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jkeen@aag
June 2018 GeoMentor Spotlight  Kushendra N. Shah, GISP - GIS Programmer/Analyst at Noble Research Institute  What was your favorite class in K-12? Growing up in mountainous country –Nepal, I was always interested to know how land and mountains were formed; what would it look in bird’s eye view; how far was I from the world’s tallest mountain. I… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Results are in for the 2018 ArcGIS Online Competition for High School and Middle School students! Congratulations to the national winners and honorable mentions at both levels, and to the 34 other state winners competing for the grand prize -- a trip to the 2018 Esri Education Summit. Congratulations also to the 101 other awardees who, just like… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
With skill, passion, and analysis, high school and middle school students are exploring their world and creating maps with ArcGIS Online. Esri challenges US students to create and share projects about something in their home states, striving to be among the best in the school, state, and nation. Esri's 2019 ArcGIS Online US School Competition is… (Show more)
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  May2018 GeoMentor SpotlightErin Silva - Project Manager at the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative  What was your favorite class in K-12? English. I love to read!.   How did you first learn about and/or use GIS? I was introduced to GIS through a roommate while attending the University of MD College Park. She was a geography graduate student… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Two free downloadable PDF of 11x17 posters are available on Esri's Training site. (Sign in to download.) https://www.esri.com/training/catalog/5acd157885785d4ea0ae930b/the-language-of-spatial-analytics/  https://www.esri.com/training/catalog/5acd14a785785d4ea0ae917f/arcgis-common-patterns-of-use/  These are important works for anyone seeking to… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
The best teachers share a few characteristics. First and foremost, the students as individuals are more important than the subject, so you have to know and understand each kid deeply to help them. You need to know your subject matter intimately to engage different kids in different ways. You need to organize activities that challenge kids at a… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
"Workforce" is a prominent topic for state governors; every state is concerned about employability of young people after school … and even during school. And, every year, at Esri's User Conference, some GIS-using professional at a business, non-profit group, or government agency will mention to me the challenge they face "finding people with the… (Show more)
jkeen@aag
The April 2018 GeoMentors newsletter is out!  View the full issue online.  
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