Annual Institutes

ISEEN offers two annual Institutes to provide professional development opportunities to independent schools and educators who are seeking to better understand the pedagogy and practice of experiential education and how to best implement and integrate it into their schools and organizations. The Institutes each have a unique focus:

  1. Winter Institute: Established in 2005, 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 school leaders. The Institute provides the opportunity to gather and discuss topics relevant to our programs, our schools, and our future.
  2. Summer Institute: Established in 2015, the "Summer Teacher Institute: Experiential Education Pedagogy and Practice” is designed for independent school classroom teachers. The Institute provides an understanding of how experiential education pedagogy and practice can help enhance their academic curricula and classrooms

Regional Expeditions

Regional expeditions launched in 2018 as smaller, more intimate opportunities for experiential educators to immerse themselves within a model experiential education program and connect with other experiential educators in the region.