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01 Aug 2018

Happiness and Knowledge: How Walt Disney World Parks & The Disney Youth Programs Make Learning Magical #DisneyYouthPrograms

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I have seen this with my vary own eyes. My children, attentive and interested, listening to a lesson about how technology will change the future. Thinking, interacting with classmates, discussing possibilities. Talking through the whys, the how-do-they-do-thats, the lightbulb that goes off in their mind as they truly understand the robust concepts being explained. These immersive experiences are ones they don’t forget. They connect the dots of light refraction, mirrors and completely describe how they are used after they direct the inner workings of the Haunted Mansion.

“All thinking is conceptual and begins with seeing, hearing, touching and sense perception.” said Imagineer John Hench. And if that is the case, then the Disney Youth Programs are experiences that your child will never forget.

The Disney Youth Programs span across a wide variety of topics, Disney Parks and higher level thinking concepts.  In these workshop settings of 3-4 hours, elementary school kids to high school seniors learn from experts in the field that will take the key learnings, srap them up into an amazing story and show you, in real life how these concepts are used at the Disney Parks!

I lead Girl Scouts and I am always on the hunt for interactive experiences that my group of girls can learn from. They learn so much in a group setting together as they are always building on the conversation, diving deeper into the concepts and really being able to  grasp what is being taught. The Disney Youth Programs are designed specifically for groups. All workshops must be applied for by a member of your group.  By using the classroom setting, your “class” is really able to learn from each other.

Disney Parks are the perfect setting to use to teach these concepts! 

Disney Preforming Arts

If preforming is your passion, then Disney is the place to come and learn. All aspects of Disney involve preformance and by participating in the Disney Preformaning Arts preformances, festivals, competitions or workshops. For most all levels of skill, there are classes that your child can attend and learn from the best and even preform on the same stages for Disney Guests from accross the globe at Disney Parks. Even taking workshops with your ensembe will inspire you to dream big and really learn something new as these workshops are lead by real entertainers.

Disney Youth Education Series

Just driving to the best classroom ever!!!

“This was the best field trip ever!!!” – Mia Langford, 6th Grade

The classes they offer in their Disney Youth Education Series are very impressive and I seriously want to take them all (or at least sign up my kids for all of them!): Global Citizenship at Epcot, to an Energy and Physics Lab, Disney Storytelling, Properties of Motion, Managing Your Personal Brand, Techniques of Teamwork, Eveolution of Technology, Sustainable Practices in Wildlife Conservation, and there is even an entire Disney Education Program- College Edition!

How The Disney Youth Programs Work:

Pictures Above: Disney Performing Arts Performance- Candlelight Processional at Epcot

Hope onto the Disney Youth Programs website. You can search here for all the workshops, classes, festivals, competitions and field trips. Some are only available at the Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida or in Disneyland in Anehiem, California.

How Does the Preforming Arts Work

Of course, if you have even more questions, hop on the Disney Youth Programs FAQ page to learn more.  Here are a few I did ask because I would want to know these too!

Q: What if I homeschool?

A: If you are connected with an affiliated organization and are part of a group of 10 or more you can still come with your children!

Q: What if I don’t have a group of 10 or more but we are affiliated with an organization?

A: Unfortunately, your group must be a group of 10 or more students. A lot of groups connect with other similar groups locally first, and then apply together.

Q: Will a high school group be mixed with a group of elementary school kids?

A: No, your group of 10 or more will have its own facilitator scheduled to your program!

04 May 2018

Screenagers: Growing Up In The Digital Age, Comes To Tampa, Florida

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I lead an amazing group of girls. Girl Scouts have become a huge part of my life with my own three girls and the opprotunities we have had because of their hard work and dedication what Girl Scouting is all about!

We are excited to announce that my Girl Scout Troop 30893, 6th grade Cadettes from Learning Gate Communtiy School, will be hosting a community screening of the Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age.  This film was chosen to help open the conversation between parents and kids about screen time, social media, and how our children are growing up in the digital age like no generation before.  We invite you to attend with your children and then stay for a Q&A with a special guest. Bark.us will have their CPO (Chief Parent Officer- Tatania Jordan) to help talk about social media safety and conversations we should be having with our children. (Bark is an app that helps keep kids safer online.) Mark your calendars for this event and invite your friends.  It is one that should not be missed. This is a free event and open to the community. 

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 6pm. Film will begin at 6:15pm. Discussion begins at 7:15- 8pm.
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
Learning Gate Community School
Hosted by: Girl Scouts Troop 30893
Hanna Campus- 16215 Hannah Road, Lutz, FL 33549
Open to the public- seating is limited. Doors open at 5:30pm.
Link to Facebook Event for more details.
Snacks will be provided by GoGo squeeZ.
 **Appropriate for adults of kids all ages and kids 10 years old and older. We will leave the choice up to parents who choose to bring their children. No childcare on site will be provided. 

About the Girl Scouts: The Girl Scouts Troop 30893 from Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, are earning their aMAZE Journey badges. This journey requires the girls to host a Take Action Project taking what they have learned about healthy relationships and passing it along to others. They hope to open up the conversation between kids and their parents and believe that healthy relationships online and in person could keep kids safe. 

18 Feb 2016

Girl Scout Hacks: Cookie Orders

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Easiest way to wrap cookies!? Caution tape! Don’t forget the thank you note! 

  
I’m a Girl Scout leader of 5 years! I have lots more tips on my Pinterest Page here!