Preparing US Students for an Interconnected World

Education leaders from around the world will converge this summer in Memphis, Tennessee to address the critical need for geography education in the United States.

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As our world becomes even more globally connected, geography educators have the unique responsibility of preparing our nations students to understand, protect and succeed in the modern world. -Zachary Dulli, NCGE

Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 06, 2014

Geography educators, researchers, and professionals from around the world will meet in Memphis, Tennessee, July 31 – August 3 for the 2014 National Conference on Geography Education. A major focus of this 99th annual meeting of the geography education community is how best to address the critical need for geographic literacy among students and future leaders.

“As our world becomes even more globally connected, geography educators have the unique responsibility of preparing our nations students to understand, protect and succeed in the modern world. The National Conference on Geography Education is an opportunity for the education community to come together to address these concerns.” –Zachary Dulli, NCGE Conference Co-Director

The 2014 National Conference on Geography Education will include over 200 workshops and research paper sessions on topics such as: Geography and the Common Core; Advanced Placement Human Geography; Instructional Geospatial Technology; and the latest research on how students learn to think spatially. Plenary speakers include National Geographic Explorer, Daniel Raven-Ellison, and TV personality and host of the History channel’s hit TV show “How the States Got Their Shapes,” Brian Unger. The conference will culminate in the NCGE annual award ceremony honoring forty-two of the top geography educators, researchers and mentors.

"Attendees leave energized and fortified with relevant professional knowledge, skills, resources, and connections." –Dr. Jacqueline Waite, NCGE Conference Co-Director

The 2014 National Conference on Geography Education is presented by the National Council for Geographic Education and will be held in Memphis Tennessee, July 31 – August 3, 2014 at The Peabody Hotel.

More information on this event can be found at http://www.ncge.org.


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