Geo-BOOST

Geography teachers: Apply for Geo-BOOST today!

AGS will award high school geography teachers grants to host a geography or geospatial focused classroom activity of their design. As part of AGS’s commitment to geographic education, we are instituting Geo-BOOST: a new opportunity for teachers to apply for additional resources for their classroom.

AGS will award $300 to twenty-eight (28) nationwide geography teachers and $500 to eight (8) AGS Geography Teacher Fellows who apply for and demonstrate a clearly defined geography/geospatial-related activity for their classroom.

Geography teachers who are subscribed to DailyGEO are eligible to apply for a Geo-BOOST!  Get your free DailyGEO subscription now.

The deadline to apply for Geo-BOOST is January 31, 2020.

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Questions?  Write to AGS at ags@americangeo.org

Please note: Late applications or applications that do not fit the eligibility requirements will not be considered.


Submission Guidelines and Requirements
  • All applicants must submit a proposal. Proposals should contain:
    – A brief description of the proposed activity.* (<150 words)
    – A 2-5 line budget justification.
  • Activity must include student participation.
  • Proposals that display creativity or a unique vision will be given priority- think outside the box!
    – Ask yourself: Does my idea have outreach impact across my school or community? How can my activity promote geography?
  • Grant winners must submit a brief summary of the completed activity by July 1, 2020 to be featured on the AGS website.

*AGS is not limiting the types of funded activities. Possible activities include field trips, inviting a speaker, hosting a mapathon or open source mapping session, organizing a GEOPlunge or GEOcache session, organizing a local TED talk, joint activity with local community/business organizations or another school (even including matching funds), ordering food for after-school review. Be creative!

Looking for inspiration? Check out how your colleague, Mrs. Celeste Reynolds, used AGS funding to orchestrate a TEDx talk at Mashpee High School. Use your imagination and start brainstorming! 


Eligibility
  • Teachers of Geography in the 2019-2020 academic year may apply.
  • Only 1 application per geography teacher will be considered.
  • Use of funding must be aligned with your school’s conduct rules and ethics and approved by your principal.

After Being Selected
  • Acquire approval of activity from principal or superintendent to receive funding.
  • Obtain school’s W-9 form for tax compliance.
  • Conduct activity and submit brief summary by July 1, 2020.

Note: funding will be received by your school. The school must agree to distribute the funds to your classroom.


Timeline
Geo-BOOST  Application and Selection Timeline
  • January 2 – 31, 2020 —————————— Teachers Submit Applications
  • Mid-February, 2020 ——————————— Announcement of Selected of Winners
  • March – June, 2020 ——————————– Execution of Funded Activity
  • July 1, 2020 ——————————————- Deadline to Submit Final Summary

We want to thank our Corporate Angel Sponsors who support the AGS Teacher Fellows Initiative.