This post was written by educator Kimi Waite. Read our Educator Spotlight on Kimi here. Hi everyone! I’m Kimberly Waite, but you can call me Kimi. I’m a global citizen, explorer, and educator. (Fabric fish seem to figure into Kimi’s life of exploration! —ed) My life’s passions are travel and exploration, and my most powerful teaching and learning experiences have occurred outside of the classroom … Continue reading Global Citizen, Explorer, Educator
Vicki Phillips is an educational consultant dedicated to engaging and amplifying educator voices. She has held leadership positions across the country—at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and Portland (Oregon) Public Schools. Phillips was recently a keynote speaker at the National Geographic Education Summit, where we had a chance to speak with her. This interview has been edited and condensed. … Continue reading Meet Vicki Phillips
What distinguishes National Geographic Education as a leader in professional development? We had a chance to ask educators at the National Geographic Education Summit, and their answers were both powerful and unpredictable. Participating in our roundtable were: Leon Tynes. Tynes teaches and serves as the technology department head at the Engineering and Science University Magnet School in West Haven, Connecticut. His students are empowered to … Continue reading Why National Geographic Education?
UNITED STATES A young educator plans to open an immersion school in Minnesota, where only five Dakota first-language speakers remain. Funding and staffing challenges often face such schools, but Vanessa Goodthunder is determined to “help heal historical trauma.” (Christian Science Monitor) How are Native Americans in California working to preserve another endangered language? Watch this great video lesson from our partners at the Global Oneness … Continue reading Preschool Aims to Keep the Dakota Language Alive
This post originally appeared on our Newsroom blog here! By Lexie de los Santos The National Geographic Society is committed to educating students about the world, empowering them to succeed and encouraging them to make the world a better place by becoming global citizens. In order to support this mission, the Society launched new fellowship opportunities for educators in the 2017-2018 school year. The Education … Continue reading New National Geographic Education Fellows Will Help Inspire “Generation Geography”