Teachers from around the world, including several in Colorado, are participating in the Association of American Geographers' My Community Our Earth (MyCOEGlobal Connections and Exchange Program Initiative.
Blueprint Needed for Geography Education - Association of American Geographers' Newsletter, April 2010
Colorado State Assessment System to Include Social Studies Summative Assessment
Listen to The Writer's Almanac to learn about the first issue of National Geographic magazine, published on September 22, 1888.
Reflections on ESRI-Colorado Geographic Alliance Collaboration on Five Professional Development Opportunities, by Joseph Kerski 
Coordinators Steve Jennings and Rebecca Theobald provided 50 high school sophomores with perspectives on Global Awareness during "21st Century Skills - The World Beyond", a program sponsored by Junior Achievement and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  See television coverage.



U.S. Schools Forge Foreign Connections Via WebRobin L. Flanigan, Education Week, January 23, 2012

Global Learning Blog, Education Week

Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic announced in June of 2010 six Grosvenor Teacher Fellows, K-12 teachers who have demonstrated a firm commitment to and accomplishment in geographic education.  Colorado was fortunate to have Daniel Snare, who teaches 11th and 12th grade Science, Technology, and GIS at Warren Tech in Lakewood chosen as a Fellow, with Erik Eckhoff from Poudre High School in Fort Collins selected as one of four alternates.  Congratulations all around!  This year's Grosvenor Teacher Fellows joined expeditions to the Arctic during June and July. See photos from Dan's trip in the Summer 2010 Newsletter.

Kudos to Martha Alvarez, biology teacher at William J. Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, and to Martha Morris, science teacher at Commmunity Prep School in District 11 - they both attended National Geographic's 2010 National Teacher Leadership Academy: Ocean in La Jolla, California.



Visual Media:

 Giant Map to Visit UCCS and travel around the State

Students across Colorado will dive into the wonders of the Pacific Ocean with one of the world's largest maps of the world's largest ocean Sept. 30-Oct. 11.
The map, measuring 26 feet by 35 feet, will give student explorers a fun, interactive experience to enliven the study of geography.  Read the full story here.To find out how YOU can host a giant map from National Geographic, visit our Giant Maps information page.The Colorado Springs Gazette picked up an article about the visit to Queen Palmer Elementary.  Read the full story here.