National Geographic has launched a new interactive geography education program: The Geo-Inquiry Process. This Geo-Inquiry Institute is open to middle school (6th - 8th grade) teachers of all subjects. The Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education (OKAGE) is partnering with the Arkansas Geographic Alliance to offer this three-day workshop located at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR. There is a $50.00 registration fee. The registration fee covers lodging, workshop materials, and food.
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.
You will learn more about the National Geography Standards, Geography for Life, how they correlate with Oklahoma's core curriculum, and the C3 Framework. Participants will receive specific guidance in how to write lesson plans, according to the OKAGE template, that provide teachers with classroom-ready materials. Perhaps most important, the TC Boot Camp affords TCs-to-be important feedback (using the Modified Binko Method) in the "hows" and "whys" of presenting to fellow teachers at all grade levels (preK-12th).
We invite you to fill out this form by Friday, April 27th, 2018 if you are interested in attending the TC Boot Camp. Ten teachers will be participating in the 2018 TC Boot Camp. OKAGE will contact you upon acceptance to this program.