Chesapeake Bay Professional Development Opportunity

The PA Alliance for Geographic Education announces Year 2 of the Chesapeake Champions professional development program for teachers in the Chesapeake Bay region of Pennsylvania.  The PD is provided free to teachers by National Geographic Society, the PA Alliance for Geographic Education, the Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies, and the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring.  The program is generously supported by a grant from NOAA. 

The goals of the year long program are: To enhance teacher knowledge about Pennsylvania’s influence on the Chesapeake Bay using field-based experiences, technology, and experts in the discipline; and to facilitate active engagement of students with dynamic geographic learning experiences that combine classroom activities, outdoor field experiences, and technology-supported inquiry across many disciplines  Please see the attached documents for a flyer with more details and the teacher application.  Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2013.  Selected teachers will be contacted by October 7th.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Jan Smith-Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Alliance for Geographic Education and a professor at Shippensburg University at the address below  (Email is the preferred method of contact.)

Janet Stuhrenberg Smith, Ph.D., Coordinator for PA Alliance for Geographic Education, Department of Geography-Earth Science, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257


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