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 PD-MAGIC:  PD To A Higher Degree

At Walt Disney World -On-Line Class & Field Trip 6-19 to 6-23-2022

PD Magic: Edmagineering The 21st Century Classroom

Registration Now Closed ( Sorry 2022 Trip Is Full! )

Please check back in the Fall when the new dates are announced!

 "Learn How to “Think Like an Imagineer” throughout this Walt Disney World Class. 

A 5 Day trip to Walt Disney World.

June 19-23 - 2020


What You Will Learn


Digital Journey and the “ Edmagineers”, introduce you to a new series of transformative “Professional Development” workshops, sessions, and presentations to create “Future-Ready” students, schools, and classrooms.


Standards addressed include:


• Communication, Collaboration, and Storytelling

• Critical Thinking

• Problem Solving & Decision Making

• Creativity, Curiosity, and Innovation

• Digital-Age Learning Environments and Learning Experiences

• Technology Operations and Concepts

• Research and Information Fluency

• Facilitating & Inspiring Student Learning and Creativity

• Digital-Age Work and Learning

• Engaging in Professional Growth and Leadership

• Excellence in Professional Practice

• Visionary Leadership

What Will I Take Away from the session workshops?


Classroom applications:  Each of the sessions includes, classroom resources, applications, Web sites, lesson plans, and interactive projects.


Connect to other educators:   Build your PLC (Personal Learning Community) with new educator, business, and community connections. Understand how to expand your community with new ideas for using social media and blogging.


Direct access to content experts:   Interact with a Disney author, Disney bloggers, Former Disney Imagineer Brian Collins, Disney Cast Members, and Disney historians. 


What if you could explore & participate in Educational PD in a “Whole New World”? 

On-site learning:  Five days on-site at Walt Disney World at four Theme Parks.  Experience real-world applications and experiences to use in your classroom.  The “PD Magic” course allows you to combine theory and experiential assignments to introduce you to the history, concepts, design, innovation, storytelling, engineering, and entrepreneurial process of creativity and Imagineering of Walt Disney World.

The overall goal of this course is to provide participants with instructional methods, concepts, strategies, and activities that they will be able to immediately apply to their classrooms and schools.  Collaboration, curiosity, critical and design thinking, are skills that our students need to master.  The On-Line and On-Site Live sessions will allow you to look through the same lens that made Walt Disney and the Disney Company so successful and innovative.


How Do We Make PD Magic?

Join Disney Authors, Former Disney Imagineers, Podcasters, and Cast Members in On-Line conversations, activities, and projects during the On-Line portion of the class. Design, create, and “Master the Art of Storytelling”. Create your ‘Digital Survival Kit. Understand how Innovation, Creativity, and Critical Thinking are important skills in your classroom.  Connect PBL and STEM into K-12 content areas.


Course Description:

Ever wondered how one man, Walt Disney, created a Magic Kingdom?  Join us and register to learn, dream, explore, design, and wonder. Understand how to create a classroom that provides your students with these same feelings. This educational PD course is designed to do just that.  In this course, we explore how Walt Disney embodied these traits and how he inspired others around him to help build his Magic Kingdom. We will then take these ideas of creativity, storytelling, leadership, innovation, and guest service and apply them to creating classroom magic and even the bigger picture of crafting the schools of tomorrow.


This course includes blended learning and an onsite experiential learning experience field trip to Walt Disney World.  The course will consist of discussions, lectures, interactive activities, research investigations, media/literacy projects, teamwork, and collaboration between classmates and instructors.  It will consist of a master class onsite each day.  The days include 4  hours, in park personalized tours, interactions, and learning opportunities with park cast members and other Disney-related professionals.  


The overall goal of this course is to provide participants with instructional methods, concepts, strategies, and activities that they will be able to apply to their classrooms and schools immediately.  Collaboration, curiosity, critical / design thinking, and storytelling are all important 21st-century skills that not only do our students need to master but we as educators can continue to improve upon also.  This course will help participants do both and all through the same lens that made Walt Disney and the Disney Company so successful and innovative.


             Included in $600 Course Registration Fee

  • On-Line connections & collaborations with fellow educators and Disney friends

  • 12 On-Line Class- Sessions

  • 30 Contact hours-Live and On-Line teaching and exploring how to bring the Disney Magic into your teaching profession

  • FREE-e-Book: 999 Secrets of Walt Disney World

  • Classroom Materials/Handouts

  • Certificate of Completion for On-Line Class

  • Copy of “Designing Disney Inspired Classrooms” book

  • Private Guides ( Brian, Ryan & Howie ) 5 days in Disney Parks

  • Presentations by Brian, Ryan & Howie

  • Conversation with a Disney Author and walking tour of Future World in E.P.C.O.T.

  • Disney 4 Parks Audio Tours

  • Disney World Guide e-Book

  • Design A Theme Park-Edmagineering Guide Book

  • Special Magical Surprises all along the way!

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