Our educator training in Hawai'i is now completely full.


Who, What, Where, When, Why

Where: Our 4-day educator training will be held on O'ahu at the University Lab School. (Here is a campus map pointing to University Building 3, more details on parking and room location will be included in later communications.)

When: July 24-July 27, 2017

What: We will immerse administrators and teachers in Project Wayfinder's newly developed set of tools and resources from our Wayfinder Navigation Toolkit. This toolkit is inspired by the work of Polynesian Voyaging Society and the inspiration of Polynesian voyaging and navigation. But this is not a “how to” on voyaging - this will be a deeply immersive and transformative experience for educators, cultivating the tools we need to navigate through life. Click here to read more about the inspiration for this project in UC Berkeley's Greater Good.

Who: Our training is open to high school educators including advisory teachers, administrators, school leaders, and counselors and non-profit groups that work with high school students. We will not be accepting middle schools at this time, but are open to some college-aged program leaders. Priority will be given to Hawaiʻi schools, but mainland and international schools can apply. The training will be limited to 40 people. Schools are highly encouraged to apply with one or more people from their home institution. We only need one application per school/organization.

Important Dates

April 10:  Application opens

June 30th:  Application closes

July 24-27:  Educator Training on O'ahu at University Lab School

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis. Our summer program is limited to 30 educators. You are highly encouraged to send in your application as soon as it is ready + apply with another person from your school/organization. We will get back to all applicants within 10-14 days of receiving your application.

Program cost is $975 per person (not including room, board, or travel). We are currently out of financial aid for this program, so you will have to be able to pay the full tuition for this program.

If any questions please email Project Wayfinder's Education Coordinator Sonia Doshi at doshisd@stanford.edu.

As we seek to continue aligning students to passion and purpose, our program has found Project Wayfinder to be an invaluable partner. It is easy to tell a student to find their passion; it is really hard to help them get there. Steeped in the long history of “wayfinders” and bolstered by lively, creatively-designed activities, I would highly recommend Project Wayfinder for any educator looking to unlock the full potential of students.
— Corey E. Mohn, Executive Director, Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS)

Across the country, there is a movement amongst high school educators to bring more meaning and purpose to their students.

This is happening in a variety of ways - through creative new school design, new mentoring programs, and partnerships. Although there is a lot of experimentation happening, many school leaders feel like they are trying to do this alone, or are flying in the dark. Many schools know they want high school to be more meaningful for their students, but they are working on how to do it. Project Wayfinder is trying to answer this question through implementing our tools and resources in schools, and developing a network of like-minded educators using our Navigation Toolkit around the world.

We have started building out this network by testing our tools and programs this school year. So far, in the 2016-2017 school year we have been prototyping our programs, trainings, and tools with the following schools and organizations:

Blue Valley CAPS
Envision Academy
Gunn High School
International School of Asia, Karuizawa (ISAK)
Palo Alto High School
Pearson College
Polynesian Voyaging Society
Stanford Online High School
Thrival World Academy

In the 2017-2018 school year, we are hoping to pilot our Wayfinder Navigation Toolkit with 8-12 schools! If you would like to be one of our pilot schools, please let us know.

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