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Exploring the Geo-Inquiry Process: A Workshop for IL Middle School Educators

June 18 @ 8:30 am - June 19 @ 3:30 pm

- Free

The Geographic Society of Chicago and Illinois Geographic Alliance invite you to participate in Exploring the Geo-Inquiry Processa free two-day workshop intended to familiarize Middle School Educators with National Geographic’s Geo-Inquiry Process. This seminar is specifically for media/computer and science/social studies educators. 

Participants will acquire a basic understanding of the Geo-Inquiry Process, which stresses that today’s students need to understand how the complex and dynamic human and natural systems interact in order to make smart decisions. The Geo-Inquiry Process relies on using a geographic perspective, offering a unique lens to analyze space, place, and the interconnections between both the human and natural world. Using both a geographic perspective and the Geo-Inquiry Process, students begin to connect complex components, see patterns, and make connections that change their communities. The workshop will include a field component in the outdoors.


Educators who complete one the two-day workshops will receive a $150 stipend, plus PD hours!

Two Offerings (select one);

Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61761
Monday and Tuesday, July 23-24, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Northeastern Illinois University 
3701 W Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60646


Illinois State University


Illinois State University