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2018 SUMMER WEST
INFORMATION

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Scholarship Supported
2018 BACK TO SCHOOL
REGISTRATION RATES

Regular Tuition: $1,189 per

2017-18 BACK TO SCHOOL
SPECIAL INDIVIDUAL

[special scholarship support rate]
• register by Sept 28: $699
• register by Oct. 31: $899
• register by Jan. 15: $1,089
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SPECIAL SCHOOL TEAM
REGISTRATION PACKAGE

[teams of 4+ per person]
• register by Sept. 28: $599
• register by Oct. 31: $799
• register by Jan. 15: $989
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LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS
[special one-time high-need schools scholarship support rate]
• register by Oct. 31: $599
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GSNN & NNSP Members
[scholarship supported rate]
• register by Oct. 31: $699
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Regular Tuition: $1,189 per
—after early rates expire


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
2018 REGISTRATION INFO
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6 month payment deferral


ABOUT OUR SCHEDULE
Summer WEST begins promptly at 8:30am on Monday, July 23 and ends, following an important culminating activity, promptly at 4:30pm on Friday, July 27. Late arrivals and/or early departures are discouraged out of respect to the group.

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

CWI Institute video short [2 min.]
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




Special SCHOLARSHIP Supported REGISTRATIONS for 2018 are NOW

CWI's Summer WEST Institute
on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability

—DESIGNING POWERFUL CURRICULUM with SOCIAL PURPOSE


Summer WEST immerses educators in a dynamic learning lab atmosphere, using one of the world's most vibrant and culturally rich urban settings as our context. Join us for an adventure in learning to use "place" and the community as the classroom. 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. Summer WEST provides a unique opportunity to understand why service-learning works, how it works, and how to use it most effectively with your students. This is a transformative professional learning experience that will reshape the way you view the relationship between learning, teachers, and the community.

service learningNow 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.

Our focus at the Institute spans 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 existing classroom curriculum, school, or community program to the next level, or jumpstart a new program program and vision. And, if you're still fine tuning your "vision" and searching for a framework for getting there, then the Institute is the place to be.

To RESERVE a room next door at the Custom Hotel call 310.645.0400, or 310.645.0400
Ask for Community Works Institute's Special Rate of $129/night [by July 20]

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LEARNING RUNS DEEP IN THE HEART OF LOS ANGELES
Experience an exceptional week, deep in the heart of the fascinating multi-layered, multi-cultural world that is Los Angeles. Summer WEST is a journey through exceptional field-based experiences designed to inspire connecting your students to authentic learning opportunities that center around engaging with real issues and needs in their own local communities.

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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 • Collaborative 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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WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Each year, our Summer WEST 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 WEST Institute is appropriate for both veteran practitioners and "beginners". In addition to expert training, Summer WEST 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 WEST is also the perfect chance for school and community based teams attending to maximize the week as a planning opportunity.

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ABOUT OUR LOCATION
CWI's Summer WEST takes place at Otis College of Art and Design, a highly innovative national leader in art and design education and community participatory art. Our location at Otis College is immediate to the city of Los Angeles, a world center of business, communications, the arts, entertainment, and technology. Summer WEST provides an ideal setting for professional development, close in to the multitude of arts and cultural destinations along with the many neighborhoods that make Los Angeles truly one of the most most dynamic and diverse cities in the world.

To RESERVE a discounted room at the Custom Hotel call 310-258-5715
Ask for Community Works Institute's Special Rate of $129/night


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STUDENTS as DEMOCRACY BUILDERS
Our work at The 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.

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


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WE ALSO PROVIDE LOCAL SITE-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CWI works with local schools and organizations to create high impact local professional development sessions, and in some cases, a site based version of our Summer Institutes. Local faculty training and planning events are customized to fit each local context and needs. More information is available on CWI professional development opportunities is available here. email CWI

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