Mississippi Geographic Alliance

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Travel Fellowships for Mississippi Educators

The Mississippi Geographic Alliance offers an international travel fellowship for Mississippi teachers. Students across Mississippi are looking to their teachers to help them understand the world, and yet Mississippi has the lowest number of passport holders and teacher salaries near the bottom in the country. Mississippi’s top geography educators often cite a travel experience as integral to igniting their passion to teach others about our world. MGA wants to bring this opportunity to Mississippi educators, and develop a cohort dedicated to improving global awareness in the state.

Pre-Approved Programs:

The Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to showing teachers the world and helping them share their experiences with students and colleagues when they return. Their trips are developed specifically for educators and support systems are in place to help educators bring their experiences back to the classroom. Other educator-focused travel programs will also be considered.

The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) is a non-profit organization, chartered in 1915 to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning. NCGE supports geography teaching at all levels—from kindergarten through university. Each year NCGE organizes educational tours to a variety of location for educators.

How to apply for an MGA Travel Fellowship, you must:

  • Be a member of MGA (membership is free)Travel Award winner Melanie Davis
  • Be an active educator in the state of Mississippi (PK-12, formal or non-formal settings)
  • Be willing to complete GEEO’s action plan and Google Tour or other requirements of your particular educator-focused travel program
  • Create a lesson plan or other classroom resource based on Mississippi standards
  • Share the resources you develop with colleagues in the state of Mississippi

 

 Applications opening date is to be announced at a later date