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What Educators Should Know About COVID-19
March 11, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers guidance to help administrators of public and private childcare programs and K-12 schools prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students and staff. To prepare for possible community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019, commonly known as COVID-19, the most important thing for schools to do now is plan and prepare. As […]

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Class Trips to Sevierville Earn an A+ Every Time
March 3, 2020

Maybe it’s the joy of discovery as your students see textbook principles come to life. Perhaps it’s the fun they’re having without even knowing they’re learning. Either way, student groups love the hands-on learning opportunities available in Sevierville, Tennessee. Located in the foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, an International Biosphere Reserve, many of […]

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50 Years of Showing Student and Youth Groups the World
March 3, 2020

Hemisphere Educational Travel, a nationally recognized family-owned and -operated educational travel company, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020. Since 1970, Hemisphere has provided customized student tours and youth educational travel services. In the 1960s, Jack Golen was a geography teacher in Chicago, Illinois, looking to make a lasting impression on his students. He traveled […]

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When Real Life Becomes the Classroom
March 3, 2020

When it comes to takeaways from student travel, Jeff Dodd, a music teacher at St. Augustine (Florida) High School, prioritizes real-life information and authentic experiences. That why Dodd—who’s been teaching everything from winter guard, to piano, to choir and musical theater with the school for 34 years—was so drawn to the workshop opportunities with Broadway […]

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Branch Out for STEM
February 26, 2020

Wherever we look, STEM is all around us—from the buildings we enter each day, to the weather report you hear on the radio each morning and beyond. If you want your students to be too busy having fun to realize they’re learning, consider these STEM-centric destinations for your next trip. The evolution of rock music, […]

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