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National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Institute

March 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Institute

The Arizona Geographic Alliance (AzGA) is conducting a Geo-Inquiry Institute Thursday & Friday, June 28-29, 2018.

Just like National Geographic Explorers, students can make a difference in their world and should analyze issues from multiple perspectives. Our goal is to arm students with the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and the process to engage the world using authentic problem based learning. Geo-Inquiry is a process designed to guide educators and students through the phases of asking and answering geographic questions in order to make a difference in the world.

Sponsored by the National Geographic Society, this institute introduces the Geo-Inquiry process which builds on student questions that reflect their interest in local community issues.

When: June 22-23, 2018 (Friday & Saturday – 2 days, 1 night)  9:oo AM – 4:oo PM each day

Where: Rhodes Junior High School, 1860 S Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Download Application from this link: http://geoalliance.asu.edu/sites/default/files/TCFiles/GeoInquiryApplicationFinal.docx  

Cost?     Free but you must place a $50 deposit to assure your attendance at the event. It will be promptly refunded after you attend. If you do not attend, we will be keeping the deposit.

Ten teams of 2 teachers from one Middle School (grades 6-8) site will participate in learning the Geo-Inquiry Process (preference shown to Social Studies or Science Educators partnered with a Media or Technology Specialist).  These educators will learn how to foster their students to:  Ask geographic questions, Collect data, Visualize the information, Create a message, and Act upon their learning.  This inquiry-based or problem-based learning will be the basis for a classroom project.

Conducted by National Geographic trained instructors, this workshop will give each teacher:

  • Opportunity to become National Geographic Certified Educator
  • $200 for each teacher completing workshop requirements
  • Lodging for out of town participants (please indicate on your application that you need lodging)
  • Lunch and snacks provided each day
  • Travel stipend ($25)
  • Professional Development (recertification) hours
  • Free resources

Participants must register in pairs – either a science or social studies teacher MUST register with a media specialist or technology educator. Teachers do not need to be from the same grade level.

For more information about the Geo-Inquiry process go to: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/programs/geo-inquiry/

NOTE: Because we do not control the air conditioning, you might consider bringing a sweater (or a fan) depending on your needs, as well as anything else you think will make you comfortable and productive during these sessions.

This information is also on the AzGA website: http://geoalliance.asu.edu


March 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am
March 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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