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AAG Announces ConnectED GeoMentors Program

What is the AAG/Esri ConnectED GeoMentors Program?

Credit: EsriEsri and the Association of American Geographers (AAG) are working together to develop a nationwide network of GeoMentors to support the U.S. Department of Education’s ConnectED Program, for which Esri has agreed to donate free GIS software to all K–12 schools in the U.S. GeoMentors will help schools and teachers introduce GIS and associated geographic concepts into classrooms across the country.

Who can be a GeoMentor: From GIS practitioners and graduate students, to professors and geographic information scientists, we welcome the entire GIS community to volunteer their skills and experience as GeoMentors.

What GeoMentors do: GeoMentors play a pivotal role in improving GIS and geography education. They use online resources to help teachers and schools incorporate GIS and geographic learning into their classroom.

Attending AAG 2015 Chicago? Check out the panel session, “K-12 Education ConnectED with Geography through ArcGIS Online” from 3:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. Esri and AAG program staff will be speaking about ConnectED efforts and activities.

For more information or to become a GeoMentor, visit www.GeoMentors.net.