Events & Professional Development Opportunities

We have had a tremendous response to our programs in 2016 and 2017, with over 472 teachers attending our World Geography Academies. We have several more training opportunities scheduled for 2018. 

ONLINE PAYMENT NOW AVAILABLE

We now accept online payment for event fees. Checks and purchase orders are accepted, also. After submitting your event registration online, please click here for details about event payment options. If you register to be on the "waiting list" for a closed session, no payment is required until after you are notified via email that an opening has occurred.   

Online Registration now available

To register for upcoming programs, please complete the registration form by clicking on this link:  Event Registration. For folks who register to be placed on a waiting list for a session that is listed as closed, OKAGE will notify you by email if an opening occurs due to a cancellation.    

WGA participants learn more about wind energy.

2018

February 6, 2018: Nonprofit Meet & Greet, University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK
OKAGE visited with hundreds of University of Oklahoma students, faculty, and professionals about geography and working in a nonprofit.

April 6, 2018: State Geographic Bee, University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK

June 15, 2018: Deadline to sign up for Arkansas Geo-Inquiry Institute

June 25 - 26, 2018: Teacher Consultant Boot Camp, University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK
Teacher Consultant (TC) Boot Camp graduates who complete all requirements will be part of the OKAGE TC family. This two-day intensive training experience gives teachers who are interested in becoming OKAGE TCs the opportunity to work with some of OKAGE's most talented and accomplished TCs.

July 9 - 12, 2018: Geo-Inquiry Institute, University of Central Arkansas - Conway, AR
OKAGE is partnering with the Arkansas Geographic Alliance to provide a Geo-Inquiry workshop for 40 middle school teachers.

July 27, 2018: Summer Social Studies Conference, University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond, OK

August 6 - 10, 2018: National Conference on Geography Education, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

September 20, 2018: World Geography Academy I, National Weather Center - Norman, OK

October 18, 2018: World Geography Academy II, National Weather Center - Norman, OK

November 2, 2018: Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies State Conference

November 7, 2018: Geography Day, National Weather Center - Norman, OK

November 11 - 17, 2018: Geography Awareness Week

November 21, 2018: Deadline for Geography Awareness Week Postcard Contest Entries 

  

2017

July 19, 2017: Summer Metro-Tech Institute

July 21, 2017: Summer Social Studies Conference at UCO, Edmond, OK

July 27-30, 2017: National Council for Geographic Education Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM

August 25, 2017: Back to School Night at Oklahoma History Center

September 13, 2017: World Geography Academy I: "Media, Maps, and Technology" Breakout sessions will encompass various topics including media literacy, mapping skills, renewable energy, and geo-technologies. This WGA is open to all grade levels and will be held at the University of Oklahoma's Center for Continuing Education in Norman, OK.

October 18, 2017: World Geography Academy II: "Media, Maps, and Technology" Breakout sessions will encompass various topics including media literacy, mapping skills, renewable energy, and geo-technologies. This WGA is open to all grade levels and will be held at the University of Oklahoma's Center for Continuing Education in Norman, OK.

October 27, 2017: Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies Conference at Moore Norman Technology Center - South Penn Campus

November 8, 2017: Geography Day
Nearly 200 AP Environmental Science and AP Human Geography high school students visited OKAGE at the National Weather Center in Norman, OK for Geography Day. Throughout Geography Day, students participated in guided sessions, a poster contest, and a quiz bowl.

November 12th - 18th, 2018: Geography Awareness Week
300 students across the state submitted entries for this year's challenging Geography Awareness Week theme - The Geography of Civil Rights Movements. Winning students and their teachers each received cash prizes.

2016

Feb. 17: Human Geography Academy with The DBQ Project at OU

March 5: Spring Social Studies Conference at UCO, Edmond, OK

June 12-15: Geography 101 Summer Academy at OU

September 14, 2016: World Geography Academy - Norman, OK; The Ring of Fire: More Than Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes!

October 12, 2016: World Geography Academy - Tulsa, OK; The Ring of Fire: More Than Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes!

2015

Aug. 4-8: National Council Geographic Education Annual Conference

Aug. 21: OKAGE Geo Celebration & Gala

OKAGE World Geography Academies

Sept. 30: WGA I – Eastern Hemisphere for Grade 7

Oct. 21: WGA II – Eastern Hemisphere for Grade 7

Nov. 18: WGA III – Eastern Hemisphere for Grade 7

Dec. 9: WGA – Western Hemisphere for Grade 6

Oct. 23: Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies Annual State Conference

Nov. 17: Geography Awareness Week Night at Fisher Elem., Moore Schools

Nov. 18: Launching of www.OKAGEweb.org 

Nov. 20: Geography Day 2015 at OU for High School Human Geography

 

 

Geography Awareness Week Night with SEARCH students from the Moore Public Schools at Fisher Elementary School, Tuesday, November 17, 2015.