Did you know that the United States government has an information site to help you achieve some of the most common resolutions? I’ll bet most people can guess the resolutions that made the list: losing weight, managing stress, saving money and getting a better education, among others.
Did your resolution focus on education, either for your students or yourself? If so, congrats! You’re already making moves toward success by reading our blog. Here are some other fun ways to achieve your 2014 goal:
Follow us on social media for the latest and greatest education updates. This is the best way to find out about cool new resources and opportunities, like events and fellowships.
Attend a conference to connect with other educators on a local or national scale. Here’s a nifty calendar showing 2014′s educational conferences—try filtering the search results so that they’re local to your area.
Have the students in your life try their hand at filmmaking! The first ever White House Student Film Festival is a video contest created just for K-12 students. Student films should focus on the role that technology currently plays in their classroom and/or the role that technology will play in the future of education. The finalists’ short films will be screened at the White House, and may be featured on the White House website, YouTube channel and social media pages. Deadline: January 29, 2014.
Connect with other passionate educators, like yourself. The 2014 Award for Excellence in Teaching from Teaching Tolerance recognizes educators who reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and support equitable schools. Five awardees will receive a $2,500 cash award and travel to Montgomery, Alabama, for an intensive collaborative workshop and award celebration summer 2014. Deadline: January 12, 2014.
If you have an education themed resolution, we want to hear it! Leave us a note about in the comments below. National Geographic Education wishes you and yours a learning-filled 2014!
Written by Samantha Zuhlke, National Geographic Education