Common Core Standards Conference

This workshop will be tailored specifically to geography and how the subject can support the common core. Date: Monday-June 11, 2012 Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm Location: Lou Thompson Community Room Newport Middle High School 245 Main Street Newport, NH 03773 For more information please contact enolan1@keene.edu The programs offered by the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance are possible due to the support of the National Geographic Education Foundation and Keene State...

Giant Traveling Africa Map

National Geographic’s giant Africa traveling map will be coming to the State of New Hampshire during the month of November 2012. This map of Africa will fill a gymnasium and comes with a trunk full of activities and materials for children to use. For more information visit Giant Africa Map If you would like more information about hosting the map, or seeing the map when it is here please email nhga@keene.edu or David McCormick at...

March Webinar

The Geographic Advantage: Supporting Online Investigations in the Classroom Susan Gallagher Heffron Sr. Project Manager for Geography Education AAG Washington, DC (via Australia) Learn more about a free new resource, “The Geographic Advantage: An AAG Companion Website for Understanding the Changing Planet”. This new web-based resource provides guided geographic investigations for students to illustrate the 11 research questions identified in the recent NRC report, Understanding the Changing Planet: Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences, at the K-12 level. Dr. Susan Gallagher Heffron serves as the Senior Project Manager for Geography Education at the Association of American Geographers. In her current role, Heffron facilitates AAG projects for K-16 education with a special interest in K-12 teachers and learners. Her work includes facilitating the dissemination of research to inform classroom and online instructional strategies as well as effective teacher professional development experiences. Heffron completed a BA degree in Social Science Education, followed by a MA and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Heffron taught at the middle and high school levels as well as higher education prior to her position at the AAG. She also served as a co-coordinator for Geographic Educators of Nebraska. Join the discussion as she shares how students can explore geographic questions related to the themes of Environmental Change, Sustainability, Rapid Spatial Reorganization, and Technological Change. Each investigation includes a student activity that can be easily integrated into your existing course curriculum as well as additional resources for exploring and learning more about the research questions in the report. Don’t miss the details on this rich resource! Register...

NCGE Webinar Program – Special Update

National Council For Geographic Education Webinar Program Special Update March 7, 2012 We’ve made a change to the webinar schedule and wanted you to know…it’s now FREE!   “Starting Your Own Geospatial Semester” Wednesday, April 4, 2012 8pm Eastern/ 7pm Central/6pm Mountain/5pm Pacific *PARTNERSHIP WEBINAR: FREE for EVERYONE! Sponsored by Esri, Redlands, CA Dr. Bob Kolvoord Professor of Integrated Science and Technology and Educational Technologies, Co-Director of the JMU Center for STEM Education and Outreach & Interim Director of the School of Engineering James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA Charlie Fitzpatrick Education Manager, Esri Arlington, VA Looking for ways to engage high school seniors with geospatial problems? Trying to find ways to bring geospatial technologies into the curriculum? Want to explore a state-wide site license for GIS? Searching for different ways to engage students with Geography? The Geospatial Semester is a collaborative effort between James Madison University (JMU) and Virginia school districts (part of the Virginia-Esri state-wide site license). Students take a semester- or year-long course in geospatial technologies and pursue an extended, locally-based project. Faculty from JMU support the high school teachers and provide technical and project support. Best of all, students can earn JMU credit for their efforts. Currently in its 7th year, the Geospatial Semester has provided opportunities for students to get engaged with geographic thinking and geospatial technologies. In this webinar, we’ll share details about the Geospatial Semester, examples of student work, and discuss how you can get the Geospatial Semester started in your locale. Dr. Bob Kolvoord is a professor of Integrated Science and Technology and Educational Technologies at James Madison University. He also serves...

MISSION: Explore the Adventure in Your Community

MISSION: Explore the Adventure in Your Community Wednesday, November 2, 2011 7pm EDT/ 6pm CDT/12am GMT Daniel Raven-Ellison The Geography Collective, London, UK Your mission if you’re willing to accept it… The heart of this year’s Geography Awareness Week (GAWeek) will revolve around a series of “missions” that encourage individuals or teams of students, families, or friends to explore their own communities through geographic eyes, and challenge them to look at things from a geographic perspective. Join us as we explore the theme for GAWeek 2011, “Geography: The Adventure in Your Community”. By completing a varied series of missions, individuals or teams can earn “badges” in the four sub-theme categories: photography, storytelling, mapping, and taking action. Daniel Raven-Ellison of The Geography Collective, a UK partnership of geography teachers and educators and National Geographic Education’s (NatGeoEd) content partner for GAWeek 2011, joins us from London! Daniel will describe the GAWeek activity and the Mission:Explore project along with explaining the theory behind mission-based learning and guerrilla geography. Preview the NatGeoEd Mission: Explore resources by going to www.GeographyAwarenessWeek.org. Learn how to make the very most of the GAWeek resources to support geo-literacy and learning in any classroom. Are you willing to accept the mission?...