AGS Expresses Importance of Geography Teachers
Boundless sponsoring Teacher Fellow Program second year in a row
This year marks the second consecutive year that Boundless has sponsored the American Geographical Society’s (AGS) Geography Teacher Fellow Program. The program will grant 50 geography teachers the opportunity to interact with, and become one of, the nation’s thought leaders at the annual Geography 2050 Symposium. This year, Geography 2050 will focus on The Future of Mobility.
“AGS is known for bringing together geographical and geospatial leaders from business, government, academia, the not-for-profit world, and the media to discuss and plan for the future. The nation’s leading geography teachers are clearly important players in this group and we are very pleased that Boundless has continued to sponsor this program,” says Dr. John Konarski, chief executive officer of AGS.
When asked about their sponsorship, Anthony Calamito, vice president of products at Boundless, said, “Boundless believes in the power of geography, and strives to promote geo-education wherever and whenever possible. … We also believe that open source software provides the best tools to help educators teach geography, and for students to practice in the classroom or at home. We are once again honored to sponsor Teacher Fellows at this year’s AGS Fall Symposium.”
The AGS Fall Symposium will be held on Nov. 16 and 17at Columbia University in New York City. Teachers may begin applying for the AGS Geography Teacher Fellow program on the AGS website at www.americangeo.org.