What to Expect


You can expect a wide variety of activities and topics:

  • Individual and group work, lessons, discussions, and demonstrations
  • Different presentation strategies for teaching with Esri GIS technology
  • Working with Esri web‐based GIS on computers and mobile devices
  • Working with a variety of geographic data structures such as shapefiles, text files, spreadsheets, images, and online map services
  • The integration of geospatial technology in a variety of disciplines
  • The needs of different audiences and settings, such as middle school students in the classroom, informal education groups doing service learning, or community college faculty interested in technology integration
  • Best practices for preparing and conducting successful workshops for educators
  • Education policy issues relating to teaching with geospatial technology

View the detailed schedule


Sunday, July 17
5:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Welcome Reception

Monday, July 18
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Institute activities

Tuesday, July 19
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Institute activities

Wednesday, July 20
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Institute activities

Thursday, July 21
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Institute activities and field data collection
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Redlands Market Night (optional)

Friday, July 22
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Institute activities
5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Farewell Social