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As an educator, you’re always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire your students. Using GIS, you’re able to leverage the latest technology to equip students with the skills they’ll need to excel in today’s workforce. Students of all ages can benefit from the ability to integrate and evaluate data from many sources to develop new theories and knowledge.

GIS is a meaningful technology that enhances learning across subject areas, engages students, and promotes critical thinking and problem solving. Students learn how to ask deeper questions by exploring global, regional and local issues. These real-world skills can be applied to various subjects, the workplace and the community at large.

 Esri Canada supports educators using GIS technology through a variety of resources such as curriculum-focused lesson packs, videos and other supplementary resources.  Browse this section to discover:

  • Education Resources: Explore our Lesson Planner, full lesson packs (lesson plan, presentation, assignment and data), tutorials, videos and Web sites that can be incorporated into your classroom. Access ArcGIS Online for K-12.
  • GIS in the Classroom: Learn how educators across the country are leveraging GIS to creatively inspire their students.
  • Skills Canada: Find out how you can become involved in this annual competition that promotes skilled trades and technology careers among Canadian youth.
  • Professional Development: Access workshops, training and events to build your own GIS skills and knowledge.
  • Software Licenses: Learn about our different licensing options and find one that’s right for you.
  • Scholarship Programs: More than 50 colleges and universities across Canada receive more than $2 million in scholarships and grants of Esri software, books and training. Find out how your institution can get involved.