Education

Fun President’s Day Activities for Students

President's Day is the perfect opportunity for teachers to engage students in meaningful learning experiences that celebrate our country's heritage. By exploring the history of our nation's leaders, whether through readings, classroom activities or travel to iconic landmarks, teachers can spark curiosity and instill a deeper appreciation for American history among their students. Keep reading for some fun presidential activities.   Presidential Trivia Quizzes Try trivia quizzes like this one from the Library of Congress or this one from the Smithsonian to encourage...

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SYTA Scholarships Available

As a member of the Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA), Educational Destinations is excited to announce several financial scholarships and offerings related to travel for students and small groups. Check out all of these great opportunities. Road Scholarship The SYTA Youth Foundation Road Scholarship was established to award funds to youth who are unable to afford the cost of student group travel. The application period is open through March 29, 2024. Award announcements will be released the week of April 29, 2024. Learn...

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Introducing the Educational Destinations Trip Journalist

Educational Destinations, the leader in student educational group travel, is pleased to announce the ED Student Trip Journalist program. Educational Destinations has long supported the success of students. We also fully support all forms of art expression, writing and other academic endeavors by those students realizing that many additional hidden talents exist in these young leaders. The Trip Journalist should have an interest in journalism, possibly as a future career and is chosen by the group leader. The Trip Journalist is asked...

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Imagination Campus Releases New Workshops

In an effort to increase learning through creativity, Disney Parks has created Imagination Campus. Imagination Campus releases new workshops, performance opportunities and much more. Through a comprehensive collection of workshops across a range of academic subjects and performing arts, Disney is committed to helping students learn how to apply their imaginations to solve many of the challenges they may face throughout their lifetime – in wildly creative ways. They believe that new perspectives, creative thinking, fearless exploration and unfettered wonder can...

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Use Math to Create a Better Future

Put your students math modeling, data analysis and risk management skills to use while gaining a chance to win scholarship funds. The Modeling the Future Challenge is a real-world competition for high school students combining math modeling, data analysis and risk management into one exciting challenge! To compete, students conduct their own research project modeling real-world data to analyze risks and make recommendations to companies, industry groups, governments or organizations. Join the challenge to put your critical thinking, mathematical reasoning and...

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Mendenhall Award

Teacher of the Year Embraces French and Guard

From humble beginnings in a small town in Indiana, Brayton Mendenhall has achieved at every level of his performing and teaching career. Being named 2021 Ben Davis HS (IN) Teacher of the Year and a finalist for 2022 Indiana Teacher of the Year has given him validation that he is doing the right work. Mendenhall has been teaching French for 10 years, nine of which have been at Ben Davis. Quebec Parliament with Ben Davis HS (IN) students in 2016 Mendenhall is...

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Choosing an educational group travel company

Choosing the right educational destination for your group

Whether you are planning your first trip as a teacher, or you are a veteran of many educational trips, choosing the perfect educational destination for your group can be a bigger challenge than you expect. Picking the right destination can help develop ever-lasting bonds and a positive group culture. Such trips will be life-changing for your students. Everyone involved wants to experience a trip they will look back on with fond memories. These quick tips will help you choose the...

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European Educational Trips with Educational Destinations.

The Benefits of European Educational Group Travel

As a educator, bringing your group to Europe on an educational tour is a life-changing experience for you and your group. To enlighten students with travel is the kind of opportunity some only dream of, but the reality of bringing your educational group to Europe is closer than you think. There are so many wonderful and elaborate museums and attractions that are ready to be filled by your students. And nothing can prepare, motivate and inspire your group to reach...

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Chaperoning a Student Trip

Chaperoning a Student Trip

It is great that you're interested in chaperoning a student trip. Thank you! Your role is to help get the kids safely and happily through the challenges of their action-packed itineraries. You are an extension of trip leadership and a liaison to it for the students. Teachers will have high expectations of you, and your number one reason for being on a trip is to support the leaders and kids.  As a chaperone, you must always focus on what's best for...

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Special Needs Travel

Educational Travel with Special Needs or Dietary Restrictions

If you, or a loved one, have a special need or dietary restriction and will be traveling with a student group, Educational Destinations has you covered. When a group is focused on education, it is easy to overlook issues with accessibility, facilities, and other factors to consider to ensure all members of the group are able to participate and enjoy the trip to the fullest extent. Group travel with special needs members requires extra consideration at every stage of planning...

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