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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT—KOREA
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Our work with the Korean International School (KIS) is now underway with a first stage site-based Institute at KIS a great success. We also met with students and parents, who just awed us. 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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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
SCHEDULE a FACULTY TRAINING at YOUR SCHOOL in 2017-18
We Provide On-Site Support for Schools NOW SCHEDULING for 2017-2018
hong kongPLACE, SERVICE-LEARNING, and SUSTAINABILITY
We will provide direct support on-site at your school for 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
2018 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for K-16—SCHOLARSHIP RATES NOW
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SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORTED RATES ARE NOW • SPACE IS LIMITED
CWI's 2018 Summer EAST and WEST Institutes
on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability
—Los Angeles
and Burlington, Vermont
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CWI Summer Institutes are the longest running PD events for educators of their kind. The Institutes are a unique opportunity to work closely with K-16 and community educators, from across the U.S. and international schools, during a week of expert training, and inspiring curriculum design work. Dig deep into place based service-learning and sustainability and enhance your ability to create highly effective projects with your students.

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CWI's 2018 Summer WEST Institute
on Service-Learning and Sustainability
An acclaimed professional development and planning opportunity, utilizing one of the world's most vibrant, diverse, and culturally rich urban settings.
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CWI's 2018 Summer EAST Institute

on Service-Learning and Sustainability
Set amid the breathtaking summer landscape of northern Vermont, Summer EAST is powerful collaborative learning in one of the most progressive of U.S. cities,
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Now is the time for project based curriculum that values the uniqueness of PLACE, powerful stories, and reciprocal relationships that involve students in the important work of community building.

CWI Institute focuses span subject, content, and skills areas, placing an emphasis on curriculum projects that create social and community focused, hands-on learning opportunities that stress project based action, personal stories, and relationship building. The Institute will move your classroom curriculum, school, or community program to the next level or jumpstart your existing program and vision. if you're fine tuning your "vision" and searching for a framework for getting there, then the Institute is the place to be.
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CommunityLore—FROM EXPLORATION to EMPATHY
CommunityLore: A Professional Development Project, NOW SCHEDULING for 2017-18
service learningDigging Deep Into Community

An innovative K-16 professional training program now available in Los Angeles and other areas. Learn to design compelling curriculum experiences, centered on the people and culture of your local community. CommunityLore 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, CommunityLore 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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