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 Aligning your Curriculum to Community Problem Solving: A VINS and National Geographic Teacher PD Workshop


August 4 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Are you looking for new ways for your students to engage in authentic, real-world science projects?  Would you like your students to become more connected and help to solve real-world problems in their community?  Come join us for a day to dig deep into National Geographic Learning Framework and discover how your students can solve problems in their community, all aligned to the NGSS!  

Teachers will be introduced to the National Geographic Learning Framework, explore what it means to become a Nat Geo Certified Educator and dive into the Nat Geo Geo-Inquiry Process.  This experience will provide teachers with a user-friendly process and take-aways that they can implement immediately in their classrooms.  

The course will also include:

  • A hands-on approach wearing both “teacher” and “student” hats as you explore the Geo-Inquiry Process
  • Access and practice with National Geographic resources and how to use them for a project
  • Citizen Science opportunities that can be taken back to their classrooms and support their students’ projects
  • Time to brainstorm project ideas and how to align them to their current curriculum and state standards

Participating teachers will also be provided an opportunity for themselves and their students to attend the VINS National Geographic Science Symposium event in May 2021 at the VINS Nature Center to share their projects and action plans their students developed throughout the academic year.

  • For Grade 4-8 Teachers
  • Space is limited to 20 teachers
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Participating teachers will receive a stipend*
    *Stipends will be provided after submitting their project and action plans (using the provided template) to the workshop facilitator.  Stipend amounts may vary due to the number of participants enrolled in the course.

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For more information contact us at 802.359.5000 or education@vinsweb.org.