It might seem odd to refer to student recruitment as Matchmaking, but like everything else at Wayfinding Academy, we do things a bit differently here.
Do you remember back in May when we shared what our students were up to for their internships and how one of those students, Austin, was developing his visual thinking skills?Well, that's not the only way that students and staff have been tapping into the visual powers of the brain. Here are a few more stories for you...
Curious about what is takes to put on a TEDx event? Last weekend, a year's worth of work culminated in a transformative day-long experience known as TEDxMtHood. This was the seventh year that Wayfinding Academy President and Founder, Michelle Jones, was the lead organizer of the event. But for the Wayfinding students on the planning team, as well as those that served as day-of volunteers, it was their first time seeing an event like this from the inside.
One of the six core components of Wayfinding Academy's educational model is its Labs. Think of them as workshops, but better.
In the following episode of This is Wayfinding, you'll get to hear (and see) what Labs at Wayfinding are all about
Students, Luminaries, Community Members, lend me your ears...
Last weekend a group of six students and community members embarked on a road trip to Ashland, home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). Although we each had a varying degrees of experience with theatre we were excited to see what the festival had in store.
This term, cohort 1 have been dreaming, being, and participating in the Futures and Citizenship core course alongside internships, independent study, and other projects. Wayfinding Academy Faculty member Sarah Iannarone led this course. This Wayfinding blog shares more about the intersection of society and self.
If our choices make us who we’ll be tomorrow…
We should question the choices we’re given today…
Before founding Wayfinding Academy, Michelle Jones was a professor at Concordia University and the World Domination Summit (WDS) "Magician". For the five first WDS events, Michelle's mission was to weave the core WDS values of community, adventure, and service into the entire experience. WDS is an in-person gathering right here in Portland, Oregon where individuals with a shared pursuit of changing the world ask the question: How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world?
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Building a college from scratch and flipping the higher education system frontwards is no easy feat. It takes passionate teams of people dedicating time, money, energy, and a willingness to learn, stretch, and endure through challenges and setbacks. In our world, one of those teams is the Wayfinding Academy Board of Directors.
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So … you’re thinking of dropping out of college? The first thing I’ll say is this: it’s okay. I’m sure you know this in theory. You’ve probably heard the “college is not for everyone” adage that’s thrown around all over college campuses and beyond.
“College is not for everyone” is often the consolation remark when someone resigns to just not cutting it, not having what it takes, or not being able to afford the wildly high price tag of a college education. But maybe it is not the student who is the wrong match for college, but that college is a bad match for many people.
At Wayfinding Academy, our core values are being human, welcoming adventure, and living life on purpose. In all that we do, we strive to embody these core values.
We are proud of this new college we created from scratch and our alternative, intentional approach to higher education. As we near the end of our first student year, we asked parents of students in cohort 1 to share their perspective on the Wayfinding experience.
Wayfinding Academy is excited to announce that we are recruiting for an AmeriCorps VISTA Member to serve with us for one year starting August 29, 2016!
Real-world experiences are an important part of our 2-year program. Students get their hands dirty with internships, mentorships, and Learn & Explore trips (like our journey on the Camino in April). All the while, students document their experiences and learnings in a portfolio that they can carry with them far beyond college.
In this first month of Term 3 (and the last term of Year 1!), students started internships and working on pretty awesome projects.
Wayfinding Academy is proud to share that Ian Needham has been honored as 2017 Newman Civic Fellow
Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced...