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2016-2017 GeoGlobal Inquiry Educator Network Application
The California History-Social Science Project's regional site (the History Project at UC Davis), the California Geographic Alliance, and the California International Studies Project are looking to recruit elementary, middle, and high school teachers to attend and actively participate in our new 2016-2017 GeoGlobal Inquiry Educator Network. These three statewide History-Social Science professional development organizations will work together with K-12 teachers in the Sacramento region to explore research and effective practices for teaching contemporary geography and global competence. This program is for you if you teach a separate geography course or address/want to address geography and/or global studies in your social science/social studies program.

Program Goals:
- Identify and support needs for geography and global education
- Facilitate professional learning and resource development for K-12 teachers in the Sacramento region
- Connect K-12 educators with academic scholars in geography and global studies for collaborative learning opportunities
- Deepen collective knowledge of new California History-Social Science Framework with focus on content, inquiry, citizenship, and literacy development for all students

Program Information:
The program requires participants to participate in 4 Saturday face-to-face meetings and 4 evening online meetings. As a result, participants will:
- Receive a $500 stipend and 30 hours of professional development (continuing education credits will be available for an additional fee)
- Earn the National Geographic Teacher Certificate
- Develop knowledge and instructional practices for effective teaching and learning
- Contribute to inquiry-based curriculum development
- Share resources, ideas, and instructional and assessment practices
- Collaborate with colleagues to develop regional network in support of geography and global education programs

Program Details:
- Four Saturday in-person meetings, 9am - 3 pm: October 1, November 5, January 21, and April 29.
- Four Monday on-line meetings, 4 - 6pm: October 24, December 5, February 6, March 20

If you are interested in joining the 2016-2017 GeoGlobal Inquiry Educator Network, please complete and submit this application by September 9, 2016. Please answer accurately. We are looking for a small cohort with diverse experience, so we do not expect expertise on each of the questions.

Selected teachers who complete all requirements will earn a $500 stipend and 30 professional development hours.

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How would you rate your understanding of geography and/or geographic thinking? *
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