom to learn
Learn more about the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship 2019 program and also check out how one of the 2018 recipients has been making use of his award
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.
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.
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.
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.
Craig MacLachlan: Putting GIS on the map in K-12 schools in Nova Scotia
How can GIS be used to make important decisions and engage students in learning and understanding the world around them?
Meet Matthew Pietryszyn and the City of Brampton’s GIS Ambassadors
How are these GIS Ambassadors promoting GIS and Brampton’s award-winning open data portal called GeoHub to the K-12 community?
Giving a voice to youth in urban planning with Survey123 and ArcGIS Online
Discover the impact of Maximum City, an award-winning program at the University of Toronto Schools Experience Innovation summer camps.
It’s never too early to plan your fall education conferences
Find out where you can find Esri Canada’s K-12 group present and what GIS workshops they will be facilitating.
August’s GIS Ambassador: Molly Pratt