Upcoming Events

AP Human Geography Summer Institute

AP Human Geography Summer Institute
July 21 - 25th, 2014 
Saint Joseph's College, Standish Maine
Instructor: John Trites (member of the original Test Development Committee and Question  Leader at the APHG Reading)

Giant Map Coming Soon!!

MGA is once again offering the Giant Traveling Map of Asia  in late April or early May 2014. At present there are 4 dates available: April 29, 30, May 1, and May 6.  The cost is $250.  This includes transportation to your school and a teacher facilitator for the day. Teacher materials are available online. 

To view the map activities and learn more information about the program, visit: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/special-events/asia-map/

Courses at Elmhurst College for APHG Teachers

More than 96,000 students took the AP Human Geography exam in 2012 and it is estimated that there are 3,200 AP Human Geography teachers nationwide. As more students take the APHG exam, the demand for qualified teachers will increase.

Designed specifically for secondary educators, the APHG graduate certificate program focuses on teaching spatial concepts as well as basic themes, skills and perspectives of APHG and how to apply them in the classroom.

In small, cohort-based classes, you’ll work with experienced educators and professionals—and receive your certificate in less than a year. The program is offered entirely online through the Elmhurst College Online Center, providing the convenience teachers want—and need.

A new scholarship has been made available good for $600 per course in the new, entirely online Graduate Certificate Program for Teaching AP Human Geography, geared specifically for APHG instructors. It is specifically for public school teachers who are members of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The NCGE has graciously sponsored this program to make sure public school teachers would be able to get the professional development they needed to teach AP Human Geography.

No more having to leave your family for expensive 4- or 5-day workshops and paying for lodging and airfare. This graduate program is entirely online and links you directly with other APHG instructors and your State Geographical Alliances. It is about your learning on how to improve the scores of your students on the AP Exam. It is about your convenience and it is about time that you look into this "first-of-its-kind" opportunity. There are five (5) courses available in the program and each eight-week online course costs about the same as a 4- or 5-day workshop! If you are a public school teacher who is a member of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), you will receive a $600 scholarship on your tuition, sponsored by NCGE.

The price of tuition for public school teachers who are members of the NCGE is now only $1350 per eight-week course.

Learn more here: http://www.elmhurst.edu/aphg or here: http://ncge.org/elmhurst

Interested in speaking with someone: Call (630) 617-330 and ask for Ms. Meg McCarrin, who can answer your questions.

See attachment for further info.  Seats are filling fast...program begins on Monday, August 26.

APPLY online for FREE today: http://public.elmhurst.edu/admission/graduate/118172099.html

Dr. Rich Schultz

Director, APHG Graduate Certificate Program


(630) 617-3128

Teaching Canada Summer Institute

Teaching Canada Summer Institute

Click Here for more information.

Summer Online Professional Development

Geographic Lens on the World: 

The Geography of Canada

For an information PDF document on this program please Click Here

Our Mission

The mission of the Maine Geographic Alliance is to expand and improve geographic education from Pre-Kindergarten through University by assisting educators with high-quality geographic materials, lessons, and workshops for implementing Maine's learning results. 



Maine Geographic Alliance
Roberts Learning Center
UMF Campus
270 Main Street
Farmington, Me. 04938 

(207) 778-7443

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