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About ISEEN Membership

The Independent Schools Experiential Education Network (ISEEN) was founded in 2005 as an international learning laboratory and networking opportunity through which independent school experiential educators and administrators can share their program challenges and successes, learn of and from model programs, and explore the developing role of experiential practices within our educational communities. This is accomplished through attendance at annual institutes, participation in social media platforms, and through a robust membership model. Membership debuted in July of 2015 as a way to meet the requests of our constituents for improved networking, ongoing connections, and resource sharing with fellow experiential educators around the globe. Membership Dues are voluntary and non-refundable.

Who Can Join

ISEEN membership is open to all educators interested in and connected to independent school experiential education. This includes experiential educators, independent school teachers, program directors, and administrators, as well as industry experts, and committed educators who work with independent schools through third-party organizations.
Note: Individuals or organizations whose business includes, or might include, the selling of services to independent schools will not be permitted to promote their services or organization through ISEEN membership. All individuals/organizations must understand that their role as an ISEEN member will be that of a fellow educator, and their membership will be terminated should this expectation be violated.

ISEEN Membership Provides the Following Benefits

  • Be a part of a strong network of committed experiential educators
  • Receive priority registration (one month) for ISEEN institutes: ISEEN Winter Institute, Summer Teacher Institutes, and Global Institute
  • Receive discounts for other ISEEN programming including Regional Expeditions
  • High-quality professional development for you and your colleagues through free online member resources
  • Discounted customized consulting and training for your program and/or school
  • Have access to Bibliohive, our dynamic resource and article sharing platform
  • Have access to past Institute resources and documents and other pedagogical materials
  • Receive a quarterly newsletter subscription, ISEEN Field Notes, and be the first to hear about exciting new programs and opportunities through the ISEEN network
  • Receive discounts on job postings on our Job Board

As ISEEN members, you:

  • Designate a key contact to serve as the ISEEN representative for your school/organization
  • Participate in guiding the direction of the premier experiential education network in the independent school world

ISEEN offers three types of membership which are described below. Educational Service Providers and Individual Members are application-based and will be vetted by the Executive Director to ensure accurate membership type selection. 

Exceptional Experiences

"I have never been to any other conference twice but I have attended ISEEN four years in a row! It is without a doubt the most intimate, exciting, and inspirational professional development opportunity I have ever participated in. It is all about sharing and improving each other's programs and ideas. It is a do NOT miss for any teacher or administrator who is passionate about giving the BEST experiences to their students."
- Courtney Prieur, Selwyn House School, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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1. School Membership - $498 (USD)

This membership type is open to any independent school; lower, middle, upper, day and/or boarding that is involved with experiential education pedagogy. Unlimited internal users from your school can be added within this membership type.

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2. Leadership School Membership - $2005 (USD)

This membership type is our premier membership level and open to any independent school; lower, middle, upper, day and/or boarding that is involved with experiential education pedagogy. Unlimited internal users from your school can be added within this membership type.

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3. Educational Service Provider Membership - $475 (USD)

This membership type is open to any organization that is working alongside independent schools to deliver experiential education. Educational Service Providers (ESPs) offer a variety of services such as global programs, international travel experiences, student leadership development, outdoor education programming, service learning or community engagement programming, risk management consulting, insurance, and/or diversity and inclusion consulting among other areas. Unlimited internal users from an organization can be added within this membership type.

Note: While Educational Service Providers gain significant value by attending the Winter Institute and the intimate networking opportunities available to them to build relationships with member schools, their primary role as an ISEEN member will be that of a fellow educator. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for greater visibility, please contact the Executive Director ([email protected]).

Please also note: There are a limited number of spots at the Annual Winter Institute for Educational Service Provider attendees. Please visit the Winter Institute page for more details.

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4. Individual Educators Not Currently Affiliated with a School or Organization - $250 (USD)

This membership category is for individual educators who have worked for and/or hope to work for independent school experiential education programs in the future. Researchers and university students should also select this category.

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The annual membership cycle runs from July 1 - June 30.

If you have any questions regarding the value of membership for you, your school, or organization, please contact us.