Special Projects

National Geographic Educator Certification Program

The Montana Geographic Alliance is seeking interested educators to become a part of a new certification program from National Geographic.  This program is in "Beta" mode and more information will become available as the project progresses.  At the moment, we are hoping to get connected with interested teachers.  The educator would attend an intensive training session in Washington, D.C. at National Geographic headquarters from February 24-27 2016.  The educator would attend the meeting with the Alliance Coordinator/Co-Coordinator and travel costs would be covered by the Alliance.  Travel to D.C. takes an entire day, so please add one day on each end.  If you live far from a major airport, that travel time may be longer.  Please note that in addition to the intensive, the educator would be asked to train other educators on a later date.  Please fill out our Google Form if you are interested.

GooWi Explorers Project

In this project five Montana middle school classes are exploring the use of Google Earth and wikis in conducting project-based, collaborative geographic research.

Learn more about this exciting National Science Foundation funded project and find resources for conducting your own project on the GooWi Explorers website.

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Chris Maul-Smith and Logan Mannix prepare thieir class projects.

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Jeff Crews demonstrates a Google Earth feature.
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We Are GooWi Explorers!