Professional Development

C-GEO Teacher Consultants in Chile listening to a guide, desert mountain backdrop

Learn to Teach Geography with C-GEO

Teacher Programs for All Subject Areas

Teaching is a challenging profession. K-12 educators recognize the need for access to high quality professional development throughout their teaching careers. The Center for Geography Education in Oregon (C-GEO) can help by offering innovative professional development to help educators hone their skills. C-GEO offers high impact professional development opportunities for FREE or low-cost.

All of our programs are specifically designed to accomplish the following:

  • Support implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History and Social Studies, as well as the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Engage participants as active learners using a Geographic inquiry framework that connects their local knowledge and experiences to a wide range of environmental and global issues 
  • Provide relevant and meaningful content, in combination with spatial thinking, aimed to help accelerate literacy and math skills development
  • Support bringing classroom instruction into the digital age with geospatial technologies that will help engage K-12 students in developing the skills and competency required for college and career readiness
  • Provide teachers with valuable resources that are free to use in the classroom immediately following the C-GEO program

C-GEO programs vary in length (e.g., one day, one week or two weeks) and often offer PDUs or free graduate credits to participants.

Group of Teacher Consultants in a hot air balloon that is still on the ground
C-GEO TC working on a large piece of pottery during an international institute


Group of teachers in Chile

C-GEO Professional Development Programs for Teachers

C-GEO institutes help teachers experience geography education in new ways, often through travel.

mingling people at Geofest conference

GeoFest is  C-GEO's Annual Teacher Conference

Many Oregon teachers return to GeoFest year after year.  Discover why.