T3G began in 2009 as a one-week residential hands-on institute, helping educators (in K12, higher ed, and informal settings) grasp why and how to use GIS for instruction. Technology evolved, resources grew, and a lively professional community built up. Now, with many good resources available for self-instruction, and time ever more precious, we no longer hold an annual institute; 2019 was our last such event. But through the year, T3Gers still lead many teacher trainings and stay in touch with each other, sharing ideas and strategies, making a difference in the world.
T3G is a community of educators committed to helping other educators use GIS. If what you crave is just to improve your GIS skills, feel free to take advantage of the resources we highlight. The T3G focus is on teaching and learning -- not just "how to do GIS better" but "how to help other educators grasp why and how to teach with GIS, and how to learn more." We still want T3G participants to build essential tech skills, but that can be done solo. T3G is career-long professional development for educators, by educators, about helping others teach effectively with GIS.
T3Gers meet online and in person. Participants still exchange ideas live in person (online or F2F at education and GIS events). There's nothing like interaction with other experienced educators to sharpen your strategies, think about key questions, and learn new tools and skills.
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|Expected to know this?||See these resources for boosting your capacity|
|1. Know the basics of using ArcGIS Online for using, making, saving and sharing maps, apps, and scenes|
1a. Training Course: "Teaching with GIS"
1b. Learning Plan: "Get to Know GIS for Secondary Students"
|2. Have the desire for and experience with helping educators learn GIS, and be comfortable with troubleshooting|
2a. Document "Getting Started with GIS for Educators" (#1-12)
|3. Be able to describe the ArcGIS platform and show how different parts work together in educational settings|
3a. Website: The Esri Schools & Clubs Bundle
3b. Website: The ArcGIS Platform
3c. Digital book series: The ArcGIS Book and related Instructors Guides
|4. Be familiar with designing and administering an ArcGIS Online Organization for a school|
4a. Key document: "ArcGIS Online Orgs for Schools"
4b. Acquire, configure, and use your own free personal "Developer Org" (see row 5 of "ArcGIS Online Use Strategies")
4c. Training Course: "Set up an ArcGIS Online Organization"
|5. Model grasp of online credentials, profiles, permissions, and troubleshooting logins and browser behavior|
5a. Establish personal profile(s) for your login(s) and engage in regular activity on GeoNet