Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Connection, Community, and Curiosity at a Distance

This post was written by 2020 Education Fellow Kim Young. I’ve never experienced anything like this. Disruptions in teaching are frequent, both big and small. Every day we come to school with a plan but often something totally different happens. As we find out where our students, community, and administrators are at, we adjust our plan throughout the day. But in my 16 years of … Continue reading Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Connection, Community, and Curiosity at a Distance

Ideas for Geography Awareness Week: Resources for Grades K-12

This November 10-16, celebrate the wonder of the world and bring Geography Awareness Week to the forefront of your classroom with ideas for lesson plans, activities and events with handy content from our Resource Library. Be sure to tag us in your posts sharing your week with #thatsgeography! Activities Mapping Storybooks (Grades K-2) How Scientists Name Things (Grades 3 – 5) Exploring Early Manhattan Through … Continue reading Ideas for Geography Awareness Week: Resources for Grades K-12

Talking Evolution: Darwin Day 2018

  This week, I am heading to the beautiful and historic city of Savannah, Georgia, to present about “Challenges and Successes in Teaching Evolution” at the Southeastern Evolutionary Perspectives Society Conference (SEEPS). The timing of this conference is no mistake. As science teachers and university researchers gather in Savannah, we do so on the weekend closest to Charles Darwin’s birthday on February 12. This year … Continue reading Talking Evolution: Darwin Day 2018

Teachers: Once in a Lifetime Professional Development Opportunity Now Open!

Calling all teachers—this is the moment you’ve been waiting for! We’re looking for 25 K-12 educators currently teaching in the U.S. or Canada, to join us in 2015 for an all-expense-paid, adventure of a lifetime. This field-based PD experience could take you to the Arctic, Greenland, the Galapagos, Holland & Belgium, or even Antarctica! Applications are open until January 4.  Click here to learn more and apply today! … Continue reading Teachers: Once in a Lifetime Professional Development Opportunity Now Open!