Educators from multiple schools recently earned their National Geographic Educator Certification, helping them teach from a global perspective.
Newly certified staff include Gilbert High’s Jennifer Rosinski; Lake Murray Elementary’s Blair B. Wells; Pelion Elementary’s Lauren W. McElveen; Red Bank Elementary’s Britani A. Magargle; River Bluff High’s Garrison Hilton, Amy P. Price and Chris J. Winkler; White Knoll Elementary’s Ryan Kingsland; and White Knoll High’s Courtney Bass, Deidre Pukl and Alison Westmoreland.
National Geographic offers the professional development free of charge to educators committed to inspiring the next generation of explorers, conservationists and change-makers. The program builds their skills in generating interdisciplinary classroom activities centered around real-world problems on local, regional and global scales.
Participants complete an in-person or online workshop, develop and implement two activities that apply the skills gained in Phase 1, and finish with a capstone project that tells the story of student learning, demonstrates professional growth and inspires other educators.
After completing the certification process, educators can better empower students to make informed decisions and solve meaningful challenges in their communities.