Over a decade ago, a spunky 7th & 8th grade Social Studies teacher took on the daunting task of organizing and traveling with our school's 8th graders to Washington, DC. It was - & still is - a whopping success! Can you imagine taking over 150 students, roughly 30 parents, and about 20 teachers 500 miles to our nations capital?!?!
I am honored to not only call her my colleague, but also my friend! Alyssa Bruck (@AlyssaBruck) coordinated this trip for many years on her own. I began helping her about 5 years ago and together we navigate the road to DC. She and I share the same nerdy love of history and we love sharing that love with our students. A parent told me once that her son had been looking forward to this trip since his kindergarten year! That is one successful trip.
It's quite an organizational process ... and we 💖 all of it!!!! But we don't do it alone. Our good friend, Google, is there all along the way.
I'm thrilled to announce I've written a series of articles for our tour company - NationsClassroom - and the first was published yesterday! It's the first in a series of how to utilize Google Apps to improve a school trip.
I'd be honored if you took a few minutes and checked it out! This first article focuses on using Google to make the trip leaders life easier!
More to come!!! I'm also going to classify this as my #OneNewThing for this week because it's the first published article I've written.
Check out Nations Classroom if you are interested in planning a trip.
Feel free to contact me, too, if you have questions or if you need help!