April 2

The Geography of Africa Teacher Workshop

Geography of Africa workshop
Elms College Campus, specific room TBA
4/2/2016 09:00 AM
4/2/2016 12:00 PM

Teachers who attend the workshop will have first choice in arranging either use of the National Geographic Giant Floor Map or Earth View at their schools. Teachers will have a two-week period in which to schedule their schools’ visits from the National Geographic Giant Floor Map; visits by Earth View will be scheduled over a one-month timeframe. There is a minimal fee associated with visits by these maps.

This workshop is limited to a maximum of 20 attendees and is open to elementary, middle and high school teachers. Presenters are TBA.

Cost is $15 per person. Session will be held at Elms College; location to be announced. 

For PDPs: Teacher must indicate in advance of the seminar and remit the cost of $100 for 10 PDPs with the understanding that he/she will attend 10 hours of seminars during the year, complete an implementation plan, and submit for review. A rubric will be provided to the participant.

Send check payable to Elms College, c/o Education Division, Chicopee, MA 01013.




For more information e-mail: arlene.kowal@elms.edu


The Teachers’ Program for Global Studies, in partnership with the Elms College Division of Education, has been offering a number of seminars and workshops for teachers since 2014.

The Massachusetts Geographic Alliance (MGA), one of 50 state geography alliances affiliated with the National Geographic Society, wants to improve geo-literacy not only among college-age and younger students, but among teachers as well.  A grassroots organization comprising hundreds of teachers in the Commonwealth dedicated to improving geography education, MGA received a $27,500 grant in the fall of 2014 from the National Geographic Education Foundation and, in partnership with the Elms College Division of Education, has since brought a number of seminars and workshops for teachers to the Elms campus. Elms is now one of MGA’s regional geographic centers, joining Bridgewater State University and Salem State University.

Funding for the workshop is provided by a grant from the Massachusetts Consortium for Global Education at Framingham State University and hosted by Elms College.

Individual seminars are co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance, the Geography Department at Westfield State College, Geography Department at Bridgewater State University, the Five College Center for East Asian Studies, the Leventhal Map Museum at Boston Public Library, and the Africa Studies Center at Boston University.