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...

NHEdGIS Optional Training Event: August 14, 2012

We’ve received a tremendous response to our request for “early adopters” of the statewide educational site license for Esri’s ArcGIS software. Because you have expressed interest in or your organization has received the license, we’d like to invite you (and any other interested NH educators) to a training event before school starts at Hopkinton Middle High School. (There will be other events offered later.) Tentative Schedule is as follows: 8:00 am: Optional Pre-meeting: Installation troubleshooting—answer questions on installation issues, if desired, conduct an actual installation 9:00 am: Official Start Introductions Introduction to GIS in Education 9:15 am: ArcGIS Online: Create a personal account and try out an activity. (Options will include activities appropriate for various grade levels and subjects.) Share. 10:15 am: ArcWhat? The Language of Esri 10:30 am: Organizational Accounts: the NHEdGIS ArcGIS Online Account: 11:30 am: Resources: I want to start using GIS, but don’t feel ready to create my own lessons….how do I find things to do with my class? 12:00 am: Lunch (Bring your own or can order locally) 12:45 pm: ArcGIS Desktop: Mapping Our World Lesson (start) 1:45 pm: Wrap up/conclusion. Where do we go from here? 2:00 pm: Optional “after school “ session: we will hang around for people who would like to stay and continue to play with the software and/or ask questions. 3:00 pm: Final “Bell” To RSVP to this invitation, please fill out the GoogleDocs form at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFtWVFJd3U1Ymp4bXRSVS1aY0JRU3c6MQ#gid=0 Please also forward this e-mail to other teachers (at your school or throughout NH) who you think might be interested in attending. Any questions? Contact me at i_ahern@LR.NET or the partnership at...
New Hampshire DOE Signs Statewide GIS License Agreement with Esri

New Hampshire DOE Signs Statewide GIS License Agreement with Esri

Concord, New Hampshire—July 16, 2012— Over 200,000 students in New Hampshire schools now have the ability to learn and apply 21st century geospatial concepts using the ArcGIS software developed by Environmental System Research Institute (ESRI). Thanks to a statewide partnership between ESRI, the world’s leading geographic information system (GIS) software developer, and the New Hampshire Department of Education, this new partnership will allow every public and private school throughout the state unprecedented access to ESRI’s state-of-the-art GIS tools for use in education and research. The agreement also includes school administrative use for tasks like creating district maps and efficient bus routes. According to Judy Tumosa of New Hampshire Fish & Game, “This partnership will provide a wonderful opportunity for teachers to use GIS to gather, display, analyze and share their data as they study their watersheds”. Kevin Heany, social studies teacher at Monadnock Regional High School says, “Our environmental studies students have been actively involved in collecting data from the nearby Asheulot River. Giving them the opportunity with ArcGIS to map and visualize their own data, as well as the capability to actively participate in monitoring the water quality is exciting,” Recognized non-formal education groups such as 4-H Clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boys Clubs and Girls Clubs will also have access to the software. Shane Bradt, director of the UNH Cooperative Extension Geospatial Technologies Training Center, is excited that “Not only will this ESRI license provide a wonderful opportunity to engage kids in geospatial inquiry in the classroom, but the availability of GIS to afterschool groups will further integrate spatial thinking into the next generation of NH students”....

Common Core Standards Conference

This workshop will be tailored specifically to geography and how the subject can support the common core. Date: Monday-June 11, 2012 Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm Location: Lou Thompson Community Room Newport Middle High School 245 Main Street Newport, NH 03773 For more information please contact enolan1@keene.edu The programs offered by the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance are possible due to the support of the National Geographic Education Foundation and Keene State...

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...