2019 OAGEE Spring Conference

It's Finally Here! 2019 OAGEE Spring Conference in Huntsville

Written by Shawn Hughes on . Posted in 2019 OAGEE Spring Conference

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!

2019 OAGEE Spring Conference in Huntsville

Written by Shawn Hughes on . Posted in 2019 OAGEE Spring Conference








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!