National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) is excited to announce its conference is going virtual! This gathering of K-12 geography teachers, college and university faculty members, curriculum designers and specialists, international educators, and geography discipline leaders offers the opportunity to:

  • Network with geography teachers, professionals and colleagues
  • Attend over 100+ sessions to increase your professional learning
  • Get the latest in geography and social studies education
  • Gain valuable CEUs and college credit
  • Visit exhibitors highlighting the latest education products and services​
  • Speaker information coming soon!
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Interested in exhibiting? Contact us at: conference@ncge.org

NCGE is pleased to offer continuing education hours to teachers in most states!

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Confirmed Conference Speakers

Schedule Overview

Friday, December 4

Morning Virtual Field Trips
2:00 pm Special session:  Chelsea Clinton and Andrea Davis Pinkney
4:30 pm Keynote Speaker:  Simon Tam
7:00 pm NCGE Opening Ceremony and Awards

Saturday, December 5

10:00 am Joint Conference Opening,  Keynote:  Ken Burns and Lynn Novak
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Breakout Sessions
2:15 pm Keynote Panel:  Moderated by Chuck Todd
2020 Election Analysis with Yamiche Alcindor and Charlie Sykes
3:30 – 5:00 pm Breakout Sessions
5:30 pm Keynote speaker:  A Conversation with Samantha Power

Sunday, December 6

9:00 am Exhibit hall opens
10:00 am Keynote speaker:  A Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions
12:00 pm NCGE Closing Keynote:  Derek Alderman
2:15 pm Keynote speakers:  George Takei and Karen Korematsu
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Breakout Sessions

Pre-Conference Clinic

All clinic participants will receive a $150 Amazon Gift Card!

WHAT: NCSS PreConference Clinic

TITLE: Korea’s Place in Teaching Human Geography

WHEN: Saturday November 28, 2020 // 9:30am – 2:30pm EDT

WHERE: Online Zoom platform

Join us for this Pre-Conference Clinic which will focus on teaching geography in general and AP Human Geography in particular. In this virtual, interactive session, participants will work with and use teaching materials that can be implemented immediately in the classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to work with free, open source materials in breakout rooms. These sessions will include targeted lessons and instructional strategies for teaching population, cultural landscapes, and economic development. A scholar will offer helpful perspective on Korea and expert teachers will share their experience.

Participants will work directly with the authors of these instructional materials and be able to ask questions and immediately use, adapt, and implement the materials which also include assessment materials aligned to the new AP Human Geography exam format. Geography teachers will find the strategies and focus on skill development particularly helpful as they are all designed to be student-centered activities where students actively learn and make meaning by wrestling with graphs, data, photographs, and other sources.

 

Saturday, November 28, 2020

9:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

9:30 – 10:15 Welcome

Overview of Books and Resources from the World History Digital Education

Introduction to AP Geo Curriculum/Module Overview

10:15 – 11:00 BREAKOUT ROOMS #1

Module 1 — Population

Module 2 — Cultural Landscapes

Module 3 — Economic Development

11:00 – 11:15 BREAK
11:15 – 12:00 BREAKOUT ROOMS #2

Module 1 — Population

Module 2 — Cultural Landscapes

Module 3 — Economic Development

12:00 – 12:30 Scholar Sessions
12:30 – 1:00 Round Table: Teaching and Geography
1:00 – 1:15 BREAK
1:15 – 2:00 BREAKOUT ROOMS #3

Module 1 — Population

Module 2 — Cultural Landscapes

Module 3 — Economic Development

2:00 – 2:30 Wrap up

Please note:

  • Clinic Participants must be registered for the 2020 Online NCGE Conference.
  • Clinic Registration should be completed through the NCGE online conference registration process.
  • A non-refundable payment of $20 is due at the time of clinic registration (in addition to NCGE conference registration fees).
  • All participants will receive a $150 digital Amazon gift card after the clinic.
Click here for more information on registration

NCGE is pleased to offer continuing education hours to teachers in most states!

click here for more information about credits in your state