Membership

Membership

 

About ISEEN Membership:

The Independent Schools Experiential Education Network (ISEEN) was founded in 2005 as an international learning laboratory and networking opportunity through which independent school experiential educators and administrators can share their program challenges and successes, learn of and from model programs, and explore the developing role of experiential practices within our educational communities. This is accomplished through attendance at annual institutes, participation in social media platforms, and through a robust membership model. Membership debuted in July of 2015 as a way to meet the requests of our constituents for improved networking, ongoing connections, and resource sharing with fellow experiential educators around the globe.

 

Who Can Join:

ISEEN membership is open to all educators interested in and connected to independent school experiential education. This includes experiential educators, independent school teachers, program directors, and administrators, as well as industry experts, and committed educators who work with independent schools through third-party organizations. Note: Individuals or organizations whose business includes, or might include, the selling of services to independent schools will not be permitted to promote their services or organization through ISEEN membership. All individuals/organizations must understand that their role as an ISEEN member will be that of a fellow educator, and their membership will be terminated should this expectation be violated. Please click here for more information on this.

 

ISEEN Membership provides the following benefits:

 

  1. Access to the membership site for as many internal users as the organizational administrator designates.
  2. All ISEEN member schools will receive initial priority registration (for one month after registration is open) for both the ISEEN Winter and Summer Institutes. Members will also receive two weeks of priority registration for additional attendees should spots still be available after the conclusion of the early-bird rate. Non-school organizational members may apply for one of five spots at the Annual Winter Institute (click here for more details on the application process).
  3. Connection to like-minded educators in the areas of outdoor/adventure education, global education, service learning, sustainability, student leadership, classroom pedagogy and practices, and leadership & administration through optional discussion group listservs.
  4. Access to the ISEEN Bibliohive, a digital library of curated resources related to experiential education, including suggested readings, past Institute workshop presentation videos, and a large array of articles, videos, TED talks, and resources connected to a number of relevant topics. Click here for a sample view of the ISEEN Bibliohive.
  5. Access to a robust resource-sharing platform that provides a vehicle to view, share, upload, and download resources specific to our schools and programs. (It might help us all avoid recreating the wheel!) Click here for a sample view of the ISEEN resource page.
  6. Access to all archived Winter Institute presentations and notes.
  7. Participation in the annual ISEEN survey, collecting relevant benchmarking data on EE programs in independent schools, and access to all survey results. Surveys will be sent out in late spring and results shared in early fall each year.
  8. No-cost phone consultations with ISEEN's Executive Director.

 

Membership Cost and Details:

ISEEN offers three types of membership:

  1. School Membership: This membership type is open to any independent school interested in learning more about experiential education. Unlimited internal users from your school can be added within this "bundled" membership. $350 per year.
  2. Non-School Organizational Membership: This membership type is open to any non-independent school organization that is working alongside independent schools helping to deliver experiential education. Unlimited internal users from your organization can be added within this "bundled" membership. Note: Individuals or organizations whose business includes, or might include, the selling of services to independent schools will not be permitted to promote their services or organization through ISEEN membership. All individuals/organizations must understand that their role as an ISEEN member will be that of a fellow educator, and their membership will be terminated should this expectation be violated. ‚Äč Please click here for more information on this. Also note, Non-School Organizational members can apply for one of five spots at the Annual Winter Institute. (Click here for more details on the application process). $350 per year.
  3. Individual Educator Membership: This membership category is for individual educators who have worked for and/or hope to work for independent school experiential education programs in the future. $250 per year.

 

The annual membership cycle runs from September 1 - August 31.

 

If you have any questions regarding the value of membership for you, your school, or organization, please contact us.