The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Cynthia Cullen of Half Hollow Hills High School East in Dix Hills as a 2018 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow.
She is one of 50 teachers selected from across the United States to participate in this third year of the initiative.
“I’m excited to be chosen as an AGS teacher fellow,” Cullen said. “AP Human Geography is a fantastic course that exposes students to topics that educate students to be global citizens, and AGS offers me opportunities to provide students with relevant, real-world experiences to illustrate concepts learned in the classroom.”
The AGS Geography Teacher Fellow initiative has been made possible by a generous gift from the Boundless Corporation, sponsorship from Mapbox for the Geography Teacher Fellow Mapathon, and support from the AGS Corporate Angels Partners, whose contributions provide resources for teacher professional development throughout the year.
She will attend the AGS Fall Symposium on Nov.15-16 at Columbia University. The symposium provides teacher fellows with the opportunity to gain valuable content knowledge and awareness of the real-world geographic workplace skills demanded by today’s geospatial companies.
“We are very pleased to be able to invite Cynthia, who is one of the top geography teachers in the country, to join us in New York City in November,” said Dr. John Konarski, CEO of the American Geographical Society. “AGS GeographyTeacher Fellows are an integral part of the AGS community, leading and educating future generations in geography and geospatial science.”
Information provided by the Half Hollow Hills school district.