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’.