Aloha Hawai’i Educators,

MEDB Women in Technology hopes that you are able to utilize Esri’s ArcGIS resources for your school (made available free to all K-12 private, public and charter schools through a partnership with Esri, the Hawaii DOE, and MEDB Women In Technology.

Esri’s Education Manager, Charlie Fitzpatrick, offers some great advice to help you share your students’ work while minimizing personally identifiable information:

Got interesting student-made maps? Share them! You can, via ArcGIS Online Organizations, while controlling exposure of personally identifiable info (“PII“). Success depends on students minimizing PII in the content, Org admins creating a login for sharing, and having a location to share.

See the entire article here:

MEDB Women In Technology rented Nat Geo’s Giant Traveling Map of the Pacific Ocean to showcase during GIS Day celebrations throughout the state, as well as to loan to schools for hands-on geospatial exploration fun for students.  The 35 feet by 26 feet giant map heads will be showcased tonight, December 14th, at UHMC’s GIS nightCertificate Program: A Night at the Aquarium at the Maui Ocean Center from 5p.m. to 6p.m.

The Giant Traveling Map visits Maui schools this week! Mahalo to Pomaika’i Elementary School teachers for allowing students the opportunity to explore the map’s features and mahalo to Jaydon Isobe for capturing his 4th grade students in action:




Mahalo to all our wonderful industry partners, educators and students who participated in the statewide STEMworks GIS training workshops featuring Charlie Fitzpatrick! MEDB Women In Technology is very grateful to Esri’s Charlie Fitzpatrick for facilitating the statewide trainings during the busy holiday week. We are also excited to launch our new STEMworks GIS curriculum module to help support geospatial learning activities in the classroom!

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Mahalo to all our wonderful industry partners, educators and students who participated in the online statewide webcast featuring GIS professionals from around the state. We learned so much from the presenters who shared their knowledge, passion and excitement of GIS and the many fun and engaging ways that GIS is used in their careers and to help our community.


Educators and influencers are encouraged to register for Esri’s Educator Institute “T3G,” scheduled July 17-22, 2016.

“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, discussion, and networking, participants boost their skills in teaching with computers, in problem-based learning, in conducting professional development, and in using GIS.”

Applications are due Mon Nov.9. For more info, visit:

Attention Oahu Teachers and Students:

Come celebrate GIS Day in Hawaii! Student activities include outdoor GPS activity, Science on a Sphere, Games, and more!
Inspiring the next generation of geospatially literate Hawaii STEM students.

  • Where: NOAA Inouye Regional Center 1845 Wasp Blvd.,                Building 176 Honolulu, HI 96818
  • When:  Tuesday, November 17th from 9am – 12pm
  • Who:     Open to K-12 Schools

Important Note: This is a military base and students, teachers, parents, volunteers, and bus drivers will need to submit their name, date of birth, and last four digits of SSN (if over 15 years) two weeks prior to the event Nov 4th.

For more details contact: Mapu Quitazol, MEDB’s Women in Technology at  or phone: 808.875.2343.



Attention Hawai’i Teachers:

MEDB Women In Technology will be hosting a LIVE statewide webcast on GIS Day for students and teachers across the state to celebrate GIS. Register your classroom today so students can learn more about GIS, GIS Careers and GIS projects. Professionals from across the state will present on the cool geospatial programs happening with their organizations as well as discuss the exciting career opportunities available to students.


November 18, 2015 – 8:45AM – 1:00PM


  • Noelani Puniwai, UH Hilo, Post-Doctoral – Post Mapping the Beach
  • Marissa Chee, Oahu Foresty Specialist, Division of Foresty and Wildlife – Protecting and Managing Hawaii’s Forests Using GIS
  • Maia Kapur, Research Assistant & Graduate Student, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology – How a Girl Who Didn’t Like Computers Became A Marine Spatial Ecologist
  • Karen Volarich, GIS Developer, INCATech, LLC. – Using ArcGIS Online for Deploying Dynamic Mapping Applications
  • Sarah McLane, GIS Education Specialist, UH Maui College – GIS in Ecosystem Management
  • Ryan Perroy, Doctor/Assistant Professor, UH Hilo Dept. of Geography – Environmental Applications of GIS and UAVs on the Big Island

Register here:

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Join us on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and help celebrate GIS Day in Hawai’i.

  • Learn more about GIS and why it’s important.
  • Meet local GIS professionals and learn about the cool geospatial projects happening in our community.
  • Discover the rapidly expanding career opportunities in GIS fields.
  • Explore National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Map of the Pacific Ocean! It will span the entire floor in front of the center stage!

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Hawaii gIS Day training

Attention Hawaii Teachers and Students:

The MEDB Women In Technology Project will be facilitating GIS Workshops throughout Hawaii. Esri’s Education Manager, Charlie Fitzpatrick, and Women In Technology’s T3G GIS Leaders will be teaching teachers and students how to use ArcGIS Online and get mapping today!

Teacher Workshops Register Here:

Maui Teacher Workshop – Nov 23
Location: Baldwin High School
Teachers Workroom
Registration Link:

2 Locations on Oahu

Oahu Teacher Workshop #1 – Nov 20
Location: Nanakuli High School
Room: TBC
Oahu Teacher Workshop #2- Nov 21
Location: McKinley High School
Room: JBldg Shop 4
Registration Link:

Big Island
East Hawaii – Dec 3
Location: DOE Annex Building
Conference Room 2
Registration Link: COMING SOON
PDE3 available at West Hawaii Location, please contact Dan Banks at 808-933-3455
Teachers interested in signing up for the PDE3 credits, must sign up at both the Eventbrite and the PDE3 links.

West Hawaii – Dec TBC
Location: TBC
Registration Link: COMING SOON
PDE3 available at East Hawaii Location, please contact Nem Lau or at 808-313-3740
Teachers interested in signing up for the PDE3 credits, must sign up at both the Eventbrite and the PDE3 links.

Course#    CTE179424    East Hawaii#: 28008    West Hawaii#: 280085  Course Title: GIS Training with ESRI

Kauai – Nov 30
Location: Kauai Community College
Room: TBC
Registration Link:

Student Workshops Register Here

Maui – Nov. 24
Location: Maui Waena Intermediate
Room A-103