You are cordially invited to apply for the second annual social studies teachers’ summer workshop on July 14, 2017. This workshop will be a one-day event about innovative ways to combine technology with geography education in the grades 6-12 classroom. Each participant will receive a canvas bag full of geography education materials, including “google expedition kits” which will come google cardboard, a google play gift card, and other materials for your geography classroom. We may also be able to offer Professional Development credits for your time, but this is a local decision made by each district’s PD Committee. I am happy to communicate with those committee members about this possibility.
The majority of the day will take place in the new and expanding Innovation Center in Scully Hall. This exciting space has much to offer and is a fully connected, “smart” classroom. Participants should bring their devices with google “expeditions” and “street view” downloaded. We will also participate in a hands-on introductory activity on ArcGIS Online in the Art Building. See their teaching resources site for more details on this innovative tech for teaching geography!
Please see the agenda below. We would love for participating teachers to come with ideas for an end-of-the-day collaboration about how best to plan future activities and events for social studies teachers in Missouri, especially in light of the upcoming 2021 bicentennial celebrations.
If you are interested in submitting an application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We have 12 spots available for in-service social studies teachers, and 3 spots available for pre-service social studies teachers.
Applications are due to Dr. Courtney Kisat at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15.
Mapping Missouri: A Collaborative Event for Geography Teachers
July 14, 2017
Meet & Greet – Whitaker Room, 238 Scully
Keynote address, “Studying Missouri with GIS” by Dr. Toni Alexander, Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages, Anthropology, and Geography.
Tour of EdVolution Lab – Heath Hase, Director
“Bringing Geography Back into the Classroom” – Mr. Michael Tornetto, Jackson H. S.
Google cardboard & expeditions
“Teaching with Local Places” – Mr. Kyle Mabuce, Jackson Jr. High
LUNCH – Board the shuttle bus to Bella Italia for a collaboration lunch
Shuttle drops off at Art Building computer lab for ARC/GIS overview
Walk back to Scully
“Teaching with Maps” – Dr. Courtney Kisat, Dept. of History
End of day collaborative discussion