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Milestones in Geography Education

The Annual Meeting will feature a special set of sessions on K-12 geography education. The first of the four sessions will be held on Wednesday, April 10 and will feature presentations by Michael Solem, Director of Educational Affairs, and other staff members about the many AAG materials and resources developed to promote geography education. Wednesday, April 10, 10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m., La Cienega, Westin, Lobby Level

The remaining sessions will take place on Friday, April 12. A session on policy initiatives will bring together John Wertman from the AAG staff with federal, state, and local officials. The discussion will focus on the success of the AAG Resolution Supporting K-12 Geography Education, which has been endorsed by almost 20 governors; more than 20 Fortune 500 companies; and many other key leaders and organizations, and related topics. Friday, April 12, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., San Bernardino, Westin, Lobby Level

Another session will focus on the Road Map for 21st Century Geography Education Project, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, which brought together experts in geography, education, and research from across the U.S. to create a set of landmark reports focusing on key issues for educational improvement. Friday, April 12, 2:40 p.m. - 4:20 p.m., San Bernardino, Westin, Lobby Level

A discussion of Geography for Life (the 2nd Edition of the National Geography Standards) will feature keynote remarks by Gilbert M. Grosvenor, former Chairman of the National Geographic Society (NGS). Geography for Life was released in 2012 and was developed by the Geography Education National Implementation Project on behalf of the AAG, American Geographical Society, National Council for Geographic Education, and NGS. Friday, April 12, 4:40 p.m. - 6:20 p.m., San Bernardino, Westin, Lobby Level

Session Numbers in this track: 2204, 4408, 4508, 4608



Download a List of Milestones in Geography Education Sessions by Title [pdf]