Thursday, September 11, 2014

Green Grant Opportunities!

Project Learning Tree is dedicated to empowering educators and educating youth about environmental issues. If your school is working on- or would like to start- a green project, like energy conservation or a school garden, you may be eligible for a grant!
 Check out Project Learning Tree!



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Changing Demographics in Schools

Majority Minority! The National Center for Education reports that "...minorities—Hispanics, Asians, African American, Native Americans, and multiracial individuals—will account for 50.3 percent of public school students" in 2014, reflecting our rich cultural landscape in the U.S. More information on the change in our schools can be found here!


Friday, August 29, 2014

Free Lesson Plans on Global Sustainability!

Hello, educators!
As part of Western Washington University, Facing the Future is an organization on a mission to equip educators with tools to encourage critical thinking and global awareness. Their site offers lesson plans and curricula for kindergarten through college learning, and webinars for teachers. See the lesson plans!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Geo-Educator of the Week

This week, National Geographic's Geo-Educator of the Week is Diane White Husic. Diane teaches kids about their consumption, getting them to think about their impact on the environment and sustainability. This year, she is looking forward to attending the 6th U.N. climate conference in Peru, and sharing climate lessons with students and teachers in Lima. Read more about Diane here.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Personality Atlas!

What would an atlas of the world's personalities look like? What about a stereotype atlas, or an introspection atlasCLICK HERE TO SEE!

For Parents- Next Generation Science Standards

Marking a significant shift in how science is learned and taught in schools, Next Generation Science Standards focuses on STEM subjects. Take a look at the "Parent Q&A" to see what the standards mean for your child.