Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE): Links to Geoliteracy
Resource Training & Solutions
Dates & Times
Registration Deadline: Wednesday September 12th, 2012
Wednesday September 19th, 2012 from 8:30am - 2:30pm (Registration starts at 8:00am)
Tuesday November 27th, 2012 from 8:30am - 2:30pm (Registration starts at 8:00am)
Monday January 28th, 2013 from 8:30am - 2:30pm (Registration starts at 8:00am)
Thursday April 4th, 2013 from 8:30am - 2:30pm (Registration starts at 8:00am)
$400/person; Receive 10% off when you register with a friend
This four session program will introduce participants to MAGE’s Links to Geoliteracy website, which provides summative and formative assessments and vocabulary terms or each of the new High School Geography Standards. In the first session you will be given ideas on how to organize a high school geography course, review what concepts must be taught for each unit and be given the password to access all of the materials on the Links website. This site is password protected and the only way to obtain the materials is attend a Links workshop. The first session will then go into more in-depth explanation of how to teach the geographic skills necessary to use geographic tools, including GIS programs. This session will also focus on the study of population geography. Additional lessons and resources not found on the website will also be provided.
The second session will focus on Political and Cultural Geography. The third session will focus on Agricultural and Economic Geography, and the fourth session Urban and Environmental Geography. All sessions will review the materials on the Links website and provide additional lessons and resources.
These sessions will also provide time for you to work on lesson ideas and share your lessons and resources with other participants. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a better understanding of the high school Geography Standards, and develop or enhance your current Geography class.
What Should I Bring?
Please bring an internet-ready laptop. Please call or email Melissa Holm (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you will need one provided for you.
Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations shall be accepted for a full refund up to 5 business days before the first day of the class. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the first day of class shall forfeit 50% of the course registration fee. No refunds shall be issued within 48 hours before the start of the class. Refund requests must be made within one month of the class. ADA Accommodations: Call (320)255-3236