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What’s Next?: Reset and Refresh with Online Courses

This post was written by #NatGeoCertified educator Jodi Anderson. There’s one question lingering in my mind as I consider the transition from the end of the school year—which was abruptly cut short—to the next chapter: what’s next? As a classroom educator and now instructional coach, I have been on a similar journey as many of you: struggling to bring learning online to life, managing ever-changing … Continue reading What’s Next?: Reset and Refresh with Online Courses

Pick Up Your End-of-Year Energy with Our Professional Development Opportunities

Springtime for teachers can waver between exhaustion and exhilaration. “Interestingly enough,” one educator noted in an ASCD essay on End of the Year Reflections, “I would find myself re-energized and ready to start daydreaming about my next year. What would my students be like? How could I rearrange my room? What new practices could I implement that would totally overhaul and revolutionize my instruction? My … Continue reading Pick Up Your End-of-Year Energy with Our Professional Development Opportunities

Developing a “National Geographic Explorer” Mindset in the Classroom

Teachers are constantly engaging with others—students, parents, and colleagues—yet they are the only ones with a complete understanding of their classrooms and practices. As a result, being a teacher can be lonely. I taught at a small school. I loved my colleagues on my social studies team; we shared resources and supported each other. Still, if I wanted to integrate new ideas into my curriculum, … Continue reading Developing a “National Geographic Explorer” Mindset in the Classroom

Cool Opportunity: “Burst” Into Learning

Registration is Open NOW for the 2014 Winter Session of the NEON Citizen Science Academy.  CSA 502 “Using Project BudBurst Data in An Educational Setting” features an exciting new set of online data visualization tools developed by the National Geographic FieldScope program. It will also cover plant adaptations to a changing climate and links between Project BudBurst data and other broadscale data sets. This course is offered in one … Continue reading Cool Opportunity: “Burst” Into Learning