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Bray Named an American Geographical Society Teacher Fellow
Posted 10/24/2018 04:20PM

Providence Day School’s Advanced Placement Human Geography teacher Jennifer Bray has been selected as one of 50 

2018 American Geographical Society (AGS) Teacher Fellows. She will attend the AGS Fall Symposium, “Geography 2050: Powering our Future Planet,” plus a day-long workshop November 15-17 at Columbia University. The Symposium provides Teacher Fellows with the opportunity to gain cutting-edge knowledge and awareness of the real-world geographic workplace skills demanded by today’s geospatial companies.

As a Fellow, Jennifer will have an opportunity to interact with and become one of the nation’s thought-leaders who are involved in the multi-year dialog about the future of geography. The Fellows are an integral part of the ASG community, leading and educating future generations in geography and geospatial science.  

Ted Dickson, chair of PD’s history department, comments on his colleague, "Jennifer models intellectual curiosity and a passion for learning and is always trying to learn more, whether she is studying the brain in a Johns Hopkins program or teaching for the Global Online Academy. She was attracted to this opportunity because its focus on the future of energy will enable her to revise and expand her instruction in this area of her AP Human Geography course." Bray was selected from a nationwide pool of applicants for this competitive professional development opportunity.

Jennifer will participate in an exclusive Mapathon at the Symposium as well as a workshop led by experts in geospatial technology.  She will be trained in open web-mapping and learn how to bring this knowledge back to her classroom.

Joe Grabenstetter, Bray’s colleague, remarks about his fellow teacher, "Jennifer’s creativity and innovation in teaching are only matched by the extent to which she cares about her students.  She is caring.  She is empathetic.  She is tough.  And they love her for it."  

Read more about Academics at Providence Day at www.providenceday.org/academics.


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