Classroom activities Online Resources updates

October 2019: 3 Surefire Resources to Jumpstart Your Geospatial Classroom

  • Are you wondering how to leverage what you learned so far with your POD workshops?
  • Do you need to brush up on your GIS skills?
  • Do you need a new geospatial resource for your classroom?
  1. A new (Free) web course is now available
    • GIS Basics – ArcGIS Pro 2.4 (Basic) ad ArcGIS Online
    • Understand fundamental components and capabilities of GIS
    • 2 Hours, 35 Minutes
  2. Esri GIS Education webinar series for classrooms (Free)
    • Session 1 – Introduction to the World GeoInquiries – October 23, 2019
    • Session 2 – Exploring Research Surveys to Story Maps – November 6, 2019
  3. Undercover Mapper (Free)
    • Two pages of activities that give your students a fun tour of ArcGIS Online tools
    • Use with Esri GeoInquiries or just start mapping!
  4. News Blast: POD Article accepted by Science Teachers Magazine

training updates

Save the dates

The POD Facilitation Academy will be held in Flagstaff, Arizona, June 19-23, 2017.

We are currently recruiting 15 exceptional professional development coordinators, science/STEM curriculum coordinators, college faculty, and any individuals who support teachers on a regular basis to apply to attend our POD Facilitation Academy to learn to replicate POD Teacher Workshops across the nation.

Facilitators will receive:

  1. $500 for completion of the Facilitation Academy
  2. $900 to offset cost of travel to Flagstaff;
  3. $500 after each of two POD Teacher Workshops delivered ($1000 total);
  4. $250 after submitting data from POD Teacher Workshop participants and their students for each of the two POD Teacher Workshops implemented ($500 total). Teacher Workshop participants will also be compensated for participating.

Please email Lori Rubino-Hare ( with any questions!

Lori Rubino-Hare, Professional Development Coordinator, Principal Investigator, NSF ITEST Power of Data Project

Northern Arizona University | Center for Science Teaching and Learning

PO Box 5697, 700 S. Osborne Drive, Science and Health Building #36, Room 534, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-5697

928-523-6008 | 928-523-7953 Fax |