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Our wonderful volunteers at OAGEE have been hard at work on a new website that is populated with current resources to support Geography Teachers and Environmental Educators. Please continue to visit this website at www.oagee.org for updates on the upcoming 2019 OAGEE Fall Conference in Ottawa. We hope to transition to this website following the Fall Conference.

In the meantime, please feel free to visit this new website https://oagee.wpcomstaging.com/

 








 
OAGEE Fall Conference 2019

Geography: A Natural Advantage

"Water at the confluence of unification and division"

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

 

OAGEE is pleased to announce the 2019 Fall Conference at Ashbury College in Ottawa on Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9, 2019.  The theme of this year’s conference ‘Geography: A Natural Advantage, Water at the confluence of unification and division, reflects the location of the conference along the Ottawa River and its geography.

 

Registration to the Fall Conference includes:

  • Two days brimming with inspirational and highly relevant professional learning opportunities. 
  • Included in the registration fees are choices of workshops, bag (full of goodies), Geographical Concept Posters (English or French), Conference Poster (English or French), continental breakfast, refreshments each morning, lunch served on-site, afternoon snacks and refreshments, and Friday Night get together at the wonderful Centre for Geography and Exploration (Headquarters’ of RCGS and CanGeo Education). Our energetic keynote speaker will be Cory Trepanier (Painter, Filmmaker, and Explorer) will speak by a breathtaking view of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Falls.
  • Over 50 different workshops covering diverse topics to choose from. 
  • Field Trip to the Laflèche Cave on the Friday afternoon (Minimal price of $15.)
  • Land Acknowledgement from Verna McGregor, and an inspirational address from Meredith Brown, founder of the Riverkeeper. 
  • Latest resources and services, including one of the latest Canadian Geographic ‘Giant Ontario Parks Floor Map’ of Ontario Parks.
  • Lots of bilingual and French workshops to choose from for Immersion teachers of Geography and Environmental Education. 
  • More than 20 exhibitors from Major Associations, textbook companies, Museum Resources and Activities, Universities & Colleges, Travel Agencies for students, etc.
  • Unlimited networking opportunities with over 200 educators and education leaders from across Ontario and some from other provinces.

Theme: Geography: A Natural Advantage, Water at the confluence of unification and division 

Date: Friday, Nov. 8 & Saturday, Nov.9, 2019

Location: Ottawa, ON   

Where: Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1M 0T3

Phone: +1 (613) 749-5954 | Fax: (613) 749-9724

https://www.ashbury.ca/

Registration: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 starting at 7:30am

BYOD: Bring your own device! (cell phone for access to QR codes, laptops and chrome books are preferred)

Accommodations: Best Western Plus Gatineau-Ottawa, 131 rue Laurier, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W3

Phone: (819) 770-8550 - Please visit the Accommodations section of our website for more information.

Group Booking Code is 6948 (To get the group discount, you need to book before Monday

October 07, 2019 midnight) to receive the preferred conference rates. 

Link to OAGEE/AEGEO Conference 2019

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.67015.html?groupId=5S2SB1F3

 

Please visit our Conference menu to see our Schedule, Speakers, Field Trips, Accommodations, etc.

 

Please email claudebdr@live.cawith any dietary requirements and/or concerns so that food and refreshment items can be sorted out ASAP.

Registration

Registration online is now available at the following link:

https://oagee.org/forms/

 

Package

Price after

Friday Oct. 18

Early Bird before Friday Oct.18

 

Members (Friday and Saturday)

 

$285

$240

One Day Friday

 

$205

$205

One Day Saturday

 

$155

$155

Presenter (One presenter only gets the $100 discount)

$185 ($100 of the price of the conference)

$140 ($100 off the price of the Conference)

Full-time Student  

 

$30

$30

 

Field Trip

(The field trip is extra. You can pay for it when you register online)

Price (extra)

 

Field Trip to the Laflèche Cave (Friday afternoon)

 

$15

In order to help your colleagues and volunteers to plan effectively, extra fees for field trips are non-refundable.

 

 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS OCT. 18TH

 

If you are new to OAGEE and not a member yet, or if you have not renewed your OAGEE membership, you will be able to do so along with registering for the Fall Conference.

After registering for the conference, delegates will receive two automatic emails: 1. communication opt-in confirmation; 2. invoice and conference ID number for session selection.

All registrations are paid in full during on-line registration.

 

We look forward to seeing you in the fall! 

The Conference Team

Claude Tremblay Brun del Re (claudebdr@live.ca) Conference Chair and Représentante francophone pour l’AEGEO   

Anjelien Slater Conference Co-Chair (anjelien.slater@ashbury.ca)   

Brian Beard – Region #10 Councillor (brian.beard@ocdsb.ca)

 








 
OAGEE Fall Conference 2019

Geography: A Natural Advantage

"Water at the confluence

of unification and division"

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

 

Registration to the Fall Conference includes:

  • Two days brimming with inspirational and highly relevant professional learning opportunities.
  • Included in the registration fees are choices of workshops, bag (full of goodies), Geographical Concept Posters (English or French), Conference Poster (English or French), continental breakfast, refreshments each morning, lunch served on-site, afternoon snacks and refreshments, and Friday Night get together at the wonderful Centre for Geography and Exploration (Headquarters’ of RCGS and CanGeo Education). Our energetic keynote speaker will be Cory Trepanier (Painter, Filmmaker, and Explorer) will speak by a breathtaking view of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Falls.
  • Over 50 different workshops covering diverse topics to choose from.
  • Field Trip to the Laflèche Cave on the Friday afternoon (Minimal price of $15.)
  • Land Acknowledgement from Verna McGregor, and an inspirational address from Meredith Brown, founder of the Riverkeeper.
  • Latest resources and services, including one of the latest Canadian Geographic ‘Giant Ontario Parks Floor Map’ of Ontario Parks.
  • Lots of bilingual and French workshops to choose from for Immersion teachers of Geography and Environmental Education.
  • More than 20 exhibitors from Major Associations, textbook companies, Museum Resources and Activities, Universities & Colleges, Travel Agencies for students, etc.
  • Unlimited networking opportunities with over 200 educators and education leaders from across Ontario and some from other provinces.

Registration

Registration online is now available at the following link:

https://oagee.org/forms/

Package

Price after

Friday Oct. 18

Early Bird before Friday Oct.18

 

Members (Friday and Saturday)

 

$285

$240

One Day Friday

 

$205

$205

One Day Saturday

 

$155

$155

Presenter (One presenter only gets the $100 discount)

$185 ($100 of the price of the conference)

$140 ($100 off the price of the Conference)

Full-time Student  

 

$30

$30

 

Field Trip

(The field trip is extra. You can pay for it when you register online)

Price (extra)

 

Field Trip to the Laflèche Cave (Friday afternoon)

 

$15

In order to help your colleagues and volunteers to plan effectively, extra fees for field trips are non-refundable.

 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS OCT. 18TH

If you are new to OAGEE and not a member yet, or if you have not renewed your OAGEE membership, you will be able to do so along with registering for the Fall Conference.

After registering for the conference, delegates will receive two automatic emails: 1. communication opt-in confirmation; 2. invoice and conference ID number for session selection.

All registrations are paid in full during on-line registration.

 

We look forward to seeing you in the fall! 

The Conference Team

Claude Tremblay Brun del Re (claudebdr@live.ca) Conference Chair and Représentante francophone pour l’AEGEO   

Anjelien Slater Conference Co-Chair (anjelien.slater@ashbury.ca)   

Brian Beard – Region #10 Councillor (brian.beard@ocdsb.ca)

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.