Kristi Alvarez Award

Kristi Alvarez Award

Hello fellow geographers! Welcome back to a new school year! As you make your preparations for your classes, I would like you to reflect about a peer or mentor who has inspired you in your own teaching: specifically in how you bring geography alive in your classroom. This year the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance would like to honor a teacher who has been instrumental in improving geographic education in the state of New Hampshire with the Kristi Alvarez award at the NHCSS Conference in October. Please take a moment to nominate someone for this honor. Application Form The deadline for submission is September 15th. 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...
Belize- UNH Teacher Program

Belize- UNH Teacher Program

The University of New Hampshire announces an educational, professional, and cultural opportunity. Visit town and village schools. Participate in teacher training. Talk with government officials and education leaders. Experience the unique marine environment of Belize’s coral reef. Explore local sites of interest such as a rainforest, banana plantation, preserve, or Mayan ruin. Earn four graduate credits: Education 880   Informational Slide Shows August 21, 3:30 pm, Rye Jr. High, Rye Sept. 18, 4 Pm, Morrill Hall, UNH Sept.24, 4 Pm, Rye Jr. High, Rye Oct.3, 4 PM, Morrill Hall, UNH   Travel to Belize February 23-March 3, 2013 (tentatively)   Information & Applications Belize-UNH Teacher Program Dept. of Education Morrill Hall UNH Durham, NH 03824-3595 (603) 862-2310 http://www.unh.edu/education?Belize Application Deadline: Mid-October,...

Free Geography Standards Webinar

Don’t miss the first webinar of the season on August 29th! Join us for an informative look at the newly updated Geography Standards! GFL2 or Geography for Life: National Geography Standards, Second Edition has finally arrived! This presentation will highlight the changes that are featured in the second edition of the national standards and provide an overview of the new edition. A new colorful 3-column layout allows teachers to see content in all three grade bands at one time. The organization of this second edition focuses on Doing Geography. There are three new classroom vignettes that describe examples of doing geography at each of the three grade bands in the standards to help teachers as they envision doing geography in their own classrooms. By organizing the geographic perspectives, content knowledge, and skills sections together in Part II of the document, the document provides examples of how to engage students in doing geography and developing useful geographic practices. An expanded glossary is a valuable resource in building geography vocabulary for K-12 students. The presentation will also include an opportunity for questions and answers as well as helpful discussions about the many ways to use this updated resource in support of existing state and district level standards. It’s the perfect way to start your school year with the newest tools in your tool belt! Title: Meet the New Geography Standards Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT Cost: Free to EVERYONE! After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. System Requirements PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003...

Climate Literacy Education Resource

If you teach about climate change or know someone who does, check out CLEAN (Climate Literacy & Energy Awarness Network). CLEAN has collected (and reviewed) hundreds of activities. The activities are searchable by grade levels, and linkages to the Climate Literacy Principles as well as Excellence in Environmental Education: Guidelines for Learning (K-12): http://cleanet.org/clean/educational_resources/index.html CLEAN is a great resource. But, I’m particularly happy that they have crossreferenced the activities to the K-12 Guidelines for Learning. Educators have a great tool for teaching about climate and...

World Geography Teaching opportunity at SNHU

The School of Arts & Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University has an opening for an adjunct instructor to teach our World Geography course during Fall 2012 (Sept. 5 to Dec 21) at our Manchester Campus. Minimum requirement is a Master’s degree in a related field; previous teaching experience preferred. The course runs on Monday & Wednesday from 500 – 615 PM. If interested please email John Slater at...