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Premium Early Bird & School Team Opportunity This Week

CWI's 2019 Summer EAST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability
JUNE 24-28, 2019
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Bring your Vision, Program, and Project ideas to CWI's acclaimed professional learning and design lab for K-16 and community based educators.

CWI's 2019 Summer WEST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability
JULY 22-26, 2019
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Develop Global Citizens by connecting core 21st Century academic and social emotional skills through compelling Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability projects.

Teaching for Empathy and Compassion Integrate academic and social-emotional goals by designing opportunities for students to practice essential skills. Connect your academic and social goals with student centered and community focused projects that deepen skills and learning. Create opportunities for your students to be community builders. learn more l early bird/team rates l testimonials l register online

We Provide On-Site Support for K-16 Schools
service learningWe support local schools, across the U.S., and internationally. We will work with your faculty, using your own local context, to design compelling learning opportunities focused on the local community. Our professional development options include one-day, multi-day, and week or longer residency formats. Our goal is to support your own goals and vision. We recommend developing a shared faculty vision that includes ongoing professional development and critique. Student and parent sessions are also an option. Contact us with your situation and needs. learn more l testimonials l email us

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VOICES of the INSTITUTE: Conversations with K-16 Educators
This veteran high school educator sees Place Based Service-Learning as an inherently optimistic pursuit, rooted in student voice and community. Over the last decade we've spoken with CWI educators around the world, from schools large and small, rural and urban. Their collective message is that REAL learning takes place in the community when our students practice essential skills in compelling contexts. video archive
community works journalWe've published our digital magazine Community Works Journal since 1995, in support of educational practices and academically integrated programs that build community. We focus on Place Based Education Service-Learning, and Sustainability. The Journal features educator written articles, and reflective essays, along with curriculum overviews that highlight the importance of place, service, and community to a relevant and meaningful education. We stand for an educational process centered on empowering students as active learners and citizens in their community. We welcome unsolicited articles. submission guidelines l subscribe l community works journal
ethnographyCWI trains and supports K-16 educators in the use of Collaborative Ethnography, as a way to expose their students to the unique "place" and diverse humanity of their local communities. This innovative approach provides K-16 students with opportunities to use and demonstrate 21st Century Skills that connect easily to content areas. Students gain empathy and practical understanding from their experiences with the people and issues of their local community. Moving beyond assumptions and providing a self reflection of the community itself builds much needed human bridges. learn more
service learningCommonLore: Students and Teachers Digging Deep Into Community
CommonLore is an innovative K-16 professional training and support process. Learn to design compelling curriculum experiences that are centered on the people, issues, and culture of your own local community. CommonLore supports teachers in working with their students to discover and share their local community's past, explore its present, while becoming local advocates and community builders. Our core goal centers on connecting people in local communities, emphasizing building bridges of understanding through student projects. Join us in creating authentic student centered learning with compelling social purpose. learn more l contact us

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