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OAGEE invites you to join us at our spring conference in Huntsville this May! This 1-day PD event has been designed to provide attendees with practical experience in collecting geographic data in the field, as well as creating simple GIS maps from our data. This engaging PD will develop new GIS skills that will inspire you to use simple data to teach geography in and outside of your classroom. Whether you are a veteran GIS user, or brand new with no experience, you will find value in applying STEM and 21st century skills and competencies to any geography course you may teach!  Many boards have encouraged teachers to embed STEM and 21st Century Skills in our lessons, now here is your opportunity to learn how! 
 
Along with new practical skills, you will leave Huntsville with a bounty of digital resources that will allow you to begin or improve upon incorporating data and GIS into your everyday lessons. Whether you are looking for ‘grab and go’ interactive maps with accompanying student handouts, inquiry-based GIS labs, or step-by-step tutorials of how to easily build your very own GIS layers and web maps for any topic of your choice, you will leave with something great to use with your students!
 
Theme: Harnessing Simple Data to Teach Geography! 
Cost: $60 for Current OAGEE Members, $60 + plus OAGEE registration for non-members. Register online at WWW.OAGEE.ORG
DateFriday May 3rd
Location: Huntsville, ON   
Meeting Place: Huntsville Summit Centre, 20 Park Dr, Huntsville, ON P1H 1P5
Registration and Welcome: 8:30am @ Summit Centre
BYOD: Bring your own device! (laptops and chromebooks are preferred) Devices can be provided upon request
 
Conference fees include transportation to field stops on an amazing zero-emissions electric bus, catered lunch and snacks, access to newly developed digital resources, and of course, a very unique PD experience that only OAGEE can provide! Due to the nature of the day, spaces are limited and early registration is encouraged!
 
Accommodations: Best Western Plus Huntsville Inn, 86 Howland Dr, Huntsville, ON P1H 1M3
Phone: (705) 788-3345  * telephone booking is required to receive the conference discount
Please reference the OAGEE Spring Conference to receive the preferred conference rates. 
 
We look forward to seeing you in the spring! 
 
We look forward to seeing you in the spring! 

Sponsored by: OAGEE, Esri Canada, Canadian Geographic Education

This contest is open only to residents of Canada who are teachers and are OAGEE members (excluding Quebec) and will be interpreted according to Canadian Law. Students will create a spatial technological map using ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Online to communicate a possible solution to a Geographic Issue.

Submission deadline: April 27th, 2018.
 
What’s involved?
This year’s competition is about explaining the story behind a local or world issue; What is where? Why there? Why care? and to develop an action plan (solution) that can be communicated to an appropriate audience via Story Map. Students must use the geographic inquiry model to help develop an action plan that utilizes the geographic concepts of thinking to better communicate the plan.
 
How to enter
Teachers with an OAGEE membership will submit, on behalf of their students, a Digital Map/Story Map of a local or world issue with a description (maximum of 250 words) that describes and interprets the problem that has created this issue and suggests a possible solution.
 
Submission form: https://arcg.is/08ibe5
 
The competition entry deadline is April 27th, 2018.