National Geographic Educator Certification
National Geographic Educator Certification is a professional development program for Pre-K-12 educators with a desire to teach students about the world and how it works in innovative ways.
I was certified as a Nat Geo Educator in June of 2017 and became a trainer soon after. I highly encourage any educators to pursue this avenue of free professional development. Not only is it now a requirement for Grosvenor Teacher Fellow applicants, the program connects you to a growing community and ideas for promoting geographic literacy in your classroom.
There are three phases to becoming certified: the workshop, two activities, and a capstone project. The workshop can be completed online or in person. I was trained in person, but found it useful to watch the online version several times while completing the activities and capstone project.
This program has been such a great experience that I need to share it with others. I’d be happy to answer any questions about the program and workshop opportunities.