Educator Day IV in Duluth

Blog Post created by mnmdegis on Aug 9, 2018

The Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium would like to invite K12 teachers and administrators to Educator Day IV at the Duluth Entertainment and Conference Center, 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN. This event will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Teachers and Administrators attending will learn about ArcGIS Online mapping resource tools that are available FREE to all schools. This event will include training sessions, break-outs, learning sessions, breaks, snacks and lunch. This year’s luncheon speaker will be Matthew Winbigler, a high school Science teacher teaching at Cloquet schools in Cloquet, MN. Matthew will relate how GIS has affected his teaching and how students are reacting to it. Also included will be one of his students that was a winner of the 2018 Minnesota on the Map competition. Up to seven CEUs will be available for teachers AND administrators.


Discover the basics of using ArcGIS Online in your classroom. If you are a GIS user already, then you may be interested in intermediate and some advanced techniques. Story Maps are all the rage so let’s learn more about how they are developed. What is Survey123 and how can teachers and students use it to collect and map data? There will be sessions presented by teachers and professionals for both beginning and advanced ArcGIS Online users and specific sessions on Story Maps, Web Apps, ORG accounts, Geoinquiries and Curriculum topics. The schedule provides opportunities to collaborate with other teachers and GIS professionals on projects for the classroom. Here is your chance to learn about ArcGIS Online, collaborate with other teachers, both public and nonpublic, mingle and develop mentor opportunities with GIS professionals that could last years. Instructors will include Minnesota middle and high school teachers that use GIS in their classroom, as well as Charlie Fitzpatrick of Esri, recent T3G alum Matthew Winbigler of Cloquet school district and Kyle Tredinnick of Omaha Zoo School in Omaha, NE.


Substitute reimbursement is available if needed. We don’t want funding to be an issue. If you have funds in the budget to cover a substitute, that is fine. If not, please let us know on the registration page. We are expecting a larger turnout than last year, which will be awesome! We also have MORE to offer!


Please refer questions to Scott Freburg ( or 651-582-8789. More information can be found on the Educator Day II registration page (registration page link is coming soon.


Please pass along this information to any and all teachers that may be interested. Cheers!!