Led by Wildwood School faculty members and other educational experts, the Wildwood Outreach Center is a hub of educational best practices, offering a broad menu of professional development workshops, school visits, summer institutes, and mentorship opportunities.
To date, more than 1,000 educators in 25 states and over a dozen countries have actively participated in Outreach Center opportunities, which provides tangible tools and guidance for implementing progressive educational practices into their own schools.
Workshops and events occur throughout the year and are applicable to all levels, from teacher to trustee.
The History of the Wildwood Outreach Center
Since its founding, the Wildwood Outreach Center has been devoted to supporting public and independent schools and institutions in their efforts to create small, learner centered schools.
A Lab for the Future of Education
When Wildwood opened its middle and upper campus in 2000, our Board of Trustees had a parallel vision: To create a lab for the future of education that’s devoted to sharing our innovative and research-based approach to education, exchanging ideas with global thought leaders, and supporting public and independent schools in their efforts to create learner-centered schools.
That vision crystallized in 2001 when the Wildwood Outreach Center was awarded a multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and has been further enhanced and affirmed with support from The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation and the State Farm Companies Foundation, ensuring that Wildwood’s philosophy and practice will always be at the leading edge of what works in schools and made available to others at schools everywhere.