SUMMER TEACHERS INSTITUTE

SUMMER TEACHERS INSTITUTE

SUMMER TEACHERS INSTITUTE Montréal and Québec City: June 28-July 3   On behalf of the Northeast National Resource Center on Canada with support from the U.S. Department of Education, we are delighted to extend an invitation to you and your fellow Council for the Social Studies members to participate in the Summer Institute for K-12 Professionals held this summer in Montréal and Québec City, Canada, from June 28 to July 3. Please forward to interested colleagues K-12 teachers, curriculum coordinators and administrators with teaching background in social studies, geography, history and/or French, in addition to pre-service teachers, are welcome to apply. “Québec Dimensions: Historical, Geographic and Cultural Explorations” is a unique professional development opportunity providing participants with foundations in history and geography plus contemporary cultural insights through first-hand experience. The Canadian and Québec content taught by academic specialists is designed to meet Common Core, C3, and state standards. Registration: US$649 covers transportation during the Institute, lecturer fees, admission to educational sites, curriculum materials, double-occupancy at four star hotels, and some meals. Rolling applications accepted between now and April 15th or until full. Apply online! For more information: www.umaine.edu/teachingcanada Thank you in advance for sharing this professional development with colleagues interested in teaching Canadian, Québec and North American topics. Thank you! Sincerely yours, Betsy Arntzen and Amy Sotherden Canadian-American Center and Center for the Study of Canada / Institute on Québec Studies University of Maine and State University of New York College at Plattsburgh Consortium Partners of the NORTHEAST NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ON CANADA...
Patchenik Map Competition – deadline approaching! Feb 7th

Patchenik Map Competition – deadline approaching! Feb 7th

A quick reminder that the deadline for the 2015 Barbara Bartz Petchenik Children’s World Mapping Competition is approaching – please let teachers in New Hampshire know that map illustrations need to be postmarked by Saturday, February 7, 2015 (just three weeks from today). The details for teachers are included in the Teacher’s Invitation document ( TeachersInvitation ); I’ve also attached the formal rules from the International Cartography Association, a flyer for teachers to help promote the event, and the parental permission form that needs to be printed and signed, and must accompany all entries. I sent an e-mail to you on October 20 with this information, and I am hoping that, with your help as a coordinator for the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance, the United States can have a strong representation once again. Winners in 2013 got press attention as well as recognition at the international conference – for example:...

Upcoming Webinar

Geoprism Webinar Basemap to Thematic. Community Atlas made simple Learn to make an easy basemap of your community in ArcGIS Online. In a few clicks, you can turn this basemap into several other maps to build your community atlas! We will cover searching for data, adding a data table from excel, filtering and symbology. There will be a brief demo of Map journals to present your community atlas maps! When:                 January 29, 2015 3:15-4:15pm ET Where:               Online! Please login to the webinar as GUEST and call into the conference line. Audio:                 USA Toll-Free: 888-844-9904 Access Code: 3909636 Webinar:             https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/NA-Oak Prerequisites: An ArcGIS Online...
PD Scholarships for Geography Educators / 2015 Educator Academy in the Amazon

PD Scholarships for Geography Educators / 2015 Educator Academy in the Amazon

$1000 Scholarships for Amazon Rainforest PD Workshop Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest + Machu Picchu The July 1-11, 2015 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru is a cross-curricular professional development workshop for K-12 formal and informal educators to learn and use: 21st Century Instruction:  5E Lesson Design ~ Inquiry-Based Exploration ~ STEM Inquiry Protocols & Resources:  Project Learning Tree ~ Cornell Lab of Ornithology ~ & More! Global and Cultural Perspectives:  Service Learning ~ Sustainability ~ Global Education Join Al Stenstrup, Project Learning Tree (PLT); Lilly Briggs (Cornell Lab of Ornithology), Christa Dillabaugh, Amazon Rainforest Workshops; and Dr. David Pearson, Wildlife Travellers’ Guide to Peru; and work side-by-side with scientists Dr. Steve Madigosky, Widener University; and Randy Morgan, Curator/Entomologist, Cincinnati Zoo as you: Participate in citizen science projects and inquiry based field studies on a 1/4-mile Rainforest Canopy Walkway in one of the most biologically diverse environments on the planet. Spend a day in an Amazon village as you explore the complexities of sustainability and the role of education in creating a sustainable future for Amazon children. Work with fellow educators to explore strategies for using the Amazon as a vehicle for incorporating STEM education, inquiry-based learning, and sustainability science education into your classroom. PLT Certification, BirdSleuth resources and 50 ASU PD Hours included. Academic Credit and Machu Picchu Extension optional.  $1000 scholarship deadline March 1, 2015.  Program cost is $1240 + air for scholarship recipients. Space is limited! Register early to secure your spot! Get the details and download a syllabus and scholarship application at: http://www.amazonworkshops.com/educator-academy.html Contact christa@amazonworkshops.com or 1-800-431-2624 for more...
NG Alliance Network Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship

NG Alliance Network Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship

Exciting news: we’re now accepting applications for the 2015 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program. Please feel free to spread the word to any outstanding educators about this opportunity. The application deadline is January 4th. For those who don’t know what this program is, here’s the short overview: This is a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators (teaching any subject) in the US and Canada. As one part of this program Fellows travel on all-expense paid Lindblad Expeditions voyages to cool places like the Arctic, Antarctica, Iceland, the Galapagos etc. Selected educators are recognized for their commitment to geographic education and are given this opportunity and field-based experience to find new ways to bring geographic literacy, travel, perspective etc. back to their learning environments. More details about the program and FAQ’s can be found on the website. — The NG Alliance Network Google Group is designed for active Alliance members to share information, discuss ideas and communicate to others in the...