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jennday Posted by jennday in Get Involved With NatGeo! on Jan 9, 2013 9:56:34 AM

Hello, 2013!


Welcome to our first post of the new year! Each week we'll update this group with new and exciting opportunities to get involved with National Geographic Education. We'll share everything here, from professional development opportunities to ways you can get your classroom and students involved with National Geographic Education directly.


This week, we thought we'd start with all the ways that you can keep in touch with and keep tabs on the Education department! Moving forward, we'll keep you updated with the latest, timely information and opportunities!


We hope you enjoy the group. Make sure you take a moment to fill out our poll on the group's homepage and let us know what kinds of opportunities you want to hear about the most!


To kick this group off, here are some evergreen opportunities that you may not be aware of:


  • NG Education offers a free, monthly e-newsletter for educators! We work hard to provide you with the newest content and timely lesson plans, activities, articles and more. To sign up, go to this link. Look for the "Geographic Genius" category. Check "Education Compass: Educator." Note that there is also a free version for families!


  • Speak Up for Geography—Support the Teaching Geography Is Fundamental (TGIF) Act by sending a letter to Congress. This federal legislation aims to support geographic literacy among students and improve the teaching of geography at the K-12 level. Almost 14,000 letters have been sent so far!


  • Get daily updates on exciting new content and interesting information from the National Geographic Education Facebook page.


  • Follow us on Twitter and get more daily updates, interesting facts and fun information!