We asked, educators answered! The National Geographic Society put a call out to National Geographic certified educators to share how the certification experience has shaped their teaching by using the #NatGeoCertifiedhashtag on social media.
The National Geographic Society develops resources and programs for students and educators. Educator certificationis a free professional development program that recognizes pre-K through 12 formal and informal educators committed to inspiring the next generation of explorers, conservationists, and changemakers.
To be certified, educators complete the program’s three phases: participate in an in-person or online workshop, implement two activities designed to promote students’ global and geographic learning, and share a capstone project detailing activities with National Geographic’s community of like-minded educators.
#NatGeoCertified educators are part of a powerful movement to make the world a better place by empowering students to be informed decision-makers equipped to solve meaningful challenges in their communities and beyond. Interested educators have three opportunities to enroll per year. Currently, 4,000 educators are enrolled in the fall 2018 cohort, with registration for the next cohort opening in late October.
After completing the National Geographic Educator Certification Program, educators are eligible to apply for the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program. This is a competitive professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society that sends educators on a once-in-a-lifetime, field-based experience aboard Lindblad Expeditions’ voyages.
Educators who participate in the National Geographic Educator Certification Program gain access to an expanding suite of National Geographic programs, resources, and professional development opportunities. Join the community of #NatGeoCertified educators and make an impact on future generations! Learn more here.