Opportunities for teachers to learn how to teach with maps, geography, and history
“Maps to me are now dynamic, vibrant, alive and worth engaging” –Teacher Workshop Participant
The Leventhal Map & Education Center offers a variety of professional development opportunities for educators. From one-day workshops to summer-long fellowships, Map Center professional development is designed to support educators in using geographic approaches and materials in various subject areas and for various purposes.
For the 2021-22 school year the Map Center is offering a series of FREE “small bites” professional development sessions. There are 3 of our 6 sessions remaining. They will run after school and will be a mix of in-person and Zoom sessions designed to send you off with great map-based lessons and resources to immediately implement in your classroom. All K-12 teachers are welcome. Sign up for one or all of them!
Maps are instruments of power and can affect our understanding of issues and data depending on who is telling the story. It is our job as map consumers and educators to think critically about what maps are showing us (and what they aren’t). In Empowering Maptivists, course participants will explore the unique power of maps to make sense of the world around us. The course will provide clear pathways for helping students explore issues in their own communities and use spatial understanding to advocate for change.
Join us for this self-paced online professional development course hosted by the National Humanities Center. It’s all virtual and you will earn 35 professional development hours. There are two six-week windows. Register here for the time frame that works best for you.
See a list of past workshops here, with links to workshop materials.
Check back in the spring for information on the 2022 Fellowship cycle.