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WINTER INSTITUTE

The Winter Institute is specifically geared to those working within independent school experiential education programs (outdoor/adventure education, global education, service learning, student leadership, and sustainability programs) and provides opportunities to learn from experts.

What is ISEEN?

ISEEN is an international learning laboratory and networking opportunity through which independent school experiential educators, administrators, & classroom teachers can share their challenges and successes, learn of and from model programs, and explore the developing role of experiential practices within our educational communities. Experiential education encompasses a host of different initiatives in each of our schools including:
  • outdoor/adventure education
  • global education/travel
  • service learning
  • sustainability initiatives
  • leadership development
  • classroom pedagogy

SUMMER INSTITUTE

The Summer Institute focusses on classroom teachers, providing them an understanding of how experiential education pedagogy and practice can help enhance their academic curricula and classroom practice. To provide focus to the discussions and stronger opportunities to develop community.

OUR MISSION

ISEEN seeks to lead, inform, connect, expand, and steward transformational experiential teaching and learning throughout an interconnected world.

ISEEN IN THREE WORDS

Attendees at 8th Annual Janary Institute in Santa Barbara, CA describe their experience with ISEEN. Video was shot by the Santa Barbara Middle School Teen Press

WHAT IS EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

Experiential education is a pedagogical process by which educators engage students through a cycle of direct experience, reflection, analysis and experimentation. Experiential education values personal connection to deep and applied learning and inspires growth in both the student and teacher.