The Virginia Geographic Alliance promotes geo-literacy by providing effective professional development programs that enhance the teaching and learning of geography and that demonstrate the value of geographic knowledge and spatial thinking to educators, policy makers, and community members.
The Virginia Geographic Alliance fosters and supports the enduring power of the geographic perspective in social, environmental and geospatial sciences as they develop in schools, universities, businesses, governments and communications media to advance geo-literacy. Acquiring geographic knowledge, skills and technologies enables people to become productive citizens and lifelong learners who
►recognize the importance of place and local-to-global connections,
►understand changing human-environment interactions, and
►apply environmental and spatial perspectives in decision-making and problem-solving.
Latest News, Professional Development Opportunities,
and Teaching Resources
The National Geographic Society has partnered with Lindblad Expeditions to send educators out into the field around the world to learn, create, connect, and explore! … Continue reading
The Where of Why: GIS in the Humanities Classroom Professional Development Hours: Fall/Spring six-week course: 35 Summer one-week course: 25 Registration: FREE Note: Spring Session: … Continue reading
Greetings from Tempe, Arizona! We are seeking applicants for our grant-funded, place-based teacher summer academy! Applications accepted until Dec. 5, 2023 GeoCivics Summer Academy: Civic Engagement & … Continue reading
Johnny Finn’s exhibition on the on-going impacts of racist housing policies in the U.S. has just opened in the James Wise Gallery on the campus … Continue reading
A call has just been issued for participants in the 2024 Hampton Roads Social Justice Conference, taking place April 9-10, 2024 on the campus of … Continue reading
Join the Library of Congress ‘Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives’ and ‘Geography & Maps Division’ for Maps in the Classroom! August 8, 2023 at 3 … Continue reading
Using GIS to Enhance Classroom Instruction (One Day Workshop) Interested in learning how to use Geospatial (GIS) technologies and activities in your classroom instruction? Please … Continue reading
The Virginia Geographic Alliance is excited to offer the online 8-hour professional development workshop, #YouCanMapThat: Using GIS to Enhance the Classroom. It is open to grades K-12 faculty and … Continue reading
The contest deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 25.
Angie Donner and Ginny Corbett are the most recent winners of the Esri K–12 Teacher Video Challenge. They teach middle school students in Chesapeake, Virginia. … Continue reading
Our next Steering Committee meeting is on Saturday, April 1st at Christopher Newport University’s Torggler Center. Breakfast is at 9:30 and the meeting will be from 10:00 … Continue reading
Due to popular demand, NCGE has reopened the 2023 GeoCamp applications. A limited number of spots are available and are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Don’t … Continue reading
New Dates: July 22 – July31, 2023. APPLICATIONS deadline extended to MARCH 17, 2023. NCGE and Jamazon Journeys have partnered to offer exceptional professional development for … Continue reading
Tom Crawford, Chair of the Geography Department at Virginia Tech, has sent the following message to his colleagues: “I have great news to share with … Continue reading
Virginia Humanities announces its second year of running the K-12 Educator Fellowship. They are currently seeking six educators to join a new K-12 Fellowship scheduled … Continue reading