I’m giving a webinar tomorrow for NCGE (7pm EDT) on Mission:Explore and Geography Awareness Week. Here are the details. It will be great if you can make it…
Your mission if you’re willing to accept it… The heart of this year’s Geography Awareness Week (GAWeek) will revolve around a series of “missions” that encourage individuals or teams of students, families, or friends to explore their own communities through geographic eyes, and challenge them to look at things from a geographic perspective. Join us as we explore the theme for GAWeek 2011, “Geography: The Adventure in Your Community”. By completing a varied series of missions, individuals or teams can earn “badges” in the four sub-theme categories: photography, storytelling, mapping, and taking action.
Daniel Raven-Ellison of The Geography Collective, a UK partnership of geography teachers and educators and National Geographic Education’s (NatGeoEd) content partner for GAWeek 2011, joins us from London! Daniel will describe the GAWeek activity and the Mission:Explore project along with explaining the theory behind mission-based learning and guerrilla geography. Preview the NatGeoEd Mission: Explore resources by going to www.GeographyAwarenessWeek.org. Learn how to make the very most of the GAWeek resources to support geo-literacy and learning in any classroom. Are you willing to accept the mission?