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CWI's 2015
Summer EAST Institute

SPACE IS LIMITED • REGISTER TODAY



CURRENT SPECIAL RATES
SAVE through Nov. 30

Early Bird INDIVIDUAL $989
—through Nov.
30

Early Bird TEAM $929 per
3 or more, through Nov. 30

• Regular Tuition Rate: $1,289
—after early rates expire


CONTACT

VOICE: 909.480.3966
FAX: 213.402.5220
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INSTITUTE INFORMATION
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CWI Summer Institutes 2015
6 month payment OPTION
Knowing that reimbursement and
budgeting can be an issue, we have arranged for special terms with our payment partner Paypal allowing you to register for the Summer Institute with a 6 month, no-interest payment deferral option. learn more



ABOUT OUR SCHEDULE
for 2015 Summer EAST
The Institute begins promptly at 8:30am on Monday, June 22 and ends, following an important
culminating activity, promptly at
4:30pm on Friday, June 26. 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
Service-Learning Director
Friends Seminary School, NYC


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Center (SPARC); Green Teacher;
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(FOLAR); California Regional
Environmental Education Community (CREEC); Texas Coalitio for Campus and Community; Tree People; Orion Magazine; California Campus Compact; CalServe Initiative; Whittier College; California Department of Education; ExcelYouthZone; Smart Suites


Planning and Collaboration

Community Engagement

Renewal and Inspiration

Youth Voice

Sustainable Communities
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"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
Pennsylvania



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Professional Development for the 21st Century
CWI's Summer EAST Institute on Place,
Service-Learning, and Sustainable Communities

Burlington, Vermont • June 22-26, 2015

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Experience A Week of Uniquely Inspiring Training, Planning, and Collaboration

CWI's Summer EAST Institute
on Place, Service-Learning, and Sustainable Communities
June 22-26, 2015 • Burlington, Vermont
—Internationally Acclaimed Professional Development Since 1995

Institute Themes & Focuses Include
21st Century Skills in Action; Student Voice; Building Real Reciprocity; Science, Gardens and Nutrition; Local History; Service and the Arts; Community Ethnography and Counter Mapping; Reflection and Assessment, and more

Through teamwork at the Institute, my challenges turned out to be my biggest advances. My enthusiasm for service-learning has grown ten fold. CWI's Institute was beyond
my expectations.”

Saidy Godette, Social Studies Teacher (5-8)  
Georgetown International School


EXPERT TRAINING • CURRICULUM PLANNING • POWERFUL COLLABORATIONS
SPECIAL "EARLY BIRD" REGISTRATION RATES • SAVE through Nov. 30

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. CWI's Summer EAST is located in an exceptional retreat like setting, high atop the shores of Lake Champlain in northern Vermont.

“Transformative work during the week! I will use this process and knowledge to change how our school gets students involved in their community. I found myself becoming even more determined about the role that service-learning can have in our school. I had a chance to really think through service-learning and better understand what teachers are dealing with. The instructors were really tuned into the group’s mastery of the concepts. Thank you for taking a leadership role.”
Vernita Vallez, Principal
Inter-American Magnet School
Chicago, Illinois

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.
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AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR TEAM PLANNING
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 school wide 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.

DEEPEN YOUR 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.
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OUR INSTITUTE GOALS:
• Identify 21st Century skills and academic connections to place, service, sustainability.
• Find practical ways to encourage student voice and deep engagement.
• Make powerful cross disciplinary connections.
• 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 school and community partnerships.
• Learn how to build buy-in among colleagues, parents, and community members.
• Reinvigorate our practice, personally and professionally
• Explore what compelling community focused work with students looks and feels like.
• Become a part of CWI’s network of passionate educators.


ABOUT 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 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.

Special Early Registration Rates —through Nov 30!
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"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, 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 asempowered 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 current tuition rates] The tuition fee does NOT include lodging. Discounted lodging is available, please ask for CWI discount. Graduate credit is optional for addtional cost. register onlineprintable registration form

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GRADUATE CREDIT AND RELICENSURE
Professional certificates for 45 hours will be issued upon successful completion of Institute work. Three optional graduate credits are also available for an additional fee.



CWI DOES LOCAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CWI 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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CWI Alumni Voices

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Nicole Whelan
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American School of the Hague




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Elijah Silvin, Dean of Students
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Dan Guardino, AP Science Teacher
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