The Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance will be selecting two middle school educators (Grades 6-8) to attend an all-expense paid summer workshop at National Geographic Society’s headquarters in Washington, DC, June 24-28, 2017. Both educators should teach at the same school and apply as one team with one application. One teacher must be science or social studies, the other must be the school librarian/media/technology specialist (this person must work with students on a regular basis).
The summer professional development institute focuses on the “Geo-Inquiry” Process and how to integrate this process in the teaching of middle school social studies or science. Rhode Island will be sending a 2-person teacher team to attend the summer institute. Each teacher will receive a $600 stipend for: participating in the summer institute; attending webinars during the 2017-18 academic year; working closely with the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance to develop an in-state workshop to be held in 2017-2018; and presenting the Geo-Inquiry process at a conference or regional professional development event.
To apply, please complete linked application form below for your school-based team (2 educators). Please submit your applications by Wednesday April 5th, 2017 and the selected teachers will be contacted by Monday April 10th.