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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT—KOREA
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Our partnership with the Korean International School (KIS) is now underway with our initial site-based K-12 Institute at KIS a great success. We also met with KIS students and parents, who just awed us in their grasp of the importance of service-learning. learn more
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VOICES OF EDUCATORS

Rhonda Mitchell, Teacher
Trinity School, Atlanta, Georgia


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THE WATERING HOLE
FEATURED ARTICLE
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The Time is Now for Place Based Education
By SARAH ANDERSON
The urgency for experiential, hands-on “life learning” is just as imperative now as it was at the beginning of the 20th century. We need to continue taking down the walls between schools and the rest of the world. This requires a shift in our collective thinking. read more
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marc chabot

The Physics of Humanity
and Power of Student Exhibition
By JONATHAN STABLEFORD
I had seen this classroom before—lab tables with students working independently or in small groups, the clutter of work-in-progress, laptops open and running, a bicycle propped in the corner. People streamed in after me, and gradually the room filled with students and a few adults. read more



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2018 INSTITUTES for K-16 EDUCATORS—SCHOLARSHIP RATES NOW
Our Best Scholarship Supported Registrations for 2018 are Right Now

CWI's 2018 Summer EAST and WEST Institutes
on Place Based Service-Learning

Los Angeles and Burlington, Vermont
hong kong As the longest running professional development events of their kind, CWI's Institutes dynamically support educators in creating highly effective service-learning projects and programs. In an era of torn social fabrics and great need for community building, Place Based Service-Learning becomes more important than ever. The Institutes emphasize the uniqueness of PLACE, reciprocal relationships, building empathy, and fostering student voice. Our collective work is around building student centered projects in all content and specialist areas that contribute in concrete ways to the local community.
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CELEBRATING OUR 23rd YEAR of SUPPORTING SCHOOLS
Bringing Teaching and Learning to the Local Community
service learningIt's been a powerful year full of important work with educators and schools across the U.S. and well beyond. Our first CWI-Korean Institute in Seoul was a great success. And, in Los Angeles at CWI's Summer WEST Institute we worked in the streets of LA's rapidly changing and gentrifying downtown, with our teacher participants practicing new skills with Collaborative Ethnography—aimed at understanding how to explore local communities. At our Summer EAST Institute we did similar field work in Winooski, Vermont, a struggling former mill town with a story to unfold, including now serving as a primary refugee resettlement location. learn more l subscribe to cwi's e-news
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SCHEDULE a FACULTY TRAINING at YOUR SCHOOL in 2017-18
We Provide On-Site Support for Schools
service learningWe provide direct support on-site at your school, using your own local context to create deeper compelling learning opportunities. Our work with K-16 schools involves developing strong approaches to place based service-learning and sustainability. SIte based options include faculty training and planning events, in one or multi-day formats. Learn how we can support your school right in your community. CWI professional development sessions are designed to develop a shared faculty vision, framework, and practice. Student and parent sessions may also be included. learn more l testimonials l email us
CommonLore—FROM EXPLORATION to EMPATHY
CommonLore is Digging Deep Into Community
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An innovative K-16 professional training program from CWI, is now available for teachers and schools. Learn to design compelling curriculum experiences, centered on the people and culture of your local community. CommonLore supports teachers in working with students in discovering and sharing their community's past, exploring its present, while becoming local advocates and visionaries for the future. At its core, CommonLore is about connecting people. We provide schools with expert training, inspiration, and hands-on support in creating locally focused curriculum. Join us in creating powerful learning with social purpose. contact us

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