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EXPERIENCE Community Works Institute Celebrating Our 18th Year of Unique Professional Development
Curriculum & Program Planning
Place Based Education
Reflection and Support
Collaboration & Inspiration
Peer Support and Critique
Collegial Dialogue 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
“I have come back to my job, my colleagues and students confident that I will be able to enhance our current service activities....Thank you—glad to be part of CWI’s Summer Institute. Chris Haupt
Director of Student Life
Santa Catalina School
EXPERIENCE CWI's SUMMER EAST at Shelburne Farms in Vermont An Internationally acclaimed Summer Institute for K-16 and Community Educators REGISTER NOW • VERY LIMITED SPACE REMAINS
A Unique Five Day Intensive Summer Institute
Spend an intensive and deeply rewarding week with educators from around the world, immersed in service-learning, sustainability, and place-based education.
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
COLLABORATION • TRAINING • INSPIRATION • PLANNING • REFLECTION faculty l workshops l accommodations l registration and costs l register online Who Should Attend
The Institute is appropriatye for K-16 teachers, community based educators, administrators, and program trainers and leaders. The Institute is appropriate for beginner to veteran practitioner. Alumni also include community leaders; pre-service teachers; board members; and VISTA/AmeriCorps members.
A Great Team Opportunity Schools, districts, and community organizations are encouraged to send teams of participants in order to maximize the learning and increase the opportunities for implementation. alumni comments l printable registration form
About Our Location Summer EAST takes place at Shelburne Farms, a long time partner of CWI.Shelburne Farmsis 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
“I felt reaffirmed...Thank you for a stimulating, thoughtful, and useful week. I learned a lot, met wonderful people, and had time to think and plan. I was inspired!” Chris Tananone
Global Issues and Service Coordinator
International School of Bangkok
“CWI gave me the opportunity to go deep in my understanding of service-learning and the way it can transform education. This Institute has given me a framework with which to return to my community with concrete ideas on how to implement service-learning.” Elizabeth Ferguson, Educator
The Lawrenceville School, New Jersey
As an Institute Participant you will...
• Identify academic connections between service, sustainability,
and essential learning outcomes.
• Find practical ways to encourage student voice in the learning process.
• Develop a deeper understanding of the role and practice of reflection
in service and experiential learning.
• Learn strategies to develop authentic community partnerships and build
buy in among colleagues.
• Reinvigorate your practice and commitment to education.
• Identify practical ways to engage students in compelling
community based work.
• Create a coherent working plan for your classroom,
school, or program.
• 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
“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.
“I feel empowered! Thank you! It was wonderful to see and feel
the sincerity of the faculty for service-learning.” Kathleen Harte, Teacher
The Gillispie School—La Jolla, California
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.
The Institute begins promptly at 8:30am Monday, July 15th and ends, following an important culminating activity, promptly at 4:30pm on Friday, July 19th. Late arrivals and/or early departures are discouraged out of respect for fellow participants. Please schedule accordingly.
Institute Tuition and Fees
Discounts are still available for individuals and teams. [Regular tuition for CWI's Summer EAST is $1,289] Tuition includes all books and training materials, and lunches. [see Early Registration Rate information here] The tuition fee does NOT include lodging. Discounted lodging is available, please ask for CWI discount. Graduate credit is optional for addtional cost. register online • printable registration form
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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