Many teachers are using GIS or GPS technologies in their classrooms with great success. Rather than try to recreate activities or data layers that have already been created, instructors should find available resources and adapt these as needed. To help our teachers with this task, a new page has been added to the AGA website: […]
A series of GIS for Education workshops will be held across Arkansas in May and June 2015 as part of a grant from leading GIS software developer, Esri. These workshops will focus on developing fundamental skills in a web-based GIS platform and translating learned skills into structured activities aligned with new content standards for Geography at […]
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Several members of the Arkansas Geographic Alliance participated in the Arkansas Curriculum Conference. Dr. Nancy Gallavan and Marilyn Friga facilitated a session; Lori Delk and Paul Gray facilitated a session; Dr. Brooks Pearson of the UCA Geography Department facilitated a session, and Mounir Farah facilitated a session. Brooks Green staffed a booth for the Alliance […]
The Student Government Association (SGA) at the University of Central Arkansas awarded the Geography Club $1,500 to help sponsor the Alliance Window on the World workshop in April. We extend our thanks to Ed Briggler, Club president, and Curt Hall, graduate assistant for the Alliance, for their work in securing SGA funds.
The Arkansas Geographic Alliance is planning a major conference that will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 (click here for a flyer). The conference will be for all practicing teachers, teacher candidates, social studies methods professors, and other interested educators. EconomicsArkansas, EAST, ACSS, the Geography Club at UCA, the Department of Geography at UCA, […]
The Arkansas Geographic Alliance and The EAST Initiative are now formally partners. The Alliance is eager to work with EAST and its CEO, Matt Dozier. The Alliance is in the process of conducting two surveys: one for educational administrators and one for policy makers. Watch here for the results.
Click here to see an article about Linda Gardner’s Geography Awareness Week activities.