Maps, Geography and GIS are in the news more all the time. Geographic literacy and geospatial awareness are important skills that allow people to make informed decisions. Learning and understanding our role in the world around us, how it functions and our impacts on it begins in the classroom. Charlie Fitzpatrick of Esri will be presenting on GIS in the classroom and how you can help save tomorrow at our Fall Regional Meeting in Bayfield WI, at 9:15 AM on October 24th.
According to Charlie, “GIS professionals are building a better future every day at work, but can do even more with a little time helping local educators. This is ‘The Power of One’ — you can help a teacher, a school, a community, the state, by sharing what you love.”
Charlie Fitzpatrick is a K12 Education manager at ESRI. He started in the classroom teaching social studies in grades 7-12 for fifteen years before joining Esri in 1992. In 2016 Charlie was presented with the National Council for Geographic Education’s George J. Miller Award for Unwavering Support of Geography Education. Prior to winning awards in support of education he was a nationally recognized award winning teacher in his own right. You can read Charlie’s blog posts on Esri’s GeoNet community frequently under “Fun with GIS” .