Product Development Manager
National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning
joseph.baron [AT] cengage [DOT] com
National Geographic Learning (NGL), is part of Cengage Learning, Inc. and affiliated with the National Geographic Society. It publishes educational products for English language arts and STEM for grades pre-K through 12. Its mission is to inspire students to learn and acquire the skills they need to be successful in their careers or educational experiences, to achieve personal success and be better citizens of the 21st century, and to become lifelong caretakers of the planet.
National Geographic Learning’s materials are designed a highly interactive storytelling approach which is a great way to invoke these connections. They bring to life excitement and joy of learning that National Geographic explorers, scientists, writers and photographers experience. They share real stories from National Geographic that increase learners’ knowledge of the world and everything in it. They illustrate these materials with stunning National Geographic photography, video, and illustrations that bring the world to the classroom and the classroom to life.
NGL’s STEM curriculum for grades K-6 is called Exploring Science and is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. In partnership with the ISS National Lab, NGL has recently expanded this curriculum with the addition of engineering design challenges and new digital content. The new ISS-related content is not limited to space science. The research in the ISS National Lab touches on all fields of science and engineering, from microbiology to materials science to medical technologies, so it has relevance throughout the STEM curriculum.
Cengage Learning, Inc. operates as an educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional, and library markets worldwide. The company was incorporated in 1994 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts with an additional office in San Francisco, California. It focuses on providing content, personalized services, and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience. It serves instructors, institutions, students, educators, librarians, and employees.