FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I buy the toolkit without completing an educator training?
All educators who wish to purchase and use the Wayfinder Navigation Toolkit in their classroom or for their program must attend a Wayfinder Summer Institute OR a 2-day On-Site Training at their organization prior to implementing the curriculum.
Do you sell individual toolkits?
No. In our experience, the community component of our curriculum is key to its success. Sharing and group discussion is a core part of the Wayfinder experience.
Do you offer a middle school version of the Wayfinder toolkit?
No. While parts of our current toolkit are middle school age-appropriate, the toolkit has been designed with high school and college students in mind.
What kinds of organizations do you train?
We train educational organizations that work with students aged 14-24 including high schools (public, charter, independent, parochial, and alternative), after-school programs, summer camps, and colleges. We do not train educational organizations that work with students under the age of 14.
Is it possible to do a 1-day training at my school?
No. We have found that two days is the minimum amount of time needed to effectively train educators to facilitate our Wayfinder Navigation Toolkit. These trainings include more than simply learning how to facilitate Wayfinder activities - they provide an opportunity for educators at your school to connect deeply around their journey as Wayfinders themselves.
Are the Student Navigation Toolkits included in the cost of training?
No. All educators who attend our trainings will receive their own personal Wayfinder Toolkit. Upon completion of a Wayfinder training, educators will be able to purchase Wayfinder Toolkits for their classroom or program.
When will you announce the dates and locations for the 2019 Wayfinder Institutes?
We will be announcing the dates, location, and cost of our US Wayfinder Institutes in January 2019. Applications will be posted at that time. We will be hosting one training on the west coast and one training on the east coast between mid-June and mid-July. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date.
How many educators attend your Wayfinder Institutes?
We expect 40-60 educators to attend each Wayfinder Institute.
What types of organizations do you accept to the Wayfinder Institutes?
We welcome applications from educators at organizations that work with students aged 13-24 including high schools, after-school programs, and summer camps.
*We do not accept applications from individuals or coaches.
Please email us at info@projectwayfinder if you are wondering whether you are eligible to apply - happy to clarify!
Multiple people from my organization want to apply. Should we submit one application together?
Yes. Please submit one application per organization.
Does it help to apply with other people from my school/org?
Ideally you would come with 2-3 additional colleagues from your organization, however we have individual educators come and successfully piloted Project Wayfinder. It will give you an advantage to apply with at least one other person from your school/program. Priority for admittance will be given to teams with one school leader and one teacher or more.
What if I want to train a large group from my school/org?
For groups of 8 or more educators, it will be more affordable for you if Project Wayfinder comes to your school for an on-site training. We have led on-site trainings from groups ranging from 8-75 educators at numerous locations around the globe. Learn more about our on-site trainings here.
What materials are included in the price of the Wayfinder Institute?
Each educator who attends a Institute will receive a personal Wayfinder Toolkit. The enrollment fee for the Institute doesn’t include the purchase of the Wayfinder curriculum for your students for the upcoming school year.