Upcoming Training for using the Giant Map



GeoConference 2017  Click here to register

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

  • Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E Chaparral Rd, Scottsdale

Workshops to become certified to borrow the Arizona Giant Traveling Map

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.


AzGA Session at

East Valley Curriculum Consortium for Social Studies

Free one day conference but you must register.

Deadline to Register: May 30, 2017

Click here to Register

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 8:15 am – 3:15 pm 

AzGA Session is in room 211 at 9:15 am - Putting Kids on the Map

Where: Saguaro High School, 6250 N 82nd St, Scottsdale, AZ

Participating teachers will receive professional development hours.

Using the Giant Traveling Map (1 session)


AzGA Session at

Fifth Annual ADE Teachers' Institute

When:  Tuesday, June 13, 2017 "Putting Kids on the Map" session

Where: JW Marriott Tucson Star Pass, 3800 W  Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson 85745

Deadline to Register: May 9, 2017

ADE Event page and where you can register: http://www.azed.gov/teachers-institute/


AzGA Session at

Southeast Arizona Teachers  Academy (SEATA)

During this week of professional development planned for educators from southeast Arizona counties, AzGA will do one session.  Free but you must register. 

When: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 

Where: Eastern Arizona College, 615 N Stadium Ave, Thatcher 85552