GSC welcomes 2017 National Geographic Lindblad Expeditions Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, Peg Keiner for a special presentation at our 2018 Annual Meeting. Please join GSC for appetizers and cocktails while socializing with other geography enthusiasts at Gideon Welles on Tuesday, June 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.!
Cost: $25 per person (includes appetizers and first beverage)
Peg Keiner is the Director of Innovation at GEMS World Academy Chicago, Global Goal Ambassador for the United Nations Association Chicago Chapter, Google Earth Education Expert, and 2017 National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. During her expedition to Antarctica in December 2017, she collected audio and 360 video to immerse her community in the great white continent.
Keiner’s focus is on creating environments for people to use technology to investigate problems, design solutions, and take action. She leads research in Field Studies at her preschool-12th grade private school in downtown Chicago, where students use the city as a landscape for learning. As a Google Earth Education Expert, she creates curriculum to increase geospatial thinking through storytelling. As a Global Goal Ambassador through the United Nations Association Chicago Chapter, she plans events to that bring awareness to our world’s most pressing issues.
On May of 2017, she hosted the first GEMS Global Design Challenge, where students across the Chicagoland, with the help of industry experts, spent a weekend researching and designing solutions to 5 of 17 United Nations Global Goals.