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With over 15 years of experience delivering engaging workshops, we bring a new voice to your classroom and allow you to observe your class in action. Our workshops will take away the hassle of planning. Whether we’re teaching new topics, or reinforcing a previous lesson, we can support you and your class.

We all know there’s pressure to cover more than ever in the classroom. As educators, we have to balance an expanding curriculum, alongside ensuring children continue to develop their confidence and love of learning. Our free workshops do just that. We give children the space to unlock their imaginations and discover the magic of words and numbers. It’s about delivering content that engages everyone, from the passionate to the reluctant.

Whether your school would like extra focus on math or language arts, for the gifted and talented or for those that are struggling, we have something to support the needs of your school.

 

  Free educational workshops

  Brain-stretching activities

  Aligned to school curriculum

Competitions


 We run two annual competitions, Young Writers’ Awards and Young Mathematicians’ Awards, which feed a passion for learning, inspire children to aim high and become a fearless learner!

Young Writers' Awards

Students all over the metroplex engage in creative writing workshops that get them started writing their own short story- only the best story according to our celebrity contest judge will take the big prize! A Kindle Fire HD, money for their school’s library, and online publication awaits the brightest writer under the age of 14.

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Young Mathematicians' Awards

In partnership with the prestigious University of Cambridge, we aim to encourage abstract and collaborative problem solving. Public and private schools all over the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex send their best teams of 4-6th grade problem solvers to compete in our regional competition every year. Only the best will make it to the grand final.

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Working in partnership with your PTA


Since launching we’ve helped thousands of PTAs in fundraising, parent information evenings and curriculum nights. Building and developing a close link between home and school. With activities, prizes and educational games, there is a huge range of ways we can support you.

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How do our members and teachers feel?


The Young Writers Award workshops that I have held have been a great success. The team at Explore Horizons does a great job motivating the students and getting them excited about writing. The workshop helps the students with brainstorming ideas for their topic as well as giving direction for the contest. I have had students who were reluctant writers in the classroom, blossom and write great stories. I even had one child who took it a step farther and started researching how to publish an eBook. She had half of her book written by the end of the school year.  The workshops are not a replacement for any writing models currently being used by the district, they are a an enrichment to encourage creative thinking.

Glenna Harris, GATE Interventionist, Birdville ISD

Explore Horizons has been an extremely beneficial writing experience for our Gifted & Talented program in Richardson ISD. I have been teaching GT for 13 years, and prior to that was a professional writer and journalism major. The GT students have loved working with Matt and his staff. Matt and his staff are extremely knowledgeable and create a fun and learning atmosphere. I would highly recommend Explore Horizons for your students if you are an educator or your children, if you are a parent. Very impressive!!!

Susan Hern, GT Specialist (Google review)
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