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2018 SUMMER EAST
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2018 BACK TO SCHOOL
REGISTRATION RATES

Regular Tuition: $1,189 per

2017-18 BACK TO SCHOOL
SPECIAL INDIVIDUAL

[special scholarship support rate]
• register by Sept 28: $699
• register by Oct. 31: $899
• register by Jan. 15: $1,089
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SPECIAL SCHOOL TEAM
REGISTRATION PACKAGE

[teams of 4+ per person]
• register by Sept. 28: $599
• register by Oct. 31: $799
• register by Jan. 15: $989
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LOS ANGELES AREA EDUCATORS
[special one-time high-need schools scholarship support rate]
• register by Oct. 31: $599
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GSNN & NNSP Members
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Regular Tuition: $1,189 per
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Limited Scholarship
Support Available

CWI is committed to empowering all educators to attend the Summer Institutes and we have partial scholarships to support this vision. Our goal is to distribute partial scholarships on a needs basis, especially in public schools and underserved communities. contact us
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ABOUT OUR SCHEDULE


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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VOICES OF EDUCATORS
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

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Jennifer Sertel, Outreach Director
Roberts College, Istanbul, Turkey



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A Professional Learning Lab for K-16 and Community Educators
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CWI's Summer EAST Institute Faculty

CWI FOUNDER, INSTITUTE DIRECTOR
PUBLISHER, COMMUNITY WORKS JOURNAL

JOE BROOKS—is the Founder and Director of Community Works Institute (CWI) and visionary advocate-leader for embedding place based service-learning in K-16 education and community programs. Over the past three decades he has worked across the U.S. and internationally with students, educators, and administrators, at every grade level, both in urban and rural contexts. As a public school teacher he established a nationally recognized K-12 service-learning program that included a student run community newspaper that thrived for twenty years. In 1995 he established CWI's Summer EAST Institute in Vermont, and later Summer WEST in Los Angeles. These week long intensive Institutes function as a collaborative learning and design laboratory and have been attended by educators from nearly every U.S. state and many countries around the world. Participant demographics include K-16 and community educators from an incredibly diverse set of contexts and job descriptions. Joe's message to Institute participants is to always seek to develop learning experiences that possess a compelling sense of purpose.

Joe is an internationally recognized expert on place based service-learning and a veteran workshop leader, facilitator, and keynote speaker who believes that the path to a meaningful life and education lies in deep community engagement and self efficacy. He advocates that education must focus on a creating a developed sense of place, informed by the goal of sustainable communities, using principles of democratic teaching and social justice—with the regular opportunity to apply content and skills in meaningful service to the community. His work with students and educators emphasizes support of designed learning environments where students reap the academic and social benefits of an experiential curriculum connected to people, nature and place. email Joe

GUEST FACULTY
SteveSTEVE COLANGELI—veteran science and agriculture teacher in the Alternative Education Program at Middlebury Union High School in Middlebury, Vermont. Steve has a strong passion for sustainable agriculture and environmental science. For the past six years he has been involved in building school based greenhouses and gardens as outdoor classrooms. Steve, his students, and colleagues use the gardens and greenhouse as a base for a variety of service-learning projects that connect the curriculum to the community. Over the years Steve has been involved in a multitude of service-learning projects and is always inspired by the learning that students gain through this type of education. Steve lives in Charlotte with his wife Cory, and his son Aiden. They are in the beginnings of opening Paradiso Farm, a small farm business on their property growing winter-greens, figs, and ginger. In his spare time, Steve enjoys racing his bike and spending time on the lake with his family. He is a longtime faculty member of Community Works Institute.
GUEST FACULTY
dan higginsDAN HIGGINS—has been working to document, understand, and illustrate change in Vermont for more than forty years—formally as an educator, and informally as a community member's lifelong passion. Dan is a Professor of History and Art History, Emeritus, at the University of Vermont, where he taught for many years, through many disciplines—including anthropology and photography. His particular focus has been on Burlington's next door neighbor, the city of Winooski, where he has observed the demographics diversify significantly since he arrived in the 1960s. Now a retired UVM professor, Dan Higgins founded the University of Vermont's Photography Program. He has been taking portraits of Winooski residents for more than forty years. For his latest formal photography show, he found his subjects in a new way—through a local virtual neighborhood. Dan approaches photography differently from most documentarians. Rather than trying to capture subjects off guard or unposed, he actively works with them to create the final shot, using props, poses and costumes to help them craft a visual narrative about themselves. Higgins' photographs are not typical and do not depict the pastoral beauty of rural Vermont. For four decades, he has been focusing his lens on workaday people and the seemingly mundane places where they congregate. That work has also often included students as learning documentarians. Dan is also involved in community gardens, a long term effort in Burlington. He is currently coordinating a sister city exchange with Nicauragua, that was originally an initiative under the administration of Mayor Bernie Sanders.
GUEST FACULTY
James Pape—is an alumnus of CWI’s Summer Institute. He originally trained as a historian & historic preservationist and has a life-long love of history and preserving and restoring everything he finds that is beautiful, elegant or useful. He notes that he is painfully shy and prefers to go through life anonymously—which never seems to work. James is Certified trainer in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and is currently a Special Educator specializing in clinical work w/ students w/ emotional disabilities.He was previously a Middle School alternative classroom teacher with students with emotional disabilities for 11 years. James developed and ran a Middle/High School Alternative program within Winooski School District, following the belief that education is best implemented for students within their home community. James also shares that reading is painful for him, and so it’s difficult to understand why folks do it for fun; hence, as a teacher he prefers hands-on, multi-sensory instruction—and always has. He also builds and restores furniture in his spare time, preferring hand tools. He particularly enjoys Windsor Chairs as they are as close to perfection as a craftsman can get. James is the father of two girls and husband of one wife and is an avowed Marxist—Groucho that is! “Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others”.




 
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