Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

LARC Master Teacher Named 2015 National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

March 25th, 2015

One of LARC‘€™s master teachers, Nicole Means, of West Feliciana High School in St. Francisville, LA, was named a 2015 National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow (GTF). The GTF program is a professional development opportunity designed for current K-12 teachers to provide a legacy of excellence in geographic education. Educators are recognized for their commitment to geographic education and provided with opportunities to bring new awareness to their classrooms. During the 2015 program educators will travel on National Geographic sponsored trips around the world. Nicole will travel to the Galapagos Islands and plans to focus her experiences on the geography, environment, and indigenous rights of the Galapagos. Fellows will share their passions with fellow travelers and develop curricula while on their trip.

Nicole, a LARC Master Teacher, is involved in many LARC programs. Most recently, she participated in the 2015 Maya Teacher workshop. She is the author of several curricula available on LARC‘€™s home page. These include parts of the Ecuador‘€™s Oil Legacy: Media Skills, Justice, and Preservation, Geography and Identity in the Brazilian Amazon, and Plátanos: Learning about Bananas. She is currently working on a curriculum to integrate Américas Book Award winners into the social studies classroom.

General Latin America + People
William E. Bertrand
Wisner Professor of Public Health - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences