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A series of conversations on Place, Service-Learning,
and Sustainability with K-16 and Community Educators.

These short videos are part of a series of conversations with educators, from across the U.S. and around the world, in which we asked them to speak about the importance of place, service-learning, and sustainability in education and of the power of collaborative professional development.

Since 1995, CWI has supported U.S. and international educators in connecting students and curriculum to the local community. We sponsor annual Summer Institutes and provide site based trainings and support to schools and community organizations. learn more

CWI Institute video short [2 min.]

Dan Guardino, AP Science Teacher
Punahou School, Hawaii

CWI Institute video short [3 min.]

Rhonda Mitchell, Elementary Teacher
Trinity School, Atlanta, Georgia

CWI Institute video short [2 min.]

Jennifer Sertel, Outreach Director
Roberts College
Istanbul, Turkey

CWI Institute video short [2 min.]

Elijah Silvin, Dean of Students
Poly Prep High School
New York City

CWI Institute video short [3 min.]

Nancy Richardson
German and Women's Studies
Saint Louis, Missouri

CWI Institute video short [2 min.]

Nicole Whelan
Service-Learning Director
American School of the Hague

CWI Institute video short [3 min.]

Jessica Sankey, Director
Chittendon Solid Waste District
Burlington, Vermont

CWI Institute video short [3 min.]

Megan Webster, High School teacher
St. George's School
Montreal, Canada

CWI Institute video short [3 min.]

Michael Barbaro, Director of Service
Trinity School
New York City

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Vernita Vallez, Principal
Inter-American Magnet School
Chicago, Illinois


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“You make the five day commitment worth it! I really thought you hit the mix dead on.”
Leitzel Schoen
Service-Learning Director
Westminster School, Atlanta

“Excellent! This has motivated me to get to the next level. Thank you so much for the best professional development I’ve ever had!”
Marc LaVoie, Teacher
American School of Budapest

“Transformative work during the week! I found myself becoming even more determined about the role that service-learning can have in our school.”
Vernita Vallez, Principal
Inter-American Magnet School
Chicago, Illinois

“I can't over state the importance of this event to my vision and enthusiasm."
Julie Metzler, Director
Community Arts and Service
Kansas City Art Institute

“I believe you touched many hearts and will start movements around the school. This was a very good session. Thank you for giving us the motivation! I now think it’s possible and have the willingness to do so.”
Ana Gabriella Ochoa Arias
American School

“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 
Georgetown Int'l School

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