2014 Fall Newsletter

2014 Fall Newsletter

Here’s an exclusive glimpse at the highlights for the 2014 NHGA Fall Newsletter: Pg. 1: Coordinator’s Corner: Lara Bryant spills some juicy details about new professional development opportunities that are coming up soon! Make sure to get all of the information you need! Pg. 2-3: News: Cindy Sterling advocates for the allocation of the geographic information we all love! Also, there is more news about upcoming events and opportunities! Pg. 4-5: GeoWeek: Cindy Sterling shares the highly anticipated announcement for the 2014 GeoWeek, as well as the fall locations for the Giant Map of Asia! You don’t want to miss this! Pg. 6: Retreats: Members share experiences of summer conferences for the NHGA. This will help you determine whether a future summer conference is right for you. Pg. 7: Awards: The NHGA gives a special shout-out to members that went above and beyond in the geography field this year! Also, find out which special member received the Kristi Alvarez Award for 2014! Pg. 8-9: Featured Article: Roger Kieffer shares his research on the historical Province Road, located in Lempster, NH. Check out his findings, and see if you can help him further his research! Pg. 10-11: Lesson Plan Spotlight: New Hampshire elementary school educators, Liesel Dolce and Megan Duprat, share a lesson plan that can incorporate not only geography, but maps from the newly revised New Hampshire Atlas! Pg. 12: NEGEN: Nancy DeCourcey informs us about the New England Geographic Alliance, an exciting organization that pulls from geography experts across the surrounding states so the best education can be put forward in schools and other programs. Pg. 13: DTA:...
P3 Grant Program College Competition:

P3 Grant Program College Competition:

P3 Grant Program EPA Now Accepting Applications Do you know any college students interested in solving an environmental challenge? EPA’s P3 – People, Prosperity, and the Planet-Program is a unique college competition that inspires solutions for a sustainable future. P3 offers quality hands-on experience that brings classroom learning to life. For the first phase of the competition, teams are awarded a $15,000 grant to develop their idea. Teams then compete in the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, DC for the P3 Award and a $90,000 grant to turn their design into a real world application. Apply for P3 by December...
Free:Geography in the ‘Classroom’ Research Collection

Free:Geography in the ‘Classroom’ Research Collection

  Free Online Access Geography in the ‘Classroom’ Research Collection Taylor & Francis, the publishing company and online platform that hosts our journals, is offering free online access to the “Geography in the ‘Classroom’ Research Collection.”   In support of our recent 2014 National Conference on Geography Education, Taylor & Francis has put together a great collection of articles highlighting some of the newest research in geography education. Click here to get FREE access to articles exploring climate change education, the importance of fieldwork, using and teaching GIS, and much more. Free access to this collection will be available until the end of...
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...