Workshop on using NASA's imaging technology in classrooms.
Engage in collaborative learning with teaching colleagues from the University of Southern Maine (USM), University of Maine Farmington, and the Maine Geographic Alliance!
Limited seating, apply by: March 31, 2014
For information, contact Maine Geographic Alliance:
Cathleen McAnneny, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Lahti, email@example.com
MGA is once again offering the Giant Traveling Map of Asia in late April or early May 2014. At present there are 4 dates available: April 29, 30, May 1, and May 6. The cost is $250. This includes transportation to your school and a teacher facilitator for the day. Teacher materials are available online.
To view the map activities and learn more information about the program, visit: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/special-events/asia-map/
As Barack Obama has settled in his second term as the President of the United States, Congress is once again in full swing and dealing with issues that are presented to them from all over the country. One of these, which strikes home to the Maine Geographic Alliance, is the Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act. This act, which will be proposed to congress later in the year, has a major focus on the importance of geography in comparison to other subjects in the realm of academics. While Geography has always been acknowledged as a "core academic subject", this funding that it receives is minimal in comparison to other subjects. In order to increase the importance of Geography education, this Act is attempting to provide more opportunities to school and institutions with funding and grant proposals. To check out more information on this act as well as see how it is making strides towards becoming approved, follow this link.
The Maine Geographic Alliance
The mission of the Maine Geographic Alliance is to expand and improve geographic education from Pre-Kindergarten through University by assisting educators with high-quality geographic materials, lessons, and workshops for implementing Maine's learning results.