Duluth Standards Workshop

How to Ensure MN Geography Standards are being Taught in Elementary, Middle & High School Classrooms

Hosted by: The Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) and University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) Department of Education

When: Saturday, September 21, 2013 (8:00 AM – 3:00PM)
Where: Education Endazhi-gikinoo’amaading (EduE) Building, 412 Library Drive, UMD Campus (directions, parking information & campus maps)
Cost: FREE (includes 6 CEUs)
*Pre-registration is required – deadline, September 5 2013.

Learn how to ensure the Geography Standards are being met
• RECEIVE IDEAS, LESSONS AND RESOURCES ON HOW TO ORGANIZE AN 8th GRADE GLOBAL STUDIES COURSE
• RECEIVE IDEAS ON HOW TO ORGANZIE A HIGH SCHOOL GEGORAPHY COURSE AND ACCESS TO TWO WEBSTIES THAT WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH LESSONS AND ASSESSMENTS
• RECEIVE IDEAS LESSONS AND RESOURCES FOR INTEGRATING THE GEOGRAPHY STANDARDS INTO ELEMENTARY CLASSES
• HEAR ABOUT DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES OF SPACE
• LEARN ABOUT GIS AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
• GATHER IDEAS ON HOW TO CONNECT YOUR STUDENTS WITH
STUDENTS IN YOUR DISTRICT AND AROUND THE WORLD

If you are ready to learn new ideas for teaching geography, and you want to make sure you are teaching the new Standards, this workshop is for you!

REGISTER NOW

SCHEDULE
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Check-in (Location: Atrium)

CHOOSE ONE MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION TO ATTEND:

8:30 – 11:25 a.m.
OPTION 1: Integrating Geography in your Elementary Class K – 6
Participants will receive ideas on how to integrate the new Geography Standards into elementary classes. This session will also include lessons and resources that you can use to implement the Standards in your current classes.

8:30 – 11:25 a.m.
OPTION 2: Creating an 8th grade Global Studies Course
Participants will receive ideas on how to organize the State mandated 8th grade Global Studies course. This session will also provide you with lessons and resources directly correlated to specific Standards and or Benchmarks.

8:30 – 11:25 a.m.
OPTION 3: Creating a High School Human Geography Course
Participants will receive ideas on how to create a high school Geography course, a list of concepts that need to be taught in each unit in order to meet the Standards, vocabulary lists for each unit, as well as lessons and assessments. This session will provide you with everything you need to teach a high school Geography class.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Lunch – included with your registration

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Indigenous Peoples view of Space

1:05 – 1:50 p.m.
GIS and other technologies to help you teach Geographic concepts

1:55 – 2:40 p.m.
Students as Teachers
Examples and technologies to have students teach geographic concepts to others

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wrap-up & Door Prizes – Atrium

Note: The locations of all breakout sessions will be available at check-in on September 21st.