The Alaska Geographic Alliance (AGA), in collaboration with the National Geographic Society, provides teacher professional development and supports initiatives to increase the geo-literacy of all Alaskans.
GRADE LEVELS: K-12
• AGA, in conjunction with the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (EED) is conducting a GIS Camp for high school teacher/student teams in Seward, AK on August 6-10. Applications can be found at gis.asof.org and are due by Monday, April 2, 2012.
• AGA supports the Alaska State Geographic Bee each year. Detailed information found at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee.
• AGA also promotes Geography Awareness Week statewide with community events, school visits, and more. The next Geography Awareness Week will be November 11-17, 2012.
• AGA disseminates news about professional development opportunities and deadlines on its website, alaskageo.ning.com.
AGA helps coordinate Alaska’s statewide GIS license. To request software, go to
http://www.aklearn.net/resources/. AGA provides teacher professional development courses and in-services throughout the year. Contact Katie Kennedy to coordinate a professional development opportunity in your school or district.
CONTACT NAME: Katie Kennedy, Coordinator
MAIL ADDRESS: c/o UA Geography Program, PO Box 755840, Fairbanks, AK 99775