CWI Summer Institutes 2014
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ABOUT OUR SCHEDULE
for 2014 Summer EAST
The Institute begins promptly at 8:30am on Monday, July 14th and ends, following an important culminating activity, promptly at 4:30pm on Friday, July 18th. Late arrivals and/or early departures are discouraged out of respect for fellow participants. Please schedule travel plans accordingly.
“You make the five day commitment worth it” The professional level and organization/preparation certainly distinguish you from other experiences I’ve had. I really thought you hit the mix dead on.” Leitzel Schoen
Westminster School, Atlanta
CWI Partners and Sponsors
Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC); Shelburne Farms; Green Teacher; Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR); California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC); Texas Coalition for Campus and Community; Tree People; Orion Magazine; California Campus Compact; Sustainable Schools Project; CalServe Initiative; Whittier College; California Department of Education; ExcelYouthZone; Smart Suites
Placed Based Service-Learning
Renewal and Inspiration
Peer Support and Critique
"The most important component of my experience at CWI’s Institute was how it presented a new view for future service and service-learning.....with tangible examples of how easily that knowledge can translate into a more responsible approach to each program and project we do." Jini Loos, Teacher
The Haverford School
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Register Today–Special Early Rates End Soon! CWI's Summer EAST
Institute on Service-Learning July 14–18, 2014 at Shelburne Farms, Vermont
A Unique Five Day Intensive Summer Institute Spend an intensive and deeply rewarding week with K-16 and community educators from around the world, immersed in service-learning, sustainability, and place-based education.
About Our Location Summer EAST takes place at Shelburne Farms, a long time partner of CWI.Shelburne Farms is an environmental education center and national historic landmark on the shores of Lake Champlain, with walking trails, a working farm, and Inn and restaurant. Shelburne Farms is also home to numerous internationally recognized sustainability initiatives. The farm is convenient to Burlington, Vermont, and numerous accommodations Shelburne Farms offers a genuinely unique location for educators to retreat, plan, inspire, and reinvigorate themselves. more
Who Should Attend
K-16 teachers, community based educators, administrators, and program trainers and leaders. CWI Institutes are appropriate for beginner to veteran practitioner.
CWI Alumni include: individuals and groups of K-12 classroom teachers and specialists; VISTA and AmeriCorps members; pre-service teachers; community based educators and leaders; board members; and educators and leaders from the higher education community.
An Excellent Team Opportunity K-16 schools, districts, and community organizations are encouraged to send teams of participants in order to maximize the learning and increase the opportunities for implementation. Special team rates are available.
CWI Institute participants will join leading teacher practitioners of knowledge based problem solving who emphasize student learning experiences that are compelling and grounded in service to the community.
Deepening Practice The Institute deepens practice through interactive training designed to maximize learning, growth, and accomplishment. Participants learn to use CWI’s model for service-learning best practice, with both an instructional and ‘site level” focus. Fostering student voice is a core component of our work. The week includes ongoing opportunities for dialogue with experienced faculty practitioners and peers. Structured planning and reflection time is provided for individual and group work. register online l download printable registration
As an Institute Participant you will... • Identify academic connections to place, service, sustainability.
• Find practical ways to encourage student voice and deep engagement. • Create a coherent working plan for your classroom, school, or program.
• Develop a deeper understanding of the role and practice of reflection.
• Learn strategies to develop authentic partnerships.
Build buy-in among colleagues, parents, and community members.
• Reinvigorate your own practice, personally and professionally.
• Explore the nature of truly compelling work with students.
• Become a part of CWI’s network of passionate educators.
Our Week’s Work
Our focus is on curriculum and program design, with supporting attention to over all campus/program development. Participants will become familiar with field tested service-learning best practices and principles of sustainability. The Institute’s goal is to support educators’ efforts to engage students in academically based service that contributes to sustainable communities. register online
K-16 Service-Learning, Community Engagement, and the Common Core With its emphasis on real world application and problem solving, Service-Learning provides one of the finest ways to fully immerse and invest students in their learning. From pre-school to higher education the educators we work with are focused on extending academic learning through meaningful community engagement.
"Service-learning is one of several 'deeper learning' strategies that states, districts, schools, and teachers may use to help students gain a deeper understanding of core academic content and simultaneously build deeper learning skills through the integration of content knowledge with application." Common Core State Standards Initiative COLLABORATION • TRAINING • INSPIRATION • PLANNING • REFLECTION
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“This was the best Institute or conference that I have ever attended! I am newly inspired! I will start the school year with many ideas that I am excited to share and try. I also feel I can be clearer in promoting service-learning in my school. ” Terry Yamamoto-Edwards, Science Teacher
Asst. Director, Luke Center for Public Service
Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii
A Week of Accomplishment
As an Institute participant you will develop a deepened practical approach to service-learning, while creating an integrated service-learning plan that meets your own unique curriculum, school, or program needs. We encourage educators to see themselves and students as empowered change agents. Participants benefit from peer review of their plans and challenges. Administrators gain the experience and knowledge needed to move service and sustainability forward as a core outcome of their institutions. Opportunities for post-Institute support are available.
Study Groups and Peer Support
Small study groups will provide participants with an important opportunity to share their key challenges and enjoy feedback, suggestions and support from fellow participants. Alumni have noted this aspect as one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of the Institute.
Institute Tuition and Fees
Early registration rates are available for individuals and teams. Tuition includes all books and training materials, and lunches. [see Early Registration Rate] Special Early Registration Rates End Soon!register online
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Graduate Credit and Relicensure
Professional certificates for 45 hours will be issued upon successful completion of Institute work. An optional 3 graduate credits are available for $552. more
Local Professional Development:
CWI will also work with you on a local professional development sessions, or a site based version of our national Institutes. Local institutes must be scheduled at least three months in advance and can be customized to suit individual site needs. email CWI
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