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Scholarship Supported

Regular Tuition: $1,189 per
—after special rates expire

Friday-Monday October 20-23
ONE + ONE Registration
register w/ a 1 + 1 and bring a colleague: $599 for TWO
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INDIVIDUAL Registration

(cost w/ scholarship support applied)
• register by Oct. 31: $699 per
• register by Dec. 20: $899 per
• register by Feb. 23: $989 per
• register by March 30: $1,089
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(cost w/ scholarship support applied)
• register by Oct. 31: $599 per
• register by Dec. 20: $799 per
• register by Feb. 23: $899 per
• register by March 30: $1,089
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(special one-time high-need schools) scholarship support rate]
• register by Dec. 20: $599
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GSNN & NNSP Members

(scholarship supported rate)
• register by Dec. 20: $699
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Regular Tuition: $1,189 per
—after early rates expire

If you teach in an underserved community and need additional support. contact us
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2018 registration/tuition info
2018 team and special rates
Institute videos
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6 mo. payment deferral


Summer EAST 2018 begins promptly at 8:30 am on Monday, June 25 and ends, following an important culminating activity, promptly at 4:30 pm on Friday, June 29. Late arrivals and/or early departures are discouraged out of respect for fellow participants. Please schedule travel plans accordingly.




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CWI Institute video short [3 min.]
Rhonda Mitchell, Elementary Teacher
Trinity School, Atlanta, Georgia

CWI Institute video short [2 min.]
Dan Guardino, AP Science Teacher
Punahou School, Hawaii

CWI Institute video short [2 min.]
Jennifer Sertel, Outreach Director
Roberts College, Istanbul, Turkey

A Professional Learning Lab for K-16 and Community Educators
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About Our Summer EAST Location in Burlington, Vermont
CWI's Summer EAST Institute takes place on the lovely campus of Champlain College, in Burlington, Vermont. Burlington is consistently ranked as one of the most progressive cities in the United States, seeing many international visitors arriving annually to study its policies, politics, and its many innovative business and organizations. Ice cream favorite and socially responsibility business pioneer Ben and Jerry's has its roots in Burlington where it's first location was opened in an old gas station downtown and its corporate headquarters remain nearby.

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Accommodations and Discounted Hotel Rooms
for CWI Summer EAST Participants

We highly recommend our long time partner hotel Smart Suites, (802-860-9900) which is very close (15-20 minutes by car), locally owned, and provides excellent accomodations.

Smart Suites is offering CWI Summer EAST Institute participants a very special Institute rate—including studio king suites at $115-125/night. (Approx. 50% discount off regular summer rate). This offer is good through early June. Be sure to tell them that you are with Community Works Institute (CWI) when you call to register. For those needing transportation we recommend Green Cab. Just call Green Cab when your plane lands and they will pick you up at the airport within 15 minutes.
Our location at Champlain College is in Burlington's small and cozy downtown, ten minutes drive from Smart Suites.

Getting to Burlington
Major air carriers service Burlington International Airport (BTV), providing commercial service to major regional hubs and international airports. BTV is a smaller size, super easy to handle, international airport, just 15 minutes from our location at Champlain College in downtown Burlington.

Burlington is also easily traveled to from Montreal (2 hrs by car), Boston and New York City. There is also ferry service across Lake Champlain from upstate New York, with Amtrak connections to New York City, Albany, and Montreal. Amtrak also has a station on the Vermont side of the lake in nearby Essex (15 minutes from downtown Burlington).

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About Burlington, Vermont
Burlington is the largest city in the State of Vermont It lies 45 miles (72 km) south of the U.S.-Canadian (Vermont-Quebec) border and 94 miles (151 km) south of Montreal.

Burlington's Church Street Marketplace, a four-block pedestrian mall in the heart of the city, is the site of numerous exceptional eateries, evening street life and performers, along with festivals throughout the year. The American Planning Association named the Marketplace one of America's "Great Public Spaces"

The Burlington waterfront along the shore of Lake Champlain has bench swings and paths for walking and biking. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, housed in Vermont's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified Green Building, is located at the waterfront and harbors over seventy species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles.

Read More About Burlington

36 Hours in Burlington, Vermont (New York Times)
It is no surprise that Burlington, a city whose biggest exports include the jam band Phish and Ben & Jerry’s, has a chill, socially conscious vibe. But for all its worldliness—antiglobalization rallies and fair-trade products abound—Burlington has lately turned an eye to the local. The Lake Champlain shoreline has undergone a renaissance in recent years, with gleaming new hotels, bike and sailboat rental shops and parks with sweeping views of the Adirondack Mountains. read article

Spotlight on Sustainability: Burlington, Vermont. (Smart Growth)
Burlington, Vermont’s new comprehensive plan, looks more like a magazine than a technical planning document. Based on extensive community input, the plan establishes a clear and comprehensive vision for how Burlington’s downtown and core neighborhoods should continue to evolve. Burlington is located at the heart of the largest urbanized area in Vermont, and is the region’s principal economic and cultural engine. It is home to the University of Vermont and major employers including Burton Snowboards and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. When City leaders began considering how and where the city should grow in coming years, they knew they would need a plan to make sure that growth benefited the community as much as possible. read article

Vermont's Biggest City Shows How it's Done (Chicago Tribune)
BURLINGTON, Vt. — There was a McDonald's downtown in Vermont's largest city for years, but then Vermont's largest city decided it didn't want McDonald's anymore. So the McDonald's closed. A McDonald's closing. Who's ever heard of such a thing? In Vermont's largest city, these things happen. Not only did the McDonald's on Bank Street disappear, it was replaced by The Farm House Tap & Grill, a casually comfortable spot that has the town abuzz with its commitment to sourcing its meat, vegetables and cheese from more than two dozen nearby farms. read article

General Burlington Related Links
Seven Days Weekly: excellent local news and listings (food, nightspots, etc.)
Burlington Chamber of Commerce
Burlington Free Press: mainstream local newspaper
Smart Suites, South Burlington, on Shelburne Road (800-860-9900)
The Shelburne Museum: One of the nation's most eclectic museums
Burlington Lodging and Tourism
Lodging.Com for Burlington area
State of Vermont Official Tourism Site
Vermont Life Magazine

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