National Geographic Education has delivered teacher professional development programs for over 25 years to prepare leaders in education and in support of our dual missions to inspire people to care about the planet and to prepare teachers to inspire their students.
Now, we are growing our presence in online learning opportunities for educators, mentors and coaches, departments heads, and anyone, anywhere. Online courses, such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), allow us to reach more educators and allow educators to take advantage of the flexible timing offered by these platforms, often used as a component of a program that includes face-to-face interactions as well.
Check online course offerings here.
As we look ahead, we are conducting research and development on innovative strategies for influencing pre-service teacher education and for implementing professional development for teachers at a large scale. This multiplying effect is possible by establishing online collaborative, shared spaces for teachers to increase content knowledge and knowledge of instructional approaches, as well as interact with others and learn from a community.
Our goal is to develop learning experiences that build geo-literacy. National Geographic Education's teaching resources span geography, science, and social studies. The activities and lessons aim to build learners' understanding of interconnections among Earth’s systems at local to global scales, as well as relationships to humankind’s past, present, and future.
Learn more about this project-based, citizen science educational initiative!
Learn about community geography and discover opportunities to get involved.