Who are we?
We are experienced educators taking a new and groundbreaking approach to learning.
Our mission is to combine adventure and learning to take students around the globe with… the Pedaling Pioneer!
How do we do it?
Take a teacher with boundless energy and a passion for discovery and put him on a bike. Send him out with a camera, a computer, and a lot of protein bars! Connect him to the kids in a way they understand – videos, chat sessions, photos, blogs, and tweets – and let him show them the world! The world where history is a real place and geography is a real obstacle. Give them a hands-in-the-dirt, wheels-on-the-road, wind-in-your-face kind of experience that takes learning to a whole new level!
Brad Haertling, 7th grade World Geography teacher and cycling enthusiast, is going international after two summers on the Oregon Trail! Brad will bike 1,100 miles from Hanoi, Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from June 2nd to June 23rd, 2016. As he travels he’ll be connecting with a class of 6th and 7th graders in Jackson, Missouri via e-mail, text messages, and video chat to answer their questions and lead them on their learning journey.