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The Meaning of Educational Travel for Teens: What Research Tells Us

Aug 30, 2017

Are you looking for research to support educational travel programs at your school? You might believe in the power of travel to transform students’ lives, but sometimes you need proof to help support travel programs in your school.

In the Teach & Travel edWebinar, “The Meaning of Educational Travel for Teens: What Research Tells Us,” we explored the research of a study that compares the academic achievement and school engagement of students who traveled with those who did not over a seven-year period.

Carrie A. Olson, Ph.D., researcher and teacher at West Leadership Academy in Denver Public Schools, shares data on the positive impact of travel on students—including highlights from interviews with nine students and chaperones—to shed more light on the meaning of educational travel.

In addition to understanding the data behind the positive impact of travel on students, the edWebinar equips attendees with ideas and strategies for applying the data to support travel programs for their own students.

After Dr. Olson’s presentation, Carylann Assante, CAE, Executive Director of SYTA and the SYTA Youth Foundation, shares information on scholarship opportunities for providing young people access to travel experiences that, due to family hardship or budget cuts in school systems, would otherwise not be possible.

“The Meaning of Educational Travel for Teens: What Research Tells Us” is especially designed for teachers, administrators and guidance counselors working with teenage students—yet anyone who supports educational travel is invited to join.

Teach & Travel webinars on edWeb provide the most up-to-date information on student travel news, research and trends, travel requirements, fresh destination ideas and smart planning tips, in a professional community that provides educators with the opportunity to collaborate with teachers from around the world in a discussion forum, as they learn about and explore the benefits of learning beyond the classroom.

Join today! Access the “Meaning of Educational Travel for Teens: What Research Tells Us” webinar recording here.