Monday, January 26, 2015

Geographic Educator Associations

In conversation with students in our Geographic Frameworks class today, it became evident that the array of organizations related to geography education is large and perhaps a bit confusing. For those committed to geographic education in Massachusetts, some of the major organizations -- both traditional membership-based groups and online communities -- are listed below.

Inquire about each through its online links or by asking Dr. Hayes-Bohanan.

University-level Academic Geographers
Association of American Geographers (AAG)

New England and St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society (NESTVAL)
K-12 Geography Educators
National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)

Massachusetts Geographic Alliance (MGA) -- also blog and Facebook
Southeastern Massachusetts Geographic Network (SEMAGNET)
K-12 Social Studies Educators
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (MCSS)
General Public & Multimedia
National Geographic Society (NGS)
The American Geographical Society (AGS)

Geography Lessons Online
Church of Geography (Facebook) (About)

Groups Advocating Alternatives to Over-testing
Badass Teachers Association (BATs)
The National Center for Fair and Open Testing (FairTest)

Massachusetts Badass Teachers Assocation (MassBATs)

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