World Geo Chat


Teaching global studies is a complex endeavor.

Where do you begin?

Do you focus on regions of the world?  Global issues?  Current events?

With so much information out there it can be overwhelming to process it all and present it in a way that makes sense to students. You cannot do it alone. World Geo Chat is here to help!

World Geo Chat is both a blog and a professional learning community which meets weekly on Twitter. The best part is that you don’t have to wait for the weekly meeting to reach out. Through Twitter you can connect to members of the #worldgeochat community anytime for suggestions, ideas, and feedback.

Founders @cheffernan75 and @ecasey77 started World Geo Chat in 2014. Since then @geospiegs, @jmgarner2003, and @sammandeville have joined the team hosting #worldgeochat on a weekly basis.

Educators have a chance to share and collect resources within the hour long Twitter chat. Afterwards you can head to the World Geo Chat website to see the archives. Sample topics for 2018 include: student engagement, teaching through sports (Olympics/World Cup), The Global Goals, and specific regions of the world. With so many topics there is something for everyone.

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On the blog, check out insightful articles that will move your teaching practice forward such as Stop making students memorize maps! by @cheffernan75 or Getting the Most out of Photos by @ecasey77.

Articles include helpful strategies and stories about teaching experiences we can all relate to. As it states on the website, World Geo Chat is a community of learners “who work with each other and for each other”. If we can all do a little bit more of that as educators the world will be a much better place.

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