Dates

February 11 to March 4, 2019

Starting Price

$9,484

Deposit per Person

$500

21 Days
Land
Odysseys Unlimited
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Questions?

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Trip Highlights

Small group touring and the Lands Down Under – they add up to a perfect combination as we travel from Australia’s spectular Great Barrier Reef and the storied Outback to sophisticated Sydney; from New Zealand’s towering Mt. Cook and breathtaking Milford Sound to high-spirited Queenstown and nautical Auckland.

Itinerary

Day 1 & 2

Depart U.S. for Cairns, Australia

Day 3

Arrive Cairns

This afternoon we arrive in Cairns, gateway to Australia’s Far North and the Great Barrier Reef.  We transfer to our hotel where tonight we enjoy a briefing and dinner.  D

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Meet Your Trip Host

Barry Fishman

Barry Fishman is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Learning Technologies in the University of Michigan School of Information and School of Education. His research focuses on: video games as models for learning environments, teacher learning and the role of technology in supporting teacher learning, and the development of usable, scalable, and sustainable learning innovations through design-based implementation research (http://learndbir.org). He is the co-creator of GradeCraft, a game-inspired learning management system (http://gradecraft.com/).

Dr. Fishman currently serves as the Steward for Teaching and Learning on the Information Technology Council at the University of Michigan. He was co-author of the Obama Administration’s 2010 U.S. National Educational Technology Plan, and served as Associate Editor of The Journal of the Learning Sciences from 2005-2012.

In 2017, Dr. Fishman was named the Michigan Association of State Universities “Distinguished Professor of the Year.” He received the 2016 “Campus Technology Innovator of the Year Award” for work with GradeCraft, was the 2010 recipient of the Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize, the 2003 Pattishall Junior Faculty Research Award, and was the 2001 recipient of the Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies from the American Educational Research Association.

He received his A.B. from Brown University in English and American Literature in 1989, his M.S. from Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University in 1996.

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Dates

February 11 to March 4, 2019

Starting Price

$9,484

Deposit per Person

$500

21 Days
Land
Odysseys Unlimited
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064