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Mississippi Geographic Alliance (MGA)

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Biloxi, Mississippi
Biloxi, Mississippi
Biloxi, Mississippi
Columbus, Mississippi
southern Mississippi
southern Mississippi
Biloxi, Mississippi

The Mississippi Geographic Alliance (MGA) was created in 1989 in partnership with the National Geographic Society for the purpose of improving geography education in Mississippi. Through most of the 1990s, the Alliance conducted summer institutes that trained teachers in geography content and teaching methods. Over 200 teachers were trained and many of them received advanced training to become Teacher Consultants (TCs) who conducted additional professional development activities for teachers in their local schools and districts.

Since 2009, MGA has strengthened its organizational capacity by having an up-to-date membership database; implementing membership recruitment strategies; providing consistent communications with members through email lists, a newsletter, and social networking; improving monitoring and evaluation tools; reaching out to non-traditional groups such as non-formal education groups, businesses, and community groups; reestablishing oversight bodies including the MGA Steering Committee and MGA Advisory Council; establishing systems for diversifying MGA's funding base; and continuing to provide high-quality professional development to K-12 educators in Mississippi.

Mississippi Geographic Education Endowment contributors

  • The Phil Hardin Foundation Meridian, MS
  • CREATE, Inc. Tupelo MS
  • Deposit Guaranty National Bank Jackson MS
  • John Palmer Foundation Jackson MS
  • Maddox Foundation Hernando MS
News

The Mississippi Geographic Alliance holds an annual event honoring geographic visionaries in...

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Contacts

Carley Lovorn

University of Mississippi

Department of Public Policy Leadership

105 Odom Hall

University, MS 38677-9700

662-915-3776

Fax 662-915-1903

 

Dr. David Rutherford

University of Mississippi

Department of Public Policy Leadership

105 Odom Hall

University, MS 38677-9700

662-915-1337

Fax 662-915-1903


 
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