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Alex Trebek Medal for Geographic Literacy

2018 Recipient - Rob Langston

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The winner of the 2018 Geographic Literacy Award is a teacher on a mission. Whether he is training students on how to use the latest cutting-edge technologies to solve geography problems, facilitating geo-technology workshops for Manitoba teachers, or providing advice on geographic texts, this geography teacher at École secondaire Neelin High School in Brandon, Man., does all this and more simply to advance geographic literacy in Canada.

Rob Langston is an energetic, creative and accomplished educator who combines his passion for geography with a unique skill set, which has made a profound impact on the geographic literacy of his students, colleagues, and the wider educational community in Canada.

A recognized leader in the educational application of geospatial technologies, Rob successfully connects classroom concepts to real-life situations, resulting in meaningful student engagement. His contributions at the local, provincial, and national levels ensure that his influence will continue to sustain and strengthen geographic literacy in Canada for years to come.  

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