TRAINING, PLANNING, and COLLABORATION
DON'T MISS IT, PLAN AHEAD THIS YEAR!
for CWI's 2015 Summer EAST and WEST Institutes
on Place, Service-Learning and Sustainability—July 2015
—Los Angeles, California and Burlington, Vermont
"EARLIEST BIRD" REGISTRATION RATE • SAVE $300 through Oct. 10th
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A Unique Opportunity to Dive Deep
"Transformative work! I will use this process and knowledge to change how our school gets students involved in their community. I found myself even more determined about the role that service-learning can have in our school. Thank you for taking a leadership role.”
Vernita Vallez, Principal
Inter-American Magnet School, Chicago, Illinois
Institute Themes & Focuses: 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
Burlington, Vermont • CWI's Summer EAST Institute, June 22-26, 2015
Summer EAST is set amid the breathtaking landscape of northern Vermont, this is a premier international event. Join with colleagues from across North America and beyond, working to embrace place, service-learning and sustainability within their teaching practice.learn more l special rates l register online l printable registration form (POs)
Los Angeles, California • CWI's Summer WEST Institute, July 6-10, 2015
Summer WEST features expert training and curriculum planning in a retreat like setting, adjacent to one of the world's most vibrant urban settings. Veteran practitioners, model programs, guided support, curriculum planning, and more.
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“I would absolutely recommend CWI’s 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 Silvin, Dean of Student Life,
Poly Prep School, Brooklyn, New York
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SAVE $300 through Sept. 20!
“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
CWI NEWS and EVENTS
Partnering with Schools and Commus
CWI celebrates important work accomplished with local educators from communities across North America and abroad. We extend our appreciation to all of our Institute, workshop participants, subscribers, partners, and donors, and special recognition to our alumni 1998-2013. alumni comment
CWI's recent outreach efforts include our work with the American School Foundation of Guadalajara, Trinity Episcopal Schools and the American School of Warsaw. CWI is partnering with Tucson's City High School in presenting an annual Symposium on Transforming Schools in Arizona educators, K-16 and community based, are encourged to join us for a day of collaboration and learning. learn more
In Virginia we are working with Norfolk State University faculty and students to provide professional development support for their campus wide service-learning initiative. CWI has also been pleased to partner with the Gulf South Summit's universities and colleges, finding great inspiration in the educators we have worked with there.
The past year's highlights included the many amazing and dedicated educators who attended CWI's 2014 Summer EAST and WEST Institutes in Los Angeles and Vermont.
From 1998-2014, our CWI Institute participants have come from geographically and culturally diverse places around the world including Thailand, Pakistan, Mexico, Turkey, Poland, Egypt, Canada, Columbia, Bangladesh, Hungary, Lebanon, Bulgaria. These international educators are joined each year by U.S. educators from K-16 institutions large and small, public and independent. more news
and FACULTY TRAINING
We provide educational organizations internationally, and across the U.S., with a wide variety of customized SITE BASED support, trainings and professional development opportunities.
Faculty training and support is available on-site in single or multi-day formats.
CWI works with educators and schools to integrate service-learning in student learning experiences, creating real life contexts to integrate place, service, and sustainability within the curriculum and life of the school. alumni testimonials
Connect, Inspire, Transform
Our trainings are conducted by veteran faculty members. We work with schools and organizations to develop a customized training or presentation to meet your own unique context and needs. learn more l email CWI for more information, or call 909-480-3966
from Community Works Journal
THE ECOLOGY OF TEACHING
More Than a Gesture: Toward
a Pedagogy of Community
By HECTOR VILA
It's inescapable that when we speak about education we speak about pedagogy. And when we speak about pedagogy, we actually never speak about pedagogy at all—that is to say, never in meaningful and significant ways. Instead, the language around the method and practice of teaching is rife with utopian aspirations, anxiety and discontent. Thus is pedagogy's paradox. read more
STEM In Action: A True Success Story
By SCOTT ANDERSON
Juda High School
The job of educators is to prepare students so they can have a real impact on the world. Yet we rarely practice the necessary skills in school. The attributes of passion, problem solving, and perseverance are often absent from the assignments we do with our young adults in high school. read more
Education Through Restoration
By MARIJKE HECHT
Pitsburgh Parks Conservancy
We have an absolutely incredible group of people who are committed to connecting people with nature and making our City even better. This was the perfect chance to practice lifelong learning together, prepare us for another year of our growing environmental education programs, and reaffirm what we all believe—that giving students a chance to not just learn about our local environment but actually improve it is the key to fostering the park stewards and engaged citizens of the future. read more
Gathering For Purpose
By JOE BROOKS
CWI Education Director
The experiences of our colleagues in the classroom strongly suggest that we are not living in a world where scatterings of educators in different buildings with shared teaching values can easily survive intact on their own, not to mention thrive. Teachers need experiences that gather and share collective wisdom, evolving models of success. The professional experience that inspires or rekindles the personal must somehow be at the core of what we do. read more