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Upcoming 2017 Workshops

Topic Location Date Link
Teaching w/ GeoInquiries and Digital Maps McAllen September 14 Agenda
Teaching with GeoInquiries and Digital Maps San Marcos September 20 Agenda
Teaching w/ GeoInquiries and Digital Maps Clear Creek October 4 Agenda
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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Professional Development Opportunity for Teachers

The Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education is looking for enthusiastic teachers that love to teach geography to be a part of a new online series of professional development workshops. Teachers will be expected to review four content modules and develop 3-4 teaching strategies for each. There will be a mandatory meeting on June 6th at 3pm in New Braunfels to discuss the project. The face-to-face PD workshops will be held on June 19-22 from 1-4PM at ESC-Region 20, at which point the teachers will share their ideas. These workshops will be filmed and produced into online PD videos, similar to Geography: Teaching with the Stars ( This is a great opportunity for those that want to do something creative and share with other teachers what they are doing in their classroom. Participants will receive a $1500 stipend and CPE hours. If interested please contact as soon as possible.