Now in our 95th year, NCGE continues to both promote and celebrate geographic teaching and learning. Their activities include conducting and gathering research, producing journals and other geography publications, developing curricular resources at the K-12 and University levels, providing professional development opportunities, and organizing an annual conference. One of these great benefits are these
live monthly webinars!
With ETS and the NCGE Curriculum and Instruction Committee, NCGE has designed a special strand of sessions targeting the needs of APHG teachers. Along with general areas such as political geography, cultural geography, urban geography and industrialization and economic development, they will have sessions on exam review and test taking strategies from experienced K-12 teachers and university experts.
January 20, 2011 (Thursday) at 7pm CST
Roger Palmer of Bishop Dunne Catholic High School and GISetc, Dallas, TX
“The Secrets of a Babbling Brook: What Can Water Say?”
Join this webinar to see how easily gathered water quality data can be portrayed on digital maps in order to better understand the people and places of that region.
February 21, 2011 (Monday) at 7pm EST/6pm CST
Bob Lang, FRGS C.Geog of King Edward VI Five Ways School, Birmingham, UK
“Learning to Landscapes: Art, Geography and Travel in the Classroom”
Join this webinar to see uses of modern art, GIS and photography via Birmingham’s Museum and art gallery and student’s photographs and experiences to look at the growth, urbanisation and redevelopment of the cities of Guangzhou and Beijing in China.
March 23, 2011 at (Wednesday) 6pm EST/ 5pm CST
Ken Keller of Danbury High School, Danbury, CT
“Gearing Up for the AP Human Geography Test”
Join this webinar to learn all the tips, tricks and wisdom from a seasoned geography teacher. In this session teachers will learn some tried and true methods on how best to prep their students to earn a score of “5” on the AP Human Geography exam. Emphasis will be placed on deconstructing both multiple choice and free response questions. Likewise, participants will learn how to employ best practices related to teaching test taking strategies in the classroom as well as teaching their students some techniques to reduce stress and be more focused when they go to sit for the exam. Ken Keller has been teaching the course since its inception and has been an exam reader for the past nine years.
Check the NCGE Webinar Program page often for more exciting sessions just for you!
Join us for an exciting year!
Webinars are free to members and only $20 for non-members. Don’t forget to check out NCGE’s website and their video!