From the 15th of September through the 15th of October, we at National Geographic Learning join the nation in celebrating Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month. During this time, we celebrate the rich culture of Hispanic and Latinx communities that’s seen through the lens of National Geographic Explorers, authors, teachers and learners…
In recent years, the emergence of classroom technology has revolutionized traditional K12 learning environments. From the way students learn to the way instructors teach, using technology is standard in every classroom in America. The accessibility of digital platforms provide a wealth of benefits for not only students but for teachers. The ability to have all classroom information at your fingertips, no matter where you are, is an essential part of a successful learning experience…
March is Women’s History Month (WHM), a month dedicated by the U.S. and several other countries around the world to celebrate women. In 2023, we celebrate the 36th anniversary of this occasion, with U.S. Congress having designated the entire month of March in 1987, extending it from a week-long celebration, coinciding with International Women’s Day.
America is experiencing a skills gap with employers struggling to find workers, especially in industries that include technical and trade positions. We’re also seeing learners demand more choice and flexibility in their paths from education to employment. They want to be sure the education they choose leads to a secure, well-paying job. Career and technical education (CTE) could be the answer.
As Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month comes to a close, let’s join in giving another thanks to our CTE teachers and administrators across the country! Their passion and commitment to empowering students in gaining career and life skills is truly energizing, especially at this shifting time in our educational history here in the U.S.
How many of us pondered in our early childhood years, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” When asked by a family member, we would enthusiastically shout: “A doctor! A nurse! A teacher! A firefighter! A police officer! A businessperson! A baseball player!” While these professions are honorable and aspirational at this early age, children have little awareness of the vast number of career fields and professional opportunities that exist.
Nearly three years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, K12 educators and students alike are still adjusting to the new normal. While school districts pivoted quickly to online and remote learning options in March of 2020, the effects of the disruption are still being seen in students’ preparedness as they move on to college and careers. And that’s something the new normal was never meant to represent, unprepared students. In order to help students get back on track, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) continues to offer Elementary and Secondary School Emergency relief (ESSER) funds. A recently released letter outlines how to use the stimulus funds to expand on college and career readiness strategies.