New Training Opportunities for 2015

2015 OKAGE Fall Academies


Registration is now open for OKAGE’s fall programs. To access the registration form, please click the appropriate link below.

PLEASE NOTE: OKAGE will start a “Waiting List” once a session hits 100 participants. We cannot guarantee a person on the waiting list will be accepted as that will depend on when a cancellation is received. OKAGE will notify by email any late acceptance candidates.

Grade 7 World Geography – Eastern Hemisphere

Wednesday, September 30, 2015



Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Please click here to access the 2015 7th grade WGA registration form.

Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education (OKAGE) is pleased to invite teachers to participate in the World Geography Academy (WGA), a series of three daylong workshops specifically designed for teachers of Grade 7 World Geography – Eastern Hemisphere. The WGA focuses on helping teachers to prepare students for the Grade 7 World Geography criterion-referenced test to be administered in the spring of 2015.


OKAGE teacher-consultants, classroom instructors with advanced instruction in the Oklahoma Academic Standards for the Social Studies and the National Geography Standards [Geography for Life], will present a series of lesson plans, PowerPoints®, online resources, and hands-on student activities on each of the three days of the WGA. Content Standards and the Process and Literacy Social Standards will be addressed in depth by blending content and curricular strategies of geography (spatial concepts, patterns, and processes) with best practices and innovative teaching methodologies.


Teachers in those schools identified as being “Priority, Targeted Intervention, and Focus” sites by the State Department of Education will have guaranteed admission to the WGAs if they register by the deadline. The teachers may register for all of three sessions of the WGA or for individual sessions.




Grade 6 World Geography – Western Hemisphere

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


This 2015 World Geography Academy is a one-day professional development institute primarily for teachers of Grade 6 “World Geography: Western Hemisphere”. The academy is beneficial to teachers with limited resources for teaching about Western Hemisphere geography.


Oklahoma classroom teachers who have achieved “Teacher Consultant” status through training with OKAGE will present. Other presenters may include State Department of Education representatives with expertise in student assessment.

Registration is now open for OKAGE’s fall programs. To access the registration form for the 2015 6th grade WGA registration form, click here.

These Academies meet the definition of high quality professional development as required by the No Child Left Behind Act [Title IX, Part A, Section 9101 (34)]. The activities in this Academy are directly aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for the Social Studies, student academic achievement standards and assessments. The primary goal of the Academy is to improve and increase teachers’ knowledge of Eastern Hemisphere geography and the Social Studies Reading and Writing Literacy Skills, and to help enable teachers to become highly qualified. Attendance certificates for professional development will be available.


For further information, please contact the OKAGE office at 405.325.5832 or (e-mail).


Funded in part by a grant from the Oklahoma State Board of Education and the Oklahoma State Department of Education