More than 25 original lesson plans written for the OKAGE Regional Educator Institutes (REI) have been posted here. These lessons are aligned with the National Geography Standards “Geography for Life” and the Oklahoma Academic Standards for the Social Studies. Written and designed for use by teachers of Grade 8 U.S. History, High School Oklahoma History & Government, and High School U.S. History, these lessons provide new and distinctive approaches to teaching history using the “geographic lenses” of OKAGE Teacher-Consultants. The REIs were funded by an “Oklahoma C3 Competitive Grant” from the Oklahoma State Board of Education and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
Read about the latest and greatest OKAGE events with information on the 3d annual Spring Social Studies Conference, featuring THE Geographer from National Geographic, Juan José Valdés; OKAGE’s two summer institutes; the winners of the Geography Awareness Week postcard contest; an interview with featured Teacher Consultant, Lynn Tilley; and much more.
This Academy is a one-day professional development opportunity primarily for teachers of Grade 6 “World Geography: Western Hemisphere”. The activities are directly aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for the Social Studies. The primary goal is to improve and increase teachers’ knowledge of western hemisphere geography and the Common Core Social Studies Reading and Writing Literacy Skills.
For more information and a registration form, click here.
Friday, March 28, 2014
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Norman Public Schools
Administrative Services Center
131 S. Flood Ave.
Dr. Dickler will use primary source analysis for teaching about the Berlin Wall and its impact on U.S. foreign and military policy. He will also lead teachers through activities dealing with immigration and demographic diversity in modern Germany. Participants will learn about the application process for an all-expenses-paid summer study tour of Germany sponsored by the Transatlantic Outreach Program of the Goethe-Institut.
The primary audience is teachers of social studies and foreign languages (especially German) in Grades 6-12, but all teachers are welcome to sign up if space is available.
There is no cost to attend, but you must REGISTER to attend and receive free materials.
Don’t forget to register for the 3d annual Spring Social Studies Conference on Saturday, March 29, 2014. OKAGE is pleased to announce that Juan José Valdés, THE GEOGRAPHER at National Geographic, is coming to Oklahoma to be the keynote speaker at the Conference. Register online at www.econisok.org! There will be lots and lots of FREEBIES! For more information about the Conference, please click here.
The OKAGE Regional Educator Institute scheduled in Tulsa for tomorrow has been POSTPONED to:
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Wilson Teaching & Learning Academy
If you have questions, please contact OKAGE at 405.325.5832.
There is still space in the remaining two (2) sessions of OKAGE’s Regional Educator Institute: February 5 at the Wilson Teaching & Learning Academy in Tulsa, and March 5 at Cameron University in Lawton. Click here for further information and the registration form, and get registered TODAY! Click here for further information and registration form.
The 2013 Geography Awareness Week celebrates the theme – Geography:
The New Age Exploration. Have your students design a postcard for a chance to win great prizes for both the student and the classroom!
Click here for more information, rules and the entry form.
The Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education (OKAGE) will hold three (3) sessions of the World Geography Academy during the fall of 2013! Click here for further information and registration form links.
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