Educator Programs

Professional Development for Teachers, Professors, and Administrators

On Global Educator courses, we invite educators from diverse backgrounds to join our most veteran instructors as we weave together a rich blend of cutting-edge curricular ideas, meaningful engagement, and lively discussion about global issues and education. We provide a space for community-building and exchanges of best practices amongst progressive, innovative educators. Participants are sure to be inspired by the course’s itinerary, motivated by the depth of authentic engagement with local communities, and challenged by the fresh ideas and intellectual curiosity of their traveling companions. Global Educator participants return home having learned from the voices of farmers and urban professionals alike, government officials and social critics, children and community leaders. Beyond just a fresh perspective to share, participants return home with a robust curricular toolkit that enlivens and deepens their classroom teaching.

A long history of profound, safe programming:

Dragons has facilitated over 300,000 in-field days of safe, educational experiences for students aged 15-22. We have developed risk management systems and a global leadership curriculum designed for this age group and a toolkit for teachers. All educator courses introduce participants to our risk management systems and our core curriculum in Global Citizenship, Awareness of Self, and Leadership Skills.

Experienced, professional teachers:

We staff educator courses with our most experienced instructors and employ exceptional regional contacts – professors, aid workers, and local experts – to facilitate in-depth discussions and interactions with the communities we visit. While acting as guides and cross-cultural liaisons for the group, instructors also teach lessons on all facets of cross-cultural programming and share best practices based on their extensive field experience.

Our responsible-travel philosophy:

Dragons is not a luxury-travel organization. We use public transportation, stay in small, locally-owned guesthouses or in families’ homes, and chip in to help the community in ways that sometimes get us dirty. We step outside the tourist bubble and seek to interact with locals as much as possible. Please come ready for an adventure!

Educator Courses

Bolivia Educator: Climate Change Education

Cambodia Educator: Learning Service

China Educator: International Seminar for Teachers

Jordan Educator: Teaching to Contemporary Issues in the Middle East

Nepal Educator: Best Practices in International Experiential Education

Nicaragua Educator: Best Practices in International Experiential Education

Rocky Mountain Seminar

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