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—2016
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The Complete Resource
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—K-16 and Community Educators
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Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Other and the Common Good through College Admissions
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Transforming Teaching Through Place, Service-Learning and Sustainability

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“This was the best Institute or conference that I have ever attended!
I am newly inspired! I will start the school year with many ideas that
I am excited to share and try.
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Terry Yamamoto-Edwards, Science Teacher
Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii


Now is the Time to Teach for Social Justice and Community
CWI's SUMMER INSTITUTES f
or Educators
Place, Service-Learning, and Sustainable Communities

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CWI's Summer WEST Institute—2016
Los Angeles, California
August 1-5, 2016
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. payment deferral available
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—PLAN AHEAD FOR 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR—
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CWI's Summer EAST Institute2017
Burlington, Vermont •
June 19-23, 2017
CWI's Summer EAST Institute is a premier educators' event, set amid the breathtaking landscape of northern Vermont. Join with colleagues from across North America and beyond, working to embrace place based service-learning and sustainability within their teaching practice.
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Teach for Social Justice and Community Engagement
CWI's SUMMER INSTITUTES for Educators

INSPIRED TRAINING, PLANNING, and SUPPORT
Focus Your Teaching Practice and Passion on Community Engagement

INSTITUTE AREAS of FOCUS INCLUDE
Student Voice • Best Practice Based Service-Learning • Sustainable Communities • Social Justice • Meaningful Reflection • Community Ethnography and Mapping • Building Schoolwide Buy-In • K-16 Partnerships • Community Based Art • School Gardens • Getting to Real Reciprocity

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DIVE DEEP WITH SERVICE-LEARNING
service learningJoin us this year for the world's most acclaimed service-learning focused Institute. Spend an intensive and deeply rewarding week immersed in service-learning, sustainability, and place-based education, with educators from across the U.S. and around the world.

CWI's Summer Institutes deepen practice through interactive training designed to maximize learning, growth, and accomplishment. Participants learn to use CWI’s model for service-learning best practice, with both an instructional and ‘site level' focus.

The Institutes provide a unique opportunity to understand why ser
vice-learning works, how it works, and how use it most effectively with your students.

"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


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SERVICE-LEARNING AS A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY

Service-learning represents the most comprehensive strategy for achieving the learning and social goals that we share as educators. With its emphasis on real world application and problem solving, service-learning provides one of the most effective ways to fully immerse and invest students in their learning. From pre-school to higher education the educators that we work with are focused on extending academic learning through meaningful application and community engagement.

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 schools large and small—from across the U.S. and around the world.

The Institute experience meets each participant exactly where they are. It is appropriate for both veterans and beginners. In addition to expert training, the Institute provides a rich collegial environment for collaboration and the synergy of ideas and experience from the wealth of vision talent, and experience present.

This was the best Institute or conference that I have ever attended! I am newly inspired!”
Terry Yamamoto-Edwards, Science Teacher
Punahou School, Hawaii

Small study groups provide participants with an important opportunity to share their key challenges and enjoy feedback, suggestions and support from fellow participants. Alumni have noted this aspect as one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of the Institute. alumni testimonials

Student Voice at the Core of Service-Learning
Student voice is a core component of our work. CWI's Summer Institute includes ongoing opportunities for dialogue with experienced practitioners and peers. Structured planning and reflection time is provided for individual and group work. Join leading teacher practitioners of knowledge based problem solving who emphasize student learning experiences that are grounded in the application of knowledge through service to the community.

“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 that we should move in this direction. The facilitators’ understanding was strong, sensible, and practical.”
N. Elijah Sivin, Teacher/Dean of Student Life
Poly Prep School, Brooklyn, New York


AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIVIDUAL and TEAM PLANNING
CWI Summer Institutes are extremely effective for K-16 school and community based teams. Use the week's learning, tools, and retreat like setting to maximize opportunities for creating school or program wide buy-in. Special team rates are available.


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EXPERT TRAINING, CURRICULUM DESIGN, POWERFUL COLLABORATION

service learningCWI's Summer Institute is facilitated by veteran educators. Learn how to integrate field tested service-learning best practices and principles of sustainability. Engage your K-16 students in academically based service that contributes to building sustainable communities. We emphasize both instructional and site level best practices that serve classroom teachers, program leaders, and administrative equally well.

—Certificates and Relicensure
Professional certificates for 45 hours will be issued upon successful completion of Institute work. Three graduate credits are also available. email for details

—Institute Tuition, Fees, and Graduate Credit
paypalEarly registration rates are available for individuals and teams. Tuition includes all training materials, and lunches. [see current tuition rates] The tuition fee does NOT include lodging. Discounted lodging is available. Graduate credit is optional for an addtional fee.



TESTIMONIALS

“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
Guadalajara


“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 Int'l School

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EDUCATORS' VOICES
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Rhonda Mitchell, Elementary Teacher
Trinity School, Atlanta, Georgia

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Dan Guardino, AP Science Teacher
Punahou School, Hawaii

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Jennifer Sertel, Outreach Director
Roberts College, Istanbul, Turkey



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