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Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship (GTF)

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico PreK-12
Educators for Professional Development in Geographic Literacy

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National Geographic Education and Lindblad Expeditions

Deadline Date:

01/03/19 11:59 PM


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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico PreK-12 educators for professional development in geographic literacy through field-based experiences abroad. Applicants must complete the first component of certification before the deadline. An annual competitive application process is used to select educators and host them on a life-changing expedition that will expand their teaching practice and influence their professional and community networks.

The goals of the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program are for teachers to:

- Improve geographic content knowledge of different regions of the world via firsthand experience and naturalist lectures on relevant topics such as geology, climatology, glaciology, indigenous cultures, and historical exploration.
- Integrate geography and content knowledge of different regions of the world into classroom instruction.
- Develop an understanding of the function and interaction among natural systems—and interactions between human and natural systems—in the regions visited.
- Develop the ability to reason about the ways that people and places in different regions are connected to each other across time and space.
- Develop an understanding of systematic decision-making in real-world contexts as it relates to issues in different regions.

Fellows are expected to be active and engaged members of the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program over the course of the expedition year and the year following. This includes participating in a required in-person (all travel expenses paid) workshop in Washington, D.C. before the expedition (April 3-7, 2019) as well as periodic virtual meetups and participating as an active member of the Google+ GTF community. Fellows are also expected to serve as ambassadors of the GTF Program in all professional settings.

In addition, throughout the course of the program year, Fellows are required to submit a number of professional development deliverables to NG Education. Deliverables 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; Fellows will receive detailed information about all required deliverables after their selection into the program is confirmed. All required deliverables are intended to help educators incorporate their field-based experience into their teaching practice and share it with their professional and community networks.

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GrantWatch ID#: 166351

Term of Contract:

Fellows are expected to be active and engaged members of the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program over the course of the expedition year and the year following.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for current pre-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, Puerto Rico, or a Department of Defense Activity school. 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.

2019 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program applicants are required to be National Geographic Certified Educators. Enrollment in the Fall 2018 certification course is currently open.

Pre-Application Information:

Online Application Deadline: January 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern.

The annual call for applications begins each Fall. Educators have approximately four months to complete an application and submit it online. See the sample application for detailed information about the 2019 application. A panel will review each application in January and accepted applicants will be contacted by a program staff member by the end of February; all other applicants will receive an email notifying them of the status of their application. Expedition departures are scheduled from April 2019 through early January 2020.

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National Geographic
1145 17th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-4688

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Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon