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Special APHG Edition of the Journal of Geography

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"The special APHG issue of the Journal of Geography (Volume 115, Issue 3) has 11 articles that are all focused on APHG."

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With 11 superb articles from leaders in the APHG community, this issue of the Journal of Geography is a MUST HAVE for all APHG teachers (all NCGE members can digitally access it).  If you aren't an NCGE member yet, this alone is reason to become one today).  

 

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, members of the AP Human Geography Development Committee will present a workshop for high school AP teachers during the annual conference of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The workshop will take place between 8:00 A.M. and 12:15 P.M. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The cost of the workshop is included in the NCGE conference attendance fee.  A special conference rate is available for Florida teachers.  Early-bird registration ends April 1st so act now.

 

Tags: NCGEAPHG, geography education, teacher training.

 

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MsPerry's curator insight, March 31, 12:38 PM

With 11 superb articles from leaders in the APHG community, this issue of the Journal of Geography is a MUST HAVE for all APHG teachers (all NCGE members can digitally access it).  If you aren't an NCGE member yet, this alone is reason to become one today).  

 

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, members of the AP Human Geography Development Committee will present a workshop for high school AP teachers during the annual conference of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The workshop will take place between 8:00 A.M. and 12:15 P.M. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The cost of the workshop is included in the NCGE conference attendance fee.  A special conference rate is available for Florida teachers.  Early-bird registration ends April 1st so act now.

 

Tags: NCGE, APHG, geography education, teacher training.

 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 8:12 AM

With 11 superb articles from leaders in the APHG community, this issue of the Journal of Geography is a MUST HAVE for all APHG teachers (all NCGE members can digitally access it).  If you aren't an NCGE member yet, this alone is reason to become one today).  

 

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, members of the AP Human Geography Development Committee will present a workshop for high school AP teachers during the annual conference of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The workshop will take place between 8:00 A.M. and 12:15 P.M. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The cost of the workshop is included in the NCGE conference attendance fee.  A special conference rate is available for Florida teachers.  Early-bird registration ends April 1st so act now.

 

Tags: NCGE, APHG, geography education, teacher training.

 

Ivan Ius's curator insight, April 3, 12:04 PM

With 11 superb articles from leaders in the APHG community, this issue of the Journal of Geography is a MUST HAVE for all APHG teachers (all NCGE members can digitally access it).  If you aren't an NCGE member yet, this alone is reason to become one today).  

 

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, members of the AP Human Geography Development Committee will present a workshop for high school AP teachers during the annual conference of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The workshop will take place between 8:00 A.M. and 12:15 P.M. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The cost of the workshop is included in the NCGE conference attendance fee.  A special conference rate is available for Florida teachers.  Early-bird registration ends April 1st so act now.

 

Tags: NCGE, APHG, geography education, teacher training.

 

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NCGE President's Column

NCGE President's Column | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"Happy New Year, and welcome to NCGE’s second century! For those of you who joined us for our centennial celebration, you know that the National Council for Geographic Education is moving forward in bold new ways. Today, as I sit pondering an impending winter storm warning, I invite you all to consider spending the end of July 2016 in Tampa, Florida, with NCGE. The call for proposals launched last week, and will remain open until March 1, 2016. (You can learn more about submitting a proposal here). I can’t think of a better way to spend the end of my summer break than by spending it with my geography friends and family. The conference promises to be another spectacular one. We have several themes suggested for you to consider presenting content and practices, including AP Human Geography, the Centennial of the National Parks Service, and coastal geography."

 

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ConnectED Geography Webinar: Students can use, make, and share online maps for free

ConnectED Geography Webinar: Students can use, make, and share online maps for free | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Join K-12 Esri Education Manager, Charlie Fitzpatrick, for this upcoming partnered webinar that is open and free to everyone! Online maps are easy, fun, and powerful. Anyone with an internet connection can get started in seconds, learn new content constantly, and build toward college, career, and civic life. Any connected device, anytime, anywhere! This NCGE webinar is designed for those just wondering how to start, with a special ConnectED offer from Esri for US K12 schools. Register now!
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 8:00PM - 9:00PM EDT
NCGE offers regular webinars for members; look at the 2015-2016 NCGE Webinar Season Schedule

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 3, 2015 7:30 AM

Excellent program from ConnectED

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#maps are #online and #free #sharing #P2P #common #opendata is possible...

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Celebrating 100 years of the NCGE

Celebrating 100 years of the NCGE | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"As the proud publisher of both Journal of Geography and The Geography Teacher, the official publications of the NCGE, we couldn't be more excited to join the NCGE in Washington, DC for their 100th Anniversary Conference. We will be offering NCGE members and attendees FREE ACCESS to specially selected content which reflects core themes of this special meeting: Korea, Pedagogy, Educational Policy, Spatial Thinking, and Technology - 100 articles for 100 years!" http://bit.ly/celebrate-geoedu 

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The National Council for Geographic Education is having their 100th conference this week (#NCGE100).  The Journal of Geography has recently TRIPLED its impact factor and The Geography Teacher is growing from 2 issues a year to 4.  These are fabulous resources (and great reasons to become a member of NCGE).  The link above is a collection of great articles over the years linked to the themes of the conference; here are free articles from the Journal of Geography and some free articles/lesson plans from The Geography Teacher.  


Tags: NCGE, geography education, teacher training.

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INIFD Bangalore, having its presence for the past 6 years aims to take education in fashion and Interior design to the common man in India by providing quality design education. Today, supported by Istituto di Moda Burgo, Milan (Italy) INIFD has presence across the length and breadth of the country. INIFD BANGALORE has provided great talent to the Fashion & Interior Industry.

 

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Frank J. Klein's curator insight, August 8, 2015 3:39 PM

The National Council for Geographic Education is having their 100th conference this week (#NCGE100).  The Journal of Geography has recently TRIPLED its impact factor and The Geography Teacher is growing from 2 issues a year to 4.  These are fabulous resources (and great reasons to become a member of NCGE).  The link above is a collection of great articles over the years linked to the themes of the conference; here are free articles from the Journal of Geography and some free articles/lesson plans from The Geography Teacher.  

 

Tags: NCGE, geography education, teacher training.

aitouaddaC's curator insight, August 9, 2015 2:40 PM

The National Council for Geographic Education is having their 100th conference this week (#NCGE100).  The Journal of Geography has recently TRIPLED its impact factor and The Geography Teacher is growing from 2 issues a year to 4.  These are fabulous resources (and great reasons to become a member of NCGE).  The link above is a collection of great articles over the years linked to the themes of the conference; here are free articles from the Journal of Geography and some free articles/lesson plans from The Geography Teacher.  

 

Tags: NCGE, geography education, teacher training.

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Geography/Common Core Webinar

Geography/Common Core Webinar | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"If you're concerned about Common Core and how geography fits in then don't miss this informative event. We'll dive into resources that were designed to expand the definition of text, show the alignment between the ELA common core standards and Geography for Life along with suggesting teaching ideas. This presentation will focus on the ELA and Geography Interconnections document that was created to support educators. The session will also highlight the National Geographic Common Core website and the resources available. Join us for a look into Common Core Standards and Geography Education!"

Seth Dixon's insight:

NCGE and National Geographic Education have partnered to bring you the first free partnership webinar of the 2013-2014 NCGE Webinar Series!  This webinar is tomorrow evening (Wednesday August 28th, 9:00pm EDT) so register ASAP!  I've posted some resources in the past about how geography and the Common Core can be aligned; this webinar will pull together years of work to ensure that geography does not get squeezed out of the curriculum.  


Tags: common coreEnglishNCGE, National Geographic, geography education, teacher training.

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leon portman's curator insight, August 27, 2013 2:28 PM

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Kelsea Messina's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:18 PM

professional development!

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Looks interesting...

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Ken Jennings at NCGE

Ken Jennings at NCGE | Geography Education | Scoop.it
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The keynote address of the NCGE conference in Denver was given by Ken Jennings of Jeopardy fame and the author of Maphead (and yes I was super excited to meet a fellow map geek and  BYU grad).  "Everything is better with maps,"  Jennnings said, and geographers often try to say that we do more than just look at maps, but mapping technologies should be embraced as a way to help make geography be the placed-centered part of other academic disciplines.  He also mentioned the great advantage and challenge we have with mapping technologies in building greater spatial thinking skills for our students today.  One the one hand, maps are so interactive today that the application are endless.  On the other hand, if we allow our GPS devices to do all of the spatial and navigational thinking for us, our minds will lose those skills.  As we use (and refrain from using technology) appropriately, spatial thinking and mapping can only make everything better. 

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Louis Culotta's comment, August 4, 2013 12:58 PM
that' looks like a very cool conference to go to.
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Preparing 9th-graders for the APHG exam

Preparing 9th-graders for the APHG exam | Geography Education | Scoop.it
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This article from the NCGE provides 10 ideas on how to prepare ninth graders for the AP Human Geography Exam.  Although tailored specifically for the youngest of test-takers, these strategies are good ideas for any teacher trying to help students do well on the exam. 


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NCGE's December 2012 Perspective

NCGE's December 2012 Perspective | Geography Education | Scoop.it
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This screenshot is of a great article in this month's edition of NCGE's newsletter focusing on rural lands and recent changes to rural systems.  Follow the link for the whole newsletter as a flipbook (PDF here) including an edition of Geography in the News on Siberia's Northern Railway.    

Tagsrural, NCGE, unit 5 agriculture.

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NCGE Conference 2012

NCGE Conference 2012 | Geography Education | Scoop.it

The National Council for Geographic Education's Annual Conference 2012 is this week in San Marcos, Texas!  I'll excited to hear so many engaging presentations (I'm on page 66).  The latest edition of the NCGE newsletter is here as a flipboard and as a PDF.  If you are at the conference, I hope you'll say hi!


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NCGE: Weekly Bell-Ringers

NCGE: Weekly Bell-Ringers | Geography Education | Scoop.it

NCGE now offers weekly “Bell-Ringers” or daily questions for your AP classes delivered to your inbox. To receive this member benefit, click the button below. You will be directed to the NCGE online store. Click on "APHG Bell-Ringers" in the Featured Products section. You will be directed to the members log-in page. Once logged in, you will proceed to the "check-out" to complete your registration. Non-members, please purchase the appropriate membership. Once your payment has been accepted, you will be able to register for the bell-ringers.

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NCGE webinars

NCGE webinars | Geography Education | Scoop.it
The National Council for Geographic Education is a non-profit organization, chartered in 1915 to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 14th webinar "Navigating the Challenges of Teaching Geography to 9th graders." 

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The Economy Depends on Good Geography Instruction

The Economy Depends on Good Geography Instruction | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"Geography-related jobs—a sector that features high salaries and low unemployment—will grow rapidly over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment of geographers is projected to grow by 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, compared with an anticipated 11 percent increase for all occupations. Employment of geoscientists is projected to rise 16 percent from 2012 to 2022, and a 14 percent increase is expected for surveying and mapping technicians. Yet, the American Geosciences Institute's 'Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2014' report predicts a shortage of around 135,000 geoscientists by the end of the decade.  We are not preparing our young people to claim these jobs and advance innovative ways to use technology."

Seth Dixon's insight:

Do you feel that the United States should make a greater commitment to geography education?  You can learn how to make your voice heard in Congress through this campaign from the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). 

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wereldvak's curator insight, March 25, 11:40 AM

Do you feel that the United States should make a greater commitment to geography education?  You can learn how to make your voice heard in Congress through this campaign from the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). 

MsPerry's curator insight, March 31, 12:57 PM

Do you feel that the United States should make a greater commitment to geography education?  You can learn how to make your voice heard in Congress through this campaign from the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). 

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The Growing Need for Geographic Education

The Growing Need for Geographic Education | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) continues to both promote and celebrate geographic teaching and learning. Our 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."

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The NCGE promotes geographic education, which we need now more than ever--here are the labor statistics about the future need for geographers supporting the statements in the image above. 


Tags: NCGE, geography education, labor.

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Elisa's curator insight, November 12, 2015 2:00 PM

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Great fact to remember for the next subject selection day!

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Teaching APHG with Live Web Maps

Teaching APHG with Live Web Maps | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Lyn Malone and Seth Dixon combined to present at NCGE 2015 on Saturday August 8th; the topic was Teaching AP Human Geography with Live Web Maps.


Tags: APHG, NCGEtraining, edtech, GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial.

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I was glad to present in Washington D.C., and for any who could not attend, it was designed as a "first foray" into using ArcGIS online and chance to discover great web maps for every unit of APHG. 

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Argentina judge orders asset seizure of Falklands oil firms

Argentina judge orders asset seizure of Falklands oil firms | Geography Education | Scoop.it
A judge in Argentina orders the seizure of assets of firms drilling for oil around the Falklands, but it is unclear how it can be enforced.
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Are they the Falklands or Las Malvinas?  It's not just a simple linguistic translation but also a statement of territoriality and geopolitical recognition in this festering situation.  For a great teaching resource on the historical ebbs and flows in this longstanding dispute between Argentina and the UK, see the second slideshow in this series of  AP Human Geography talks that was given at NCGE two years ago.   


Tags: Argentinaborders, political, territoriality, sovereignty.

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Thats superior
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Political and Economic Geography Presentations

Political and Economic Geography Presentations | Geography Education | Scoop.it

6 conference presentations on various economic and political geography topics given at NCGE 2013 as a part of the APHG strand.

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The last two mornings in Denver, CO there was a series of presentations of economic and political geography given in front of a capacity crowd.  6 of the educators have agreed to share the slides of their presentations with the broader geography education community and you can access them all here.  See also this livebinder with resources for teaching APHG to 9th graders (which can be adapted to older students as well).  This was a fantastic professional development event and we are all thankful that they were willing to share these resources.  


Tags: APHG, NCGE, political, economic.

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Anhony DeSimone's curator insight, December 19, 2013 9:42 AM

These conference presentations show the importance that geography plays in the roles of both politics and economics. The impact that geography has on economics is a huge one. You could argue that geography is used as a scale in some instances in economics because of the land structure and locating were certain areas are.If you are able to locate certain things or find out where you want to put certain things in a place geography allows you to do so using economics.

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Graduate Program Scholarship

Graduate Program Scholarship | Geography Education | Scoop.it

This is a five-course part-time program that can be completed in less than one year. Offered through the Elmhurst College Online Center, the program is fully online in eight-week sessionsThis program correlates directly with the College Board AP® Human Geography."

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NCGE has recently announced that they are willing to offer scholarships to reduce the cost of Elmhurst College's Graduate Certificate Program in Human Geography for AP.  Each course is $1950 per class, and every NCGE member that is a current teacher can receive a scholarship of $600 (reducing the per course cost down to $1350 per class).  Not currently a member of the NCGE?  Join today. 


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Baseball Geography Lesson

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This resource has grade-level appropriate lessons on the spatial diffusion of of teams and the cultural geography of the baseball. 


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The Digitally Curated Textbook–My NCGE Presentation

The Digitally Curated Textbook–My NCGE Presentation | Geography Education | Scoop.it

The 2012 NCGE conference has been tremendous; I plan on sharing many of the resources that I’ve discovered with you over the next few weeks.  October 6th is the day of my presentation and I’ve uploaded my slides (with hyperlinks included) here: Empowering Students: The Digitally Curated Textbook.


Tags: training, edtech, NCGE, social media.

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oyndrila's comment, October 7, 2012 8:52 AM
I really liked the post and found it very useful. Thank you....
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NCGE Webinar Schedule

NCGE Webinar Schedule | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Supporting Geographic Education since 1915...


The National Council for Geographic Education hosts "Webinar Wednesday" during the school year which are free for NCGE members.  This Wednesday (Sept. 5th) at 8pm Eastern time Charlie Fitzpatrick from ESRI will host a special, free webinar entitled, "Getting Started with ArcGIS Online." 

Next week (Sept. 12th) I will be the presenter for the webinar for NCGE members entitled, "Social Media for the Geography Classroom."  I look forward to my first webinar on the other side of the screen.     


Tags: Training, NCGE, GeographyEducation and edtech

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NCGE resources for AP Human Geography

NCGE resources for AP Human Geography | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Supporting Geographic Education since 1915...

 

The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) has compiled resources that can benefit AP Human Geography teachers.  Especially of note is a list of way to help prepare 9th grade students for the AP exam.

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NCGE Membership--geovisualized

NCGE Membership--geovisualized | Geography Education | Scoop.it

A map produced with arcgis.com that shows where in the world members of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) live.  How many of you are one of these data points?  Can you identify some of your friends? 

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