Summer 2017: Project Wayfinder is excited to announce our kick-off educator training at Stanford’s d.school.
Our 4-day initial educator launch will be held at Stanford's d.school from from June 22-June 25, 2017. We will immerse administrators and teachers in a set of tools and resources from our Wayfinder Navigation Toolkit. But this is not just a “how to” - this will be a deeply immersive and transformative experience for educators.
Our training is open to high school educators including advisory teachers, administrators, school leaders, and counselors. We hope to have 8-12 pilot advisory schools for the 2017-2018 school year. We are hoping that each of these schools will send two to three members from their respective schools, but the training will also be open to schools that are not pilot schools for the 2018 school year.
INTERESTED IN teaching your students how to be Wayfinders?
Here are the important dates for you to know:
March 1: Application opens.
March 17: Application closes
March 31: Applicants notified
June 22-25: Educator Training at Stanford d.school
The program will cost $1500 per person not including room, board, or travel.
Applications for scholarships will be available for some schools. If you want to come and money is an issue - just let us know and we can talk about it. At this point, we want any and all schools that are interested to let us know! Don’t let resources turn you away from signing up.
Across the country, there is a movement amongst high school educators to bring more meaning and purpose to their students.
This is happening in a variety of ways - through creative new school design, new mentoring programs, and partnerships. Although there is a lot of experimentation happening, many school leaders feel like they are trying to do this alone, or are flying in the dark. Many schools know they want high school to be more meaningful for their students, but they are working on how to do it. Project Wayfinder is trying to answer this question through implementing our tools and resources in schools, and developing a network of like-minded educators using our Navigation Toolkit around the world.
We have started building out this network by testing our tools and programs this school year. So far, in the 2016-2017 school year we have been prototyping our programs, trainings, and tools with the following schools and organizations:
Blue Valley CAPS
Gunn High School
International School of Asia, Karuizawa (ISAK)
Palo Alto High School
Polynesian Voyaging Society
Stanford Online High School
Thrival World Academy
In the 2017-2018 school year, we are hoping to pilot our Wayfinder Navigation Toolkit with 8-12 schools! If you would like to be one of our pilot schools, please let us know.