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.
Exciting news: National Geographic is now accepting applications for the 2015 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program! Please feel free to spread the word to your network about this opportunity. The application deadline is January 4.
Here's a short overview of the program:
More details about the program and FAQs can be found on the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow FAQ's website.
Is your school registered for the National Geographic Bee? Don't miss the chance to challenge your students in grades 4-8 to learn about their world. The registration fee of $100 per school includes questions that have been researched by National Geographic, a certificate, a medal, and study resources. Schools paying by check must submit their payment by December 15, 2014 to ensure check processing. Register online and download materials today! Click here to enroll your school.
Announcing the launch of the NatGeoEd Preservice page. Thanks to the hard work led by Emily Schell, the website now has a collection of resources for preservice educators and their professors.
The international crowd-sourced mapping kindness project and competition is underway. Please consider having your students and teachers mark acts of kindness on our mapping platform at http://peoplelovingpeople.org. It only takes about 15 seconds to add to the map. We have almost reached 2,000 acts of kindness.
Join the movement - it's quick, easy, and educational. If you have questions, please contact:
Coordinator, Georgia Geographic Alliance