Barbaree Duke

Editor-in-Chief, Directions Magazine

Barbaree serves as our Editor-in-Chief (2015) and Executive Webinar Producer  (2013) for Directions Magazine. She served as Webinar Coordinator for the National Council for Geographic Education from 2010-2015. 

For more than 15 years Barbaree Ash Duke was a public classroom teacher and, since 2010, has worked as an educational consultant with GISetc in Curriculum Integration and GIS in Education. She also serves as editor for Carte Diem Press. She taught English Language Arts in grades 6-12 as well as technology and GIS electives. Barbaree earned her bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in English at Baylor University and taught for 15 years in Texas, Alabama and North Carolina. An early zeal for finding what makes students learn best introduced her to technology and differentiation techniques.

Following that pursuit of student engagement, she began integrating GIS into her the classroom in 2000. Annually she presented at GIS, technology and education conferences, teaching professional development and writing curriculum for K-12 classrooms. She has many free resources on her website. Her hands-on, realistic approach to education gives teachers and students a comfortable place to learn while offering fresh, practical ideas to improve the classroom environment.  Along with numerous articles on integrating geospatial technologies into the classroom, she’s authored three books: 20 Minute GIS for Young Explorers, GIS for Teachers, as well as a solo work, Reading, Writing and Thinking around the Globe: Geospatial Technologies for English Language Arts and Beyond. When she's not travelling, blogging or creating, you'll find her tutoring GED students or volunteering with Alpha Delta Pi. She's a proud rescue dog mom and enjoys a weekly game night with her friends.

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