ISEEN leads, informs, connects, expands, and stewards transformational experiential teaching and learning throughout an interconnected world.

Experiential education is a pedagogical process by which educators engage the whole student through a cycle of direct experience, reflection, analysis, and experimentation. Experiential education prioritizes people, identities, and the environment, addressing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Fostering personal connection to deep and applied learning and inspiring growth in both the student and teacher, experiential education engages participants to be active global citizens working for a more just, equitable, and sustainable world where everyone belongs.


Embracing the dynamic needs of students and educators in response to an evolving society.


Engaging in the exchange of diverse ideas and practices to build a network of authentic, supportive, and socially just relationships. 


Creating an ethos of collaboration in which everyone is respected, valued, and represented as both a life-long learner and contributor.


Challenging the status quo and taking the initiative to pursue bold ideas with heart, compassion, and intention.


ProgramsISEEN aims for inclusiveness in all aspects of our programming

The Winter Institute is specifically geared to those working within independent schools experiential education programs (outdoor/adventure education, global education, community engagement, student leadership, and sustainability programs) and provides opportunities to learn from experts. The Summer Institute focuses on classroom teachers, providing them an understanding of how experiential education pedagogy and practice can help enhance their academic curricula and classroom practice. The Institute focuses on skills and knowledge development, curriculum design, assessment, and building community & belonging.
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Are you an educator at an independent school or belong to an organization that runs experiential programming for independent schools?

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