1-Day Sail for Educators Long Beach: Feb 27, 2019

GYLI and NAIS will offer a unique educator workshop in Long Beach on February 27th, 2019 in partnership with the American Pride.

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We will board and set sail on the 129’ three-masted schooner American Pride, the official tall ship of the city of Long Beach, docked at the Pine Avenue Pier in Rainbow Harbor. This half-day, pre-conference workshop will help you practice and design collaborative experiences to support teacher and administrative team growth. Come with your colleagues or come on your own!

This workshop, led by the Global Youth Leadership Institute, will bring together many elements of innovation: project-based learning, place-based learning, experiential education, youth leadership, and collaboration. Learn how to raise the sails, navigate the ship, and engage in dynamic learning stations. Also, engage in design thinking challenges to help you increase authentic collaborative leadership in your own schools and communities. Walk away re-energized from a day at sea with fresh ideas as well as a resource booklet with key takeaways.

Experiential Education for Educators Workshop February 27, 2019 in Long Beach, CA.


  • Educators at Youth-serving organizations.
  • Those who want to learn and apply Social-Emotional learning into their existing framework.
  • K-12 teachers who to want integrate experiential learning into their daily work.
  • Adults who want to engage across lines of difference.
  • Directors of Curriculum and Instruction.

A 1-day professional learning experience in Long Beach CA, as part of the NAIS annual conference.  

This interactive, engaging, and thought-provoking workshop will inspire classroom teachers and other educators to create an environment that is safe, high-trust, and dynamic for students of any age.  This workshop is a collaborative partnership between GYLI, Discovery World and Cream City Conservation, and will demonstrate how these groups create engaging programs for students and teachers.

American Pride Tall Ship

Beginning with a framework for Social-Emotional Learning, we will give youth workers and educators the opportunity to develop their leadership, engagement, and cross-cultural communication skills and tools.  

DO: The workshop format will be hands-on, interactive, and experiential.  We will use activities, discuss, and demonstrations to explore the areas of social-emotional learning, leadership development, and action planning.

ENGAGE: Working across lines of difference is one key skill for students and teachers alike, and the best way to build that skill in schools and youth organizations is for adults to practice the engagement on a daily basis.  We will present a tool for engagement called the 5C’s of awareness: Color, Culture, Class, Character, Context

PLAN: Each participant will return from this workshop with a activities and resources to use immediately in your school and community.

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