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CWI's Online Network is an excellent way to connect with like minded educators from around the world. The Network is a diverse and dedicated community of educators, with a robust set of tools for sharing ideas and examples of work in the field. join now
2017 CWI INSTITUTES


Celebrating Our 22nd Year of Professional Development

"At CWI's Institute, I met like minded educators who could see beyond the limitations, who thought outside the box, who were willing to ask big questions and delve deep into the answers. It felt like coming home."
Paula Cohen, Teacher
Los Angeles Unified School District
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COMMUNITY WORKS JOURNAL
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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.




PLAN AHEAD THIS YEAR • TEAMS ARE WELCOME
2017 Institute Scholarship Rates Are Right Now!

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CWI's Summer EAST 2017 Registration Now Open!

For the 22nd year, we will host a remarkable group of K-16 and community educators from across the U.S. and beyond, for a week of transformative curriculum work! We are pleased to announce that registration for 2017 Summer EAST and WEST Institutes is now open. A limited number of Scholarships are available, on a "first come" basis. This is your chance to bring yourself or a team. Let's move it forward together!
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2017 Institute Scholarship Rates Are Right Now!

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CWI's 2017 Summer WEST Institute
Join us for the world's premier service-learning driven professional development event—in Los Angeles. Work with dedicated K-16 educators from across the U.S., for an unforgettable week of inspiring training, collaboration, and curriculum planning. Veteran practitioners will share powerful project exemplars. This is your opportunity to learn how to bring your students and curriculum to the community, through place based service, social justice, and sustainability.
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riverloreWE'RE MEETING AT THE RIVER THIS YEAR
LA RiverLore! A Professional Development Project
in Real Time, in Los Angeles

LA RiverLore is an exciting new service-learning focused K-16 project, connecting communities along the Los Angeles River. LA RiverLore is providing teachers in local schools the training, inspiration, collaboration, and connections needed to create standards focused service-learning curriculum around the River and its neighborhoods. SPACE IS LIMITED
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PLACE, SERVICE-LEARNING, and SUSTAINABILITY
CWI Provides Support for Schools Around the World
CWI supports local educators, from schools and communities across the U.S., along with international schools and organizations. Our work with K-16 schools and organizations includes extended site based PD, workshops and retreats—from Boston to Oregon, and China to Poland. Learn how we can support your school with a customized training or retreat. Our workshops are highly interactive and create shared purpose.
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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 using classroom based blogging to deepen understanding, raise important questions, and ultimately, as a tool to build classroom community. Blogging leads to a collaborative relationship because students are engaged in purposeful discourse, sharing their 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 mor
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Physics of Humanity and Power of Student Exhibition
By JONATHAN STABLEFORD
I had seen this classroom before—lab tables with students working independently or in small groups, the clutter of work-in-progress, laptops open and running, a bicycle propped in the corner—but today when I approached and looked through the panel of glass, it was all in medias res. I checked my watch and saw I was neither early nor late. I opened the door and immediately felt like I was like entering a theater through the backstage. People streamed in after me, and gradually the room filled with students and a few adults. There were chairs arranged in a small arc facing a screen and, behind that, the whiteboards. read more
school gardenFEATURED ARTICLE
Imagining the Possible, Then Making it Happen
By PAULA COHEN, Teacher, LAUSD
Most of my teaching career, 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. 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
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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