Students return from CITYterm more alive, more engaged, more excited about learning. Perhaps more importantly, they are more prepared to take charge of their own education. They have become far more mature thinkers who are more aware of the path of their education -- and their lives.
- Richard Melvoin
Head of School, Belmont Hill School
CITYterm is a national leader in demonstrating the full potential of experience-based learning to be both academically challenging and life-transforming for high school students.
- Meg Campbell
Former Executive Director, Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound
Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Head of School, Codman Academy Charter Public School
Six days with fifteen bright, imaginative educators provided the most provocative, energizing and rewarding week that I have experienced in my career. Teaching for Experience was a full engagement in true experiential education that was transferable to our classes and our administrative challenges. If there is one conference that you attend and to which you send faculty, this should be it.
- Patricia Jones
Teacher and Academic Dean, The Chadwick School
Teaching for Experience 2006 was among the most meaningful professional experiences of my career. The week included a remarkable range of work, from exploring what we mean when we speak of "learning" to trying out practical paradigms for improving lesson plans. Both leaders and my colleagues from other schools challenged me to think about education in a new model. The informal discourse was at least as rich as the meeting time.
- Patty Hager
Academic Dean, Concord Academy
Inspirational workshop! I couldn't wait to implement what I had learned and practiced. It is also wonderful to be able to maintain contact with such fabulous teachers as I experiment with experiential learning in my classroom.
- Connie Schneider
The Teaching for Experience workshop offered an inspiring combination of experiences allowing us to see, to question, to recreate, and constantly to reflect on the central tasks of our profession as educators. The practical and theoretical frameworks of CITYterm served as immediate reference points, but readings and discussions drew from a broad span of ideas alive today in education. The combination of great workshop leaders and thoughtful, seasoned participants was super!
- Dick Hall
I needed this workshop! I was at the point in my teaching where I was trying to integrate more questions and more experiences in my classes and wasn't sure how to do it. I couldn't even articulate what I was trying to do, but this class made sense of it all. Not only was I challenged to think about my teaching in a different way, but I was able to participate in learning in a different way.... I was able to understand the success of a great experience!
- Liz Foley
The Teaching for Experience conference actually employed the principles of learning it espoused. That was powerful and refreshing and, ironically, somewhat unusual for educational workshops.
- Lowell Libby