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2017 SUMMER EAST
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REGISTRATION RATES

Regular Tuition: $1,189 per

EARLY BIRD INDIVIDUAL
• register by June 10: $989
• register by June 15: $1,089
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SPECIAL SCHOOL TEAM
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[teams of 3+ per person]
• register by June 10: $799
• register by June 15: $989
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• register by June 15: $799
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• after June 15: $1,189 per
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Limited Scholarship
Support Available

CWI is committed to empowering all educators to attend the Summer Institutes and we have partial scholarships to support this vision. Our goal is to distribute partial scholarships on a needs basis, especially in public schools and underserved communities. contact us
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ABOUT OUR SCHEDULE


Summer EAST 2017 begins promptly at 8:30 am on Monday, June 19 and ends, following an important culminating activity, promptly at 4:30 pm on Friday, June 23. Late arrivals and/or early departures are discouraged out of respect for fellow participants. Please schedule travel plans accordingly.

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VOICES OF EDUCATORS
CWI Institute video short [3 min.]
Rhonda Mitchell, Elementary Teacher
Trinity School, Atlanta, Georgia

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Dan Guardino, AP Science Teacher
Punahou School, Hawaii

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Jennifer Sertel, Outreach Director
Roberts College, Istanbul, Turkey



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A Professional Learning Lab for K-16 and Community Educators
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Summer EAST REGISTRATION PACKAGE Available for SCHOOL TEAMS
CWI's Summer EAST Institute on Service-Learning and Sustainability
—DESIGNING POWERFUL CURRICULUM with SOCIAL PURPOSE


As the longest running Service-Learning Institute for educators in the world, CWI's Summer EAST Institute is a highly effective learning lab for educators. Summer EAST is set in one of the most progressive of U.S. cities. Experience a week of inspiration and expert training, amid the breathtaking summer landscape of northern Vermont. The Institute provides a opportunity to understand why service-learning works, how it works, and how to use it most effectively with your students. Spend a deeply rewarding week immersed in service-learning, sustainability, and place-based education, with inspired educators from across the U.S. and around the world.
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The Institute deepens practice through expert training within a highly supportive design lab atmosphere. CWI's Summer EAST maximizes professional learning and growth that will build your ability and skills to connect your curriculum and students to the local community.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Each year, our Summer EAST Institute community of participants includes a highly diverse group of K-16 teachers and administrators, from schools large and small, rural and urban, independent and public, along with community based educators and leaders. We emphasize strategies that create deep faculty, student, and community buy-in, with an eye on long term success.

The Summer EAST Institute is appropriate for both veteran practitioners and "beginners". In addition to expert training, Summer EAST offers participants a synergy of ideas and experience drawn from the wealth of vision, talent, and experience represented. Our learning lab atmosphere provides a rich collegial environment for professional learning and collaborative support for your own project or program. Summer EAST is also the perfect chance for school and community based teams attending to maximize the week as a planning opportunity. special team rates.

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ABOUT OUR LOCATION
CWI's Summer EAST Institute is set amid the breathtaking landscape of northern Vermont, and for more than two decades has been a premier international professional development event. Summer EAST takes place at Rock Point, on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. Burlington is consistently ranked as one of the most progressive and sustainable cities in the United States, and possesses a rich tapestry of progressive institutions and programs, grounded in the down to earth atmosphere that is Vermont. learn more
OUR AREAS of FOCUS INCLUDE

Best Practice Based Service-Learning • Getting to Real Reciprocity • Student Voice • Social Justice • Sustainable Communities • STEM Connections • Local Culture and History • Project Based Learning • K-16 Partnerships • Interdisciplinary Applications • Meaningful Reflection • Community Ethnography as Service • Gardens and Nutrition • Community Based Art • Creating Faculty, Student, and Parent Buy-In • Building Successful Long Term Programs

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CWI's Summer EAST Institute provide 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. Connecting our students to community focused work that builds understanding and creates common purpose is crucial to building strong and socially just communities.

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STUDENTS as COMMUNITY and DEMOCRACY BUILDERS

Our work at the Summer Institute is guided by field tested best practices and principles of sustainability that support the goal of engaging your students in academically based service that contributes to building sustainable communities. We emphasize both instructional and site level best practices that support the nuts and bolts of design, with an emphasis on long term program thinking.

Connecting our students to community focused work that builds understanding and creates common purpose is crucial to building strong and socially just communities. Democracy depends on inclusive civic involvement and positive social action. Our students are our most important resource in this effort. Service-learning creates teachable moments and intentional opportunities for students to contribute to their local community. At its core, CWI's Institute is a powerful training and collaboration opportunity for educators who are intent on investing students in our collective future.

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PROJECT-BASED LEARNING and SERVICE-LEARNING
Project-Based Learning and Service-Learning are highly complimentary approaches. Project-Based Learning is student centered, involving a dynamic classroom approach to acquire deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges. By comparison, Service-Learning is an approach to teaching and learning where students use academic knowledge and skills to explore and address genuine community needs. Service-Learning, like project based learning, promotes student voice and choice as a way of supporting a student centered and student led approach. Service-Learning by design involves building partnerships and bridges to the community in pursuit of academically connected projects that serve real and compelling needs.

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A COLLABORATIVE LEARNING and DESIGN LAB
Our work at the Institute focuses on exploring characteristics of sustainable communities, as we seek to intentionally connect students to a sense of place—their place—in ways that will inform their experience with diversity, social action and service. We emphasize student voice as a key component in fully engaging students. The Institute is a collaborative learning laboratory that stresses developing a sense of place, creating compelling purpose, and an understanding of sustainability as inherent parts of high quality service-learning experiences.

The Institute deepens practice with expert training within a highly supportive atmosphere—designed to maximize professional learning, growth, and program accomplishment. Participants work with CWI’s framework, which includes best practices for service-learning, with both an instructional and site level support focus. Small study groups provide participants with an important opportunity to share their key challenges and receive invaluable feedback, suggestions and support from a diverse and invested set of fellow participants.

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INSTITUTE TUITION and PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES
Early registration rates are available for individuals and teams. If reimbursement is an issue, payment deferral is an option during the online registration process. Tuition includes all training materials, and lunches. [see current tuition rates] The tuition fee does NOT include lodging. Discounted lodging is available with our longtime local partners at Smart Suites. Call 802-860-9900 to reserve your room(s).

Professional certificates for 45 hours will be issued upon successful completion of Institute work. email for details


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WE PROVIDE LOCAL ON-SITE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We will work with your school or organization to create high impact local professional development sessions, or a site based version of our Summer Institutes. Local faculty training and planning events are customized to fit each individual site's needs. More information is available on CWI professional development opportunities is available here. email CWI







 
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