2018 WAYFINDER SUMMER INSTITUTE at STANFORD D.SCHOOL
Educator GUIDE

WHAT TO BRING

  • Laptop/iPad
  • Comfortable walking shoes (for outdoor activities)
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Notebook
  • Water bottle

WHERE + WHEN

Thursday, June 28 - Sunday July 1, 2018
Stanford University d.school (Palo Alto, CA)

The best address for GPS:
Thomas F. Peterson Engineering Laboratory, Building 550
50 Panama Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

SCHEDULE

Below is the rough schedule for the Summer Institute. Each day will consist of a variety of presentations, indoor + outdoor activities, and small group discussions. The last day is focused on supporting you to create a plan for implementation of our curriculum. For more information about the programming and activities at the Institute, please see the Summer Institute homepage here.

Meals: Light breakfast and catered lunch will be provided, as well as dinner the first night, Thursday 6/28. 

ONE-ON-ONE CHECK INS

On Saturday (6/30) and Sunday (7/1) of the Summer Institute, we will be hosting 15-minute meetings between your School/Program Team and our Lead Navigators: Patrick, Claudia, Alexx, & Adrian Michael. During these check-ins we will discuss your curriculum implementation plan/ideas and how we can best support you. 

During these check-ins we will discuss with your entire School/Program Team your curriculum implementation plan/ideas and how we can best support you. Please have ONE educator from your School/Program Team sign up for a slot on behalf of your group.

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TRANSPORTATION

Check out our Summer Institute Google Map for important locations.

AIRPORT

From San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
The easiest way to get to the Cardinal Hotel is to take an Uber/Lyft (20 miles, around 30 min) which will cost around $40.
Public transportation is also an option: 

  • From your terminal, take the AirTrain shuttle to the SFO Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station, located on the Departures/Ticketing Level of the International Terminal.
  • Take BART to the Millbrae Intermodal Transit Center.
  • Take Caltrain south to the Palo Alto Transit Center. For schedules and fares, check http://www.caltrain.com.
  • The Cardinal Hotel is a 7 minute walk from the Palo Alto Transit Center.

From San Jose International Airport (SJC)
The easiest way to get to the Cardinal Hotel is to take an Uber/Lyft (16 miles, around 30 min) which will cost around $35.
Public transportation is also an option: 

  • Exit terminal, and cross to bus pick-up.
  • Take the free VTA Bus 10 (Airport Flyer) to Santa Clara Caltrain Station. 
  • Take Caltrain north to the Palo Alto Transit Center. For schedules and fares, check http://www.caltrain.com.
  • The Cardinal Hotel is a 7 minute walk from the Palo Alto Transit Center.
     

GETTING TO THE D.SCHOOL

PARKING
The best place to park is the Roble Field Garage. Parking is $2.00 - $2.50 per hour on the weekdays (8:30-4pm) and free on weekends. Additional parking can also be found at the Tressider Parking Lot.

SHUTTLE
There's a free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle that starts at the Transit Center, just 3 blocks away from the Cardinal Hotel. The Line X runs on weekdays from 6am-9pm, and the line SE (Shopping Express) runs on the weekends. There is a stop near the Stanford d.school.

List of schools in attendance

  • Noble Impact - Little Rock, AR
  • The Wonder Scouts - Sammamish, WA
  • Ormiston Junior College - Auckland, New Zealand
  • Greenlight Foundation - Auckland, New Zealand
  • Auckland University of Technology - Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy - Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Bennett Day School - Chicago, IL
  • Horizon Science Academy - Chicago, IL
  • Greenheart International - Chicago, IL
  • The Seven Hills School - Cincinnati, OH
  • Middlesex School - Concord, MA
  • MindSpark Learning Community - Conifer, CO
  • Durham Academy - Durham, NC
  • IGNITE Middle School - Dallas, TX
  • Scarsdale International School - Lahore, Pakistan

 

  • Seabury Hall - Makawao, HI
  • Woodside Priory School - Portola Valley, CA
  • Lake Washington School District - Redmond, WA
  • San Domenico School - San Anselmo, CA
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory - San Francisco, CA
  • KIPP East Side High School - San Jose, CA
  • Downtown College Prep - San Jose, CA
  • Samueli Academy  -  Santa Ana, CA
  • Maria Carrillo High School - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Stanford WellnessEd - Palo Alto, CA
  • BAYCC Afterschool - Sunnyvale, CA
  • Crofton House School - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • St. Michaels University School - Victoria, BC

If you have any questions, please contact Alexx at alexx@projectwayfinder.com.


Wayfinder’s summer training proved to be the most positively transformative training program I have ever undertaken as an educator. My entire outlook in arenas of my own life changed. The training reinforced my view that not only can we guide and support students to live meaningful lives, we can also affect so many more people through the projects and movements they create.
— Brent Kerehona - Cabramatta High School, Australia
 

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