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Webinar: Facing Real World Challenges Through Experiential Learning

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Today, September 21, is known as the International Day of Peace, a day dedicated globally to education and public awareness on issues related to peace. We are commemorating the day by sharing our webinar, Facing Real World Challenges Through Experiential Learning. Presented by our Vice…

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Want to Ensure that Your Common App Essay is Anything But Common?

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Wendy Amato, Ph.D., Vice President of Education, WorldStrides A lot of students worry they need to write their college application essay about a show-stopping personal interest, a life-changing business innovation, or a tale of overcoming major adversity to stand out from the applicant pool these…

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9 Facts About Wheel of Fortune

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It’s “Teacher’s Week” on Wheel of Fortune and WorldStrides is proud to sponsor a trip on the Wheel each night this week! As contestants spin the Wheel in hopes of winning big, here are 9 facts about Wheel of Fortune we bet you didn’t know….

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September 11th: Educating Students Too Young to Remember That Infamous Day

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Each year, Americans across the country commemorate the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. While students today have no recollection of that infamous day, there are a number of resources to observe, teach and discuss the events with your students. Thanks to PBS.org, they…

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Teachers Earn Professional Development Points at Educator Escapes

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WorldStrides trips are rewarding for teachers in so many ways. The trips themselves – that goes without saying; they’re a blast. I talk to teachers every day and they tell me time and time again how much fun it is to travel with their students and to…

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8 Cool Mobile Apps For Teachers

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The new school year is quickly approaching! Whether you’re looking for new classroom tools or are busy planning your next WorldStrides program, we’ve found a few cool apps for teachers to play around with. Remind. This free app allows teachers, students, and parents to communicate…

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5 Things Teachers Can Do This Summer to Prepare For Fall

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Summer vacation is here! Not only is it a great time for teachers to relax after a busy school year, it’s also a good opportunity to learn a few new things and prepare for the fall. Here are five things teachers can do this summer to…

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WorldStrides Surprises State-wide Spelling Bee Winner with Airfare to the National Spanish Spelling Bee

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WorldStrides surprised Salem Church Middle School student Jayli Jimenez Garcia with airfare to represent her school at the National Spanish Spelling Bee in San Antonio, Texas. Jayli grabbed the top spot out of 140 students who participated in the Bee. The national event will take…

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WorldStrides Teacher of the Year: Evelyn Johnson

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Teachers are the heart and soul behind our programs. It’s the teacher students will remember. This year, for Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked students and parents who have participated in recent WorldStrides programs to nominate those teachers who have impacted their lives and encouraged them…

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WorldStrides Teacher of the Year: Performing – Bryan Young

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Our Program Leaders – your teachers – are the heart and soul behind our programs. It’s the teacher students will remember. This year, for Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked students and parents who have participated in recent WorldStrides programs to nominate their program leaders for…

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