Two FREE Workshops - Map Training, Breakout box learning strategy

June 19, 2017 - 8:30am - 1:00pm
ASU Tempe, Noble Library, 601 E Tyler Mall, Tempe 85281


Two FREE Workshops in this half day of professional development!

(Register for each workshop separately please. You may attend either or both.)

Using the Giant Arizona Map & AzGA On-line Resources - ASU Tempe Noble Library


Using Breakout Boxes to Facilitate Learning


Where? Arizona State University, Noble Library, Tempe Campus, 601 E Tyler Mall Tempe, AZ 85281

When? Monday, June 19, 2017 Map training 8:30am to 10:25am

Who? Teachers, grade levels K-12

Cost: Free (However, ASU does have parking fees and a commitment fee)


Schedule for the Day

8:30-8:45 Check in for Map Training

8:45-10:25 Arizona Giant Traveling Map Certification Training

Register for Map Training here:

10:25 - 10:35 Break/Check in for Breakout Boxes

10:30-12:45 Learning Using Breakout Boxes

12:45-1:00 Closing Activities

Register for Breakout Box training here:

Arizona Giant Traveling Map Certification Training

Become certified to borrow the traveling map to use for engaging geography activities in the classroom or for a family evening event. (If you have already completed this training at another time, we encourage you to refresh your memory. It is fun!)

  • Investigate how Spatial Thinking can be taught in the K-6 classroom

  • Explore Hands-on Lessons that you can take back and use when borrowing the map

  • Learn how to Request and Care for the map

Deadline to Register: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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.

Using Breakout Boxes to Facilitate Learning

Have you heard of teaching strategies that use locked boxes to have student work together to learn material or practice skills?  Come to this half day workshop and see one sample using Breakout EDU boxes and a lesson designed for 5-8 graders based on a piece of children's literature called Talking Walls.   In this example of a geography lesson, students will practice locating places using latitude and longitude, apply map directions, and read brief descriptions of world landmarks.   By working together, they will open the boxes and gain the stamp to their passport so they can travel the world.

Other Benefits of Attending

  • Discover a wealth of resources available on the AZGA website:  maps, lessons, and more
  • Discover resources from the ASU Noble Map Library and GeoSpatial Hub
  • Snacks
  • 4.5 Professional Development hours for attending both workshops
  • Free materials

Deadline to Register: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

While these are a FREE workshops thanks to a generous grant from Arizona Public Service Foundation, we require a deposit of $30 to insure you show up.  If you attend, your deposit will be refunded within 48 hours after the event.  If you don't show, we'll be keeping it. You can cancel by June 13 and have your deposit returned, or you can send a substitute in your stead.


Karen Guerrero