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Top 10 Reasons to Attend Geo-Fest 2017

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Check out our September Newsletter!
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Check out our website slider for WIGA events next year and register today!
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Event Registration « Wisconsin Geographic Alliance

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Come socialize with WIGA!  All social studies teachers are welcome to join us enjoy the geography of Milwaukee's waterfront on a Beer and Brat cruise!  How Wisco can you get!  Register today!
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Texas 8th grader named champ of National Geographic Bee

Texas 8th grader named champ of National Geographic Bee | Wisconsin Geographic Alliance | Scoop.it
Pranay Varada avoided stinging defeat and earned top prize at this year's competition in Washington after studying every country in the world
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Congratulations to Thomas Wright of Wisconsin for taking 2nd place in the National Geographic Bee!
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Cognitive and Neural Benefits of Teaching Spatial Thinking

Cognitive and Neural Benefits of Teaching Spatial Thinking | Wisconsin Geographic Alliance | Scoop.it
Spatial thinking is critical for success in STEM fields and presents a barrier to increasing female participation in STEM. This behavioral and neuroimaging study investigates the effects o
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The importance of spatial thinking
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Kahoot! | Play this quiz now!

Kahoot! | Play this quiz now! | Wisconsin Geographic Alliance | Scoop.it
Play a game of Kahoot! here. Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages!
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Nat Geo has some awesome, pre-made cahoots you can use with your students!  Try this state savvy version!
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March Madness and Geography « Wisconsin Geographic Alliance

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Incorporate some geo fun by participating in the madness!  Check out some ideas for your classroom!
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The Importance of Geographic Alliances

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A short video on the role of geographic alliances!
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Billy’s Blog – Living In A Van « Wisconsin Geographic Alliance

Billy’s Blog – Living In A Van « Wisconsin Geographic Alliance | Wisconsin Geographic Alliance | Scoop.it
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Yes, Billy is living in a van down by the river. Remind you of any jokes? Check out his latest travel blog.
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Badger Basketball Geography « Wisconsin Geographic Alliance

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Are you ready to rumble?  Check out Badger Basketball - a free tool to use in your classroom!
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Mascot Mania – February « Wisconsin Geographic Alliance

Mascot Mania – February « Wisconsin Geographic Alliance | Wisconsin Geographic Alliance | Scoop.it
Mascot Mania
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Our latest edition of Mascot Mania is up! http://wisgeoalliance.org/2017/02/06/mascot-mania-february/
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Event Registration « Wisconsin Geographic Alliance

Geo-Fest
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Register now for this great professional development opportunity! We are offering 2 for 1 registration, and discounts on early bird registration! This event is scheduled for Nov 4 at St Norbert College.
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Event Registration « Wisconsin Geographic Alliance

Enjoy some fun social time with other likeminded educators from across the state! Register today for this fun beer and brat cruise!
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WIGA is hosting a 2 day GIS workshop at St. Norbert College August 2-3.  Participants earn a $75 stipend for attending while also receiving their registration reimbursed.  A $150 stipend is available for participants who complete a lesson plan.  All are welcome!
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National Geographic Bee

Nat Geo Bee tonight @7!
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Check out the Bee tonight on the National Geographic Channel. We won't spoil it here with results until after the broadcast.
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Wisconsin at their feet

Wisconsin at their feet | Wisconsin Geographic Alliance | Scoop.it
Nancy Esveld helped guide students across a 17 by 21-foot map, unfurled on the floor of the Poynette Elementary School gymnasium.
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Check out map ambassador Nancy bringing our Wisconsin State Map to students! #geographyrocks
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Column: Why geography matters for students now more than ever

Column: Why geography matters for students now more than ever | Wisconsin Geographic Alliance | Scoop.it
Students need to know human geography; they need to understand the relationships that exist between cultures.
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Why geography matters for students now more than ever
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National Geographic Summer Workshop Application: Wisconsin teacher & media specialist

National Geographic Summer Workshop Application: Wisconsin teacher & media specialist | Wisconsin Geographic Alliance | Scoop.it

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We are looking for middle school science/social studies teachers to pair with their librarian/media specialist to rep our state at Nat Geo this summer!  Check out our website for the application - due April 1!

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March Madness and Geography « Wisconsin Geographic Alliance

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Incorporate some March Madness geography fun in your classroom!  Check out this blog by Ben SKifton!
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Badger Basketball Geography « Wisconsin Geographic Alliance

Badger Basketball Geography « Wisconsin Geographic Alliance | Wisconsin Geographic Alliance | Scoop.it
Follow the Badgers through the Big Ten Tournament!
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A free geography resource to use in your classroom! #gobadgers
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AJs Gems « Wisconsin Geographic Alliance

AJ's Gems
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Badger Basketball Geography « Wisconsin Geographic Alliance

Badger Basketball Geography « Wisconsin Geographic Alliance | Wisconsin Geographic Alliance | Scoop.it
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Our latest installment of Badger Basketball is up and ready for you to use with students!
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Traveling Geo Show 2017

Traveling Geo Show 2017 | Wisconsin Geographic Alliance | Scoop.it
Celebrating 27 years of service to Wisconsin’s teachers and students! WIGA’s Traveling Geography Roadshow 2017: Social Justice in Action St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI March 4, 2017 Bonus! The first 40 teachers to sign up and attend will EACH receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards
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Please join us March 4th!  Meet a National Geographic Explorer and gain some great classroom lessons.
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