Disney Honors Teachers at Walt Disney World

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Last weekend Disney honored teachers at Walt Disney World. 50 Inspiring teachers were chosen to participate in the Disney Imagination Campus for the the first ever ‘Disney Imagination Campus 50 Teachers Celebration.’ I absolutely love that they celebrated teachers because they really don’t get a lot of the credit they deserve and I’m also biased because two of us here at PNP are teachers.

Educators were selected from 32 states. The Magic Kingdom Park became “a “classroom’’ for the teachers, offering an inside look at the unique design approach of Disney’s theme parks through one of Disney Imagination Campus’ cutting-edge workshops called Theme Park Design.

These teachers got to be part of a parade down Main Street U.S.A. as honorary Grand Marshals. Teachers met with Disney executives and Imagineers and they also got to ride the new ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind’ at EPCOT.

I’m so glad that Disney is honoring teachers. They have had to go through so much the last few years and most teachers do all they can to make sure students are safe, engaged, and progressing.

In the video Charles Thomas from the Disney Imagination Campus said this to the teachers:

“You represent thousands and thousands of teachers across this country who are the unsung heroes. And you face that challenge with vigor and students did not skip a beat because of you.”

Some of the teachers talk about the experience as well.

I’m so excited for them!

Disney, I think it’s wonderful that you recognized educators. I don’t always agree with some of the things  you do, but this one I do.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Disney Parks Blog


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