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Download: WorldStrides Fundraising Guide

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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, to Washington,…

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State Department Travel Alert Update

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The U.S. State Department refreshed its Europe travel alert on Friday, September 1, noting conditions of which American travelers should be aware. The proactive alert is similar to one issued last year ahead of the summer travel season. This is simply a refreshing of the…

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Top 6 Secrets of a Former Flight Attendant

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I’m an events manager at WorldStrides, but before I joined the team, I was a flight attendant (and a kindergarten teacher before that!). My experience in the sky means I have a few tips and tricks up my sleeve for when it comes to having…

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The Bonville-Shaw Family: Frequent WorldStrides Travelers

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Amanda Bonville doesn’t hesitate to sign her children up for an educational travel experience. The mother of six has sent (or plans to send!) four of her children on WorldStrides programs. In fact, her oldest daughter, Abby, has traveled with us four times! Abby’s first trip…

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11 Interesting Facts About Colombia

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Colombia is known for its significant natural resources, modern cities, and a diverse culture. The government has made great strides in recent years to secure peace with revolutionaries, minimize crime, and protect its strong democratic institutions and the country boasts at growing economy. Here are…

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Programming Inspiration For Your Music Classroom

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Welcome to a new school year! We know many music teachers and directors will have a repertoire already set, but if you are in need of programming inspiration or want a reference list for highlighting major musical events occurring throughout the 2017-2018 school year, here…

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How To Watch The Solar Eclipse Without Eclipse Glasses

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Across the country, excitement is building for the 2017 solar eclipse. This will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years! The last one occurred on February 26, 1979, but few people were able to view it as it passed…

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5 Ways To Use Augmented Reality In the Classroom

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Augmented Reality has gone from something of the future to a unique and interactive way to engage classrooms like never before. First, what is Augmented Reality? It is a “technology that layers computer-generated enhancements atop an existing reality in order to make it more meaningful through…

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Performance Technology in Sports

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The sports industry has smartened up to the idea of incorporating new and emerging forms of technology into the framework of the industry. Adding new innovations to maximize player performance has spring boarded the sports industry forward into the modern age for players and teams,…

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Technology Resources for Bands, Choirs, and Orchestras

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Incorporating technology into the music ensemble classroom has become essential. We have gathered a few of our favorite apps and websites for band, choir, and orchestra directors to put to use in their classrooms this school year. Apps There is a slew of music-based apps…

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