Welcome to the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education!
TAGE promotes geo-literacy and educational outreach through teacher workshops and by providing quality resources to educators. We help create and support collaboration between university faculty, K-12 teachers, and the community to ensure a high quality geographic education for all Texas students.
The Texas Alliance was established in 1986 under the joint leadership of Richard G. Boehm of Texas State University-San Marcos and James B. Kracht of Texas A&M University. Sarah W. Bednarz of Texas A&M replaced Kracht in 1987. Presently the Texas Alliance has over 6,500 members, including teachers, university professors, parents, and community leaders, who share the common goal of strengthening geographic education in Texas.
Texas is one of just a few states with a required high school geography course school. TAGE supports Texas teachers by hosting workshops and conferences several times throughout the year in different locations across the state. These workshops blend classroom application with geographic content in order to both "educate the educators" as well as provide them with innovative, tested lesson plans. The Alliance's most important contribution is the sponsorship of summer institutes for teacher training in geographic education.