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Photograph courtesy Lindblad Expeditions
Photograph courtesy Lindblad Expeditions
The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow program is a professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between National Geographic Education and Lindblad Expeditions. The program is named in honor of Gilbert M. Grosvenor (pronounced GROHV-nur), Chairman Emeritus National Geographic Society and Education Foundation Board. This opportunity is designed to give current K-12 classroom teachers and informal educators from the 50 U.S. states, Canada, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico the opportunity to extend Grosvenor’s legacy of excellence in geographic education. Through the program, exemplary educators are recognized for their commitment to geographic education and are given the opportunity to be actively engaged in finding new ways to bring geographic awareness to their classrooms or informal learning environments through a field-based experience.
How did the program get its name?
What are the program goals?
Who is eligible to apply?
The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow program is a professional development opportunity for current K-12 classroom teachers and informal educators from the 50 U.S. States, Canada, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Applicants must currently be teaching in the 50 U.S. States, Canada, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico. Applicants must have a proven dedication to geographic education in their teaching field and show promise of continued active engagement in the future. They must have plans to return to a classroom or teaching environment following their assigned expedition and demonstrate the ability to incorporate what they learn into their teaching. Past Grosvenor Teacher Fellows are ineligible to apply again.
What are the program requirements?
In addition, throughout the course of the program year, Fellows are required to submit a number of professional development deliverables to NG Education. Fellows will receive detailed information about all required deliverables after their selection is confirmed, but they include goal setting, outreach and classroom action plans, media and data collection, a digital log, reflection, blog post, activity outline, outreach presentation(s), and outreach documentation. All required deliverables are intended to help educators reflect their field-based experience in their teaching practice and share it with their professional and community networks.
Where does the program go?
In 2015, expeditions go to:
What costs are associated with the program?
The following costs are excluded from the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow program, and are the Fellow's responsibility:
What is life on board like?
How does the application process work?
The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow program is a professional development opportunity made possible by a collaboration between National Geographic Education and Lindblad Expeditions.
About National Geographic Education
Since its founding in 1888 "for the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge," the National Geographic Society has worked to educate audiences about our planet. National Geographic Education creates educational programs and resources for schools, out-of-school settings, and the home. National Geographic Education’s work focuses on geo-literacy—an essential skill for decision-making in 21st century personal, professional, and civic life. It is the ability to make decisions based on an understanding of how the world works and how people and places are connected. It requires an understanding of how Earth’s interconnected human and environmental systems function, how to reason geographically, and how to make systematic decisions. For more information, visit natgeoed.org/about and natgeoed.org/geo-literacy.
About Lindblad Expeditions
Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic have joined in a mission-driven alliance to inspire people to explore and care about the planet. As pioneers of global exploration, the organizations work in tandem to produce innovative marine expedition programs and to promote conservation and sustainable tourism around the world. The partnership’s educationally-oriented voyages allow guests to interact with leading scientists, naturalists, and researchers while discovering stunning natural environments, above and below the sea, through state-of-the-art exploration tools. A joint philanthropic fund that supports science, conservation, education, and community development enables better understanding of the world’s remaining special places and fosters the dissemination of geographic knowledge around the globe. For more information visit expeditions.com.