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    OAGEE runs two conferences each year, the spring and fall versions, and sometimes a Summer Institute. Each conference offers Geographers the opportunity to share knowledge and resources, learn about the latest developments, and review the latest from the publishing community.

    Dates & Locations for the 2014 OAGEE Spring and Fall Conferences

    Spring Conference: May 2 @  Royal Harbour Resort in Thornbury Ontario 

    Fall Conference: October 17 - 18 @ Ryerson  in Toronto Ontario

    Detailed itinerary & prices will be available soon. 

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2014 OAGEE Fall Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

Written by OAGEE Office on . Posted in Conferences

As the Coordinators for Publishers and NGOs of the upcoming Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education (OAGEE) Fall 2014 Conference in downtown Toronto, Ontario we would like to extend this invitation for your company, university, college, or organization to participate at our annual conference to be held on Friday, October 17 through to Saturday October 18, 2014. The conference will be held at Ryerson University. This event attracts approximately 300 delegates from across the province, including teachers, department leaders, and curriculum coordinators.
The search for dynamic resources and initiatives continues to be a need for teachers to support and enhance their implementation of the Ontario Geography and environmental education curriculum. Consequently, this is one of the goals of our conference. This year’s theme is Sustainability and the new curriculum in grade 9 offers us an opportunity to highlight the local connections to sustainable choices. To that end, the committee is looking for resources which will enhance the Liveable Communities section of the new grade 9 curriculum as well as developing greater support for Elementary 7 and 8 Geography Educators. Throughout the conference there will be many opportunities for the delegates to meet with your representatives, starting at 8:00 am on Friday, October 17th through to Saturday, October 18th at 2:00 pm.

We would like you to consider being a part of this exciting event by choosing one of the three sponsorship opportunities attached. Please note, that for each level of support, there is recognition for your company and/or organization.
On behalf of our OAGEE Fall 2014 conference committee, we look forward to working with you.
Lucy Nguyen
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Juli Mori
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OAGEE Fall Conference 2014:  Ryerson University, Toronto
October 17-18, 2014

Sponsorship Options

Option 1 - Sponsor Tables:
1 table: $500
2 tables: $800

Display tables will be centrally located to ensure maximum delegate contact;

  • Note:  sponsorship tables are being offered at a 20% discount from previous conferences to allow for a greater diversity of organizations to send representatives.
  • Sponsorship at this level includes complimentary continental breakfast (maximum of two people per table)
  • Space for tables is limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • NGOs and other Not-for-profit organizations should contact one of us directly to discuss sliding scale pricing

Option 2 - Recognition Co-Sponsors:
* cost of table plus $275 (in cash or kind)

  • The Co-Sponsors will contribute to the cost of the breakfasts, supporting keynote speakers, and any other opportunities (we are willing to hear ideas).
  • A quarter-page advertisement in the conference program
  • Recognition and thanks on the OAGEE website (with a link), during the conference, and in The Monograph (a professional publication distributed to teachers across the province)

Option 3 - Major Event Sponsor - $2900 (cash or in kind)
For sponsorship at this level OAGEE will provide:

  • Two display tables
  • A half page advertisement in the conference program booklet
  • Prominent signage at the conference recognizing your sponsorship to the conference; and
  • Prominent recognition and thanks on the OAGEE website (with a link), prior and during the conference, and in The Monograph (a professional publication distributed to teachers across the province).
  • Opportunities of Sponsorship include: Friday Evening Wine and Cheese Reception, breakfasts, coffee breaks/snacks, printing of conference program booklet, general printing and/or gifts.

Register as an Exhibitor Here!


OTF's Summer Institute for OAGEE/OGCA!

Written by Shawn Hughes on . Posted in News and Events



The Revised Geography Curriculum: Using Inquiry, Concepts of Geographical Thinking and Spatial Technologies (Gr. 7-12)

DATE: July 23-25, 2014

A registration fee of $50 covers workshop materialson-site meals and two nights of shared accommodation. Participants may also be eligible for a transportation subsidy.

This institute will focus on the changes within the new Geography curriculum (Grades 7-12) with emphasis on the four pillars of the revised document which are: inquiry, concepts of Geographical thinking, a citizenship framework and spatial continuum. Participants will use practical skills and strategies, including web-based spatial technologies, field work and experiential activities to emulate the skill set of a geographer. 



OAGEE Fall Conference 2014 - Call for Presenters Deadline Extended

Written by Shawn Hughes on . Posted in Conferences

THEME: Sustainability: Our Legacy
DATE: October 17th & 18th, 2014
LOCATION: Ryerson University
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Hopkins, UNESCO
on Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability
Located in the core of Canada’s largest city Ryerson is a distinctly urban university that is integrated into the fabric of downtown Toronto. Conference participants will be able to enjoy the diverse and multicultural nature of the city while reconnecting with friends and colleagues.
Workshop and presentation proposals are now being accepted for the O.A.G.E.E. Fall Conference 2014. The last date for submissions is July 31, 2014.
Sessions will run Friday morning, Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Each session will be 50 minutes in length with the option for a double session if additional time is required. Field trip requests of 2-3 hours are preferred.
All applicable workshop and presentation proposals will be considered for the conference. However, we are encouraging potential presenters to consider providing sessions that focus on the following highlighted session themes:

Putting the "Zip" in Geography!

Written by Shawn Hughes on . Posted in Spring Conferences

A huge thank you to OAGEE's Sue Hotte for planning a fantastic 2014 Spring Conference @ The Royal Harbour Resort in Thornbury! The trip started with a beautiful tour of Craigleith Provincial Park & The Niagara Escarpment. We spent an awesome afternoon at Scenic Caves and participated in their Treetop Canopy Walk that concluded with a 1000 ft Escarpment zipline descent! 

Click here to see more pictures of the 2014 OAGEE Spring Conference in Thornbury Ontario.

Click here to learn more about Scenic Caves.  


Discovering Earth Sciences 2014

Written by Shawn Hughes on . Posted in Resources & Curriculum

An Interactive Workshop for Teachers 
This will be the 8th anniversary of our teacher’s workshop and we hope you will join us for ideas and inspiration for teaching Earth Science. This workshop will provide educators with instruction about Earth systems and resources, introduce and discuss current Earth issues, provide hands-on methods and ideas for using the outdoor environment in your teaching.
Friday June 6th (evening), Saturday June 7, Sunday June 8, 2014
Carleton University, Ottawa ON
Workshop Fee: $50.00
Includes a full-day field trip, Resource Kit, Friday evening dinner and daily lunches

2014 OAGEE CWS Implementation Resources

Written by Shawn Hughes on . Posted in Resources & Curriculum

O.A.G.E.E. has been working hard to produce & compile Geography lessons, posters and professional development opportunities to assist you with the implementation of Grades 7 & 8 Geography and Grade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography.  Thank you to our wonderful Regional Councillors that quickly submitted resources that teams from their Boards have been working on. Some of these resources are “works in progress”, however, we are certain that they will prove to be very helpful. Click here to view OAGEE’s 2014 Canadian and World Studies Implementation Resources
















O.A.G.E.E. has developed classroom ready resources for each of the Concepts of Geographic Thinking for Grade 7 – 9. According to our recently revised curriculum document, “The four concepts of geographic thinking – spatial significance, patterns and trends, interrelationships, and geographic perspective – underpin all thinking and learning in Geography. In Grades 7 and 8, at least one concept of geographic thinking is identified as the focus for each overall expectation.” Lessons based on these Concepts of Geographic Thinking are in the final revision process and will be available soon.