On May 27th, 2014, the White House announced that Esri is part of President Obama’s ConnectED Initiative, a program helping to strengthen STEM education in K-12 schools across the United States. Esri is now providing ALL K-12 schools in the United States free access to ArcGIS Online (AGO) Organization accounts! ArcGIS Online is a great way for schools to get started in GIS, including many resources, such as the ArcGIS Online Skillbuilder, the Esri EdCommunity, an online course for teaching AGO, and teaching materials..
If you are a K-12 Educator or a GeoMentor for your local school or youth group, visit Esri’s ConnectED website for more information! If you aren’t a GeoMentor already, learn how to get involved at the The GeoMentor Program.
Information about the NYS Esri K-12 site license for ArcGIS Desktop is available at the NYS GIS Association website, here.