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Celebrating Our 21st Year of Professional Development


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THE WATERING HOLE


Rhonda Mitchell, Teacher
Trinity School, Atlanta, Georgia


Be sure to check out CWI's Voices of Educators. Voices is an ongoing series of interviews with educators who are working to make place, service-learning, and sustainability a core part of student learning.




barcelonaAN EXCEPTIONAL PD EXPERIENCE FOR EDUCATORS
CWI's 2016 Summer Institutes on Service-Learning
Los Angeles, Barcelona, Vermont
Join us this year for the world's premier service-learning driven professional development event. Work with dedicated K-16 educators from across the U.S. and around the world for an unforgettable week of inspiring training, planning, and collaboration. CWI's Summer Institutes feature expert training and curriculum planning. Veteran faculty/practitioners, model programs, guided support, curriculum planning, and more. CWI's Summer Institutes are an exceptional training, planning, and collaboration opportunity. They typically fill early. Don't miss it!
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classroom blogTHE ART OF SEEING
Blogging Our Way to Cultural Understanding
By SYLVIE DEBEVEC HENNING and LUCI FERNANDES
Share the experience of two educators who are using classroom based blogging to deepen understanding, raise important questions, and ultimately as a tool to build classroom community. Blogging leads to more than simple interaction. It leads to a collaborative relationship because students are engaged in purposeful discourse, as they share their own reflections on what they have learned as well as their own perceptions and insights. In this way they construct meaning and validate each other’s understanding. read more
stuart grauerLEARNING TO LOVE EDUCATION AGAIN
Making Connections Between the Qur’an and Our Values
as Educators

By STUART GRAUER
I’m not Muslim, but I have been reading the Qur’an lately, in my role as a scholar and teacher, especially since there is so much reference to it in the news. As a humanities teacher and writer, I love how it is meant to be read in slow, measured rhythmic tones, like a meditation, and like much great poetic verse. I wish I could read it in Arabic, but alas. With Islam under hot scrutiny right now—Islamophobia—I can’t think of a better purpose for education: Education and understanding are the only sustainable ways out of fear. read more
FEATURED ESSAY
Celebrating MLK Day: James Brown, Walt Whitman, and I

By ROEETHYLL LUNN
My mother and father were sharecroppers—which was considered fortunate for them at that time because they had ten children. They had two boys, one at the beginning and one at the end, and then eight girls sandwiched in between. My mother had me when she was forty years old. I was her seventh child, but I was first of her children who was allow to attend a public school. Black children before my age group had to walk or were driven on mule drawn wagons to a “one room, one teacher teach all,” school that was being held in their local churches.  Black people were not allowed to attend public schools nor ride public buses.  read more 
school gardenFEATURED ARTICLE
Imagining the Possible, Then Making it Happen
By PAULA COHEN, Teacher, LAUSD
Most of my teaching career, I have defied the book. I’ve strived to put learning in context, connect students to issues in the community and make learning as relevant a process as I can. Meanwhile I work hard at helping students reach mastery and upholding the great standards. I signed a contract after all. It is always a great juggling act. The accomplishments do feel great, but there is always this sense that there wasn’t enough time or fluidity in the project. It could have been so much more if it didn’t have to have such a premature ending. read more

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year of supporting local educators, from schools and communities across the U.S. to international schools and organizations. Our recent work with K-16 schools and community based organizations has included extended site based PD workshops and retreats from Boston to Oregon, and from China to Poland. Find out how we can support your local efforts with a customized professional development event. CWI workshops and trainings are highly effective, engaging, and designed to create faculty buy-in and a shared sense of purpose. learn more l testimonials l email us

THE COMPLETE RESOURCE FOR SERVICE-LEARNING
Connecting Service-Learning to the Curriculum
Our revised and expanded third edition, is now in use by thousands of educators across the U.S., and internationally. This publication
was created by teachers for teacher and includes an all new section on Education for Sustainability, along with an expanded series of exemplars and planning guides. This will be your go to guide for planning, implementing, and evaluating compelling service projects with your students.
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