This 2-day workshop will bring higher order thinking skills to the forefront with ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based mapping program freely available to all South Dakota K12 schools. ArcGIS Online will enable students to think critically about real-world content and make inferences using data. Students have the opportunity to analyze, create and make connections with real data and real issues in all content areas.

This workshop will also cover information about the South Dakota Map Contest for South Dakota middle school and high school students.


After attending this workshop, participants will:

  1. Set-up their school’s ArcGIS Online accounts to use with students and have questions answered about that process.
  2. Successfully navigate ArcGIS online.
  3. Incorporate a GeoInquiry, a prepared ArcGIS lesson, into a lesson for their classroom.
  4. Learn about StoryMaps.
  5. Build a StoryMap.
  6. Collect data and learn how to build a map layer.

*Bring a laptop to participate in this interactive training.



2 locations:

  1. September 23-24, 2019 Southeast Tech Campus George S. Mickelson Center Room 101 – 2320 N Career Ave, Sioux Falls, SD
  2. September 30 – October 1, 2019 TIE Office – 1925 Plaza Blvd, Rapid City, SD
  • Time: 8:00-4:00 both days.
  • Lunch and snacks provided by the ESRI
  • Audience: 4-12 teachers; all subject areas, including math, science, ELA, social science, technology.
  • Training is limited to 12 attendees at each site.
  • Cost: FREE – funding is provided via ESRI.
  • Credit: 12 continuing education contact hours OR
  • 1 graduate credit from University of Sioux Falls (must complete 3 1-hour webinars after in-person training). Cost for graduate credit $40.


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Please contact TIE Learning Specialist Julie Erickson (605) 721-4375 if you have questions.