The National Geographic Society (NGS) is offering education-focused grants to individual educators to support projects that teach students about the world and the way it works, empowering them to make it a better place. NGS is looking for projects that identify what works in education in the organization’s three focal areas: The Human Journey, Wildlife and Wild Places, Our Changing Planet. The projects can be new or existing initiatives with potential for replication or adaptation to other areas and audiences. NGS also supports projects that demonstrate how to improve teaching—new ideas for instructional strategies at any level, with any audience, and in any location. Additionally, NGS supports projects that measure what works in teaching and learning by conducting research and evaluating how learning takes place. This focus dovetails with National Geographic’s Learning Framework—the set of attitudes, skills, and knowledge that embody the explorer mindset. Interested applicants will find this grant opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
Deadlines: Quarterly; applications due by July 1, 2017, for late November 2017 decision
Now in its fourteenth year, Sino-American Bridge for Education and Health (SABEH), welcomes experienced teachers of all subjects and grade levels to apply for a four- to six-week trip to China in July 2018.
For the first time, in 2018 the events of the winter Olympic Games will be broadcast and streamed live in all time zones by NBCOlympics.com. The videos will also be available on the NBC Sports app for Android and iOS phones.
Empatico helps teachers in different countries connect their classrooms and encourage an appreciation of different perspectives. Free for users, this new platform features standards-aligned lessons suitable for children aged 8–10.