T3G Institute

Teachers Teaching Teachers Teachers Teaching Teachers GIS Institute
Sun July 17 – Fri July 22, 2016
(8th Annual T3G)
Esri, Inc. Headquarters
Redlands, California 

  • Applications will be available in the fall.
  • Application requires completing the free online course "Teaching with GIS"

What's T3G?

T3G is a professional development event for educators and education influencers who help other educators learn why and how to use GIS. Through modeling, practice, and discussion, participants boost their skills in teaching with computers, in problem-based learning, in conducting professional development, and in using GIS.

Who conducts T3G?

T3G is staffed by Esri personnel and renowned outside educators, creating a squad with decades of collected experience in helping formal and informal educators learn how to teach with GIS in a wide array of settings.

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Who has attended T3G?

T3G has had educators from public and private institutions, elementary school to four-year college, state departments of education, parks, museums, and libraries. See a map or profiles of attendees from past institutes.

Who can apply to participate?

T3G participants should already be comfortable with (a) problem-based learning, (b) teaching with computers, and (c) leading professional development for educators. All participants will build skills for using ArcGIS Online during T3G, but it is important to have the basics in place at the start. The prerequisite course introduces is an important step.

What do T3G attendees do afterwards?

Upon completion of T3G, participants are expected to conduct PD events about the use of GIS in education; serve as "local experts" for states, districts, and schools; and stay engaged with the GIS education community.

Are any lessons available from past T3G events?

Examples of instructional materials are available on ArcLessons. A variety of instructional materials was drawn from content available on ArcLessons. Educators and providers of professional development should see these materials:

If you have questions regarding this event, please email to:  t3g-institute@esri.com.