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Social Studies Summit Kilgore June 13 Sessions at the SS Summit at ESC 7
Teaching Social Studies with Digital Maps Amarillo June 16 Register (external link), workshop #558690
Teaching Social Studies with Digital Maps Richardson June 21 Register (external link)
Teaching Social Studies with Digital Maps San Marcos June 23 Register
Teaching Social Studies with Digital Maps San Angelo July 11 More information (external link)
Geography, Technology, and the Giant Traveling Map of Texas Victoria August 17 ESC 3
Geography of Africa for K-12 TBD Sept More info coming soon
Intro to TAGE and Geography San Antonio September 7  
Teaching Geography Concepts Edinburg September 22 More info coming soon
Friends of Geography workshop Houston September 24 More info coming soon
Texas Social Studies Supervisors Association Conference Corpus Christi October 13  
Texas Council for the Social Studies Conference Corpus Christi October 14-16 Submit your geography session proposals
Teaching Geography Concepts Waco February 9 Registration coming soon

Water, Environment, and Technology

Join the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education for a joint professional development for 4th-8th grade teachers. Workshop topics include water, watersheds, site visits to multiple environmental sites in the area, and an introduction to web GIS (geographic information systems).

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.