Note, 12/4/2013: TransitPeople is closing up shop! Please see the news page for more information.
Teachers interested in booking frequent curricular field trips may want to qualify as "teacher-trip leaders." Qualification requirements for teacher-leaders are slightly less demanding than those for traditional leaders.
After qualification, teacher-leaders receive:
Teacher-leaders are free to book trips 'on demand,' with as little as one week of notice, to educational, transit accessible destinations. They also are free to lead trips for other classes at their school sites, although only a few teacher-leaders have done so.
Teacher leaders are required to complete a biennial refresher training, which reviews essentials of leading trips safely.
Teacher-leaders remain qualified to lead trips if they change school sites. However, they may not be able to lead trips if they move to a school poorly served by public transit.
If interested in qualifying as a teacher-leader or introducing this program at your school, please e-mail with your name and school contact information.
Teachers interested in conducting transit trips separately from TransitPeople, or those who would like a broader overview of how transit trips differ from conventional school bus field trips, can find an introduction here.