The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Dorothy Cassetta of Carroll High School as a 2016 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. Cassetta is one of 50 teachers selected from across the United States to participate in this first year of the program.
The AGS Geography Teacher Program has been made possible by a generous gift to AGS by the Boundless Corporation. Cassetta teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography. As part of the award for being selected as a Teacher Fellow, Cassetta will attend the AGS Fall Symposium on Nov. 17-18 at Columbia University in New York City.
The Symposium will enable the Teacher Fellows to gain valuable cutting edge content knowledge and awareness of the real-world geographic workplace skills demanded by today’s geospatial companies.
The Teacher Fellows will have a unique 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.
“We are very pleased to be able to have Dorothy among 50 of the best teachers in the country join us in New York City in November,” said Dr. John Konarski, CEO of the American Geographical Society. “Geography and geospatial science have an effect on just about every aspect of our daily lives.”
The AGS Fall Symposium is one of the most important and recognized geography/geospatial events in North America during the Fall Semester. Attendees include CEOs and senior executives from preeminent geospatial companies along with leading experts and representatives from government, not-for-profits, and academia.