Summer Institutes Are Back!

Join us this summer for two days of purpose + belonging at Wayfinder Summer Institutes!

These dynamic learning experiences are designed to connect educators, leaders, and teams who share the commitment of supporting student growth with Wayfinder. With two great locations, choose between the vibrant cityscapes of Seattle or the historic charm of Boston. Both events are sure to be filled with opportunities to connect, rejuvenate, inform, and inspire.

Why Attend?

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    Immersive Learning Experiences
    Expand your ability to implement, coach, and personalize Wayfinder to meet the needs of your students and staff.
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    New Product Demos
    Be the first to see and experience what's new in the Wayfinder platform.
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    Meaningful Community
    Become part of a supportive network committed to nurturing the potential of every student.
  • Personal Growth + Introspection
    Pause, reflect, and reconnect to your Why.
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    Professional Development Certificate
    Receive a certificate of completion for 10 hours of professional development in SEL  + character education.
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Program Insights

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    Day 1: Building Purpose + Belonging in Education

    Building a Supportive Educational Community

    Instilling Values in Your Students

    MTSS + Implementation Models

    ...and more!

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    Day 2: Deepen Your Practice + Impact with Wayfinder

    Using Wayfinder To Support Teacher Retention 

    Helping Administrators Overcome Barriers to SEL Implementation

    Exploring New Wayfinder Features and Enhancements

    ...and more!

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Keynote Speakers

Chi Kim

Chief Executive Officer
Pure Edge, Inc.

Chi Kim has held a range of positions within education. Prior to joining Pure Edge as the CEO, she served as a California school superintendent, school principal, leadership coach, and classroom teacher, as well as a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Chi is an active member of the education community, serving as the Board Chair & Trustee of the Ibis Group nonprofit board and as a member of the CASEL Board of Directors, YouthBuild USA Board of Directors, Coalition for Career Development Center, FairVote, and FECOP Board of Directors. She is also a 2018 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow and serves on many national advisory councils.


Dr. Avril El-Amin

Former Director of SEL
Uplift Education

With 22+ years in public education, Dr. Avril El-Amin is an accomplished educator and motivational specialist known for curating highly effective learning environments. Through the promotion of caring and compassionate pedagogy, she aims to meet the academic, motivational, and socio-emotional needs of learners of all ages.

As a leadership developer, Dr. El-Amin coaches and mentors educational + organizational leaders on how to develop considerate and supportive relationships with their teams in ways that maximize team cohesiveness, collegiality, organizational productivity, and overall effectiveness.

Two Great Locations


West Coast Institute

Seattle, WA
June 20-21, 2024
$399 - General Registration


Venue + Lodging
Cedarbrook Lodge
18525 36th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98188

The event and lodging accommodations are located at the same hotel. 

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East Coast Institute

Boston, MA
June 27-28, 2024
$399 - General Registration


Conference Center at Waltham Woods
860 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451

The Westin Waltham Boston
70 3rd Ave, Waltham, MA 02451

Transportation will be provided to and from the hotel and venue.

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