We Help Teachers Explore the World!

Would you like to earn professional development/graduate school credit while seeing the world? Would your students benefit by learning from a teacher with first hand experience in other countries? Would you like to travel abroad on inexpensive trips designed specifically for educators? If this interests you please visit www.geeo.org. For the summer of 2011, GEEO is offering travel programs to India, China, Vietnam, Turkey / Syria / Jordan / Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa / Mozambique / Zimbabwe / Botswana, Morocco, Argentina / Uruguay / Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala / Belize / Mexico. Please go to www.geeo.org to find out more about GEEO’s 2011 travel opportunities. Feel free to contact GEEO if you have any questions toll free at 1-877-600-0105 or by email at jesse@geeo.org. See...

Teaching Opportunity at Nashua Community College

I am currently seeking an adjunct instructor to teach introduction to geography (GEON 101) for the spring semester. The meeting time is Monday from 8:00-9:50 am and Wednesday from 8:00-8:50 am. Classes begin the week of January 19th and the final will be given the week of April 26th. A course description is available in the online catalog found on our website at www.nashuacc.edu. The successful candidate will have at least a master’s degree in geography or a related discipline. If anyone has any questions, please contact me by phone or email at the address below. Resumes and copies of transcripts should be sent to Brian Pellinen, VPAA, Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St., Nashua, NH 03063. Robyn H. Griswold, A.M., Ed.M. Associate Professor and Chairperson, Social Sciences Department Nashua Community College (Formerly: NHCTC — Nashua) 505 Amherst Street Nashua, NH 03063 rgriswold@ccsnh.edu (603) 882-6923...

Journey North: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change.

Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, robins, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, gray whales, bald eagles— and other birds and mammals; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; and other natural events. Find migration maps, pictures, standards-based lesson plans, activities and information to help students make local observations and fit them into a global context. Widely considered a best-practices model for education, Journey North is the nation’s premiere “citizen science” project for children. The general public is welcome to...

Host teachers needed.

Middle-High School Geography Teachers Needed to Host Visiting Teachers from Germany Folks, First, thanks for helping me in placing the German Fulbright teachers in schools around the country during the week of April 12. Let me explain what is needed and why. The teachers are sponsored by a Fulbright grant and have been selected by the German Fulbright Commission. This program has been in effect for a number of years in a variety of forms. Having worked with prior groups of German teacher, I can attest to the fact that they are intelligent, hardworking and have fine senses of humor. This year 20-24 teachers will spend two weeks with us at Penn State focusing on American school issues and visiting urban, rural and suburban schools.   Then they will travel to the various school sites to spend two days in a school where they can meet with teachers, students and administrators, as well as observe daily school life. They will then move to another school within a couple hundred miles to replicate the process. All of these teachers hope to establish a relationship between their schools and the schools which they visit, one that will be able to lead to further teacher exchanges and, possibly student visits. Thus, any school selected must have a course of courses with some European focus such as German language, World Languages, World History, World Cultures and a willingness to explore exchange possibilities.  Accepting a teacher is NOT a commitment to such exchanges, but, rather, a willingness to consider such exchanges. Exchanges might be done electronically such as reading  the same book and discussing it...