A series of GIS for Education workshops will be held across Arkansas in May and June 2015 as part of a grant from leading GIS software developer, Esri. These workshops will focus on developing fundamental skills in a web-based GIS platform and translating learned skills into structured activities aligned with new content standards for Geography at the middle-school level. Three beginner-level workshops will be held across the state, one in Northwest Arkansas, one in the Delta, and one in Central Arkansas. A fourth workshop will focus on intermediate-level skills and will take place on the campus at UCA in Conway. All workshops will be lead by Stephen O’Connell, assistant professor of Geography at UCA.