ONLINE COURSES FOR EDUCATORS
YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
To align our future Education work more closely with our new NG Next strategy, we are making changes to the online learning course offerings that are currently available. As part of this effort, National Geographic’s Paced, Self-Paced, and Adobe Storytelling for Impact Online Learning Courses will be retired on the NovoEd platform as of December 31, 2023.
Current paced courses will continue uninterrupted and end on December 31, 2023 as planned. Enrollment is also still available for a limited time for the following courses below: self-paced short courses, Storytelling for Impact courses, and the Citizen Science course.
START YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY
New to National Geographic’s professional learning offerings for educators? We recommend you begin with our mini-courses on the Explorer Mindset and Geographic Thinking Skills. Both are free, self-paced, and take approximately two hours to complete. The courses will introduce you to the guiding questions such as:
- How do National Geographic Explorers see the world? Why is this relevant to your learners?
- How can thinking like a geographer give learners a more complete understanding of the world and how it works?
Note: Final registration for these courses will be 12/15/2023, providing users the full two weeks required by these courses to complete them. Courses end on 12/31/2023.
Photograph by Mark Thiessen
Learn how to foster the mindset of an Explorer in your students, explore innovative strategies and resources to transform your teaching, and join a supportive community of educators.
Estimated time: 50 minutes, self-paced, available on-demand
Photograph by Mark Thiessen
Where is it? Why is it there? Empower your learners to make sense of our interconnected world by integrating geographic thinking skills and resources into your instruction, and join a supportive community of educators.
Estimated time: 90 minutes, self-paced, available on-demand
TAKE YOUR TEACHING PRACTICE FURTHER
Take a deeper dive into innovative instructional strategies with a community of like-minded educators. Explore our current suite of offerings below, ranging from National Geographic’s project-based learning (PBL) strategy, the Geo-Inquiry Process; incorporating storytelling as a strategy in ways that inspire change; and other opportunities that let you personalize how you want to transform your teaching. Courses are all free and include a variety of asynchronous self-paced and paced courses to match your schedule and learning preferences.
Photograph by Anne Haywood
Integrate global citizen science into your educational work. Created in collaboration with California State University, Bakersfield.
Disponible en Español
Estimated time: 5 hours, self-paced, available on demand
Note: We are happy to offer this course for the remainder of the school year. It will be available for enrollment through June 2024.
STORYTELLING FOR IMPACT COURSES
Storytelling is a powerful instructional tool. Incorporate storytelling into your teaching, guiding your students to create and communicate powerful stories that inspire action. Learn from world-class National Geographic photographers, videographers, podcasters, and visual storytellers. The courses in the Storytelling for Impact series, developed in partnership with Adobe, are self-paced and on-demand.
Note: Final registration for these courses will be 11/23/2023, providing users the full six weeks required by these courses to complete them. Courses end on 12/31/2023.
Main PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL NICHOLS