Do you believe in empowering students to think like explorers? In building geographic competency across disciplines? In inspiring students to be global thinkers who can change the world? If so, you’re in good company here.
These 2-day workshops seek to inspire educators to teach students about the world in innovative and interdisciplinary ways. The experience will provide you with professional recognition and development; connections and community with like-minded educators; and relationships, resources, and perks with National Geographic.
The Geo-Inquiry Process relies on using a geographic perspective, offering a unique lens to analyze space, place, and the interconnections between both the human and natural world. Using both a geographic perspective and the Geo-Inquiry Process students begin to connect complex components, see patterns, and make connections that change their communities.
Three workshops will be offered in 2018:
June 14-15, 2018: Geo-Inquiry Workshop in the Quad Cities, Illinois and Iowa (co-facilitated by the Illinois Geographic Alliance and the Geographic Alliance of Iowa)
June 18-19, 2018: Geo-Inquiry Workshop at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois (co-facilitated by the Illinois Geographic Alliance and the Geographic Society of Chicago)
July 23-24, 2018: Geo-Inquiry Workshop at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois (co-facilitated by the Illinois Geographic Alliance and the Geographic Society of Chicago)
Thanks to a grant from the National Geographic Society Education Foundation there is no fee to participate in these workshops; however, space is limited.
More information about the workshops and the online application form will be posted shortly.
2018 History Symposium, Breaking Out...A New Perspective on Teaching History & the Social Sciences
Presented on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the McLean County Museum of History in Downtown Bloomington
2015 Illinois Geographical Society Annual Meeting:
Prairie Nexus: Transportation Hub of Downstate Illinois
April 30-May 2, 2015
As part of this meeting, the Illinois Geographic Alliance provided a workshop, “GIS for Illinois Teachers”, from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Workshop participants explored a gallery of ready-to-use maps and story maps, created their own maps, and reviewed online lesson plans.