Unless otherwise stated, all webinars are on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. Webinars are free for NCGE members and cost $20 for non-members. Partnership and sponsored webinars are free for all participants.
FREE Partnered Webinar: Mapping Your Stories With Esri StoryMaps
Presenter: Joseph Kerski
Bio: Joseph Kerski serves as Education Manager for Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri). He served for 21 years as Geographer at the USGS and at the US Census Bureau. He teaches GIS at the University of Denver, other universities, in K-12 schools, and in online courses, including MOOCs. Joseph holds three degrees in Geography. Passionate about spatial learning, Joseph fosters educational partnerships, promotes GIS in education and society through service and scholarship, and conducts courses on geotechnology in education internationally. He creates GIS-based curricula and conducts research in the effectiveness and implementation of GIS in education.
Description: Esri’s StoryMaps platform allows you to easily and powerfully embed and combine dynamic web maps with audio, video, photographs, sketches, and text in a compelling framework. Explore issues and topics ranging from glacial retreat, population change, global ecoregions from local to global scale. Teach with existing StoryMaps in the online library or have students create their own for their own projects, including local fieldwork. Use them as communication tools, assessment tools, and lesson activities.
*Please note that because this webinar is also open and free to non-members, even if you are an NCGE member and you have registered for the 2015-2016 NCGE Webinar Season Pass, you still need to register here.
Navigating Social Media to Develop our Professional Learning Network
Presenter: Jennifer Garner
Bio: Jennifer Garner has taught AP Human Geography at Forsyth Central High School in Cumming, GA since 2005, where she is currently the Social Studies Department Chair. In addition to being the co-moderator of #worldgeochat Jennifer has also served as an APHG exam reader since 2006, as a table leader at the 2015 Exam Reading, and currently sit on the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators Geography Standing Committee.
Description: "Many geography teachers are "singletons" - the only teachers teaching a subject on their faculty. This can limit collaboration and the exchange of ideas. Enter social media to save the day! Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are all ways teachers can connect and collaborate with teachers across communities, states and countries. Using social media to expand you Professional Learning Network might seem intimidating, but once you jump in the opportunities and benefits are numerous. This webinar will introduce teachers to the ins and outs of Facebook teacher groups, participating Twitter educational chats, and setting up and following educational Pinterest boards.
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