Geography Online Professional Development

Geography Online Professional Development

As you start the new school year, here are some exciting online professional development opportunities for  you.    Potential PD Opportunities for Teachers Survey (Please take this survey to help with upcoming PD’s)     Teaching Geography in the 21st Century: New Online 5-Week Course for Educators   Joseph Kerski is hosting a 5-Week Online course on geography for the 21st century.  Please share the following links with your members so they can learn more. Video:: http://youtu.be/WmoCgGrTXE8  ;   Course description: http://www.enetlearning.org/professional-development/geography-for-the-21st-century/ ;   Fall Online Courses with NatGeo This fall, National Geographic Education will offer two FREE online courses for educators looking for content and resources on watersheds and water. Sign up for our courses to learn about environmental topics and explore strategies to implement environmental education in your classroom, as well as develop action plans for your teaching. These courses can be applied toward your professional development requirements.   FLOW Education – Sept. 17-Oct. 29 – for teachers of grades 4-9 to learn about watersheds and outdoor education, using the Chesapeake Bay watershed as an example. Water: The Essential Resource – Oct. 15-Dec. 17 – for teachers of grades 4-8 to learn about ocean and freshwater topics and teaching strategies.   Click here to find out more about these courses! http://tinyurl.com/pwsk9ss     Lara Bryant Assistant Professor of Geography and Coordinator of the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance Keene State College 229 Main Street Keene, NH 03435-2001 603-358-2428...

Free Webinars to start the School Year

Check out fellow T3Ger in NCGE’s first webinar of the season, in partnership with NCSS. Sparking Curiosity – Geography, the C3 Framework and the Inquiry Arc Wednesday, September 3rd at 8pm Eastern Join ​this​  panel of classroom and content experts as they share how to spark your students’ curiosity about the world through geographic reasoning. REGISTER​ for the free webinar​ Also… ArcGIS Online, ConnectED and GeoMentors – A Beautiful Friendship Tell all your friends to come hear Charlie Fitzpatrick on September 10th for an Esri partnership webinar…also FREE! http://ncge.org/webinar-schedule...

New Hampshire Receives Special Achievement Award for Esri State Partnership in Geospatial Technology

Redlands, California—July 16, 2014— NHGA, NHEdGIS & NHDOE received a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the Esri International User Conference (Esri UC) in San Diego, California held July 16, 2014. This award acknowledges vision, leadership, hard work, and innovative use of Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology. NHGA, NHEdGIS &NHDOE uses Esri ArcGIS technology to support geographic education in New Hampshire. New Hampshire is a small state with limited capacity for meeting GIS professional development needs, both in terms of population and in the financial support of education. With the invaluable logistical support of the NHDOE, NHEdGIS has gathered experts in classroom instruction, GIS technology, and content from NH public schools, Keene State College, UNHGTTC, St. Anselm College, NHF&G and the USFS. Together, they are able to provide high-quality, meaningful professional development that supports the statewide K-12 license, allowing the many teachers who enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to bring GIS technology to their classrooms. This also creates a network of GIS users in the state that support each other. The statewide GIS license for K-12 education would not have been possible without the collaboration and participation from NHEdGIS, NHGA, NHDOE and many other organizations that have allowed us to present at various state workshops. Organizations from around the world honored at the Esri UC span industries including agriculture, cartography, climate change, defense and intelligence, economic development, education, government, health and human services, telecommunications, and utilities. “The SAG Awards identify the organizations and people that are using the power of geography to improve our world and drive change,” says Esri president Jack Dangermond. “At Esri, we are always...

Summer/Fall Professional Development Opportunities at New Hampshire Audubon

Please see the attached pdf for a list of the exciting professional development opportunities in August, October, and November.   Best Regards, New Hampshire Audubon Educators   AT A GLANCE: August 5: Signs of the Season – Tracking Seasonal Changes with Your Students August 6 and 13: Environmental Heroes – Out of the Past and Into the Present October 2 or 9: Wings at Your Window: Extending Curricula with Bird Observations November 13: Integrating Science and Technology – A Natural Connection...