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Teaching Geography Concepts Edinburg September 22 Workshop materials coming soon
Friends of Geography workshop Houston September 24  
Maps and Literature session Houston September 30 Workshop materials coming soon
Texas Social Studies Supervisors Association Conference Corpus Christi October 13 Conference information
Texas Council for the Social Studies Conference Corpus Christi October 14-16 Conference information
Teaching with Digital Maps Houston October 25 More info
Intro to Digital Mapping San Antonio October 25 ITC
Exploring the African Landscape San Marcos October 29



Giant Traveling Map - Institute of Texan Cultures San Antonio November 5 ITC

Anything GEOS! Geography Cohort

San Antonio November 9 & multiple dates



Teaching Geography Concepts Houston December 1 More info
Teaching Geography Concepts Waco February 9 Registration coming soon
Teaching Geography Concepts Lubbock February 13 Registration coming soon



Teaching Social Studies with Digital Maps
Varying dates and locations

In this workshop you will learn ways to use digital maps to integrate technology into your classroom. Utilizing ArcGIS Online, with a focus on Story Maps, we will guide you through the creation and use of digital maps relevant to geography content and social studies skills TEKS.

Story Maps “combine(s) interactive maps and multimedia content into elegant user experiences. They make it easy for you to harness the power of maps to tell your stories.”

At the end of this 6-hour workshop, you will

  • Be able to use ArcGIS Online to explore and create digital maps
  • Have strategies and understand how to incorporate digital maps into your classroom
  • Receive access to resources, including lesson plans and activities

Audience: Resources are created for middle and high school students and teachers but applicable to all grades.

This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workshop. Please bring laptops or tablets.

Investigating Weather with Geospatial Technologies

Learn ways to use technology to teach about the weather. In this workshop, you will participate in content-rich presentations on the geography of weather and then use ArcGIS Online to explore how to make and use digital maps to view and analyze weather patterns and regions. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for the participant to connect geography and earth science through technology.

Mapping the Landscape: The Power of Water on People’s Lives

This workshop focuses on how to use technology to explore the relationship between water and people. From settlement patterns, natural hazards, and natural resources, participants will use ArcGIS Online and GeoInquiries to explore the power of water on people’s lives. This is an excellent workshop to learn ways to incorporate technology into your classroom, network with other teachers, and enhance your geography content and skills knowledge.

Registration fee of $20 and participants are eligible for a $60 stipend upon successful completion of the workshop and 12 CPE hours.


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Exploring the African Landscape

October 29 in San Marcos

This workshop provides teachers with rich humanities content and appropriate instructional strategies for teaching about Africa. The sessions provides teachers with foundational knowledge of the diverse landscapes, cultures, and ethnicities of Africa. Sessions introduce ways to use stories, literature, and technology to dispel misconceptions and provides new strategies for teaching about the region. Participants will receive instructional materials, resources, and post-workshop continuing education for locating current data and stores to portray the diverse, 21st century African landscape. Participants will receive 6 hours of CPE credit. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.