Innovation in Geography Teaching Award

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The Innovation in Geography Teaching Award, presented annually, recognizes an inspirational educator who is committed to advancing geographic literacy through innovative teaching and learning strategies.

This award is given to a Canadian educator currently working in a K-12 classroom who sparks students’ desire to learn, investigate and explore geography in all its breadth and complexity. The award recipient also receives $1,000 in recognition of their hard work, courtesy of the Phyllis Arnold Endowment Fund. 

2020 recipient: Peter Cameron

Peter Cameron has been a teacher for more than 25 years, inspiring students to make a difference to the world with his contagious enthusiasm and desire to bring adventure and exploration to the classroom. Teachers from across Canada — and the world — have become “Difference Makers” through Cameron’s Make A Difference project, which took a solutions-focused approach to galvanize students to create creative solutions to tackle the world’s problems.

Cameron co-wrote the first Google Earth teacher-authored Voyageur Stories, “Blue Gold,” allowing students to travel virtually around the Great Lakes, instilling not just a sense of adventure, but a need to protect these environments. Cameron also established the “Junior Water Walkers” to honour Anishinaabe Elder and water activist Josephine Mandamin and continue her work in raising awareness about the importance of freshwater. He is also a National Geographic Teacher Fellow and Education Mentor.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is proud to award the Innovation in Geography Teaching Award to Peter Cameron for his geography leadership both within, and beyond, the classroom.

If you know someone whom you think is eligible, please submit a nomination using the form below. Nominations are due by June 30, 2021.

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