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Celebrating Geography Awareness Week in Oklahoma

Thanks to an invitation from OKAGE (Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education), my colleagues and I got to spend a day working with 130 seventh grade geography teachers from around the state who convened at the University of Oklahoma for a World Geography Academy on November 18. In addition to Lindsey Bailey (our Teacher Training Manager) and myself, we also shared the workshop facilitation with one of our star trainers, Dr. Kristy Brugar, Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education at OU.

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The activities not only bring out important content, but they also provide real-world context for environmental, population and sustainability issues. They engage participants in very thought-provoking and critical-thinking discussions.
Helen de la Maza, Environmental Educator, Irvine, CA
The lessons are well thought out, inexpensive and easily adaptable to multiple grade levels. . . Two thumbs up!
Dr. John Stangl, Augsburg College (MN)
My students have enjoyed these lessons more than any other this year! Thank you.
Jessie Guynn, Guilford County Schools, NC
The Population Education lessons never fail to generate thoughts and actions for living in and understanding our world.
Kristi Karis, Student Teacher Supervisor, Hope College (MI)
Of any materials that I refer to when presenting workshops, Population Connection’s are the most unique, and to me, the most relevant as we strive to prepare more global citizens.
Cathy Knoop, Instructor, Ashland University (OH) and former elementary teacher
Thank so much for the fantastic workshop you did for my students today. They just raved about it and were excited about the lessons you shared with them!
Sara Martin, University of North Texas
Engaging activities that provided that “Aha” moment. Very interactive.
Massachusetts teacher
I am so grateful that your organization decided to share the program with my students and me. You have a convert – I’m sold.
Dr. Gerald Zinner, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
The topic of population studies is so important and I am grateful for the good work that Population Education is doing.
Dr. Patricia O’Grady, University of Tampa
WOW! What a great learning experience for us all. The activities were so simple yet impressive in their messages and the time just whizzed by!
Nancy Billingsley, Stetson University (FL)