Farmer’s Insurance: Thank a Million Teachers

Farmers Insurance wants to thank teachers all across the country and have a genuinely positive impact on the lives of teachers and their students. Every educator that has been thanked on ThankAMillionTeachers.com is eligible to apply for a grant. The winners must use the money to purchase school supplies through AdoptAClassroom.org or have the funds applied toward a professional certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Maximum award: a $2,500 grant. Eligibility: current K through 12 teachers in the United States who have submitted a qualified proposal on www.thankamillionteachers.com.

Deadline: October 31, 2014.

NG Xpeditions

National Geographic Xpeditions is home to the U.S. National Geography Standards—and to thousands of ideas, tools, and interactive adventures that bring them to life. Learn more: www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions.

Holbrook Travel

As pioneers in the world of educational travel since 1974, Holbrook Travel knows that to travel is to learn. From professional development for educators to customizable academic expeditions for students, all of our programs are enhanced through a blend of expert lectures, authentic cultural exchange, informal discussions, adventure, and exciting hands-on activities. Curiosity, community, and self-reflection are encouraged during in-depth explorations of biodiversity and ecology, cultures and traditions, and conservation and sustainability issues. Travel has the ability to take simple lessons and transform them into moments so powerful they can define a worldview forever. Find out more about Holbrook Travel at www.holbrooktravel.com.

GEEO

Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that runs summer professional development travel programs designed for teachers. Educators have the option to earn graduate school credit and professional development credit while seeing the world. The trips are 8 to 24 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. GEEO provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators and administrators, as well as retired educators. Educators are also permitted to bring along a non-educator guest.

Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at www.geeo.org.

EF Education

EF has been breaking down barriers of language, culture and geography for over 40 years. As people across the globe become more connected, global awareness becomes increasingly important. EF Education provides a variety of opportunities for educators and students to actively engage in our global society. Our Professional Development Tours to give you the opportunity to travel the world; observing and learning about educational practices in other countries. Our Educational Tours help teachers enrich what they teach in the classroom with international group travel. Visit us to learn more: www.eftours.com.

Professional Organizations

Looking for a listing of professional organizations and policy makers? We’ve compiled this comprehensive list as a resource for educators looking to improve their practice and influence change.

 

Fund for Teachers in not associated with any of the organizations and only provides this list as resource.