Colorado Geographic Alliance

Special Topics Workshop: Learning GIS with Primary Sources and the Colorado Geographic Alliance

Location: Greeley UNC Campus, Saturday, April 16th, 2016: 8:30-4:00 

Notice: Due to the poor weather outlook for Saturday, April 16, this workshop has been rescheduled for a later tentative date, August 2, 2016: 8:30-4:00.

Access and investigate multiple genres of primary sources to develop expertise in the use and application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS).  Walking with a GPS device in Greeley with Geographers, learn methods to incorporate alternate analyses of GIS results into classroom materials.  Practice schemes to promote critical thinking and hypothesis testing while examining items from the Library of Congress website.  Learn from primary source-based activities aligned to standards, incorporating the millions of digitized primary sources available on the Library of Congress website, applicable to all grade levels and teaching disciplines.  Pre-requisite: Essentials Exploration Workshop.  Optional fee-based graduate credit available through UNC.  Click here to register.

Giant Map of Colorado Workshop for Teachers

Location: Catamount Center, 3168 Co Rd 28, Woodland Park, CO 80863

August 9, 10:00 am through August 10, 4:00 pm

Explore the Giant Map of Colorado in a beautiful mountain setting, develop lessons for your classroom and to share with the state, and sign up for a giant map visit to your school for 2016-2017.  Four meals and overnight stay at the Tava Lodge included ( A $100 stipend is being offered to teachers who submit a lesson plan ready for review.  As space at the Catamount Center is limited, please register early to reserve your spot.  Please follow this link for more information about the workshop and to register.

Special Topics Workshop: Geography in the Social Studies

Location: Greeley UNC Campus

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The department of Geography and GIS at UNC will host a one day workshop on Geography in the Social Studies.  This event gives priority to secondary social studies teachers in the rural districts of Colorado's eastern plains, though all districts are welcome to apply.  Workshop topics will feature: space and scale, natural resources and environment, population and migration, urbanization and economics, cultural and political geography, and maps and GIS.  For more information and to register, click here.  

Integrating the Social Studies Across Colorado History

Location: Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway Denver, CO 80203

Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm

Professional Development in Denver Join us for professional development designed to enhance your skill in teaching the core concepts and tools from history, geography, economics and civics that are emphasized in Colorado's fourth grade Social Studies Standards. Four leading social studies organizations collaborate to bring this day-long workshop to elementary teachers. Subject area experts will help you understand how each discipline views the world and, more specifically, Colorado. Presentations will blend content and pedagogy and will share resources to take back to your classroom,.free to schools for educational use.  Click here for more details. Registration will be available later in the summer.