Project Wayfinder is a new approach to social–emotional learning called Purpose Learning. It was born at the Stanford Institute of Design to answer a key design question: how can we reimagine adolescent education to develop a student’s sense of meaning, purpose, and belonging? Based in design thinking and creative exploration, the curricula are a product of partnerships with administrators, SEL experts, and thousands of teachers across the world. The “Belonging” curriculum is designed for grades 7–9; the “Purpose” curriculum, for grades 10–12; and the “Making Meaning” curriculum, for lifelong learning. All of the learning experiences are available in print or digital format. The digital lessons are designed for schools to journey through the entire curriculum from a laptop, tablet, or phone. Project Wayfinder’s authors share their leadership expertise on podcasts and suggest useful resources for educators around the world. Educators are invited to join a free, virtual half-day summit on April 6, 2021.
All Points North Foundation is considering grant requests ranging from $20,000 to $60,000 to prepare and retain middle school teachers in an ever-changing education climate and help students, especially those in underserved communities grow both academically and socially/emotionally.
A research study by Horace Mann Educators Corporation, “Closing the Learning Gap: How frontline educators want to address lost learning due to COVID-19,” is based on a nationally representative survey of 941 US educators, including public school K–12 teachers, administrators, and support personnel.
On April 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. (PT), Sprouts Farmers Market’s Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, in collaboration with the School Garden Support OrganizationNetwork, will present the first-ever virtual garden-based learning event with lessons taught by students at school garden sites across the country.