National Teacher Appreciation Week

Happy National Teacher Day and National Teacher Appreciation Week. The National  Council for Geographic Education is proud to support so many wonderful  geographic educators across the county and around the world. Your hard work,  enthusiasm and dedication inspire us everyday. Thank you for being an NCGE  member and thank you for being a teacher. Below is the latest news from NCGE. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact us at ncge@ncge.org or at (202) 862-8683. -NCGE Staff Don’t Miss the 2012 NCGE Awards Deadline globeaward This Friday, May 11, 2012 is the last day you can submit nominations for the following awards. * Women in Geographic Education Scholarship * Outstanding Support for Geography Education * Natoli Dissertation Award * Distinguished Mentor Award * Herff Jones Nystrom Geography Award * Geographic Excellence in Media Award Please click on any of the award names above to link to it’s information page or visit the NCGE awards page for more information. Awards Page… New, Free Teaching Resources on Population Trends PRB Logo The Population Reference Bureau has a variety of new resources for educators, designed to introduce demographic concepts to student. On their website (www.prb.org ) are ready-made PowerPoint graphics, customized maps and charts, short videos, lesson plans, and reports and articles about current events. Download a flyer. Learn more… 2012 National Conference on Geographic Education   Great opportunities are available during the 2012 National Conference on Geographic Education. October 4-7, 2012 in San Marcos, Texas. Visit one of the links below to find out more… * Go on a 2012 Field Trip * Make Hotel Reservations * Hertz...

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 awards@ncge.org. 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 awards@ncge.org 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 lbryant1@keene.edu...