As a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, I completed the National Geographic Educator Certification, “a free professional development program that recognizes pre-K through 12 formal and informal educators committed to inspiring the next generation of explorers, conservationists, and changemakers.” Through the program, I had opportunities to reflect on my own practice and connect with and learn from educators across the nation. Learn more about National Geographic Educator Certification (now a prerequisite for applying to the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow program) here! View my capstone project video, and click on the links below to see lesson plans and accompanying materials that I developed as part of my transformative Educator Certification experience.
- Bringing Student-Explorers to Antarctica Lesson Plan (K-12) – Using photos and Google Earth photospheres, students will virtually “visit” the continent of Antarctica and will engage in inquiry about this unique place.
- Tourists on the White Continent Lesson Plan (7-12) – Students will consider the implications of the growing tourist industry on the continent of Antarctica through analysis of primary source documents and popular media articles.