TEACHER WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES

The Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education offers numerous FREE and low-cost workshop and institute professional development opportunities. They vary in length from day-long during the school year to week-long in the summer and often have CEUs or free graduate credits available to participants. In addition, there are several programs offered by professional organization that we recommend.

SUMMER 2016

Geography, Reading and Geotechnology in the Social Studies Classroom: an introduction to inquiry based pedagogy using geotechnologies
June 27 – July 1, 2016
Learning Technology Media Lab, University of Minnesota – St. Paul Campus

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This class for secondary social studies teachers (grades 6 – 12) will provide intensive training in Geographic Content, implementation of the Common Core Literacy Requirements, and application of Geotechnologies in the class room. All instruction will be focused on the recently adopted Minnesota State Graduation Requirements for Social Studies. Participants will be required to develop, implement, and evaluate an instructional project for their classroom that they develop during the institute.  Participants will explore online learning environments developed by the Learning Technology Media Lab of the University of Minnesota. All class sessions will be held in the Learning Technology Media Lab. Participants who complete all the course requirements will earn two graduate credits from Macalester College at no cost.

Advanced Geography, Reading and Geotechnology in the Social Studies Classroom: an advanced inquiry based pedagogy using ArcGIS technology
July 11-15, 2016
Learning Technology Media Lab, University of Minnesota – St. Paul Campus

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This class for secondary social studies teachers (grades 6 – 12) will provide advanced training in major concepts and content themes in Human Geography, implementation of the Common Core Literacy Requirements,  and applications of online ArcGIS in the class room. All instruction will be focused on the recently adopted Minnesota State Graduation Requirements for Social Studies. Participants will be required to use their classroom to implement, and evaluate the new GIS instructional modules developed by the Learning Technology Media Lab of the U of MN.  These modules have been designed to enable secondary students to master the mapping and GIS benchmarks in the Minnesota Social Studies Standards. Because the modules are focused on issues in our National Parks and places designated for Historic Preservation, history teachers will also find this institute useful. All class sessions will be held in the Learning Technology Media Lab. Participants who complete all the course requirements will earn two graduate credits from Macalester College at no cost.

MAITC Summer Teacher Tours
July 25-26, 2016, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and August 8-9, 2016, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

FALL 2016

GEOFEST Minnesota — SAVE the DATE
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota