Apr132013

Vote for HHonors TeacherTreks finalists to win $250 travel card

In January I published a post on the Hilton HHonors $6,000 TeacherTreks grant contest.

http://hhonors.com/TeacherTreks is the website where you can read the 30 finalists essays. You are allowed one vote per day and your vote  for one of ten is an entry into another contest to win a $250 HHonors gift card.

Voting closes April 30, 2012.

Today I came across an article about a teacher who is one of 30 teacher finalists in the contest. Her teacher trek story is about spending ten days in  Mexico to better understand the experience her students have who spend part of the year living in Mexico. She works in the farm lands of Illinois.

Her teacher experience sounds similar to my student population in California ten years ago when I was a public school teacher. Many students in this area return to Mexico over the December holidays, often for 4 to 6 weeks.

Another story I read was a teacher who wants to spend time in Berlin and Poland studying the Jewish Holocaust.

I made that teacher trek last month. I still need to get my head around writing an article about the German History Museum exhibit ‘Diversity Destroyed: Berlin 1933-1938’.

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Comments

  1. What a fscinating idea for a contest! I came upon the story of another finalist: http://www.hngnews.com/sun_prairie_star/

    For her application, Sandra K wrote that she would travel to the Indian Ocean islands of Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania, and Mauritius, east of Madagascar “to observe firsthand how the people on both of these islands – comprised of minorities and the meeting of cultures that have been in conflict in other parts of the world – have found ways to live side-by-side,”

  2. Ahh – amazing what a little punctuation mark will do – the website describes the Berlin exhibit as:
    “Diversity Destroyed. Berlin 1933 – 1938”

  3. @James. I think I get where you are coming from. Diversity was destroyed in Berlin from 1933 to 1938.

    In a way diversity destroyed Berlin.

    Berlin is once again a city of diversity along ethnic, religious and cultural lines.

  4. Hello,
    I am a finalist in this year’s Hilton Honors Teacher Trek Grant competition. I am from a very, very rural school district in Illinois. I teach K-4 Science to 274 students and am hoping to bring Australia back to our small farm community. Please log on and vote for Carol S. Voting ends April 30, 2013.
    Thank you!

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