The Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education (OKAGE)
Our mission: to help foster a "geographically competent citizenry" in Oklahoma and our nation.
Welcome to OKAGE's new website! We are a nonprofit, statewide partnership between collegiate and pre-kindergarten-12 teachers of geography/social studies, business and agency professionals. We are part of the National Geographic Network of Alliances for Geographic Education. Together we provide educators with professional development opportunities, academic networking, model geography education programs, innovative teaching strategies, and classroom materials.
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Click on the Resources button in our top navigation to preview some of the great curriculum from recent training sessions. Once you register as a member you will receive a password to access hundreds of pages of classroom material on the Membership Resources page of this website. Teacher Consultants also receive a password for access to the TC Resources page.
THREE OKLAHOMANS ARE RECIPIENTS OF NCGE AWARDS FOR 2016!!!
NCGE is dedicated to recognizing educators and advocates who have made outstanding contributions to geography education. The status of geography education is elevated every time we honor exemplars of teaching, mentoring, and creative excellence.
The quality of geography education is improved when honorees share their work and wisdom with peers. Awards are given for teaching, research, and service, and all award recipients will be honored at the 2016 National Conference on Geography Education in Tampa, Florida.
OKAGE is pleased to announce three Oklahoma educators were selected as NCGE award recipients this year! OKAGE congratulates all three on their awards and recognition by NCGE! OKAGE is proud of them and their accomplishments! We appreciate your support and work on behalf of geography education! The Oklahoma winners are:
OUTSTANDING SUPPORT FOR GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATION AWARD:
This award for outstanding contributions to geographic education outside the formal classroom goes to:
PAMELA MERRILL– Edmond Public Schools,
DISTINGUISHED TEACHER - HIGHER EDUCATION:
This award for excellence in teaching and leadership at the post-secondary level goes to:
DR. JEFFREY WIDENER – The University of Oklahoma,
DISTINGUISHED TEACHER- K-12:
This award for excellence in teaching and leadership at the K-12 level goes to: JANE PURCELL – Norman Public Schools
See all 2016 award winners listed in the NCGE news release, and be sure to extend your congratulatory wishes to this year's honorees!