Teaching with ArcGIS Online, Eaker & Roper, Summer 2019

Course Number: EDU 5515 C11
Instructor: Keighan Eaker & Scott Roper  
Location: Castleton University
Dates and Times: July 15 - September 15, 2019
Credits: 3 Graduate Credits
Tuition: $950

Note: Course payment or purchase order of $950, payable to Castleton University, is due at the time of registration. A purchase order number can be entered into the online registration form and the purchase order can be uploaded to the registration form. If paying by check, please mail the check to: Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05753. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.

Course Description

This summer graduate course provides an introduction to ArcGIS Online as a pedagogical tool in 7-12 education. Participants will learn introductory and intermediate ArcGIS skills relating to remote and on-site data collection and tools for analyzing and displaying data using ArcGIS Online. They will also utilize pedagogical tools related to ArcGIS Online, such as GeoInquiries, and learn to create and manage ArcGIS Online organizational accounts. In the end, students are expected to:

- attend two days of face-to-face instruction

- complete five mini-projects

- participate in four online discussions

- integrate ArcGIS Online into a two-week unit plan.


Participants must bring their own laptop computer to two class meetings, and have internet access to complete mini-assignments and participate in online discussions in other weeks.  A basic familiarity with Geographic Information Systems is not required.

Course Goals & Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:


  1. Demonstrate basic skills necessary to navigate through, use, and teach ArcGIS Online


  1. Integrate ArcGIS Online into their pedagogy


  1. Create, manage, and administer ArcGIS Online organizational accounts in their own schools


Primarily, this course will address the first Essential Element of the National Geography Standards, “The World in Spatial Terms,” with specific attention to:


  1. How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information; and


  1. How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth’s surface

For additional course information

Keighan Eaker   

Scott Roper

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

Register online now!