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2017 CWI SUMMER INSTITUTES

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Celebrating Our 22nd Year of Professional Development

"At CWI's Institute, I met like minded educators who could see beyond the limitations, who thought outside the box, who were willing to ask big questions and delve deep into the answers. It felt like coming home."
Paula Cohen, Teacher
Los Angeles Unified Schools
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COMMUNITY WORKS JOURNAL
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THE WATERING HOLE

Rhonda Mitchell, Teacher
Trinity School, Atlanta, Georgia


Be sure to check out CWI's Voices of Educators. Voices is an ongoing series of interviews with educators who are working to make place, service-learning, and sustainability a core part of student learning.




PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
EARLY BIRD & TEAM RATES • SPACE IS LIMITED
CWI's 2017 Summer EAST and WEST Institutes
on Service-Learning and Sustainability
—Los Angeles and Burlington, Vermont
Join dedicated K-16 and community educators, from across the U.S. and beyond, for an intensive week of inspired curriculum and program design work. The Institute provides K-16 and community educators with a unique opportunity to understand why service-learning works, how it works, and how to use it most effectively with your students. Join us for a transformative professional learning experience that will reshape the way you view the relationship between learning, teachers, and the community. Democracy depends on inclusive involvement and positive social action. Service-learning creates academically connected opportunities for students to contribute in the here and now. This is your opportunity to move your curriculum or program to the next level.
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A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN REAL TIME
LA RiverLore! A Professional Development Project
in Real Time, in Los Angeles
SPACE IS LIMITED
riverloreLA RiverLore is a highly innovative professional training program for Los Angeles area K-16 and community educators interested in creating highly engaging curriculum centered on their own local communities along and around the Los Angeles River. RiverLore teachers encourage students to follow their own curiosity in discovering and sharing their community's past, exploring its present, while becoming visionaries and advocates for the future. LA RiverLore provide teachers in local schools with the training, inspiration, collaboration, and connections needed to create standards focused service-learning curriculum around their own neighborhoods in the greater Los Angeles area. Join us this year in creating powerful curriculum with social purpose. Registration is now underway with scholarship support available. contact us l special rates l register online
ON SITE SUPPORT FOR K-16 SCHOOLS
PLACE, SERVICE-LEARNING, and SUSTAINABILITY
CWI Provides Support for Schools Around the World
CWI supports local educators, from schools and communities across the U.S., along with international schools and organizations. We focus on developing strong academically based partnerships for service-learning, within the school and with community partners.

Our work with K-16 schools and organizations includes extended site based PD, workshops and retreats. Learn how we can support your school with a customized training or retreat. Our site based support is structured around your specific context. All sessions are highly interactive and designed to create a shared vision and purpose. learn more l testimonials l email us
from COMMUNITY WORKS JOURNAL
marc chabotFEATURED ARTICLE
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—but today when I approached and looked through the panel of glass, it was all in medias res. I checked my watch and saw I was neither early nor late. I opened the door and immediately felt like I was like entering a theater through the backstage. People streamed in after me, and gradually the room filled with students and a few adults. read more

from COMMUNITY WORKS JOURNAL

school gardenFEATURED ARTICLE
Imagining the Possible, Then Making it Happen
By PAULA COHEN, Teacher, LAUSD
Most of my teaching career, I’ve strived to put learning in context, connect students to issues in the community and make learning as relevant a process as I can. I work hard at helping students reach mastery and upholding the great standards. I signed a contract after all. It is always a great juggling act. The accomplishments do feel great, but there is always this sense that there wasn’t enough time or fluidity in the project. It could have been so much more if it didn’t have to have such a premature ending. read more




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