2018 Geo-Inquiry Institute

June 21st and June 22nd are the dates for RIGEA’s summer institute.  This year’s focus will be on teaching using the geo-inquiry method.  Given that the geo-inquiry process includes asking questions about the world beyond our classroom walls and gathering information, we hold this event at the Save the Bay facility in Providence and collect data on a scientific boat cruise of the upper bay.

All educators are welcome, but this is especially geared for middle school teachers (as well as upper elementary school).  Since this model works much better when other educators at your school are also involved we are offering an incentive for you to recruit a colleague.  Every participant will receive a $200 stipend, but those that have a colleague from their school also attending will receive a $300 stipend.  So bring a friend and colleague to be your geo-inquiry partner in crime.  Click here to send in you RSVP (please RSVP by June 8th).


EVENT: RIGEA Geo-Inquiry Summer Institute
DATE: June 21-June 22
TIME: 9am-3pm
LOCATION: 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence, RI  02905 (map)

Source: rigea.org


2018 APHG Summer Institute

“The mission of Mass Insight Education is to transform public schools into high-performing organizations and close the achievement gap. We engage in performance-based partnerships with districts and states through our three areas of focus: College Success, School Turnaround and State Policy & Networks.  These Summer Institutes are comprehensive five day trainings for Advanced Placement® teachers* of the following courses including AP Human Geography.”

Source: www.massinsight.org

While the majority of the participants are teachers who will be teaching the AP Human Geography course, educators looking to improve there content base in human geography are also welcome.


WHERE: Bridgewater State University (MA)

WHEN: July 23 – 27, 2018

Presenter: John Trites (member of the original Test Development Committee and Question Leader at the annual Reading)