National Geographic Resources & Tools,
Dear Friends, I read a quote this week from National Geographic Explorer Ellie De Castro that resonated with me, eloquent in its brevity. She said: “Exploration begins at home, not far away.” In a changing world, filled with unforeseen challenges, this sentiment felt close to home in many ways. In my role at the National Geographic Society, I have the great honor of seeing exploration come to life through our educator-pioneers—remarkable individuals who are innovating new ways of teaching so their students can continue learning. Collectively, they are #TeacherStrong. As the back-to-school season gets underway, educators are once again exploring new territory: preparing to teach remotely full-time, in the classroom full-time, or some hybrid of the two models. We listened to hundreds of teachers and to help ease the transition, our team set to work. Our goal is to equip educators with the resources, tools, and support they need to engage and inspire their learners no matter where they are teaching this fall:
Curricular Collections: we offer educators free remote-learning resources and activities, including low- and no-tech tools for K-12 students.
Please join our efforts and help us share these resources with other educators and partners in your networks! Here is a one-page summary of our resources and supports. Thank you for joining forces with us. At the National Geographic Society, I believe it’s where education meets exploration that we can make the most profound difference for teachers and their students, no matter where they are learning. In partnership and solidarity, Dr. Vicki Phillips Executive Vice President and Chief Education Officer National Geographic Society