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OAGEE Fall Conference 2019

Geography: A Natural Advantage

Ashbury College, Ottawa ON
Fri. Nov. 8 & Sat. Nov.9, 2019

CALL FOR PRESENTERS   

OAGEE Fall Conference 2019

Geography: A Natural Advantage

Workshop and presentation proposals are now being accepted for the OAGEE 2019 Fall Conference to be held at Ashbury College in Ottawa, Ontario from November 8 – 9.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday July 31, 2019.

All proposals should be submitted online by visiting OAGEE.org

Notifications regarding successful submissions will be provided by the end of August 2019.

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 (it should be noted that likely only 1 field trip per day will be chosen) must run either on Friday from 1:45 – 4:45 pm or Saturday from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Workshop and presentation spaces can vary in size depending on the number of delegates attending. Typical rooms will hold 20-30 people with chairs and tables. Smaller rooms can hold 10 people with 1 common table and chairs. Each room is equipped with a ceiling mounted projector or a wall mounted TV and surround sound. Wireless Internet access will be available throughout the whole facility. Presenters must bring their own laptop (BYOD) to present from.

All applicable workshop and presentation proposals will be considered for the conference. However, we are encouraging potential presenters to consider providing a session that would focus on the conference theme of “Geography: A Natural Advantage” or on the highlighted themes listed below:

  • Concepts of Geographic Thinking
  • Water Protection
  • Revised Curriculum (9-12) for geography in Ontario
  • Grade 7 & 8 Curriculum
  • Geo-technology & Mapping based Learning
  • French language Resources
  • Field studies & International trips
  • Geo-literacy & Numeracy
  • GeoSTEM
  • Game-based learning
  • Natural Hazards
  • Indigenous issues
  • Ecological & Sustainability awareness
  • Urbanism & Transportation
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Social justice & Global citizenship
  • Differentiated & Blended learning
  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Culminating tasks
  • Classroom strategies
  • Resources and Lesson sharing
One presenter from each accepted workshop or presentation will receive a $100 discount toward his or her registration fee for the conference. Additional presenters who wish to participate in the OAGEE 2019 Fall Conference activities beyond their session are asked to register separately for the conference.
 
Submit proposals online at https://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 OAGEE's Dave and Darryl Scott for all of their time and effort in organizing a fantastic Spring Conference in Huntsville. Geography teachers and Environmental educators enjoyed a conference agenda that was invigorating and energizing.  

More pictures of this current and relevant professional development are available here

 

 

Welcome Spring Conference Attendees!

1) See the followoing itinerary
2) Please visit the Conference website to see directions, maps and to see some of the activities we will be working through.
3) Please bring your own travel mug for coffee or drinks. It is the sustainable thing to do :)
4) ArcGIS account information has been emailed to those who needed one. If you could follow the link we sent you and finish setting up your account that would be amazing! If you need an Ontario Subscription account please let us know through email. 
5) The conference is BYOD. Please bring a computer that runs the Google Chrome browser. Also, if you have GPS receivers at your school, feel free to bring a few of them. 
6) We will be outside for a few activities and parts of the field trip so dress to the weather. 
 
We look forward to delivering some great Geography PD!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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.