Wayfinder Announces Expansion of Social-Emotional and Purpose Curriculum to K-12… – Press Release


As of fall 2022, Wayfinder will serve schools and districts with an entirely new set of K-6 SEL and mental health solutions developed specifically for elementary and early middle school students

BEND, Ore., April 3, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Leading social-emotional and purpose learning provider, Wayfinder, announced today it is expanding its curricular offerings to include a full range of K-12 products and services.

Over the past year, Wayfinder’s expert team of elementary curriculum designers have gathered feedback from hundreds of elementary school educators and students to develop, test, and finalize a new elementary school curriculum.

Wayfinder’s middle and high school curricula, focusing on belonging and purpose respectively, have successfully supported over 60,000 students in some of the largest school districts in the country. According to a recent program evaluation conducted by Stanford University Dr. Heather Malin, Wayfinder’s curriculum was shown to improve student outcomes across six areas: social awareness, identity expression, purpose development, academic engagement, cultural awareness, and belonging.

The Wayfinder team is excited to make social-emotional learning (SEL) and purpose learning accessible to a new group of young learners. The Common Core- and CASEL-aligned K-5 curriculum will take an entirely fresh approach, going beyond SEL to bring authenticity, joy, and self-determination to the classroom. Activities, lessons, and student toolkits invite students to collaborate, explore their thoughts, and practice self-expression.

In addition to individualized wraparound training and technical support, K-5 offerings will include the following:
●    20 Core Curriculum experiential and play-based lessons per year that require less than 5 minutes of prep time each
●    An Activity Library that functions as a lightweight solution, with over 200 new customizable. exploratory activities for elementary students—filter by length, skill, grade…