Our purpose is the promotion and enhancement of geographic knowledge in the schools and among the general populace of Illinois. To achieve this purpose, the Alliance maintains a strong grassroots organization of geographic educators from schools and universities, participates in educational reform at the district, state, and national levels. We engage in an active program of preservice and in-service teacher education, develop curriculum materials based on the National Geography Standards, and foster public awareness of the importance of geography in our society.
East, west, north, south, rural, urban or suburban, all Illinois middle and high school students are invited to tell their hometown stories in the 4th Annual Illinois Map Competition. Thanks to Esri, there are prizes for winners! For more information, including how to register, visit https://thinkgeospatial.education
Please email contest organizers, Judy Bock or Jenni Dahl with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earn Professional Development Hours and/or Graduate Education Credit with Population Education this Fall
• The 8-week fall semester runs from October 14 - December 9, 2019.
• Choose to earn three (3) graduate education (ED) or science education (SCED) credits from Adams State University and/ or 45 professional development clock hours (4.5 CEUs) for completing the full eight weeks.
• The cost is $80.00 for CEUs only or $245.00 for CEUs plus graduate credit.
• The class will be capped at 30 participants, so don’t wait to sign up!
For more information and to register, visit https://populationeducation.org/online-course-registration/
The Illinois Geographic Alliance and the Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment at Illinois State University are excited to announce that the 2019 Geography Education in the 21st Century Conference will be held on the campus of Illinois State University (Normal, Illinois) on Saturday, November 2, 2019. This is a 1-day, drive-in conference for geography educators that includes networking opportunities, a keynote, and a variety of breakout sessions to choose from.
More information about this conference will be posted shortly.