Gain knowledge in geography, network with teaching professionals, and make a difference in K-12 education.
All MGA workshops are FREE, with room and board included. But space is limited. Call us at 662.915.3776 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Multi-Alliance Geo-Literacy Leadership Institute
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- June 23-28, 2013
- University of North Alabama
The Geo-Literacy Leadership Institute will provide participants with the chance to network with Alliance teachers, leaders, and volunteers from other states including Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Experts from National Geographic Society and the National Geographic Alliance Network will help participants improve their leadership skills in Policy Advocacy, Public Relations, and Community Engagement. The institute will also require a commitment to implementing activities designed to promote geo-literacy at the state level. Four teachers will be chosen from Mississippi to attend. All expenses, including travel, will be provided. Any teacher who has completed at least a Basic MGA Institute may apply. Teacher consultants may also apply.
Participants will receive instructions and practice in the following areas:
· Policy Advocacy including state-level and federal-level efforts (how to communicate with elected officials)
· Public Relations and marketing including writing op-eds, TV/radio interviews, and social media campaigns
· Community Engagement including building partnerships and developing an alliance professional learning community
To apply for this institute, please fill out the online application: http://tinyurl.com/multialliance2013
Applications are due February 21, 2013
If you have any questions, please contact Carley at email@example.com or 662-915-3776
- MGA 2013 Advanced Leadership Institute
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- July 7-12, 2013
- University of Mississippi
Teacher Consultants (TCs) are the leaders of MGA and there are many ways that a teacher can lead within the organization. TCs can lead in more traditional ways like providing professional development for other teachers or they can lead in other areas such as student outreach, advocacy, technology and developing resources for the classroom. The 2013 Advanced Institute will focus on three areas of leadership:
· Advocacy (how to how to advocate for geography education on local, state, and federal levels)
· Resource Development (developing education products for dissemination around the state)
· Professional Development (developing and conducting workshops and institutes)
A maximum of 15 participants will be chosen for the 2013 Advanced Institute. Most expenses will be covered including room (hotel, not dorm) and most meals. Upon successful completion of the institute, all participants will be considered National Geographic Society-certified Teacher Consultants and will be eligible to implement programs on behalf of MGA.
To apply for this institute, please fill out this online application by March 15, 2013:
- Pre-Service Geography Conference (for Education Students)
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- September 27-28, 2013
- Eagle Ridge Conference Center
- Learn the basics of geography, its importance in K-12 education, and how to integrate it across curriculum
- Attend hands-on workshops and gain geographic content knowledge
- Receive elementary/secondary lesson plans, worksheets, and atlases
- Win door prizes and receive a completion certificate for your portfolio
- Note: This workshop is primarily for pre-service teachers (teacher candidates) who have never attended an MGA Conference previously. In-service teachers are welcome if there is space.