Back-to-School Conference & Resource Fair -- FREE!
September 23, 2023
The GeoCivics project in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU is facilitating a back-to-school conference on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023 for ASU education students and in-service teachers. There will be numerous workshops and sessions covering all subject areas, and as part of this exciting event, we will host a vendor area where you will receive free resources!
2023 GeoCivics Summer Academy: United States Territories
GeoCivics Virtual Conference -- FREE!
Exploring Westward Expansion through an Indigenous Lens
Saturday, September 9, 2023
Participants, mentors, and staff traveled by coach and train through a number of states exploring Westward Expansion through the lens of indigenous peoples. Join our first cohort of teachers as they present lessons they created based on learning from the GeoCivics pre-Academy course and travels. Your attendance will earn you professional development hours from the GeoCivics Project in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.
Participants attended an AMAZING place-based educational experience to learn how to include the perspectives and unique history of U.S. Territories in American history, geography, civics, and government instruction! Exploring Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, participants met with senators, historians, representatives from the EPA and NPS, conservation groups, classroom and museum educators, and visited historic locations and museums to deepen content knowledge of civics, geography, and social studies, and strengthened pedagogical knowledge and skills.
2022 GeoCivics Summer Academy: Westward Expansion through the Lens of Indiginous Peoples
During the summer of 2022, selected K-12 teachers from across the US and Puerto Rico met up in Tulsa, OK to begin a place-based Summer Academy. Working our way back from Tulsa to Arizona by coach and train, we explored important historical sites and museums, met with content experts, and leaders and members from various indigenous nations to deepen and broaden our knowledge of Western Expansion through the lens of indigenous peoples.
GeoCivics Gamification Academy - FREE
March 11-15, 2023
In March, GeoCivics hosted a residential experience to learn how to gamify K12 lessons in American history, geography, civics, and government. Led by a team of content and pedagogical experts, grant staff, and mentors, participants explored both hands-on and internet-based games to see how they can be integrated into curricula. Participants strengthened their pedagogical skills and learned and apply strategies for turning ordinary lessons into exciting game-based adventures!