National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) is a nonprofit membership organization composed of educators, businesses, and community leaders. Founded in 1971, NSEE also serves as a national resource center for the development and improvement of experiential education programs nationwide.
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46th NSEE Annual Conference
September 24 - 27, 2017
Loews Don Cesar
St. Pete Beach, Florida
Experiential Education Academy (EEA)
A key component of NSEE’s mission is to enhance the professional development of its members. Another component of the mission is to be the national leader in advancing experiential education as a field and a profession. To accomplish both aspects of this mission, NSEE created the Experiential Education Academy, Often referred to as the EEA or the Academy.
The EEA supports and contributes to both the day-to-day work effectiveness and the long-term development of NSEE members through a series of professional workshops leading to a Certificate of Achievement. The program is designed for all practitioners, regardless of specific experiential application. The set of workshops creates a common base of knowledge and competence for the field of experiential education and allows participants the flexibility to increase their expertise in their own particular interest areas.
The Goals of the Academy
For newcomers to the field, the Academy provides the opportunity to become well grounded in the foundations of experiential theory, principles, and practices. For the mid-career to more accomplished practitioners, workshops are offered that probe ‘beyond the basics’ and delve into special topics. Issues of universal appeal such as legal issues in experiential education and assessment of learning, are also integral parts of the Academy. Members recognized for their leadership and expertise in the content areas facilitate the workshops. EEA workshops are offered prior to the NSEE annual conference and in regional institutes throughout the year.
To earn the EEA Certificate of Achievement, enrollees must complete a minimum of six Academy workshops, 5 of which must be from the following foundational workshops.
Enrollees in the EEA must also complete at least one elective workshop, in addition to the foundation workshops. A partial list of elective workshops follows:
HOW TO APPLY:
NSEE members who wish to participate in the Academy must submit an application of interest to NSEE. Once done, they are registered in the Academy. There is no fee attached to this application. Please click here to download the application.
All experiential education professionals are invited to explore the possibilities afforded by the Academy. Information is available at here or by contacting NSEE directly at 856-423-3427, or by email at email@example.com.
If you are interested in becoming an EEA instructor, please click here to download the application.
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