Learning Opportunity

Geo Tools- Part 1: Google Maps, Google MyMaps

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Darren Maltais
Date:November 21, 2023
Time:4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 24-TI-182
Focus: Assessment Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy

Target Audience

Teachers, School-based Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, Inclusive Learning Teachers

About this Learning Opportunity

We teach our students how to use maps and memorize places, but have they arrived at geographic thinking? Help students go from finding their house online to understanding the world around them and becoming a global citizen. We’ll take a deep dive into the powerful and engaging geo tools available online such as Google Maps and MyMaps that will help your students get where they need to be in the world. From novel studies to social studies, these tools can help you make your students really understand how the geography around us shapes our lives.  


This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • 4. Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • 2. Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • 3. Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

About the Facilitator

Darren Maltais

After years of experience as a classroom teacher, Darren began working as a Technology Integration Facilitator for Black Gold School Division. This year will mark his 10th year in that role! He works collaboratively with teachers and students in over 30 schools, co-creating lessons, projects, and products to help students learn more effectively and make curriculum come alive. He has helped to... Read more »