Story Maps Webinar, and Story Maps IYGU competition

12-05-2016 11:52 AM
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(1)  Mapping Your Stories with Esri Story Maps


Free NCGE-Esri webinar – 8pm ET / 5pm PT Wed 7 December.


Instructor:  Joseph Kerski


Register here:


DescriptionEsri’s story maps platform allows you to easily and powerfully embed and combine dynamic web maps with audio, video, photographs, sketches, and text in a compelling framework. Explore issues and topics ranging from glacial retreat, population change, global ecoregions from local to global scale. Teach with existing story maps in the online library, or have students create their own for their own projects, including local fieldwork. Use them as communication tools, assessment tools, and lesson activities.


(2)  On a related story maps note:

There is still time for your students, aged fifteen (15) to nineteen (19), to participate in the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) Story Maps Competition.


Students may work in groups of up to two (2) persons. Their story map should focus on one of the six (6) official IYGU themes: 1. Eating, drinking, surviving  2. Moving, staying, belonging   3. Working, housing, urbanizing  4. Communicating, networking, interacting  5. Wasting, recycling, preserving   6. Sports, entertaining, recreating.  For further information, visit:


Joseph Kerski


Joseph J. Kerski, Ph.D., GISP  |  Education Manager

Esri | 1 International Court | Broomfield CO  80021-3200 | USA

Tel 303-449-7779, ext. 1-8237 | Cell-Mobile 303-625-3925 |



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About the Author
I believe that spatial thinking can transform education and society through the application of Geographic Information Systems for instruction, research, administration, and policy. I hold 3 degrees in Geography, have served at NOAA, the US Census Bureau, and USGS as a cartographer and geographer, and teach a variety of F2F (Face to Face) (including T3G) and online courses. I have authored a variety of books and textbooks about the environment, STEM, GIS, and education. These include "Interpreting Our World", "Essentials of the Environment", "Tribal GIS", "The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data", "International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS In Secondary Education", "Spatial Mathematics" and others. I write for 2 blogs, 2 monthly podcasts, and a variety of journals, and have created over 5,000 videos on the Our Earth YouTube channel. Yet, as time passes, the more I realize my own limitations and that this is a lifelong learning endeavor and thus I actively seek mentors and collaborators.