Hello and Welcome to the Homepage of the

Kansas Geographic Alliance!

Upcoming Events:

*NCGE Geography Awareness Week Materials: Presentation, Boston Tea Party Lesson, and Cheeseburger Lesson

* Follow the KGA on Twitter @KSGeoAlliance

*The latest volume of our newsletter, KGA Insights, is available here: KGA Insights 2014 Vol. 2

*We have North America and World maps available free of charge for teachers, email us at ksgeog@ksu.edu

*GIS News: K-12 schools in the state of Kansas now have access to a free site license to ArcGIS software from ESRI.  If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this program for your classroom, school, or district please use the following website for more information: http://www.ksde.org/Agency/FiscalandAdministrativeServices/InformationTechnology(IT)/TAKE/Resources/ESRIArcGIS.aspx

The Kansas Geographic Alliance (KGA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing geographic literacy among the citizens of Kansas. The KGA is funded by the National Geographic Education Foundation with additional support from Kansas State University, Fort Hays State University, and the State Department of Education.

The mission of the KGA is to promote and support geographic literacy and education throughout Kansas.

Our vision is that the KGA will be the valued and respected source for expertise on geography and the teaching of geography for the citizens of Kansas.

We envision a geographically literate Kansas society that uses their geographic knowledge to support and maintain a healthy environment as a base for strong communities and a vibrant economy, to help the population to make informed decisions as citizens of Kansas, the United States, and the planet.

While the KGA is primarily a professional development organization for educators, membership is open to individuals in government, business, and the general public.

Capacity Building and Strategic Planning: during 2010, the National Geographic Society has asked all of the state geographic alliances to begin the process of strategic planning, so that we can greatly improve the effectiveness of our efforts to advance K-12 geographic education. From 2011-2012, the KGA Executive Board has been working on completing a strategic plan.

Leadership within the Kansas Geographic Alliance includes:
Dr. John Harrington, Jr., Coordinator
Dr. Paul Phillips, Co-coordinator
Lisa Tabor, Office Manager

For a pdf flyer containing information on the KGA, click here.

The KGA is funded by National Geographic, Kansas State University, Fort Hays State University, and The Kansas State Department of Education.