The Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education (OKAGE)

Our mission:  to help foster a "geographically competent citizenry" in Oklahoma and our nation.

Welcome! 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.

SIGN UP TO BECOME AN OKAGE MEMBER OR CONTINUE YOUR MEMBERSHIP! 

Sign up to become an OKAGE member or continue your membership! If you are interested in receiving future information, e-blasts, updates, etc. from OKAGE, and have not signed up to be a member via this website, please visit our Membership page or the TC Membership Page and complete the very short form (2-3 minutes to complete).

The Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education (OKAGE) has partnered With The National Council For Geographic Education! See our Preview Resources page for more information!!!

The Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education (OKAGE) has partnered With The National Council For Geographic Education! See our Preview Resources page for more information!!!

OKAGE NEWSLETTERS

Click on this link to see the latest issue of The OKAGE News. Register to be an OKAGE member today so you can view previous newsletters on the password-protected Member Resources page of this site.   

OUTSTANDING CURRICULUM

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.

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Upcoming Events

Click on the Events button in our top navigation to learn more about upcoming and past professional development opportunities. Register online today to secure your spot. Attendance is limited! We also offer online payment for event fees.  

2016 World Geography Academy I:

“The Ring of Fire: More than Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes!”

The 2016 World Geography Academy (WGA) in Norman, Oklahoma is a one of a series of one-day professional development academies primarily for teachers of middle school World Geography, Grades 6 and 7. “The Ring of Fire: More than Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes!” is the theme for this WGA. The sessions will encompass topics from both the eastern and western hemispheres and will be applicable to grades 6 and 7. 

Substitute teacher reimbursements will be available to help assist teachers in attending this Academy. Go to our "Events" page for more information! 

“Geographic knowledge is a powerful tool for understanding the complex nature of our world and everything in it. All students at every grade level need to think geographically.”

Gridiron Geography 2016:

Register for Newspapers in Education no later than August 17 to receive the Gridiron Geography workbook.

Teachers and Students! 

Back by popular demand, the Newspapers in Education program is proud to bring you Gridiron Geography 2016!

Teachers, sign up today to receive this free educational program in your classroom.

Utilizing the Big 12 football games as a guide, your students will learn weekly fun facts and trivia about U.S. geography.  The program will contain a 16-page student supplement and weekly trivia questions printed in The Oklahoman from September 2 to December 2.  

The Gridiron Geography program is targeted to grades 4 through 8 and includes:

  • Delivery of one classroom set of (30 copies) the printed Gridiron Geography student supplement the week of August 29.
  • Digital access to The Oklahoman for the 14 weekly trivia questions.
  • Downloadable teacher’s guide available at http://nie.newsok.com.

Register for Newspapers in Education no later than August 17 to receive the Gridiron Geography workbook.

http://nieonline.com/theoklahoman/order.cfm

NIE registered teachers receive daily delivery of the newspaper via the digital print replica and access to The Oklahoman archives dating back to 1901.

five 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 five Oklahoma educators were selected as NCGE award recipients this year! OKAGE congratulates all five 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:
Mrs. Pamela Merrill – Edmond Public Schools, Edmond, OK

DISTINGUISHED TEACHER - HIGHER EDUCATION: 
This award for excellence in teaching and leadership at the post-secondary level goes to: 
Dr. Edris Montalvo - Cameron University, Lawton, OK                                                                                                    Dr. Jeffrey Widener – The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

DISTINGUISHED TEACHER- K-12: 
This award for excellence in teaching and leadership at the K-12 level goes to:                                                           Mrs. Jane Purcell – Norman Public Schools

E. WILLARD AND RUBY S. MILLER GRANTS FOR RESEARCH IN GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION
Provides financial assistance to advance the frontiers of geographic education by supporting and promoting
innovative research in theory, practice, and application.                                                                                                   Mr. Thomas Craig - Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

See all 2016 award winners listed in the NCGE news release, and be sure to extend your congratulatory wishes to this year's honorees!

OKAGE NEWSLETTERS

Click on this link to see the latest issue of The OKAGE News. Register to be an OKAGE member today so you can view previous newsletters on the password-protected Member Resources page of this site.   

THE OKAGE GALLERY  

Where in the world? The National Geographic Bee

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