Share your GeoMentor Experience: Submit a Program Case Study

As part of our program responsibilities, we need to create a collection of case studies documenting successful GeoMentoring engagements. These case studies are not only project deliverables, but also show us ways we can improve the program by learning from our GeoMentors through their experiences.

We would appreciate learning more about your GeoMentoring experience through your answers to the questions below. The collected information will only be accessible to and used by AAG and Esri program staff and will not be further distributed or posted online unless you indicate your permission to do so (in Question #1). We would like to share success stories with the broader GM community to inspire and encourage others to support this educational outreach effort, but will only do so with your permission.

By completing the case study form below, you acknowledge that you have read this information and agree to the use of your information as indicated by your response in Question 1, with the knowledge that you are free to contact program staff at at any time with questions or concerns.

Thank you again for being part of our GeoMentor community. You are truly making a difference and inspiring others to do the same!
Data Use Permission
1. May we use your provided GeoMentoring experience information for public program mapping, marketing, and/or reporting? *
(e.g. shared via GeoMentor-related social media, posted in GeoMentor-related online communities, shown as part of an online GeoMentor program showcase)
Your Contact Information
Name: *
Email Address: *
Your School, School District and/or Group Collaborator
Name of the School, School District, and/or Group you collaborated/are collaborating with: *
City/State of School, School District, or Group: *
Name of individual(s) from the school/district/group you worked with and their position: *
Grade level of students you or your educator collaborator work/worked with (if applicable):
Subject/topic of class/group you assisted your collaborator with (if applicable):
Approximately how many students were engaged in GIS activities through this collaboration (if applicable):
Mentoring Engagement Characteristics
How did you connect with your collaborator? *
(e.g. an educator contacted you, you contacted an educator from the online database/map, you reached out to a local school)
Describe your collaboration process. *
How many times did you meet or communicate with your collaborator? Over what length of time? How did you devise a plan to serve their needs?
Describe the tasks you assisted your collaborator with. *
What specific areas of need did you assist your collaborator with? (e.g. technology infrastructure, topical data, software skills, project vision, career-related information) What specific tasks did you assist with in these areas and how much help did they need?
What available resources, if any, did you use or help your collaborator use to implement GIS in K-12 education? *
(e.g. GeoInquiries, Thinking Spatially using GIS) Did you use any of the resources available through the GeoMentors website? Were other websites particularly helpful? Please provide websites if possible.
Did you develop any new educational material or GIS activities through your collaboration?
If so, please describe. If possible, provide websites or email materials to
Did you work directly with students at all, or just with educators? *
What did you gain from the experience? What do you think your educator collaborator and/or the students gained? *
Additional Documentation and Comments
If your GeoMentoring engagement activities were documented through a classroom blog, school website, group’s social media post, newspaper or other media, please provide the websites of those posts.
If available, please provide any pictures of your GeoMentoring engagement(s) by emailing them to
If students are shown, please only include photos with the students from the back so as not to expose faces/identities. We also welcome photos of you with your K-12 collaborator!
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Any additional comments about your experience?
Please add anything else you would like to report about your GeoMentoring experiences.
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