- Posted by MG UG
- On July 22, 2020
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- Education, MGUG
Hard to believe that we are well into July. If you are an educator I hope you are enjoying your well deserved break after your spring semester in the COVID era! Like me you are probably already thinking about your fall courses; online, face to face, hybrid, zoom, adobe connect, webex…. aarrgghh! Too much to think about! What and how will I be teaching? What tools can I use? How can GIS fit across my curriculum? Can I use it for math or history or english? SO many questions with not a lot of direction (maybe? 🙂 ). Here are a few items for you to consider this summer!
1) ESRI Virtual User Conference
I don’t know if you took in any of the ESRI User Conference (UC) virtually this year. I spent a good amount of time in front of my computer listening and learning. If you were not able to participate, ESRI has recorded all the sessions and presentations and they are available until September and some through to December. Here is a link to check them out https://uc2020.esri.com/ please note you may have to retroactively register, but it should be free with your ArcGIS Online login and Customer Number. Don’t know your customer number? Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2) QGIS North America 2020 virtual conference to be held on three consecutive Fridays in July (17, 24, and 31). Workshops will be livestreamed on YouTube, for more info http://qgis.us/qgis-na-2020
3) MGUG Coffee Chats
We’re organizing virtual “coffee chats” as a way to keep networking in our GIS community! It’s just a simple 15m commitment to have a chat with another MGUG member. Please sign up here (by Jul 31) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2CaKRp2H23grCX8GfvkwgDkfOIOace0Sj7334bALQXEFmow/viewform
4) ESRI Virtual Education Summit
ESRI is hosting the 2020 Esri Education Summit August 5th-7th. K12-focused sessions will be on Thursday, August 6th and Friday August 7th from noon-3:30PM PT. There will be a special “preconference track” for higher education on Wednesday, August 5th, then higher education sessions on Thursday August 6th and Friday August 7th from 8:00-11:30AM PT. Registrants can attend just the “level” they desire or the whole thing.
For more info and to register visit https://www.esri.com/en-us/about/events/education-summit/overview. This event is free to attend! To register, you will need your ArcGIS Online login and Customer Number. Don’t know your customer number? Just send an email to email@example.com and they can help you out.
5) Directions Magazine is hosting “GIS Tools for Back to School Webinar“ Wednesday, August 19th 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Take look at geospatial tools for any classroom: home, outdoors, school, or virtual. The Esri Education Team has great suggestions to keep any grade level or subject area enlightened with geospatial perspectives. This webinar, will cover Free mapping tools, Entry-level, standards-based classroom activities and Tips and tricks for flexible instruction with GIS
6) ESRI Learning Hub
ESRI has a new learning experience with lots of new tutorials, lessons, videos, data many are free! Check out the new Learn ArcGIS site at https://learn-arcgis-learngis.hub.arcgis.com/
The new Learn ArcGIS Hub experience provides collections of curated content to guide you in your discovery and exploration of ArcGIS capabilities and products. From beginners and students to advanced users and educators, the Learn ArcGIS Hub can help you learn, teach, and advance your GIS careers. Use the knowledge you gain from the Learn ArcGIS Hub to help the GIS community change our world for the better.
7) ESRI Vital Source Textbooks
Esri Press offers books and supplementary resources and qualified educators can request access to an Esri Press title for consideration for course adoption using VitalSource. VitalSource, a powerful digital textbook delivery platform, enables qualified educators to peruse books with ease. If you’re new to using VitalSource, sign up here https://www.vitalsource.com/sign_up and take advantage of having access to Esri Press’ library and immediate desk copy access. Please use your school-assigned email address when registering if possible and allow up to 5 business days for us to process your access.
Keep in touch with MGUG
Join in our Public Slack Channel ” mb-gis-user-group.slack.com “. Watch for posts tagged with #education or #training. You need to be a member of the MGUG organization (through our website) and then fill in this application to join the MGUG Public Slack Group https://bit.ly/3dqf0Sh MGUG also has a twitter feed @ManitobaGIS and a Facebook Group as well as a page on LinkedIn.
So I hope you will take some time this summer, not only to enjoy spending time at the lake, camping, relaxing with family and if you have a little extra time you may want to check out some of these awesome resources as well.
Have questions, need some help getting started? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and we can see how best to help. Enjoy!