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Kylie
by Esri Regular Contributor
Esri Regular Contributor

At the SkillsUSA California competition, two teams of students using GIS in their projects took home gold. Gold in the California competition earned each of these teams a trip to the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta, Georgia later this month.

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GeriMiller
Esri Regular Contributor

Learn about the Esri Innovation Program (EIP) 2024 Student of Year nominations -  part of research projects, course work, or skills development.  

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JosephKerski
Esri Notable Contributor

This short essay outlines a few of the challenges that GIS programs face in higher education, but also the opportunities those challenges present. 

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CharlieFitzpatrick
Esri Regular Contributor

In his activities with young people, Nick Okafor, the founder of trubel&co, models the nature and power of GIS. In understanding his story, these truths stand out.

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  1. Our world has innumerable layers, everywhere across space and time.
  2. Not everyone sees, acknowledges, understands, or considers all layers.
  3. Mapping data makes more visible even that which is hidden, which gives it more power.
  4. Exploring and integrating data geographically illuminates the patterns within layers and the relationships between them.
  5. One can understand better the nature, quality, value, and power of data by generating data, ideally about something that affects one personally.
  6. Once someone learns to see and think in layers, it is hard to stop.
  7. The intersection of layers can compound impacts though feedback cycles.
  8. Grasping the interplay of layers can help one conceive alternatives; how things are is not how they must be.
  9. Young people have a keen sense of justice and power, and generating maps that show injustice builds power.
  10. In profound ways, GIS propels experiential learning, critical thinking, problem-solving, project-based learning, and a STEM-based modus operandi, useful personally in any number of careers, and helpful for communities.

For centuries, maps have meant knowledge … and power. Young people can grasp this truth and harness the power of maps with just a few basic GIS tools. See how this remarkable educator is building vision within communities.

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JosephKerski
Esri Notable Contributor

This essay discusses how Diversity Equity and Inclusion themes can be effectively taught with GIS in a faculty professional development institute, using an example of a four-day institute.  This essay was written in the hopes that the resources shared will be useful for others seeking to infuse DEI topics into their own research and teaching.

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AngelaLee
Esri Contributor

Each year, Esri founder Jack Dangermond recognizes outstanding work with a Special Achievement in GIS Award.  We congratulate the 2023 recipients of Special Achievement in GIS Awards from the Education community, including the Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies, the University of Maryland, the American University of Beirut, and Clark Magnet High School (La Crescenta, CA).

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CharlieFitzpatrick
Esri Regular Contributor

What does it take to earn a "Special Achievement in GIS Award" from Esri? A school in southern California shows how they did it.

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GeriMiller
Esri Regular Contributor

Check out the 2023 Esri Innovation Program (EIP) Student of Year nominations - examples of wonderful  work done by students!

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JosephKerski
Esri Notable Contributor

An innovative partnership between K12 educators, a university, and industry (Esri) resulted in a year-long initiative to foster spatial thinking in teaching climate and sustainability topics through geotechnologies. 

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JosephKerski
Esri Notable Contributor

A new book from Esri Press entitled Creating a Smarter Campus: GIS for Education features a collection of real-life stories about education organizations successfully using GIS technology to improve teaching, learning, research, and administration.  

 

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