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National Geographic free Professional Development Workshops

September 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

| Free

Join National Geographic at the Montana State Library Fall workshops on Monday, September 17 from 8:30 am – 11:30 am for two free workshops as described below. This is open to all educators and librarians and there is no cost.

1) NGS Certification Workshop
In this interactive session, educators will discuss how they teach with a global and geographic perspective, reflecting on their teaching missions and collaborating to build upon one another’s best project ideas. They’ll also be introduced to National Geographic’s Learning Framework, which is a set of attitudes, skills, and knowledge areas that embody the attributes of an explorer —one who seeks solutions to our world’s most pressing problems. This session counts as Phase 1 of the free professional learning program known as the National Geographic Educator Certification Program. As educators go on to complete Phases 2 and 3, they will have the opportunity to try out new lessons and activities that challenge students to solve real-world problems. National Geographic Certified Educators also receive special access to National Geographic education resources and an online community of like-minded peers.

More Info: www.nationalgeographic.org/education/programs/educator-certification/
Session Duration: 90 minutes

2) NGS Geo-Inquiry Process
Geo-Inquiry is an exciting new integrated project-based, critical thinking skills in action process that connects real-world challenges in our world and National Geographic explorers to the classroom. Educators will walk away with the GIS, citizen science, storytelling, and visualization tools necessary to immediately implement the process in their own classroom in order to further a student’s understanding of our planet and empower them to generate solutions for the future. This highly interactive session will engage participants in a variety of paired, small group, and whole group activities. Participants will be invited to use their own instructional settings, curricular goals, and student needs as baselines for discussions and activities. Participants will learn how to integrate the geo-inquiry process, the work of real-world explorers in the field and citizen science into their classroom. Participants will receive a copy of National Geographic’s Geo-Inquiry Process handbook and gain access to the online resources.

Session Duration: 90 minutes
More Info: www.nationalgeographic.org/education/programs/geo-inquiry/

Chris Hines, Regional Director, Educator Network
National Geographic Society


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