2016 - 2017 WEBINAR SCHEDULE
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.
Please be sure to register for webinar sessions well in advance. Our staff processes all registrations manually from the NCGE system into the GotoMeeting webinar system. After you register for the webinar, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. At least one day prior to the webinar, you will get a follow-up email with connection and viewing instructions. That message will come from Allison Hunt <firstname.lastname@example.org>. This e-mail may go to your spam account initially, so please check there well in advance of the webinar (if you don't see it in your inbox). If you encounter problems, please email Allison Hunt directly <email@example.com>, at least one hour prior to the webinar.
January 18, 2017: "Hamburgers Come From Cows: Teaching Agricultural Geography to Urban Students"
Description: Students in urban areas may find it difficult to relate to agricultural geography since they are more likely to be disconnected from our food systems and the changes experienced in our food systems over time. Classroom strategies and resources will be shared.
Presented By: Allison Hunt
Bio: Allison Hunt is a teacher at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Allison has taught a wide variety of social studies courses, but has developed a love for teaching geography. Allison is active within AP Human Geography as a table leader, former Development Committee member, and community moderator.
February 8, 2017: "Not Held Back by Age: Student Innovations Impacting the World"
Description: Mukund Venkatakrishnan is a senior at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, KY. Mukund made world news after the development of a low cost hearing aid for less developed countries. Inspired by his grandfather in India, learn how and why Mukund developed this innovation and discuss with other participants how we can encourage our students to be world changers!
Presented By: Mukund Venkatakrishnan
Bio: Mukund Venkatakrishnan is a senior at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, KY.
February 15, 2017: "Classroom Activities for Teaching Development"
Description: Join us as an experienced Human Geography classroom teacher shares classroom activities, projects, and video resources to effectively convey development concepts to students. Take away ideas you can immediately implement in your classroom.
Presented By: Ann Wurst
Bio: Coming Soon!
February 22, 2017: "Understanding Weber's Industrial Location"
Description: Join us as we explore how story maps can be used to effectively teach Weber’s model of industrial location. One example of a bulk-gaining product and one example of a bulk-reducing product will be used. Share with, and listen to how others take abstract models and help students apply them to the real world.
Presented By: Dan Berry
Bio: Daniel Berry has taught Social Studies since 1986 and Advanced Placement Human Geography since the fall of 2001. His educational background includes Bachelors of Arts degrees in History and Political Science, a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master of Science Degree in Geography. He has served as an AP Reader, Table Leader, and Lead Table Leader at the AP Human Geography Reading since 2003. A consultant with College Board since 2004, he has conducted one-day workshops in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio, and West Virginia and summer institutes in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.