Geo-Inquiry Institute for Earth Science Teachers
June 26 - 28, 2018
This summer the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education, along with National Geographic will offer a 3-day institute for Middle School Earth Science and Social Studies teachers based on a new interactive geography education program: The Geo-Inquiry Process.
Geo-Inquiry is a process designed to guide educators and students through the phases of asking and answering geographic/environmental questions in order to make a difference in the world. The Geo-Inquiry Process consists of five phases—all of which are guided and grounded in geographic/environmental concepts, including how to think and see like a geographer exploring the world.
The Five Phases of Geo-Inquiry
- Ask: Developing Environmental Questions
- Collect: Acquiring Environmental Information
- Visualize: Organizing and Analyzing Environmental Information
- Create: Developing a Geo-Inquiry Story
- Act: Geo-Inquiry Stories in Action
Using both an environmental perspective and the Geo-Inquiry Process, educators will teach students how to connect complex components, see patterns, and make connections that change their communities.
The institute will be held at Macalester College June 26-28, 2018. Participants will receive 18 CEUS and a $100 stipend. The application is available at http://lt.umn.edu/mage/
Applicants will be accept until the institute reaches full enrollment. For further information contact email@example.com or Michele Melius firstname.lastname@example.org
Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education - http://lt.umn.edu/mage/