Nope! If you took the Phase 1 workshop at a conference, you are ready for Phase 2.
Nothing. Phase 2 is just about planning and completing activities in your classroom. However, you should begin compiling your materials for Phase 3 while you’re completing Phase 2.
Unfortunately not. National Geographic is unable to accept any photographs or videos showing student faces for the certification program—regardless of photo release forms.
The lesson plan template is a master copy so you will not be able to edit it directly. Click File>Make a Copy to create your personal copy.
Click here to see video requirements, video-specific FAQs, tips on telling a great story in Your video, and technology tips.
Yes. The Nat Geo Educator Certification Program seeks to connect and inspire like-minded educators. We require you to share your work to the community of educators because we believe it will benefit other teachers like yourself.
There are instructions for joining and posting to the community here.
There are detailed instructions here.
Whether you submit several weeks early or one day after a deadline, you will receive your certificate and confirmation within a month from the closest upcoming submission date. See upcoming submission dates here.
Yes! You can submit any time you like. The deadlines are just to help you pace yourself and to set our review schedule. Your work will be reviewed within a month of the nearest upcoming submission deadline. See upcoming submission dates here.
The Google+ Community is a great place to connect and discuss your projects. There are hundreds of teachers on there who have already completed or are currently completing their certification.