Analyzing Data Using Online Mapping

Tuesday, September 27, 2011. 8pm Eastern/ 7pm Central/6pm Mountain/5pm Pacific ( Need more time zones? ) *PARTNERSHIP WEBINAR: FREE for EVERYONE! Sponsored by Esri, Redlands, CA   Charlie Fitzpatrick Education Manager at Esri The generous folks from the Esri Education team are back with more ideas on those cool mapping tools. Maps don’t give up all their secrets right away; you often need to tease out info through analysis. Web-based mapping tools, for both Windows and Macintosh, permit significant data analysis. See how to analyze various types of data using just a web browser. Great ideas and implementation strategies for many classes, including AP Human Geography! Join us for amazing tools at the perfect price…free! REGISTER...

Navigating the Challenges of Teaching Geography to 9th Graders

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8pm Eastern/ 7pm Central/6pm Mountain/5pm Pacific Sharon Shelerud AP Human Geography Teacher Metcalf Jr. High School, Burnsville, Minnesota Need help effectively navigating the challenges of teaching AP Human Geography to 9th graders? Perhaps you need ideas and lessons for working for with your geography class at any age. Join us for a session with Sharon Shelerud, a successful APHG teacher at Metcalf Jr. High School in Burnsville, MN. Because this course is often the first AP experience for students and many need to learn how to be successful in a college course, this webinar will offer some ideas on how to work with students and parents, as well as share ideas on how to organize the course. Sharon also will share some tried and true lessons that have helped her students learn key geographic concepts along with student study tips that have facilitated these younger students in passing the AP Human Geography Exam. Don’t miss this informative event on teaching geography! REGISTER...

AP Human Geography & GIS

Geography Class Goes Geospatial Wednesday, August 24th 8pm Eastern/ 7pm Central/6pm Mountain/5pm Pacific Margaret Chernosky World Geography & AP Human Geography Teacher Bangor High School, Bangor, Maine Would you like to add activities to your human geography class that help students understand and remember human geography concepts and models? Join Margaret Chernosky as she shares her student-tested favorites. All activities are hands-on using paper maps, graphs and diagrams or computer mapping with simple online GIS or full desktop GIS. Join us as we go spatial with hands-on activities and geospatial technology! Please send your name and email address if you are interested to Lara Bryant lbryant1@keene.edu....

Tsunami workshop

Tsunami Run-up Prediction for Seaside, Oregon Friday, May 6, 2011 4:00­‐6:00 pm Hopkinton Middle High School 297 Park Ave. Contoocook, NH 03229 Teachers who attend the workshop and then implement EET lessons are eligible for a $120 stipend! This hands-on workshop will utilize a free GIS tool (Arc Explorer Java Edition for Education-AEJEE) to explore tsunami data and identify potential consequences of a five, fifteen, and twenty-meter sea level rise due to a tsunami run-up on the Oregon coast. Participants will download DEM (digital elevation model) contours and overlay additional data such as roads and schools to see the potential impact of a tsunami event on transportation, infrastructure, housing, and natural habitat in this region. Users will then plan evacuation routes for two schools in the town of Seaside, Oregon. Geographic data from the current (Japanese) tsunami will also be explored, and ways to modify the lesson for different geographic areas will be discussed. The Earth Exploration Toolbook (http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/index.html) is a collection within the National Science Digital Library that is created and administered by TERC,Inc, through funding from the NSF. To preview this lesson visit Tsunami Lesson For more information or to register contact: Ina Ahern, Plymouth Regional High School (iahern@prhs.sau48.org or 603 536-­‐1444 ext 1221) Bob Woolner, Hopkinton Middle High School (rwoolner@hopkintonschools.org or 603 746-­‐4167) Download...
Geography for the Elementary Classroom

Geography for the Elementary Classroom

Do you love Geography? Would you like to fit it into your very busy day? This all day workshop will give you ideas, lesson plans, and teaching strategies to incorporate into Reading, Science and Social Studies. Participants will receive lessons that give the student’s hands on experiences that are easy to implement using curriculum you already teach. Come and share your ideas with fellow teachers. Return to your classroom with sure fire ideas and goodies. Hope to see you...