educational travel Stories

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educational travel Stories

STEM education in Australia

Are you struggling to engage your students in STEM education? Research shows that the number of school students studying STEM in later secondary (Year 11 and 12) has flat-lined at around 10% or less and Australian students don’t understand the importance of STEM, or the career opportunities in this field, until it’s too late. With strong job…

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Virtual excursions and educational activities

Last updated: 28 April 2020 Whilst physical travel may be on hold for now, virtual excursions provide the perfect opportunity to broaden your students’ minds and bring the world’s greatest sights right into your online classroom. Many famous landmarks and attractions around the world have really risen to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and we…

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Education Series: Using smartphones as an instructional tool

Our students are growing up surrounded by technology, but how often are we giving them the chance to use their savvy smartphone skills within a lesson plan? Instead, we find ourselves constantly asking students to put away their phones or to stay on task when working online. Travelling gives our classrooms a fantastic opportunity to…

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Education Series: Your tour can double as a research project

Remember how your parents would sneak vegetables into every meal for you as a child? Travelling with your students gives you the chance to be just as clever, sneaking critical thinking activities into the itinerary without students complaining and whining. Think of it as brain vegetables! First, create a list of research topics or guiding…

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How travel connects to the classroom

Travelling creates stronger teachers, and in turn stronger students. Studies continuously show how travel improves academic performance, and there are learning opportunities for students before, during, and after you return from your tour. For teachers, travel is professional development at the highest level. Travel brings lesson plans to life for classrooms, and the benefits are…

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Where an educational tour can take students

Brett Sampson, WorldStrides International Destination Specialist, reflects on his Year 10 class tour to Italy and delves into the personal and academic benefits it delivered – from developing confidence and discovering his passion, to speaking the language with locals. Brett, what were the highlights of your tour? One of my favourite memories was visiting the…

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How to prepare for a snowsports adventure!

Heading off on a snowsports adventure this winter? Preparation is key, from knowing what to pack and wear to how you can look after your body while on the slopes, we’ve put together a list that will ensure you and your students have the most successful snowsports experience ever! Lessons are essential On a WorldStrides…

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Tips to help you build excitement for your tour

Now that your tour details are locked in, it’s time to get students excited and parents on board! This should be your number one priority in getting your tour off the ground. The more time you put into creating excitement and anticipation amongst your students, the more successful your tour will be. We’ve put together…

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Travel tips for students

Are you planning a school tour or about to take your students on an educational adventure? We’ve collated a list of the non-negotiables, the tips and tricks that even the most seasoned traveller should implement into their pre-departure routine. Share with your students, friends of fellow colleagues! The really important stuff first Register on smart…

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Best of Asia

If you had all the free time in the world, where would you spend your time abroad? With Asia in our backyard, it’s hard to overlook this astonishing continent with its diverse landscapes, fascinating history, authentic cultural experiences and endless learning opportunities – Asia is the perfect place to take students on an educational adventure!…

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