Why become a C-GEO TC? C-GEO TCs are not only highly trained geography advocates, they have access to a host of benefits available to only C-GEO TCs:
Ø Access to C-GEO Advanced Institutes in Oregon, North America, and overseas
Ø Access to TC-only grants for travel to professional meetings, classroom materials and supplies, and Family Geography Night funding
Ø C-GEO nominations for teacher awards offered by professional organizations (NCSS, OCSS, NGEF, NSTA, etc.)
Ø Opportunities for collaboration with over 700 TCs throughout the state
Ø Access to geography teaching materials from National Geographic
Ø Special discounts on membership in various professional organizations (for example NCGE)
How do I become a C-GEO Teacher Consultant?
An Oregon teacher who wants to become a TC must:
Ø Successfully complete a two-week C-GEO institute
Ø Successfully complete a C-GEO short institute (less than 2 weeks) and successfully complete any five activities from the list below that support geography education in Oregon:
· Attend a National Geographic Teacher Institute
· Attend any professional development meeting related to geography education
(for example: annual meetings of the National Council for Geographic Education, the National Council for Social Studies, The Oregon Geographic Alliance, the Oregon Council for Social Studies, the National Science Teachers Association.) This is not intended as an exhaustive list –check with C-GEO to see if your meeting works!
· Host or assist at a Family Geography Night
· Host or assist at an C-GEO Atlas Workshop
· Serve on the C-GEO Steering Committee
· Serve on an C-GEO ad hoc committee or task force
· Advocate for geography education (by posting C-GEO flyers, serving on a state or district social studies/text or other committee related to geography education)
· Respond to C-GEO requests for volunteer assistance with events and projects
Please contact C-GEO to see how you can participate!
We also welcome teachers who are already TCs in other state alliances and have moved to Oregon.