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What is GeoMentoring?

Improving GIS and Geography Education in the US

The ConnectED Initiative, announced by the Obama administration in June 2013, was designed to enrich K–12 education by promoting Internet connectivity and use of educational technology. As a contribution to this important educational effort, Esri is donated $1 billion in free access to ArcGIS Online Organization accounts to every K-12 school in the US. This gift introduced GIS software and associated geographic concepts into classrooms across the country, allowing students to map and analyze data using the same GIS technology used by government and businesses. In July of 2017 ESRI's Schools Program made available a software package that includes ArcGIS Desktop Advanced (Pro + ArcMap + extensions), ArcGIS Online Organizational accounts, and Community Analyst through July 31, 2020.

Also check out the following ArcNews columns by Doug Richardson, Executive Director of the Association of American Geographers:

Questions? Email geomentors@aag.org.

 GeoMentors Program Flyer

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Program Flyer for Educators

Share this flyer with K-12 educators and administrators to let them know about the free software and assistance available for their schools, classrooms, and student groups! Download it here.