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Geographic Perspectives with Educator Ali Pressel

This post was written by Dr. Vicki Phillips As students are challenged with 21st-century issues, geography is a skill, insight, and vision that allows learners to better understand the interconnected world. Given the complex social, environmental, and political challenges today’s learners will inherit, it is essential that we leverage the power of geography to teach them to measure the impact of our actions.  That’s why … Continue reading Geographic Perspectives with Educator Ali Pressel

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A special message from our Chief Education Officer about the 2020-2021 GeoBee

This post was written by Vicki Phillips, Chief Education Officer, National Geographic Society Dear GeoBee Community and Friends, The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world we live in. And it’s changed education. We are experiencing a tremendous amount of disruption. Closed schools. Cancelled events. Remote learning. Hybrid learning. Around the country, school districts at every level are grappling with how to safely carry out their … Continue reading A special message from our Chief Education Officer about the 2020-2021 GeoBee

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Meet Jen Chavez-Miller: 2020 National Geographic Gilbert M. Grosvenor Educator of the Year

This post was written by Vicki Phillips, Chief Education Officer, National Geographic Society. If there is one thing we can’t say enough to educators, it is “Thank you.” The National Geographic Gilbert M. Grosvenor Educator of the Year award is an opportunity to do just that—to show our profound appreciation for an individual who’s demonstrated exceptional achievement in education. I’m honored to share that this … Continue reading Meet Jen Chavez-Miller: 2020 National Geographic Gilbert M. Grosvenor Educator of the Year

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Black Lives Matter: A Message From Our Chief Education Officer

Dear Education Family,  Black lives matter.  We have witnessed ongoing injustice, violence, and deeply ingrained racism with the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and many others — the gravity and weight of which are heartbreaking. Racism, violence, and hate have no place in our world. At the National Geographic Society, we stand in support of human dignity, equity, and justice. … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: A Message From Our Chief Education Officer

Meet Vicki Phillips

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