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Community Works Journal—DIGITAL MAGAZINE for Educators




Community Works Institute is pleased to announce—in collaboration with our partners—the following professional development events for 2015. All events are appropriate for K-16 school and community educators and organizations. Check back frequently for updates. More information on CWI opportunities is also available on our professional development page.

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CWI's Summer EAST Institute
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Burlington, Vermont June
19-23, 2017
CWI's Summer EAST Institute is a premier international educators' event
, set amid the breathtaking landscape of northern Vermont. Join with colleagues from across North America and beyond, working to embrace place, service-learning and sustainability within their teaching practice.
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CWI's Summer WEST Institute
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Los Angeles, California
July 24-28, 2017
CWI's Summer WEST participants from across the U.S. and around the world experience expert service-learning support, training and curriculum planning, adjacent to one of the world's most vibrant and diverse urban settings. Veteran practitioners, model programs, guided support, curriculum planning, and more. Join us for a week to remember.
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Who Should Attend
Each year, our Summer Institute participants include a highly diverse group of K-16 teachers, community based educators, administrators, and program leaders from across the U.S. and around the world. The Summer Institutes meet each participant where they are and are appropriate for both veterans and beginners. In addition to expert training, the Institute provides a rich environment for collaboration and the synergy of ideas and experience.

Expert Training, Curriculum Planning, and Powerful Collaboration
CWI's Summer EAST and WEST Institutes are facilitated by veteran CWI faculty members. Each Summer Institute has it's own distinct flavor and guest presenters. Both events focus on curriculum design, using field tested service-learning best practices and principles of sustainability, to engage K-16 students in academically based service that contributes to sustainable communities. We emphasize both instructional and site level best practices that will serve classroom, program and administrative educators equally well.

An Exceptional School Team Planning Opportunity
CWI Summer Institutes are extremely effective for school and community based teams. Teams from K-16 schools, districts, and community organizations are able to use the week's learning, tools, and retreat like setting to maximize opportunities for creating school or program wide buy in and deeper implementation. Special team rates are available.

More information on CWI opportunities is also available on our professional development page.

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