Educator Spotlight: Teachers in the Outdoors

Anne Lewis has been the special projects director at South Dakota Discovery Center in Pierre, South Dakota, for more than 16 years. Activity: Teachers in the Outdoors Grade: Educators (K-12) Subjects: environmental/Earth science Tell us about your activity. Once a year, the South Dakota Discovery Center offers a professional development opportunity for K-12 teachers to do watershed studies in the field. Participants spend one day … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Teachers in the Outdoors

Educator Spotlight: Unlocking European Geography

Kevin Witte and Amber Lewis teach geography, history, and social sciences at Kearney High School in Kearney, Nebraska. Kevin was a 2011 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow and has been a member of the Geographic Educators of Nebraska for 16 years. Amber also teaches a course in Women’s & Gender Studies at Kearney High School. Activity: Unlocking European Geography Using National Geographic Education Tools: MapMaker Mega Map … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Unlocking European Geography

Educator Spotlight: Tracking Leatherback Sea Turtles

Jessica Lura is the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships at Bullis Charter School in Los Altos, California. A National Board Certified Teacher and Google Certified Innovator, she has taught both elementary and middle school. Activity: Tracking Leatherback Sea Turtles Grade Level: 3rd grade Activity Length: Two 1-hour class periods Subjects: social studies, science, math The pictures of leatherback sea turtles in this video were created by … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Tracking Leatherback Sea Turtles

Educator Spotlight: Mapping Globalization

Sylvia McBride has more than 12 years of teaching experience and currently teaches human geography at Castle Park High School in Chula Vista, California. Sylvia is an active member of the California Geographic Alliance. Activity: Mapping Globalization Grade Level: 9 Activity Length: 2-3 class periods Subjects: world geography, globalization, mapping, technology See Sylvia’s video about her activity. Tell us about your activity. I started the project … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Mapping Globalization

Educator Spotlight: Where on Earth: An Introduction to Latitude and Longitude

Karuna Skariah, a National Board Certified Teacher, is an educator at Robert Goddard Montessori School  in Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland. She is a mentor for teachers going through National Board Certification and has been in education for 19 years. She currently teaches a mixed group of 2nd- and 3rd-grade talented and gifted students. Activity: Where on Earth: An Introduction to Latitude and Longitude … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Where on Earth: An Introduction to Latitude and Longitude