Professional Development from AzGA - free workshops and more



GeoNomics: Learning Geography & Economics Through the Study of Everyday Heroes!

Featuring the "Caped Crusaders and Everday Heroes" exhibit at the i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa

Teacher Workshop for Grades K-6 | rescheduled to Tuesday, March 28 2017 | 4:30 - 6:30  

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GeoConference 2017  Click here to register

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

  • Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E Chaparral Rd, Scottsdale

Two Free Workshops - Flagstaff

Where: Coconino County Education Service Agency, 2834 N Steves Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ 

Using the Giant Traveling Map - 4/1/2017 9:00 am to 11:00 am   Register here

(see Peoria training for what to expect at this workshop)

Integrating Geography into Your Social Studies & Science Classes - 4/1/2017 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

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Come join us to learn about AzGA resources and how to integrate Geography skills and concepts with other curriculum. 

What to expect from this workshop:

  • Hands on demonstrations of classroom lessons & activities that integrate geography with other curriculum.

  • Website information on free access to over 330 additional lessons.

  • Receive information on an exciting Summer Geography Institute.

  • Door Prizes

  • 2 hours of Professional Development

Be a model to your school on how easy this is to do using Arizona Geographic (AzGA) resources and materials.  


NEW Free Workshop!
Using the Giant Arizona Map and AzGA on-line resources 24th St & Cactus, Phoenix

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Where: Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory School, 11875 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85028

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What to expect:

Experience on-the-map activities that you can do with your school or classroom.

Learn how you can check out the map at low or no cost to you or your school.

Enjoy a fast-paced training session where you become “certified” to check out the map.

Learn what resources are available from the Alliance that will make your teaching of geography much easier.

The Arizona Geographic Alliance has wonderful maps and over 330 K-12 lesson plans on its website. We now own 2 floor maps of Arizona, designed for indoor use. Approximately 17 feet by 20 feet, the map comes with activities and accessories such as plastic chains, traffic cones, and other manipulatives that can be used on the map.

The training is free and limited to 45 teachers and /or administrators. Everyone on the map must wear socks to protect the surface of the map. Suggested for grades 2-6 or as a Parent Night Activity.

Once again, you need to be "certified" to borrow the map, so join us for this training.

NOTE: Please bring a pair of socks. Socks are required to walk on the map. NO bare feet, NO shoes.