At Oroville High School we are a somewhat remote, but definitely rural, small school. We have to step outside of the box to provide our students with a broad experience. We've worked hard to do this, here are some activities we are engaged in trying to grow the experience for our students:
Online video conferences through AAG and MyCOE with Bolivia, Nicaragua and Ghana to date. Our students are conversing and sharing our experience in a community based effort to upgrade and… Continue
Added by George Thornton on May 30, 2012 at 8:04am —
Hello Washington Educators,
I wanted remind you all that GEEO is offering 16 different travel programs for the summer of 2012: India/Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand/Laos/Cambodia, China, Russia/Mongolia/China, Egypt, Turkey 8 day, Turkey 15 day, South Africa/Mozambique/Zimbabwe/Botswana, Morocco, Argentina/Uruguay/Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, The Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica. Space is… Continue
Added by Jesse Weisz on January 23, 2012 at 10:50am —
Hello Washington Geographic Alliance,
As you may know, Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a non-profit organization that runs summer professional development travel programs designed for teachers.
GEEO is offering 15 different travel programs for the summer of 2012: India/Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand/Laos/Cambodia, China,…
Added by Jesse Weisz on October 3, 2011 at 7:42am —
Hello Washington Geographic Alliance,
This is an update from GEEO on where we stand with this summer's travel programs.
The following programs are now full:
Added by Jesse Weisz on April 7, 2011 at 11:11am —
Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that runs professional development travel programs designed for teachers.
GEEO is offering 13 different travel programs for the summer of 2011: India, China, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey/Syria/Jordan/Egypt,…
Added by Jesse Weisz on January 12, 2011 at 10:29am —
Please take a look at this exceptional opportunity to be one of thirty teachers nationwide to participate in a workshop on Geographic Information Systems at ESRI, the world's largest GIS software company.
3G - Teachers Teaching Teachers GIS
June 13-18, 2010
ESRI, Inc. Headquarters
Second annual "train the trainer" institute at… Continue
Added by Tim Scharks on November 15, 2009 at 9:01pm —
From Christopher Shearer, Director of National Geographic's My Wonderful World program:
November brings Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, the end of daylight saving time, and Geography Awareness Week! This year's theme is "Get Lost in Mapping." Everyone from the State Department to the National Geographic Channel is offering fun, engaging activities for you from November 15–21. Visit the… Continue
Added by Tim Scharks on November 15, 2009 at 4:03pm —
TIME FOR SCHOOLS TO REGISTER FOR THE 2010 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE
The National Geographic Bee is a school competition for students in any grades four through eight. Excite your students about the world around them and reward those who excel in their knowledge of geography by giving them a chance to compete in a school geographic bee.
The final deadline for registration has been extended to December 11, 2009. After October 15, the registration fee increases to $90. School… Continue
Added by Tim Scharks on October 15, 2009 at 10:59pm —
The deadline to register your school for the National Geographic Bee is October 15th.
Schools with students in grades 4-8 in the United States are eligible to participate in this annual competition. Find out how to register their schools by going to: www.nationalgeographic.com/geographicbee
. Schools that register by the deadline to conduct a school-level Bee, receive all contest materials and information… Continue
Added by Tim Scharks on September 3, 2009 at 9:09pm —
Perseids: What They Are, How to Watch the Meteors, More
for National Geographic News
August 12, 2009
The Perseid meteor shower peaks this week, and in the Northern Hemisphere the Perseids may be the best—or at least most convenient—meteor-watching event of the year (see Perseids pictures). So what's it all about?…
Added by Tim Scharks on August 12, 2009 at 10:32am —
Hello everyone, from the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Summer 2009 Schedule (warning, large file)
Geocaching - an adventure game for GPS users
Have GPS – Will Travel. Learn everything about Geocaching from what they are, where they are and how to find them. Dick Body will be teaching the basics to get you started and then with your new-found skills participating in geocaching via the… Continue
Added by Tim Scharks on June 23, 2009 at 8:05pm —
>Hi everyone, at long last we have finalized our application for the Summer Institute:Summer_Institute_Application-2009.pdf
The 2009 Summer Geography Institute will be held July 6-10 in Kent, Washington at the Kent campus of Green River Community College. We are now able to offer 35 clock hours or 3 college credits… Continue
Added by Tim Scharks on April 5, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Dear Washington Geographic Alliance Member:
I want to make a very special request of you.
As the Alliance Coordinator, I need your help convincing Congress and the President that geography education is important. Did you know that Geography is the ONLY required subject that does not receive any dedicated federal funding under No Child Left Behind? Not one dime. Yet, every other required subject receives support.
To help solve this crisis, Secretary of the Board… Continue
Added by Tim Scharks on February 14, 2009 at 9:50am —
The National Geographic Giant Map of North America will come back to our state to visit schools this March and is available for request!
We'll do our best to get the map to your school, of course we are limited to not being able to have it two places at once and it will take time to ship it from school to school.
If you can take care of the map and use it with lots of students and we can fit it into our… Continue
Added by Tim Scharks on January 11, 2009 at 10:39pm —
Hi Everyone! Please get involved in Geography Awareness Week this November 16-22 to spread the word through our schools and elsewhere that geographic knowledge matters!
What can you do?
- Visit National Geographic's My Wonderful World and join the campaign for geography education: My Wonderful World
- Put on a…
Added by Tim Scharks on November 8, 2008 at 9:00am —
The National Geographic Bee (also known as the GeoBee), open to fourth through eigth graders, has extended the registration deadline until December 15th...so there is still time to register your school!
Participation in the GeoBee is a great way to sharpen students' fundamental geographic knowledge of places around the Earth. Washington State has historically been quite strong, including recently fielding a winner of the national championship!
For more information and to… Continue
Added by Tim Scharks on October 29, 2008 at 8:32pm —
The third week of November is Geography Awareness Week. Young Americans are painfully ignorant of even the most basic concepts of geography, like where places are located:
"YOUNG AMERICANS STILL LACK BASIC GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE"… Continue
Added by Tim Scharks on October 26, 2008 at 5:14pm —
Wow, what an amazing time! We had 22 teachers, mostly from the Western side of the state, in attendance at our 2008 Summer Institute.
A variety of speakers gave presentations ranging from salmon and water resources to literature and geography.
We spent three days indoors (a tough time, considering that the entire week had beautiful blue sky weather) and two days in the field, traveling from Kent south to Enumclaw on one day and spending the other day going from… Continue
Added by Tim Scharks on July 17, 2008 at 3:53pm —
We've had an overwhelming response to our Summer Institute, to be held this July 7-11 in and around Kent, Washington.
Unfortunately we received far more applications than we have room for at the Institute. We are now performing the difficult task of selecting from the applications...we'll be in touch by email with everyone who applied in the next few days.
Washington Geographic Alliance
Added by Tim Scharks on June 16, 2008 at 9:42pm —
Thanks everyone who has sent in their application for the 2008 Washington Geographic Alliance Summer Institute.
We are still accepting applications so please spread the word--the institute is designed to make it easy for you to enjoy your time and not spend a lot while earning your clock hours.
Click the links in the announcement on the main page to access the application.
Best regards, Tim Schultz
Washington Geographic Alliance
Added by Tim Scharks on May 27, 2008 at 10:30am —