Project Geography Online (Project GO)
Project GO (Geography Online)
Project Geography Online (Project GO) will provide Texas teachers with the ability to access free online professional development in geography. Four new programs are now available as an expansion of our online professional development series, “Geography: Teaching with the Stars” (www.geoteach.org). Instead of bringing the camera into the classroom, this new video series focuses on a Virtual Professional Learning Community (VPLC) of geography teachers.
Four interdisciplinary teaching modules were developed and are the focus of Project GO (water resources, tornado alley, urban heat islands, and precision agriculture). Each module contains two to three lessons and is constructed as a problem-based learning scenario in which students use geographic and scientific knowledge, math, and geospatial technology to solve real-world issues. The geospatial technology included is simple but useful, including Google Earth, Google Maps, and ArcGIS Online.