Our purpose is the promotion and enhancement of geographic knowledge in the schools and among the general populace of Illinois. To achieve this purpose, the Alliance maintains a strong grassroots organization of geographic educators from schools and universities, participates in educational reform at the district, state, and national levels. We engage in an active program of preservice and inservice teacher education, develop curriculum materials based on the National Geography Standards, and foster public awareness of the importance of geography in our society.
Coordinated by the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant in collaboration with the Illinois Geographic Alliance
2014 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program Call for Applications!
The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program (GTF) is a professional development program made possible by a partnership between National Geographic Education and Lindblad Expeditions. This opportunity is designed to give current K-12 educators a field-based opportunity by traveling on an all-expense-paid National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions voyage. Educators recognized for their commitment to geographic education are given the opportunity to find new ways to bring geographic awareness into their classrooms. Learn more about the GTF program and the voyages, and apply today!
For the online application and more information about the 2014 program, see www.natgeoed.org/gtf. The application deadline is January 5, 2014.