Empower students to explore their world!

This workshop will explore free and curriculum-specific resources for ArcGIS Online mapping software across various grades and subjects within the British Columbia K-12 curriculum. With these resources, students can problem solve by asking relevant local and global questions, acquire and analyze relevant data, and communicate their findings through the use of maps. In this session, you will learn how to incorporate our resources and software into your teaching. 

Target Audience

Educators of all subjects grades 5-12


W17 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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  • Jean Tong

    Jean is the K-12 Teaching and Learning Manager at Esri Canada. She has been in this role since 2007; previously she was teaching grades 7-10 Social Sciences, Geography and History in Toronto, Ontario. She is actively involved in presenting and conducting training workshops about the use of GIS in education to educators, professionals, and the community. Jean has been involved as a co-author on “International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools” Canada chapter, a contributing partner/writer to the McGrawHill textbook “Geography in Action”, involved as a stakeholder writer/reviewer of the Ontario curriculum 2013-2015 Social Studies, and Canadian and World Studies with a focus on spatial technologies, and contributor to Nelson Publishing grade 7 and 8, Geography and History textbooks to bring the use of spatial technologies to their activities and case studies. Because of her work in GIS with K-12 schools, Jean serves as a representative on various committees including the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) Geomatics Recruitment & Liaison Committee, the Ontario Association of Geographic and Environmental Educators Association (OAGEE), and the Ontario Geography Consultants & Ontario History, Humanities and Social Science Consultants’ Association (OG-OH). Jean is a graduate of Canterbury University and McMaster University with degrees in Education and Geography. She also has a Certificate of Applied Digital Geography and GIS from Ryerson University.


  • Susie Saliola

    Susie Saliola is an Education and Research GIS Analyst at Esri Canada’s Toronto office where she provides support for various teaching, learning, and research projects, facilitates workshops for both entry-level and experienced GIS users, and works with different partner organizations to create meaningful maps and apps. Susie has a special interest in using GIS for community research, engagement, and development. Susie’s background includes doing GIS work for municipal planning, public health, and international non-profit organizations. She has an M.Sc. in Physical Geography with a specialty in GIS and Remote Sensing from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from York University.