PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING,
and SUPPORT NOW SCHEDULING through 2014
Professional Development and Training—SITE BASED
Community Works Institute (CWI) offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities and customized ON SITE trainings for schools and organizations. Since 1995, CWI has worked with thousands of educators across the U.S. and internationally. CWI alumni testimonials
“We were all able to effectively mesh our service-learning frame of reference in order to help create a ‘bigger picture’. CWI gives participants a solid base in understanding service-learning as an approach to arrive at more sustainable communities. The instructors really made quality time for participants. This team approach kept us focused, invigorated, intrinsically motivated and energized,”
Nicole Whelan, IB/CAS and S-L Coordinator
American School of the Hague
CWI helps educators to create exciting and authentic curriculum and programs that connect students and schools to their communities. CWI's best practice based model has supported educators around the world in making service-learning a core part of their teaching practice. CWI trainings are conducted by veteran members of our faculty. We also offer annual week long intensive Summer Institutes in Los Angeles and Vermont.
Re-Invigorate, Transform, and Inspire Learning
We will work with you to develop a customized training or presentation to meet your own school or organization's unique needs. (Our fee schedule is available on request)
CWI's Summer 2013 Institutes • Register NOW, Space is Very Limited
“I would absolutely recommend Community Works Institute. I now have a direction in which to take my program.
We are moving from a community service model toward service-learning. I’ve gained confidence in my belief that we should move in this direction. The facilitators’ understanding was strong, sensible, and practical.”
N. Elijah Sivin, Dean of Student Life,
Poly Prep School, Brooklyn, New York
CWI SITE TRAINING and IN-SERVICES
• our events/workshops are customizable and available in one or multi-day formats.
• we emphasize service-learning, sustainability, and place-based education.
• we support curriculum design that maximizes academic integration and student engagement.
• our workshops are designed for educators, administrators, youth, community-based
organizations,and school districts, as well as regional and national programs.
“This was awesome... by far the most informative and effective in taking Arizona to the next level.
Shelly Camp, Teacher
CWI Leadership Camp Participant, Arizona
“The facilitator was able to adjust the flow to meet participants’ needs. He did a wonderful job. Don’t change a thing!”
Rob Stull, Teacher
Notre Dame Academy, Virginia
STANDARD WORKSHOPS AND OPTIONS: *
CWI offers a wide variety of customizable workshops and presentations. We will work with your organization to help determine the best approach to your unique circumstance and needs. We will help you to identify and outcomes based event that will inspire and motivate faculty/staff. All workshops are facilitated by veteran CWI faculty members.
Examples of standard workshops:
•Introduction to Service-Learning
•Instructional Best Practices for Service-Learning
•Site Level Planning and Program Support
•Connecting Service-Learning to Standards
•Reflection and Assessment
•Publishing with Students
•Local and Cultural History Curriculum and Projects
•Promoting Youth Development through Service-Learning
•Transitioning from Community Service to Service-Learning
•Planning for the Long Term Survival of Your Program
[schedule of program fees available on request]
"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. It’s inspiring to see and hear from practitioners who are doing the work in schools. It was significant to have the opportunity to talk in depth. 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
ADDITIONAL AREAS OF SUPPORT
Web Site Design and Development
We assist educational organizations in documenting and sharing their story through the use of on-line media. We support the process of both collecting and of telling the story. Technical support may take a variety of forms including: creation of a partnership that makes use of our web site; or providing design support for an organization in developing an independent web site.
Examples of websites developed by CWI
• Vermont School Reform Initiative
• Vermont Rural Partnership
• Teacher Collaboration
• Discovering Community
• Sustainable Schools Project
• Food Education Every Day
Publishing for the Community with Students
We support educators in the development of student created and run publications that reach the entire community. Community focused publiscations are an excellent way to provide meaningful service while deepening academic and skills based learning. CWI faculty members draw from their first hand experience with a number of school based projects.
Reflection, Documentation, Program Evaluation & Publication
We provide support for documentation and publication, including print publication and Web site development. Our goal is to assist educators, schools, and organizations in sharing their stories and teaching strategies with others, which often fulfills grant or funding requirements.