CWI's 2019 Summer WEST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability SPECIAL EARLY BIRD & TEAM RATES
JULY 22-26, 2019 early bird rates • testimonials
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Bring your vision, program and project ideas to CWI's acclaimed learning and design lab. Summer WEST is set in Los Angeles, one of the world's most vibrant, culturally rich urban settings. Join us for a transformative week of project and program design, expert training and guidance, field work, and inspired networking. Bring yourself or a team. learn more l special rates/teams l register online
CWI's 2019 Summer EAST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability SPECIAL EARLY BIRD & TEAM RATES
JUNE 24-28, 2019 early bird rates• testimonials
The longest running Service-Learning training for educators in the world, Summer EAST is a powerful learning lab for educators, set amid the breathtaking summer landscape of northern Vermont. Experience a week of inspiration, expert training, and powerful collaborations with an exceptional group of colleagues.
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Join Us at The Institute This Year
Develop Global Citizens Through Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability CWI Institutes are about connecting core 21st Century academic and social emotional skills with compelling student-centered learning projects. We promote teaching for empathy by designing powerful community focused learning experiences.
Practicing 21st Century Skills Through Experience The Institute provides expert training, experienced guidance and support, with inspired collaboration. A core part of the Institute includes interactive sharing of experienced best practice, blended with cohort learning, designed to create a community of practice. Participants will also have the opportunity through field based practicum work to gain powerful new skills for use in local community exploration with their own students. Focus on creating hands-on opportunities for students to learn and practice essential social emotional and academic skills. Teach for empathy, understanding, and compassion using Place Based Service-Learning as a design strategy and method to create real and compelling opportunities for your students to be community builders. Followup support via 3 Skype sessions is included.
Who Should Attend Each year, our Institute community of participants includes a highly diverse group of K-16 teachers and administrators, from schools large and small, rural and urban, independent and public, along with community based educators. CWI Summer Institutes are appropriate for both veteran practitioners and "beginners." We emphasize strategies that create deep faculty, student, and community buy-in, with an eye toward long term success. testimonials
Since 1995, educators from across the U.S. and around the world have gathered at CWI's Summer Institutes as a powerful professional learning community, immersed in developing Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability focused education programs. CWI Summer Institutes provide a rich collegial environment for professional learning, problem solving with peers, project planning, and inspiring support for your own project or program.
A Community of Practitioners
In addition to expert training, CWI's Summer Institute offers participants a synergy of ideas and experience drawn from the wealth of vision, talent, and experience represented. The Institute is the perfect opportunity move your vision forward. For a limited time we have an excellent opportunity for local cohort-teams of teachers, to attend with special rates.
Our Areas of Focus and Connection CWI's Summer EAST and WEST Institutes provide a unique opportunity to understand why Place Based Service-Learning works, how it works, and how to use it most effectively with your students. The following are among the areas we will focus on at the Institute:
Student Voice • 21st Century Skills • Reciprocity • Social Justice • Global Citizenship • Sustainable Communities • STEM • Transdisciplinary Themes • Exploring Local Culture and History • Project Based Learning Connections • K-16 Partnerships • Meaningful Reflection • Collaborative Ethnography as a Tool for Service • Gardens and Nutrition • Participatory Art • Creating Buy-In
• Building Successful Long Term Programs
Place Based Service-Learning is a strategy to explore your own community's unique characteristics of people, culture and place. With a focus on "place" we work to develop service-learning projects and programs that encourage reciprocity, empathy, student voice. We seek ultimately to bring the community together around common purpose, with students in the forefront of that process.
Project Based Learning and Service-Learning Project-Based Learning (PBL) and Service-Learning are highly complimentary approaches, involving a dynamic approach to learning through active exploration of real-world problem solving. Place Based Service-Learning move PBL projects toward the community with social purpose.
NOTE: Special professional development rates are available
for members of the following organizations
We Also Provide Local ON-SITE Professional Development
We will work with your local school or organization to create high impact local professional development and faculty planning sessions, or a site based version of our Summer Institutes. Local faculty training and planning events are customized to fit each school or organization's unique context and needs. More information on CWI professional development opportunities is available here. email CWI • testimonials
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