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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|
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).
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.” http://storymaps.arcgis.com/
At the end of this 6-hour workshop, you will
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.
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.