Texas Alliance for Geographic Education
What's New at the Texas Alliance
Presenter Proposals for the TxCSS 2023 Conference NOW OPEN!
#TXCSS2023 will be October 27-29, 2023 in Houston with the theme "Inquiry and Rigor." Come along beside us and share your expertise, knowledge, and innovative ideas with other social studies educators! Complete the form to submit your proposal. The deadline is April 15, 2023. See you there!
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If you are not a member of TAGE, you should join today! By joining our network of over 3,000 Texas geography teachers you will be first to know about what the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education is up to. You will receive our Quarterly Newsletter that includes updates on the latest on professional development opportunities, new geography resources that are available, and tips from fellow Alliances members!
Check out the Powerful Geography website!
Powerful Geography is a new way to think
about teaching Geography!
The Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education and National Center for Research in Geography Education propose a new framework for geography called Powerful Geography, which revolutionizes the traditional notion of standards in geography education. Combining Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum's principles of human capabilities, Michael Young's theory of powerful disciplinary knowledge, and Wesley Null's concept of a liberating curriculum, Powerful Geography offers a new conceptual approach to professional development for teachers. The approach aims to help teachers model geographic knowledge and skills that offer a diverse group of students the best preparation needed to attain personal and career goals and aspirations.