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Upcoming 2017 Workshops

Topic Location Date Link
Communities of Practice/Let's Chat About TEKS San Marcos April 29 Apply 
Celebrate the Spirit of Geography San Marcos April 29 Learn more
Teaching Geography Concepts & Skills in Secondary Social Studies Abilene June 1 Register 
Teaching Geography Concepts & Skills in Elementary Social Studies Abilene June 2 Register 
Teaching Geography Concepts Kilgore July 10 Register 
Teaching with Digital Maps Richardson July 12 Register 
Teaching with Digital Maps San Angelo July 21 Register 
Teaching Geography Concepts Amarillo July 25 Register 
National Council for Geographic Education Albuquerque July 27-30 Learn more
Teaching Geography Concepts, with field trip San Marcos August 4 Register
Texas Social Studies Supervisors Assn Las Colinas October 19 Learn more 
Texas Council for the Social Studies Conference - 75th Anniversary Las Colinas October 20-22 Learn more 




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.