Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance

ABOUT US

 

 

 

ABOUT THE ALLIANCE

 

The Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance (RIGEA) was established in 1991 to increase and improve the teaching of geography in Rhode Island schools.  Its membership consists of K-12 teachers, but membership is open to everyone.  RIGEA is supported by money raised in Rhode Island and through grants from the National Geographic Education Foundation.  The Alliance is part of a network initiated by the National Geographic Society, which now includes all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada. 

 
 


RIGEA GOALS
  • To strengthen geography education in Rhode Island.
  • To provide a variety of professional development opportunities, as well as up-to-date geographic information for all teachers
  • To distribute innovative classroom materials for K-12 teachers of all subjects.

THE ADVISORY BOARD meets 4 times a year.

RIGEA COORDINATOR

Seth Dixon, Ph.D.

 

Seth Dixon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Rhode Island College

(401)456-8378

Twitter: @APHumanGeog

Website: http://geographyeducation.org




ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Ellen Thompson, Teacher Consultant, GAW Coordinator

Artena Fairbairn, Teacher Consultant

Denise Frederick, Teacher Consultant

Matt Hodge, Teacher Consultant

Dusty Ryan, Teacher Consultant

Cathy Pleau,  Teacher Consultant

Maureen Whalen Spaight, Teacher Consultant

Christopher Walsh, Teacher Consultant

Helen Johnson, Teacher Consultant, RIGEA Web Master

MJ Munroe, Teacher Consultant


You can contact RIGEA at rigea@ric.edu

 

 

 

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