Home

We are in the process of updating our site. New content is being added daily. Please check back often to view updates.

What’s New

August 21, 2021

Texas State University’s 100% Online PhD Program in Geography Education

Texas State University wishes to announce the availability of a 100% Online PhD program in Geography Education.  This academic program could prepare...
Read More
March 5, 2021

2021 Middle & High School (Grades 4-12) ARCGIS ONLINE STORY MAP COMPETITION – Mapping Indiana: Past, Present and New Realities

THE NATIONAL COMPETITION Middle and high school students and their teachers across the U.S. are invited to explore their world...
Read More
November 16, 2020

2020 Indiana Geography Educators of the Year Awards

Mr. Mervyn Barenie, Griffith Middle School, Griffith IN   2020 Indiana Middle School Geography Educator of the YearMr. Barenie came to teaching middle...
Read More
May 22, 2020

2020 Summer Curriculum Educator Workshop: European Union

The European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, invites K-14 educators to take part in a week-long online summer...
Read More
May 15, 2020

2020 IN High School ArcGIS OnLine StoryMap Competition Results

Here are the Top 5 in the 2020 IN High School ArcGIS OnLine StoryMap Competition:#1 Progression of Cars in Indiana#2 Wildlife Crossings...
Read More
February 8, 2020

2020 IN Geographic Bee

2020 Indiana Geographic Bee Finalists https://sites.google.com/site/indianastatebee/qualifiers On Friday, March 27, the state’s top 103 fourth through eighth grade students demonstrating geographic...
Read More
January 23, 2020

2020 Indiana Middle & High School Story Map Competition

Announcing … the 2020 Indiana Middle & High School Story Map Competition. The theme for this year's competition is "Mapping Indiana:...
Read More
November 5, 2019

GENI/DigIndy Photos

 Photos from the DigIndy tour of a water storage tunnel: THANKS to Mike and John for an AMAZING tour of...
Read More
November 5, 2019

GENI/4-H GIS Day 2019

THANKS to Danielle Sands for coordinating a great 4-H GIS Day. Her Team of Purdue Extension Agents, students, educators, parents/grandparents,...
Read More
September 27, 2019

IN ArcGIS Online Story Map Competition RESULTS – Top 5

How Does Indiana Influence the Sport of Basketball?Buzzing Bee BackslideIndiana Bats - Fantastic, Flying, FleetingIndiana's Vice PresidentsHistory of Cars in...
Read More

National Geographic Society: Educational Opportunities

Educator Certification

National Geographic Educator Certification is a free professional development program that recognizes pre-K through 12 formal and informal educators committed to inspiring the next generation of explorers, conservationists, and changemakers.

Pre-K through 12 Educators: Join the Winter 2021 Cohort

The Geo-Inquiry Process
Today’s students need to understand how the complex and dynamic human and natural systems interact in order to make smart decisions. The Geo-Inquiry Process relies on using a geographic perspective, offering a unique lens to analyze space, place, and the interconnections between both the human and natural world.

Events

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020
  • Sun
    09
    Feb
    2020
    Tue
    11
    Feb
    2020
  • Thu
    05
    Mar
    2020
    10:30 amValparaiso University, Department of Geography & Meteorology, Kallay Christopher Hall #112 (FREE Parking – Lot 3)

    Participate in an in-person or on-line workshop built around the NatGeo Learning Framework, which describes the attitudes, skills, and knowledge sets that encourage students to think like explorers.
    Workshop Flyer

  • Fri
    27
    Mar
    2020
  • Mon
    11
    May
    2020
    Wed
    13
    May
    2020
  • Mon
    22
    Jun
    2020
    Thu
    25
    Jun
    2020
    The European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    The European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, invites PK-12 educators to take part in a summer workshop aimed at developing a more effective curriculum on the European Union. These materials may be incorporated into courses such as geography, government, politics, civics, foreign languages, world/U.S. history, and economics. Indiana educators will receive PGP’s.

    For more information and a tentative schedule, see here.

    The cost of attending the workshop is $90, payable by check to “University of Illinois.” Included in the workshop fee are three nights of lodging at Illini Tower and parking for the duration of the workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided June 23-25, and dinner will be provided on June 22. Participants will be expected to cover their own dinners on June 23 and 24. The EU Center will also provide a travel reimbursement of up to $150 based on mileage.

    Register by April 19. Questions may be directed to Sydney Lazarus (lazarus5@illinois.edu).

  • Tue
    30
    Jun
    2020
    Wed
    01
    Jul
    2020
  • Wed
    21
    Oct
    2020

    ICSS Teaching & Learning Materials

    ICSS Virtual Annual Conference
    7-10 pm Eastern: Wednesday, Oct. 21 & Thursday, Oct. 22
    8 am - Noon: Saturday, October 24
    ICSS Members Registration FREE

    Program Sneak Peak: Learn from local experts

    Academic World Quest: Becoming Global Citizens as High School Students - Saturday, October 24 at 8 am

    Panelists: John Carter, Instructional Coach / Teacher, Carmel High School; Troy Hammon, Teacher, Shortridge IB High School; and Nick Salemi, Teacher, Warren Central High School. Moderator: Janet I. Harris, Indiana Council on World Affairs.
    This panel of teachers will share their experiences in sponsoring teams of high school students to the Academic WorldQuest, a global studies program and competition offering students a learning experience on current matters of importance. With the free, easy-to-use, on-line "Official Study Guide," students can independently prepare for the free competition scheduled for February 27, 2021, University of Indianapolis - Live or Virtual or Hybrid. The panel will cover student career options and success stories. Academic WorldQuest is a program of the Indiana Council on World Affairs.

    Indiana Jazz Exchange -Thursday at 7 pm. Presented by Monika Herzig, Sr. Lecturer at IU, Bloomington in Arts Administration
    This session presents the Indianapolis - Cologne Sister Cities Exchange program Indiana Jazz Exchange, in existence since 2011. The Indiana Avenue Jazz legacy, a community created around the Walker Theater and fostered by the music teachers of Crispus Attucks High School, is legendary. I present the stories and music of the Indiana Avenue musicians using our award-winning virtual Sister City Exchange program from June 2020 and important lessons from strong communities who built this jazz legacies for the history and social studies curriculum.

    Hear about national programs:

    Courageous Conversations: Building a Positive Classroom - Wednesday at 7 pm.
    Presented by Jessica Hulten, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
    The Courageous Conversation workshop prepares educators to create positive classroom atmospheres where challenging and productive conversations around topics such as racism, antisemitism, bias, can happen. Educators will collaborate on best practices to construct an environment of respect and rapport. Participants will leave with a toolkit to implement into their classroom.

    Developing Students’ Global Citizenship with Eyewitness Testimony -Wednesday at 9 pm. Presented Lesly Culp; Head of Programs and Sedda Antekelian, Education and Outreach Specialist, USC Shoah Foundation
    Educators explore IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation's educational website, which connects students to human experiences from survivors and witnesses to genocide and empowers their agency in global society. Educators learn how to effectively integrate testimony-based resources across the history discipline, to develop critical thinking, social-emotional aptitudes and civic capacities in students.

    Using Digital Platforms to Teach Primary Sources: The Presidential Primary Sources Project -Thursday, October 22 at 7 pm. Presented by Therese Perlowski, Internet2
    Our session will highlight lessons learned through the Presidential Primary Sources Project to identify best practices for high quality, engaging virtual learning programs. Through accessible online programs we will share how to guide students to build critical thinking skills and gain a greater understanding of the presidency and its historical impacts.

    Exhibitor Zoom Room: Wednesday at 8 pm, between sessions

    ​Newsela Exhibitor Zoom Room: Wednesday & Thursday at 8 pm


    10 am Saturday, October 24: Keynote & Awards
    Lessons in Marginalism: Anything Worth Doing is NOT Worth Doing Well
    by Mohammad Kaviani, Sr. Lecturer in the Dept. of Economics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and Director of the Center for Economic Education.
    Economists look at all decisions being made at the margin which requires them to allocate scarce resources only to those activities which yield marginal benefits that exceed marginal costs. So how clean is clean enough? Through a brief demonstration, participants will learn that a 100% clean environment may not be an optimal solution.


    11:15 am Saturday October 24: Bonus Professional Development!
    Developing Global Citizens through Geo-Inquiry
    presented by Chassity Mahaska, Franklin Central High School & GENI
    National Geographic's Geo-Inquiry process puts students in the role of explorers and empowers them to investigate and change the world around them. Explorers are encouraged to look at issues from multiple perspectives, including both local and global.

    Earn Professional Growth Points at
    2020 ICSS Annual Conference

    Registration Link



    Contact ICSS •


    Everyone is welcome to join ICSS and enjoy the conference.
    Special membership rates for students, first-year teachers and retired educators.

    Indiana Council for the Social Studies
    201 N INDIANA AVE
    BLOOMINGTON, IN 47408-4001
    Add us to your address book

    You may unsubscribe if you prefer not to receive future emails from us | Privacy Policy

    Powered By MemberPlanet

  • Sun
    15
    Nov
    2020
    Sat
    21
    Nov
    2020

    Survivor Diaries: Lost (intermediate book)
    by Terry Lynn Johnson
    https://www.ilfonline.org/page/2020-2021survivordiarieslost

    All the Bright Places (IN-based high school book)
    by Jennifer Niven

    National Geographic Little Kids (pre-school through elementary magazine in print or via Kindle)

    Slade's Glacier: A Novel (adult/high school)
    by Robert F. Jones

    Young Hoosier Book Awards/Nominees

    GeoInquiries
    online interactives with a spatial/mapping component; available via grade level and/or discipline
    https://www.esri.com/en-us/industries/education/schools/geoinquiries-collections

    Find an Explorer from the National Geographic Society

    GAW Education from the National Geographic Society

    What is Geography? from the AAG (Association of American Geographers)

    Why Am I A Geographer? from ESRI's Joseph Kerski (video, 2mins 54 secs)

    Write a grant: COVID-19 Emergency Remote Learning Fund for Educators from the National Geographic Society

  • Wed
    18
    Nov
    2020

    MAPPING HOUR … a series of twenty, one-hour episodes with Charlie Fitzpatrick and Team … using mapping tools in a variety of subjects. GREAT for virtual learning! https://mappinghour-k12.hub.arcgis.com/pages/episodes
    (https://mappinghour-k12.hub.arcgis.com/)
    (GENI will offer PGP's if you use the videos … let us know – geni@iupui.edu)

    Lindsey the GIS Professional (online book and variety of resources & activities)

    IndianaMap https://maps.indiana.edu/

    IndianaView https://www.indianaview.org/glovis/IN_County_Landsat_Data.html (archived satellite images for Indiana counties)

    GIS Day@ IU Bloomington, Week-long Events https://gisday.indiana.edu/

    GIS Day@ Purdue, Big-Ten Academic Alliance, November 13, https://www.lib.purdue.edu/gis

    What is GIS? video with Joseph Kerski
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6abN99ONmpQ&feature=youtu.be&co3=true

    GIS Day Resources (posters, videos, activities...) https://www.gisday.com/en-us/resources

    GIS Stories … find an exploration story for you and your classroom
    https://www.gisday.com/en-us/discover-gis

    101 Ways to Participate in GIS Day
    https://www.gisday.com/en-us/101-ways

    GeoData Portal @ Purdue (global) http://geodata.lib.purdue.edu/ogp/
    Let us know what you did for GAW and/or GIS Day, and we will send you a world map: name, organization, postal address (e-mail to geni@iupui.edu)