West Virginia K-12 GIS

Industry-standard Geographic Information System (GIS) technology tools are available to all WV educators and students. Please visit to see what GIS can do for you!

If you would like a mapping website for your school, called an organizational account, please visit to explore all software options, both online and desktop. If you have any questions, e-mail Erika Klose (

GIS Lessons

Complete lessons for use in your classroom are available online at

GIS CS Course

A guidance document for educators teaching Computer Science – Introduction to GIS is available. It contains activities tied to each of the CS standards for this course, along with ideas for teaching students GIS skills.

Computer Science – Introduction to GIS

GIS Listserv

The WV GIS in K12 Listserv sends out information and resources to teachers learning how to use GIS in their classrooms. To subscribe to the WV GIS in K12 Education listserv, send an e-mail to: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.WVNET.EDU with no subject and the following in the body (not subject) of the message (Make sure you put your first and last name as specified):

subscribe WVGIS-K12-L FirstName LastName


GIS software training is available through the WVDE.  Announcements regarding training are sent out through the social studies, science, and the WV K12 GIS listserv.  Online training is available FREE to WV educators through ESRI Training.  We recommend you start with the course, Teaching with GIS: Introduction to Using GIS in the Classroom.  You can access it here.  If you are interested in other courses, visit here to see other available courses.  If you are interested in any of these other courses, send an e-mail to Erika Klose ( with the name of the course and your ESRI Login.

Contact Us

  • Erika Klose, K-12 Technology Integration Coordinator for STEM and Computer Science

  • Building 6, Room 625, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330

  • Phone: (304) 558-8830

  • Fax: (304) 558-1864