Workshop on Turkish History & Culture

Local teachers are invited to attend a workshop on Turkish history & culture and could go on a tour of the country in July. The workshop, sponsored by the World Affairs Council of NH at Southern NH University in Manchester is free for teachers of grades 6-12. Three NH teachers who have attended the workshop will be chosen for the tour. Attendants are also eligible for professional development credit. To register call 314-7970 or go to...

2012 Call for Award Nominations

The National Council for Geographic Education is dedicated to recognizing educators and advocates who have made outstanding contributions to geography education. Awards are given for teaching, research, and service. Award nomination materials can now be submitted to The Central Office will forward all materials to the appropriate committees for evaluation. Winners are announced in early summer and recipients are recognized at a special ceremony during NCGE’s annual conference. NCGE is now accepting nominations for the following awards:   E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Grants for Research in Geographic Education: to advance the frontiers of geographic education by supporting and promoting innovative research in theory, practice, and application  K-12 Distinguished Teaching Awards: to recognize and support excellence in geography teaching at the primary and secondary levels Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Awards: to recognize and support excellence in higher education geography teaching Natoli Dissertation Award: to encourage dissertation  Higher Education Distinguished Teaching research in geography teaching and learning Herff Jones Nystrom Geography Award: provides a monetary award for K-12 teachers for exemplary lesson plans Award for Outstanding Support for Geography Education: honors individuals who work outside of the formal classroom, but have made outstanding contributions to support geography education Distinguished Mentor Award: for College/University professors whose guidance and influence is significant for students becoming geographers and/or classroom teachers Geographic Excellence in Media Award: for all forms of media in 2010 that exhibit outstanding geographic content or teaching methods Women in Geographic Education Scholarship: monetary award and travel stipend for a female undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a program leading to a career in geographic education  Suggestions may also...

NCGE Distinguished Teaching Award

Hello fellow geographers, If you know of anyone who you think should be nominated for this award, please let me know, and as a member of NCGE I can nominate them. This is a great honor, and it would be great to have someone from New Hampshire represente K-12 Distinguished Teaching Award The K-12 Distinguished Teaching Award is designed to recognize and support excellence in geography teaching among elementary, middle, and high school teachers. NCGE proudly honors teachers who have displayed continued dedication to geographic education. K-12 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients will receive recognition within the geographic education community and a plaque at the National Conference on Geography Education in San Marcos, TX in October 2012. Nominators must be NCGE members, but any K-12 teacher may be nominated for this award. Applications are reviewed by an NCGE task force and evaluated for teaching skills, leadership, professional development accomplishments, involvement in student activities, and development of innovative teaching materials and strategies. See the award flyer and documentation requirements for further details. Complete nominee materials must be submitted to no later than March 19, 2012. DTA K-12 Application Requirements Letters of support must be sent electronically but may be sent separately. See application requirements for more details.   Lara Bryant Department of Geography New Hampshire Geographic Alliance Keene State College 229 Main Street Keene, NH 03435-2001

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

South Carolina Geography Institutes Summer 2011

The South Carolina Geographic Alliance accepts participants from other states for its two summer institutes. Please consider sending your teachers to us. Two opportunities: June 12-24: Alliance Summer Geography Institute. This is a traditional TC development institute. Lots of content, lots of field trips, 3 graduate credits. Application materials here: June 12-17: Geotechnology Institute. One week of GIS, GPS, virtual globes – all tailored toward K-12 instruction. Application materials here: The application deadline for each is April 15, but I can extend that for your teachers. But work quickly so I can save spots for...