The National Geographic
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• It is one of the largest non-profit
scientific and educational
institutions in the world.
• National Geographic Explorer...
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social enterprise focused on the areas of
environmental and ...
The National Geographic Explorer
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• A unique and holistic program designed to
– Inculcate and advocate positi...
How does NGX achieve the aims of
the MOE Primary Science Syllabus?
• Stimulate curiosity through inquiry-based learning
– ...
Aligning NGX with Science Themes
Themes Essential Takeaways How it is shown in NGX?
Diversity • Great Variety of living an...
Aligning NGX with Science Themes
Themes Essential Takeaways How it is shown in NGX?
Interactions • Interactions among man,...
How does NGX teaches
scientific Skills & Processes?
• Science themes clearly stated at
the start of every article with key...
How does NGX teach Attitudes
& Ethics?
• Attitudes and Ethics
– Inquiry questions prompted at the start of every article t...
Usage of NGX for White Space
• NGX fits perfectly into the white space prescribed
in the curriculum:
– Utilizing more enga...
7 Age-Appropriate Reading Levels
Recommended Reading Levels:
• Young Explorer Scout: Pre-School
• Young Explorer Voyager: ...
Non-fiction Literacy with NGX
• Age-appropriate, Lexile graded
• Authentic Reading Experience
• Proven Comprehension Strat...
Interactive Learning with
Virtual Lessons HD
• Incorporate Visual and Audio
Elements
– Sentences are highlighted for bette...
Interactive Learning with
Magazine Maker II
• Amazing tool for teachers to
engage students in creative
writing projects.
•...
Empowering Teaching Tools
with Digital Assessments
• VLHD Quiz
– 3-5 MCQ questions
– Immediate testing of knowledge
retent...
Empowering Teaching Tools
with iPad App & IWB Flipcharts
• A powerful tool for teachers to
engage students with the same
c...
NGX Teaching Resources
 Detailed Teacher's Guides
(Complete and ready lesson
plans, available at your fingertips
2 weeks ...
Student Engagement with
NGX Quizzes
• Connections with National Geographic
Explorer through authentic stories
• Win attrac...
A Holistic Programme
– Confident People – empower students with vast amount of
knowledge through real-life discoveries and...
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National Geographic Explorer 2015/2016 for Science

This presentation showcases how the National Geographic Explorer Program aligns with the Singapore's EL curriculum. The National Geographic Explorer Program is a unique and holistic program designed to inculcate and advocate positive attitudes and ethics through real-life adventures of Explorers (non-fiction literacy). Furthermore, it provides opportunity for students to acquire and challenge their inquiry and critical thinking skills progressively. In addition, it empowers teachers with 21st Century tools to employ interactive teaching and learning (white space), aligned with the desired MOE curriculum.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - National Geographic Explorer 2015/2016 for Science

  • 1. The National Geographic Explorer Programme Powered by
  • 2. • It is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. • National Geographic Explorer is a MISSION project of the National Geographic Society. National Geographic strongly believes in the important role education plays in society and we are committed to invest in basic education. Thus, Explorer is subsidized and this is reflected in the inexpensive price. National Geographic’s Mission is to increase global understanding and promote conservation of our planet through exploration, research, and education. Credit: Dr. Jane Goodall, National Geographic Society About NatGeo
  • 3. About Us • World Edu-League is a full-fledged and independent social enterprise focused on the areas of environmental and societal awareness, • with a mission to further the agenda of the ‘Green’ movements in Singapore and other countries in the Asia Pacific region. • At our core, we aim to educate each successive generation of students through exciting National Geographic content and experiential platforms that seek the participation of students, schools and families in the counties we operate in. • Exclusive marketing and distribution agent for National Geographic Magazines in Singapore & Malaysia.
  • 4. The National Geographic Explorer Program (NGX) • A unique and holistic program designed to – Inculcate and advocate positive attitudes and ethics through understanding the roles played by Science in daily life, society and the environment. – Provide opportunity for students to acquire and challenge their inquiry and critical thinking skills progressively; – Empower teachers with 21st Century tools to employ interactive teaching & learning (white space), aligned with the desired MOE curriculum Explorer & Singapore Curriculum
  • 5. How does NGX achieve the aims of the MOE Primary Science Syllabus? • Stimulate curiosity through inquiry-based learning – Student as inquirer, Teacher as leader of inquiry • Provide students with basic scientific terms and concepts to help them understand themselves and the world around them • Provide students with opportunities to develop skills, habits of mind and attitudes necessary for scientific inquiry. • Help students appreciate how science influences people and the environment
  • 6. Aligning NGX with Science Themes Themes Essential Takeaways How it is shown in NGX? Diversity • Great Variety of living and non-living things around us • Man can classify them based on similarities and differences to better understand them • Maintaining biodiversity around us ensures their continual survival • Extreme March Page 5 & 9 (adaptations for survival, variation of traits) • Adventurer March Page 6 & 7 (Food web) • Teacher can lead the inquiry process by asking students why is it important to maintain diversity Cycles • Repeated patterns of change around us • Observing cycles helps us to make predictions and understand things around us • Trailblazer, Pathfinder and Adventurer March – Water Cycle Systems • System is made of different parts. Each part has its own unique function. • Different parts/ systems interact to perform function (s). • Extreme May Article 2 (Earth & Solar System)
  • 7. Aligning NGX with Science Themes Themes Essential Takeaways How it is shown in NGX? Interactions • Interactions among man, living and non- living things in the environment • Man can interact with environment to make positive/negative impacts • Plays an important role in conservation to ensure continuity of life and availability of resources. • Pathfinder March Article 1 (social interaction, how wolves hunt in a pack) • Trailblazer May Article 3- interaction of plants, organisms and animals, and how action of humans caused the biodiversity to be endangered/ becoming extinct. Energy • Energy is required to enable things to work or move • Different forms of energy and they can be converted from one form to another • Some sources of energy can be depleted and man plays an important role in energy conservation • April Trailblazer, Adventurer- Article 1 (Light and Chemical Energy)
  • 8. How does NGX teaches scientific Skills & Processes? • Science themes clearly stated at the start of every article with key inquiry questions • NGX provides opportunities for students to acquire skills such as: – Formulating Hypothesis – Predicting – Observing – Experimentation – Evaluation – Comparing
  • 9. How does NGX teach Attitudes & Ethics? • Attitudes and Ethics – Inquiry questions prompted at the start of every article to stimulate curiosity and desire to explore further and ask questions – Problem-based activities provide opportunities for students to suggest creative and relevant ways to solve problems. – Stories of scientists showing perseverance, using their failure to their benefit, ending in success. (E.g Critter Cam technology) – Authentic stories from Nat Geo Scientists and researchers, presented objectively to create awareness of the environment, thus developing responsible and reflective citizens.
  • 10. Usage of NGX for White Space • NGX fits perfectly into the white space prescribed in the curriculum: – Utilizing more engaging teaching/learning approaches • Flipped classroom, project based learning, etc… • Experiential Education • Interactive learning technologies – Customized school-based programmes • NGX Quiz • Green Carpet Awards Adventure Trails & Awards
  • 11. 7 Age-Appropriate Reading Levels Recommended Reading Levels: • Young Explorer Scout: Pre-School • Young Explorer Voyager: P1 • Explorer Pioneer: P2 • Explorer Trailblazer: P3 • Explorer Pathfinder: P4 • Explorer Adventurer: P5 • Science Explorer: P6- Lower Sec
  • 12. Non-fiction Literacy with NGX • Age-appropriate, Lexile graded • Authentic Reading Experience • Proven Comprehension Strategies • Chunking of Text • Liberal Use of Sub-headings • In-article WordWise (Glossary) • Build Visual Literacy – Info Graphics – Photos and Captions • Research proves, “non-fiction reading promotes student success”.
  • 13. Interactive Learning with Virtual Lessons HD • Incorporate Visual and Audio Elements – Sentences are highlighted for better comprehension, and read-along build better pronunciation and fluency. – Engage students of the 21st Century • Home Connections for Self-Directed Learning – Allows students to control pace of learning – Save curriculum time *Available to all subscribing students with a marginal setup cost.
  • 14. Interactive Learning with Magazine Maker II • Amazing tool for teachers to engage students in creative writing projects. • NatGeo stock photos available for royalty free use • Upload own pictures • Spell check (Available in both US and UK versions) • Publish with ease via PDF format. • Available FOC to all subscribers.
  • 15. Empowering Teaching Tools with Digital Assessments • VLHD Quiz – 3-5 MCQ questions – Immediate testing of knowledge retention after reading through article once • Digital Assessments on NGEXPLORER.NET – Complete exam format assessment sheet that can be digitally completed – reduces workload for teachers as most questions are automatically graded. * Available to all subscribing students with a marginal setup cost.
  • 16. Empowering Teaching Tools with iPad App & IWB Flipcharts • A powerful tool for teachers to engage students with the same content as the magazine, but formatted for the interactive tablet with animations, interactive activities and amazing videos built into the article. • Also comes with interactive IWB exercises which can engage the whole class in interactive learning. • Available to teachers only (FOC with school subscriptions)
  • 17. NGX Teaching Resources  Detailed Teacher's Guides (Complete and ready lesson plans, available at your fingertips 2 weeks prior to the magazines)  Downloadable worksheets for Science and English along with the respective answer-keys  Large Classroom posters  Available to teachers only (FOC with school subscriptions)
  • 18. Student Engagement with NGX Quizzes • Connections with National Geographic Explorer through authentic stories • Win attractive prizes every publication month. • Compete with schools across the island. • Prizes to be given out during morning assemblies. • Available to all subscribing schools.
  • 19. A Holistic Programme – Confident People – empower students with vast amount of knowledge through real-life discoveries and research. – Self-Directed Learners – allow students to take ownership in learning at their own pace comfortably – Concerned Citizens – Develop environmentally aware students and global citizens. Values in action show students how they can contribute. – Creative and Critcial thinkers- Stimulates curiosity in spurs students’ interest in creative writing and thinking skills.
  • 20. Contact Us World Edu-League Pte Ltd 76 Playfair Road, #03-03 LHK2 Building, Lobby2 Singapore 367996 T: +65 6513 8878 F: +65 6491 5816 singapore@teachngx.com