Redlands, California-The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), which works to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning, is recognizing ESRI staff George Dailey and Angela Lee with the Distinguished Teaching Achievement (DTA) award. Dailey and Lee are part of the education program at ESRI, the worldwide leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology. They will receive their awards at NCGE's annual conference, being held October 9–12, 2008, in Dearborn, Michigan, at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn.
George and Angela have a long history of providing excellent professional
support to geography educators working to incorporate GIS into their
classrooms," said Kimberly Crews, executive director, NCGE, "and NCGE has a long
history of honoring those educators who support geography education."
year, the NCGE
College, University, and K–12 DTA awards recognize outstanding geography
teaching in institutions and communities throughout the United States and Canada
including U.S. Department of Defense schools abroad. Dailey and Lee will receive
their awards in the category of Informal, Community, and Professional. Out of
the five possible areas, this category honors educators whose achievements may
impact learners at more than one educational level, or whose contributions fall
outside traditional education venues such as educators employed by businesses,
government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
deeply honored by NCGE for this award," said Dailey, K–12 Education Program
manager, ESRI, who has been working with the geography education community since
the mid-1980s. "It has been exciting to help facilitate teachers, students, and
others in becoming GIS savvy, but most importantly in becoming better geographic
thinkers and advocates. The ongoing strides that NCGE, its constituents, and the
geography education community make to advance spatial literacy go to the core of
our present and future. I'm happy to help support that mission."
DTA recipient will receive a plaque at the 2008
NCGE National Conference on Geography Education,
free registration for the event, and a one-year membership in NCGE. NCGE,
founded in 1915, has approximately 2,000 members and is today's premier
professional geography education association in North America.
very grateful to NCGE," said Angela Lee, libraries and museums program manager,
ESRI. "Cultivating an appreciation and understanding of geography is critical in
this increasingly globalized society, and NCGE has done great work to expand
geographic education. Helping to create materials that facilitate GIS use and
geographic thinking in education has been very rewarding, and I'm pleased to
help support NCGE's goals."
NCGE is recognizing ESRI's new Our World GIS Education book series with the
Excellence in Media (GEM) award.
The GEM awards committee chooses from all nominated forms of noncommercial and
commercial media published from 2006 to 2008 that exhibit outstanding geographic
content or teaching methods and may include Web sites, CD-ROMs, videos,
software, television documentaries, films, slide sets, books, and articles. The
award is based on the quality and impact of the productions in advancing the
learning and teaching of geography for any age group. ESRI also received a GEM
award for its first edition of Mapping Our World: GIS Lessons for
ESRI Education Staff Receive Distinguished Teaching Award from NCGE
October 8, 2008