2019 WAYFINDER SUMMER INSTITUTES
Wayfinder Summer Institutes provide high school educators with the experiential training they need to bring purpose learning back to their school community and successfully implement Project Wayfinder’s Navigation Toolkit in the classroom.
In 2018, we hosted two Wayfinder Institutes at Stanford University and Brown University with 93 educators from 55 schools/organizations across 17 states and 8 countries.
This year we invite you to join us at our two 2019 Summer Institutes, and are pleased to offer a NEW all-inclusive residential option (4 days, 4 nights) at our West Coast Institute, located just north of San Francisco where participants can enjoy a retreat amidst Marin County’s rolling hills and coastline.
FeaturED SPEAKERS FROM STANFORD & HARVARD
West Coast Institute
San Domenico School
San Anselmo, CA
June 17-21, 2019
Attend our 4-day training at Wayfinder’s partner, San Domenico School, featuring speakers from Stanford d. School and Stanford Center for Adolescence. Bonus residential option available!
Extracurriculars: Walk out the school doors into miles of majestic hiking trails, drive 30 min to Nor Cal beaches or venture into vibrant San Francisco.
EAST COAST INSTITUTE
July 9-12, 2019
Join us in North Carolina for a 4-day training at Wayfinder’s partner school, Durham Academy, featuring guest speakers from Harvard and Duke
Extracurriculars: Enjoy exploring the rich history of Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh area. Take a tour of the Duke, UNC, or NCS campuses, which make up the three anchors of The Research Triangle.
The 2019 Wayfinder Institutes are being hosted by independent schools, but educational organizations of all kinds are encouraged to apply! Explore our current school partners list of the 64 public, charter, catholic, independent, non-profit, after-school, homeschool and international programs successfully implementing Wayfinder in their classrooms.
Why come to a wayfinder Institute?
- Become certified as a Wayfinder Educator to implement our Toolkit at your school
- Become a part of our growing community of 400+ global Wayfinder Educators
- Experience first-hand the country’s leading purpose development curriculum
- Cultivate meaningful relationships with mission-aligned educators
Upon completion of this training, you will be equipped with strategies, tactics, and skills based in social emotional learning, project based learning, design thinking + 21st Century Skills that you will be able to integrate directly into your school/program’s community.
Who are WAYFINDER institutes for?
The program is open to high school educators. We have trained advisers, administrators, counselors, teachers, coaches, and more.
Wayfinder Institutes are ideal for training 2-7 educators from a school or program. We highly encourage schools to bring at least one teacher and one school leader - we find that this helps with integrating Project Wayfinder into your school/program’s community. Priority for admittance will be given to teams with one school leader and one teacher or more.
If you are interested in training 8 or more educators from your school/program, consider hosting an On-Site Training at your school.
IMPORTANT DATES + COSTS
We encourage you to apply early; we will be reviewing applications and making decisions on a rolling basis. Priority will be given to early applicants.
January 15th, 2019: Applications Open
January 15th–May 1st, 2019: Rolling Admissions
May 1st, 2019: Application Deadline May 27th, 2019: Extended Application Deadline May 29th, 2019: 10 Additional Spots Opened! Rolling enrollment**
**IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of May 29th, we’ve opened 10 additional institute spots that will be filled on a rolling basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about the extended enrollment period.
EAST COAST INSTITUTE
Enrollment Fee: $1100 USD. Includes lunch and snacks. Please note: lodging and dinner are not included.
WEST COAST INSTITUTE
Enrollment Fee: $1100 USD. Includes lunch and snacks. Bonus residential option: pay additional $550 for all-inclusive 4 days, 4 nights that includes all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and dormitory-style lodging in double rooms for four nights.