Colorado Geographic Alliance

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ConnectionsWe connect educators, administrators, non-profits, geographic corporations, and legislators, forming a community of stakeholders in Geographic Education.

Workshops - COGA coordinates and sponsors teacher education workshops to advance understanding of geographic education.

Advocacy - Of the core academic subjects in the No Child Left Behind Act, geography is the only one with no dedicated federal funding program. COGA works through local, state, and national policy-makers to advance geo-literacy.

 

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This is What Geographers Do

Audrey Mohan

"Today I find myself working at the intersection of geography and science education, as a research associate at BSCS, a science education non-profit in Colorado. I mostly work on environmental and Earth science projects, but try to keep my hands in geography as much as possible. My favorite project right now is an elementary video-based lesson analysis project, under the direction of Kathy Roth. It is a curriculum and professional development program in which elementary teachers work in cohorts to watch and analyze videos of classroom science teaching and learning (their own classrooms and colleagues’ classrooms) to better understand student thinking and misconceptions about big ideas in science. It is also includes helping teachers create a “science content storyline” for students in order to provide coherence, relevance, and focus for teaching big ideas in science. I have worked with teachers in grades K, 2, 4 and 6 on topics such as uneven heating of Earth’s surface, plate tectonics, weathering and erosion, landforms, and weather." Read more about Audrey on the NCGE website!

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Geo-Educator Community

The Geo-Educator Community

New from National Geographic

With the rapid pace of change in the 21st century, it is more important than ever that young people understand the world around them. However, the focus of current education reform is elsewhere—leaving educators who are committed to teaching young people about their interconnected world out in the cold. National Geographic wants to change all that and is launching the Geo-Education Initiative to improve education about our world. The first step in this initiative is building a Geo-Educator Community for educators who are committed to teaching their students about the world.  Connect through the Geo-Educator portal by way of on and off line platforms, social media, newsletters, a blog.  Visit the Geo-Educator Community page to learn more.

 

Our Goal

VISION

  • Changing how you understand and experience the world

  • MISSION

  • To instill and nurture spatial awareness and geographic literacy

  • VALUES

  • Inspiring passion for Earth and its inhabitants
  • Connecting people with geography
  • Honoring inclusivity and diversity
  • Exploring physical and human environments
  • Developing spatial perspective
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    Highlights

    A place to highlight geography and geographers that are making an impact!

    Q&A with Tom and Carole Huber, "Geography: the common ground for UCCS couple’s diverse academic adventures"
    http://connections.cu.edu/news/qa-tom-and-carole-huber/

    The NCGE now has a Future Geoleader Membership Program!

    Benefits include:
  • Online access to the Journal of Geography, and The Geography Teacher (exclusively online--no mailed journals)
  • Access to the Journal of Geography and The Geography Teacher publication archives, which date all the way back to 1902!
  • Attend all of our LIVE Webinars, which cover a wide range of topics and provide members with the opportunity to learn from the best geography educators around the world
  • Access to complete Webinar archive
  • An opportunity for mentorship, and to network and connect with the greater community of educators and leading experts in the field of geographic education
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities
  • Weekly e-newsletter with geography education news, opportunities and resources
  • Substantial discounts on publications purchased from the NCGE On-line Store
  • Reduced registration rate for NCGE’s annual National Conference on Geography Education
  • Access to our Career Center
  • Ability to have a voice in geography education and advocacy, both nationally and internationally
  • Eligibility for high-quality, discounted insurance plans from leading carriers
  • It's FREE!!!
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