Professional Development Opportunities

California Atlas Workshops for 4th Grade Teachers
The CGA offers FREE 6-hour professional development workshops designed to provide teachers with resources and lessons that align with the 4th Grade California Academic History-Social Science Standards. Participating teachers will receive…

  • A FREE classroom set of the California Atlas, only available to teachers through the CGA;
  • FREE classroom materials including maps, books, and lesson plans valued at over $250;
  • Exciting ways to engage student interest, inquiry, and thought;
  • Map reading skills to support California’s unique geography;
  • 1/2 semester unit from University of San Diego for an additional fee;
  • Morning refreshments and lunch.

To register for an upcoming atlas workshop, please complete the Teacher Professional Development Registration Form.

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USS Midway Museum’s Summer Institute for High School Teachers
CGA has reserved spaces for a few members (high school teachers) to participate in the USS Midway Museum’s 2014 Midway Institute for Teachers. The institute offers two weeks of professional development on teaching about the Cold War era, its origins and effects, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and era, and presidential decision-making. These CGA members will join a group of thirty teacher/scholars selected to participate in a specialized institute in downtown San Diego from June 16-27, 2014. The seminar will be held aboard the USS Midway, an artifact of that era and the only aircraft carrier to serve the entire duration of the Cold War.

For more information and to apply to this program, go to:
Please indicate on your application that you are a CGA Member. Travel costs and stipend are provided.

The Sixth Annual NGTC Geospatial Technology Summer Workshop, 2014
The National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence, in partnership with Southwestern College (SWC) and San Diego State University (SDSU), will host the sixth annual NGTC Geospatial Technology Summer Workshop. The workshop will be held in the brand new Geospatial Technology Lab on the campus of SDSU from July 8 -10, 2014. The workshop will host high school and community college faculty who have previous experience using geospatial technology tools. Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2014. Information and application instructions for GeoTech Center Summer Workshop