CURRIULUM implementation 

Interested in implementing the Wayfinder Toolkit in your school or program? Below is an outline of how we work with our partner schools to implement our curriculum. 

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GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

Wayfinder Minimum Wayfinder Standard Wayfinder Optimum
Length of Wayfinder Class 45 min sessions 1 hour sessions 1.5 hour sessions
Frequency of Wayfinder Classes Every other week Once a week Once a week
Student Grade Level Grade 9+ Grades 10-12 Grades 11-12
Class Size Up to 30 students Under 20 students Under 12 students
Wayfinder Curriculum Timeline Semester 1 year 2 years
Teacher Opt-In Not necessarily* Yes Yes
Student Opt-In Not necessarily Not necessarily Not necessarily

* In our experience, our curriculum is more successfully implemented in schools where teachers opt-in to teach it.

 

TRAINING OPTIONS

All Wayfinder educators must first attend a Wayfinder Educator Training. There are three ways to do this:

1. Book a 2-Day On-Site Training

Hosting an On-Site Training is the best option if you have 6 or more educators that would attend the training. On-Site Trainings are ideal for educational organizations that are ready to implement Project Wayfinder with their students.

Read more about On-Sites Trainings here

 

2. Attend a Wayfinder Summer Institute

Attending a Summer Institute is a better option if you have 5 educators or less that would attend the training. Summer Institutes are a great way to explore Project Wayfinder, gain firsthand experience with our toolkit, and meet other schools working on purpose learning. This is a great option for:

  • Small groups of educators who want to prototype Wayfinder at their school before rolling it out on a wider scale.
  • Individual teachers who want to implement Wayfinder in their classroom. 

Read more about our Summer Institutes here

 

3. Attend a Summer Institute AND book an On-Site Training

A number of our partner schools send a couple of their faculty to a Wayfinder Summer Institute before hosting an On-Site Training for their wider faculty later in the year. This is a great option if you want to get a better understanding of whether Project Wayfinder is a fit for your school before implementing it with your faculty.

 

TRAINING FEATURES

  • Firsthand experience with at least 6 core Wayfinder activities
  • Access to your own Wayfinder Teacher Toolkit
  • Work with our diverse and experienced Wayfinder Guides from across the globe
  • Practice facilitating a Wayfinder activity
  • Hands on experience with the Design Thinking process
  • Better understanding of Purpose Learning
  • Lesson planning and school implementation support
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