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JANUARY 28, 2015

Contemporary Political Geography in Human Geography- Rescheduled from December 11, 2014

Presenters: Allison Hunt, APHG Teacher, Kentucky

Description:  Join us for a close look at how “the forces of globalization challenge contemporary political-territorial arrangements" (IV. C. of the AP Human Geography outline). Case studies, visuals, and class activities that tie in with the APHG Course Description will be shared during the webinar.

Cost: Free for NCGE Members; $20 Non-Members



February 11, 2015

Exploring GeoHistograms

Presenter: Phil Gersmehl

Description: K-12  geography teachers live with three trends.  Satellites and computers provide access to terabytes of geographic information with attractive display options.  Meanwhile, prevailing educational policy emphasizes the “core” skills of reading and mathematics. Partly as a result of this emphasis, fewer new teachers have any exposure to geography’s analytical perspective in their pre-service training. The Michigan Geographic Alliance has responded to these trends by developing “big-idea” presentations, curricular summaries, graphic organizers, and “pre-GIS” electronic atlases that help students relate other inquiry topics to a handful of core analytical concepts. This session will examine the neuroscientific underpinnings and classroom uses of pedagogical tools like GeoHistoGrams and scaffold diagrams. Join us for this informative session to see a review of relevant research and classroom activities. 

Cost: Free for NCGE Members; $20 Non-Members



February 25, 2015

Using Esri’s Story Maps in Geography

Presenter: Tom Baker, Esri

Description: By popular demand, join the Esri education for an up close look at the free story maps tools available with ArcGIS online.  We’ll look at examples from professionals and novices and see how easy it is to incorporate the story maps into your classroom.  No matter what subject you teach, there’s a story map waiting for you!  Also learn how to make your own informative and educational story maps.  Join the fun!

Cost: Free Partnership Webinar



March 4, 2015

Exploring Geography with the Next Generation Science Standards

Presenter: Mike Jabot, State University of New York at Fredonia

Description: The Next Generation Science standards give us a great opportunity to place science in the context of geography and to introduce spatial reasoning. This webinar will highlight some ways that the presenter has taken advantage of these opportunities in classroom implementations.

Cost: Free for NCGE Members; $20 Non-Members



MARCH 18, 2015

Backbone of the Americas - Geography of the Rocky Mountains

Presenter: Betsy Arntzen, Canadian Studies Outreach Coordinator, Canadian-American Center, University of Maine

Description: Join us for a discussion and detailed, map-rich presentation of background and content for teaching the geography of the Rocky Mountains, focusing on the section of the North American Cordillera in Canada and the United States. We’ll also cover a brief background of current oil transportation problems and show maps of the various routes proposed to move the diluted bitumen to coastal refineries. The session also will include example questions for student work, including suggested maps to answer them.

Cost: Free for NCGE Members; $20 Non-Members



April 1, 2015

South Korea’s Dokdo and East Sea Territorial and Name Disputes

Presenters: Michael Robinson with Joe Stoltman and Jongnam Choi

Description: Join us for a panel discussion on the current situation with Dokdo territorial dispute and the East Sea naming issue. Then stick around for an introduction of lesson plans that have been created to introduce these issues into high school social studies classes in the United States.

Cost: Free for NCGE Members; $20 Non-Members



April 8, 2015

National Geographic MapMaker Interactive Goes Mobile

Presenter: Sean O’Connor, National Geographic Society

Description: National Geographic will introduce participants to their newly re-designed, tablet friendly MapMaker Interactive tool. Using this tool, students and teachers can easily explore thematic maps of our world, covering topics in all realms of geography (physical, economic, historical, etc.). They can also easily construct, save, and share their own geo-tours on topics ranging from local to global. Users have the ability to annotate and bookmark the interactive maps they create with drawings, labels, measurements, and annotations to construct information-rich geo-tours about whatever geography they choose. Join us to learn how you and your colleagues and students can get started with this exciting National Geographic tool today.

Cost: Free Partnership Webinar



April 29, 2015

The Educator’s Introduction to Open Street Map

Presenters: Steven Johnson and Niem Huynh

Description: OpenStreetMap is a freely editable map of the world, often described as 'Wikipedia for maps'. This presentation aims to equip participants with:

  • An overview of the OpenStreetMap project
  • The rationale for using OpenStreetMap for education
  • How to get started with OpenStreetMap
  • Issues in using OpenStreetMap in the classroom

Cost: Free for NCGE Members; $20 Non-Members


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