One of the many benefits of becoming involved in OAGEE is the ability to meet some truly amazing educators that have served as the backbone of this organization for many years. These people work tirelessly in the background and OAGEE relies heavily on their experience and guidance.

Randy Wilkie’s energy and commitment to Geographic Education is second to none. He demonstrates an honesty, integrity, and respect that can’t help but draw his teacher candidates and members of the OAGEE council to him. Randy’s professional integrity is the foundation on which his students and OAGEE colleagues build relationships and trust.

Unfortunately, OAGEE has not reciprocated this professional courtesy and integrity. We have failed to properly acknowledge the amazing contributions, including our phenomenal OAGEE posters and associated worksheets, donated by one of our most trustworthy and dependable members.

Our “Geography family” became complacent and took Randy for granted as we’ve always been able count on him even when many of our members are unaware of Randy’s dedication and countless hours behind the scenes for the betterment of OAGEE and Geographic Education.

We apologize to Mr. Wilkie for this oversight as we aim to correct this issue immediately and not repeat this mistake in the future.

Using the Resources & Curriculum menu links (left side of this page), please enjoy the following posters and activities compliments of Mr. Randy Wilkie!

Worksheets For OAGEE Poster: “Geography — From Here to There” 

Concepts of Geographic Thinking Series - Geographic Perspective

 








 
OAGEE Fall Conference 2018

The Language of Geography

Graphicacy & Geographic Thinking Concepts

Ridley College, St. Catharines ON
Fri. Nov.9 & Sat. Nov.10, 2018

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OAGEE Fall Conference 2018

The Language of Geography

Graphicacy & Geographic Thinking Concepts

Workshop and presentation proposals are now being accepted for the OAGEE Fall 2018 Conference which will be held at Ridley College in St. Catharines, from November 9-10, 2018.  The deadline for submissions is Sunday July 29, 2018.

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.

Each classroom will hold approximately 20-25 participants with chairs and tables.  Wireless internet access, a projector, speakers, whiteboard(s) and connecting cables (HDMI, VGA, 3.5 mm audio) are available in each session room.  Participants are asked to bring their own laptop computers or smart devices when required.  A small lecture theatre with terraced bench seating and the possibility of a portable projector is also available. 

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:
 
  • Graphicacy (literacy with maps, images and graphs)
  • Inquiry-based learning, active learning, project-based learning
  • Experiential learning
  • Geospatial technologies
  • Embedding Indigenous Perspectives 
  • Concepts of Geographic Thinking
  • Modern Learning
  • ELL (English Language Learners)
  • French-language learning
  • Global citizenship
  • Assessment
  • Social Justice and Equity
Each accepted workshop or presentation proposal will receive one $100 registration discount for the conference.  Additional presenters, if they wish to participate in OAGEE Fall 2018 Conference activities beyond their session, are asked to register separately for the conference.
Notification regarding submissions will be provided at the end of August 2018.
 
Submit proposals online at http://oagee.org/forms/presentations.php
 
If you require technical support with the online forms, please contact Becker Associates at 416-538-1650. 
 
 

A huge thank you to our conference coordinators, Anne Smith and Brenda Scarlett, for their incredible dedication and a terrific 2018 OAGEE Spring Conference in Kingston.  

We started the day with a fantastic forest therapy tour through the relaxed atmosphere of the wetlands and surrounding forest at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. A Kingston Transit bus transported us to our next destination. En route, Dan Hendry, Sustainable Initiative Co-ordinator with the Limestone District School Board, spoke to us about a very successful initiative that provides every student with free transit. Essentially, they seek to change the culture by teaching young people how to use public transit and that it’s “OK to ride the bus”. Our bus arrive at the Miller Museum of Geology at Queen’s University, where we explored an enormous collection of the Earth’s rocks, minerals, fossils, dinosaur exhibit, and received an overview of the geological history of the Kingston area. Mark Badham, Miller Museum of Geology Curator, demonstrated his deep appreciation for geology and provided us with a guided field excursion to rock outcrops in Kingston and the surrounding areas.

“It's a cliche, but every rock tells a story," Badham said. "You can really learn a lot about the history of an area just by the types of rocks that are there. A lot of people still don't realize how many things they use during the day that have mineral components in them. If something didn't come from a plant or an animal, it had to be mined somewhere. That's our source of raw materials. http://www.thewhig.com/2016/11/22/to-museum-curator-geology-rocks

They [students] don't see it all the time, but their lives depend on the resources we get from the earth."

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE GREAT PICS FROM THE DAY!

2018 OAGEE Spring Conference Coordinators, Brenda Scarlett and Anne Smith, at the Miller Museum on Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why:

Explore Kingston, a livable and smart city, where you can learn about nature wellness and mobility while experiencing and learning about the geological foundation on which it all occurs.  

Let OAGEE create an experience for Geographers like no other! 

When:

Friday May 4th

Where:

Kingston ON

Cost:

$90 + OAGEE Membership

Includes: Light breakfast, Lunch and snacks (please bring reusable water bottle). 

Three field experiences throughout Kingston and area - very applicable to any geography course and experiential education!
 

Accommodations:

Best Western Fireside Inn
1217 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7M 3E1
(613) 549-2211
Call to reserve your room before Mon. April 2nd!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want the opportunity to "do" geography; then we look forward to you joining OAGEE in Kingston on May 4th!!  Experience Geography in Kingston!

 

 

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