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Topic Location 2018 Date Link
Geo-Inquiry Summer Institute Bedford 6/6-7 FULL. Wait list full.
River Stories San Marcos 6/11-13 FULL. Wait list available.
World Cultures Bedford 6/11-13 Register
Esri Education San Diego, CA 7/7-10 Learn more
Texas History Workshop Amarillo 7/21 Learn more
Teaching with Digital Maps/Mapping Human Impact San Marcos 8/2-3 Register
Energizing Texas History Richardson 8/7-8 Learn more
National Council for Geographic Education Quebec, Canada 8/6-10 Learn more
Texas Social Studies Supervisors Assn Houston 10/11 Learn more
Texas Council for the Social Studies Conference Houston 10/12-14 Submit a GeoStrand Proposal

Teaching with Digital Maps

Maps tell stories; they explain, illuminate, and inspire. Digital maps are used across the world to map and analyze information, from simple neighborhood maps to the most complex regional disaster management models. Elementary, middle, and high school students in all subject areas benefit from using interactive maps to gather, analyze, and interpret data, gain insight into our world, and make decisions based on data and evidence that can be creatively demonstrated using their own maps and stories.

This workshop begins with a brief understanding of the importance of geography, and then participants quickly begin to "do geography" with hands-on short, standards-based inquiry activities for teaching map-based content found in the curriculum. Participants will then learn how to create their own maps while exploring existing resources for use in their classroom.

All resources are free to K-12 schools.