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.
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.
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.
- 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