WorldStrides Educator Resources

Hey Teachers! Enter Our Lesson Plan Contest!

As an educator myself, I am a firm believer that teachers should share. Share stories, share tips and, yes, share lesson plans! If you are here on the WorldStrides website, I have to believe you are a teacher who believes in experiential learning and travel. If so, welcome to a like-minded community... Read More

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Questions to Ask at Your Parent-Teacher Conference

It’s parent-teacher conference season, and we know you want to make the most of your limited one-on-one time with your child’s teacher. The more prepared you are going in, the more beneficial the meeting will be for you, the teacher, and your kid! You may have a million things on your mind, or y... Read More

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5 Tough Topics Students & Teachers Explore on our Programs

Our programs can expose students to many things they do not get to experience in the classroom. This in turn allows teachers to be part of teaching the whole child, and ensure their students move forward to being more well-rounded individuals who are better prepared to succeed outside of school. Le... Read More

Apps For Teachers

8 Cool Phone Apps for Teachers and Students

Let’s face it – apps can make everyday things a LOT easier for us, but with so many to choose from, selecting which ones you will actually use can be overwhelming. We narrowed down the choices to those that are useful in the classroom and the “classroom of the world!” Check out these 8 c... Read More

5 Things Teachers Can Do This Summer to Prepare for Fall

7 Great Ways Teachers Use Summer to Get Ready for Fall

Teachers – you did it! Hopefully you are reading this because you made it to summer vacation! Months of freedom and nothing to do are ahead of you (insert eye roll here…) After you’ve returned from your trip where you’ve shown your students the world (check!), summer hopefull... Read More

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7 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Memorial Day

Memorial Day. Maybe you think of it as the beginning of summer, and time for a barbecue. While that’s all fun and good, it’s important that we don’t forget what the holiday is all about. Here are seven facts about why we really celebrate Memorial Day. Hint: None of them involve hot dogs. The t... Read More

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Did You Know: The Smithsonian Logo

The next time you’re at one of the amazing Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. – or reading Smithsonian Magazine, or, really, doing anything with our friends at Smithsonian– take a few minutes to pay some extra attention to the Smithsonian logo. It’s this one:   Simple enough, right... Read More

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Download: WorldStrides Fundraising Guide

We picked the brains of both WorldStrides employees and teachers for their best suggestions on useful fundraising campaigns to help raise money for educational travel opportunities. Download the WorldStrides Fundraising Guide below for all sorts of ideas, whether you’re headed to a music festival,... Read More

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