Fifteen Northern New Mexico teachers celebrate completing Phase 1 of the National Geographic Educator Certification training during a workshop sponsored by the Bradbury Science Museum Association. Courtesy/BSMA
The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) recently sponsored the National Geographic Educator Certification training for 15 Northern New Mexico teachers.
Alisha Lindsey, a National Geographic Educator and Grosvenor Teacher Fellow lead the training session at Los Alamos Middle School. Lindsey is a middle school teacher in Denver, Colo.
During the training, educators were introduced to National Geographic’s Learning Framework, which is a set of attitudes, skills and knowledge areas that embody the attributes of an explorer. An “explorer” is defined as one who seeks solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
Teachers reflected on their teaching missions and collaborated to build upon one another’s best project ideas using the National Geographic Learning Framework.
This session counted 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.
Upon completion of Phase 3 Training, teachers earn a certificate and become a National Geographic Certified Educator. National Geographic Certified Educators also receive special access to National Geographic education resources and have access to an online community of like-minded educators.
About the BSMA:
The BSMA is the 501(c)3 non-profit partner to the Bradbury Science Museum with the mission of promoting STEM education opportunities for people of all ages; and providing teacher workshops is one example of the BSMA’s STEM education outreach efforts. To learn more about the BSMA, visit www.bradburyassociation.org.