Professional Development

Send all application or registration forms to geogall@pdx.edu or mail to
Center for Geography Education in Oregon
Portland State University
PO Box 751 - GEOG
Portland, OR 97207 


C-GEO Annual GeoFest

GeoFest 2019, March 9th at Western Oregon University
 
View or download flyer and registration form

2019 Summer Institutes

Ethnic Studies and First Nations of Oregon through a Geographic Lens (June 24 - 28, 2019)

View or download flyer for more information
Apply to the Institute 

(please note that to apply to the institute you must apply through the online Google form at the previous link, but you may preview a PDF of that form to prepare your answers in advance.)

 
Greece: Exploring the Geography of an Ancient Civilization (July 15-30, 2019)

Greece is an advanced Institute open only to preK-12 teachers who have participated in a previous
C-GEO Institute (or other state alliance program) and current pre-service teachers

View or download flyer for more information
Apply to the Institute 

(please note that to apply to the institute you must apply through the online Google form at the previous link, but you may preview a PDF of that form to prepare your answers in advance.)

Institute about the geography of plastics in our oceans, 2019-2020

C-GEO is partnering with the Oregon Coast Aquarium on a year-long ocean awareness and plastic pollution program following the flight – and plight – of the albatross. It will be open to Oregon 5-8th grade teachers and current pre-service teachers planning to teach 5th – 8th grades.

 

The goals of this unique program are: (1) to foster an understanding of the impacts of plastic on wildlife and solutions to help mitigate them at home and across the pacific and (2) to empower teachers to facilitate authentic learning experiences with their students using the Geo-Inquiry process and other instructional strategies.

 

The program will consist of the following components:

  • A 5-day summer institute in Newport, Oregon (August 12-16, 2019)
  • A pelagic boat tour out of Newport, Oregon (fall 2019 date TBD)
  • Four single-day workshops during the 2019-2020 school year (dates TBD)
  • A 5-day immersive, field-based institute in Oahu, Hawaii (Spring Break, 2020)

A formal announcement and application will be made available in late January/early February. Stay tuned!

 

C-GEO Awards
Nominate Oregon classroom teachers who exemplify best practices in geography education or work to promote geography education in Oregon, or non-formal educators and school administrators who advocate for or promote geography for a C-GEO award.

Non-C-GEO Awards

Request support for nominations of teachers for awards offered by professional organizations such as NCSS, OCSS, NGEF, NSTA, etc.

 

Overseas Opportunities for Teachers

 

How to become a C-GEO Teacher Consultant