We offer pre-service workshops for South Carolina colleges and universities, and in-service training for schools and school districts across the state. Workshops typically include standards-based lessons and free classroom resources. We design professional development activities to suit individual class or school needs. Sample workshops include:
Atlas of South Carolina: Classroom atlases are a resource for teaching not only geography, but history, civics, and economics. Designed specifically for grades 3 and 8, the atlas can be used in other grade levels for teaching map skills or placing South Carolina within a larger geographic context. Lesson plans and a SC Atlas will be provided to each teacher in attendance.
Geography Across the Curriculum: We will demonstrate lessons that effectively use geography integrated with language arts, math, science, and social studies. Lesson plans will be provided to each teacher in attendance.
Geospatial Technologies for the Classroom: Using geospatial technologies (e.g. Google Earth) in the classroom has been shown to improve student achievement on test scores and final course grades in social studies and science classrooms. Teachers will learn how to engage students using ESRI’s ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based Geographic Information System. Teachers will learn about the ConnectEd Initiative and be instructed on how to create their own free accounts.
Schedule a workshop by calling 1-803-777-4973 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.