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 #NatGeoCertified hashtag on social media.
The National Geographic Society develops resources and programs for students and educators. Educator certification is 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.