Nicole Ross, this week’s Educator of the Week, empowered her emotional and learning support students with an interactive and localized BioBlitz at Red Mill Elementary School in Etters, Pennsylvania. Nicole has switched schools since and is currently a middle school teacher in Havre De Grace, Maryland, and a member of the National Geographic Teacher Advisory Board. Check out natgeoed.org to learn more about BioBlitz and … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Getting Outside for Empathetic Learning
Connie Boltz incorporates visual arts and parent participation to inspire students’ personal and academic growth. She has been an educator for 20 years and currently teaches at Colvin Run Elementary in Vienna, Virginia. Activity: S.T.E.A.M. Kids Subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math Grade: Kindergarten Tell us about your activity. The S.T.E.A.M. Kids project empowers students to explore their passions through art. Students create “S.T.E.A.M. Kid” glyph figures, symbolizing what they love … Continue reading Educator of the Week Gets S.T.E.A.M.’ed Up!
This summer, Tim Hawthorne was proud to teach the next generation of GISers at the Urban Atlanta Geospatial STEM Academy—work that earned space as a finalist for the Fourth Annual STEM Education Awards. He has 10 years of teaching experience and is the former coordinator of the Georgia Geographic Alliance. He recently relocated and is now part of the faculty at the University of Central Florida. Topics: GIS, Student-Driven Projects, Community Action, and Drone … Continue reading GIS, Community Action, and Drone Flying!
Ric White builds research skills and global connections in his classrooms through student-driven simulations. He has been an educator for six years and currently teaches at Cliff Valley School in Atlanta, Georgia. Activity: Ellis Island Simulation Subject: Social Studies Grade: 6-8 Tell us about your activity. The Ellis Island simulation was a multi-week project where students honed their research skills, engaged with American immigrant stories, and turned the gym … Continue reading Classroom Time Machine: Ellis Island and the Immigrant Experience
Dr. Caesar Sengupta, a microbiologist and photographer, holds photo workshops to inspire India’s next generation of conservationists. Activity: Wild Weekends Subject: Photography & Biodiversity Grades: Students and Adults Location: Mumbai, India Photography and outdoor education are the core of “Wild Weekends”, a program aimed at promoting environmental stewardship in communities across India. Wild Weekends kicks off at schools with a photo slideshow of local biodiversity. After a quick introduction to the flora and … Continue reading Out of the Classroom and into Wild Weekends