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2017 SUMMER WEST
INFORMATION

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REGISTRATION RATES
Regular Tuition: $1,189 per

EARLY BIRD INDIVIDUAL

• register by May 15: $989
• register by June 10: $1,089
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SPECIAL SCHOOL TEAM
REGISTRATION PACKAGE!

[teams of 3+ per person]
• register by May 15: $799
• register by June 10: $989
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• after June 10: $1,189 per
—if space remains
REGISTRATION INFO
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alumni testimonials
registration/tuition info
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Institute videos
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6 month payment deferral


ABOUT OUR SCHEDULE


Summer WEST begins promptly at 8:30am on Monday, July 24 and ends, following an important culminating activity, promptly at 4:30pm on Friday, July 28. Late arrivals and/or early departures are discouraged out of respect

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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

TESTIMONIALS
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“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-Amer. 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-Learning
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

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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




Excellent REGISTRATION PACKAGE Available for SCHOOL TEAMS
Join us for an exceptional week in Los Angeles at CWI's Summer WEST Institute, with inspired educators from across the U.S. and beyond. Service-Learning and Sustainability are crucial ingredients in our larger effort at Summer WEST to connect and involve your students in authentic learning experiences, centered around engaging with real issues and needs in your own local communities. Our work together will include exciting field-based experiences that draw on the multicultural world that is Los Angeles.

OUR AREAS of FOCUS INCLUDE
Best Practice Based Service-Learning • Getting to Real Reciprocity • Student Voice • Social Justice
Sustainable Communities • STEM Connections • Local Culture and History • Diversity and Service
K-16 Partnerships • Interdisciplinary Studies • Meaningful Reflection • Community Ethnography as Service Gardens and Nutrition • Community Based Art • Creating Faculty, Student, and Parent Buy-In • Building a Successful Long Term Program


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WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Each year, our Summer WEST 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 and leaders. We emphasize strategies that create deep faculty, student, and community buy-in, with an eye on long term success.

The Summer WEST Institute is appropriate for both veteran practitioners and "beginners". In addition to expert training, Summer WEST offers participants a synergy of ideas and experience drawn from the wealth of vision, talent, and experience represented. Our learning lab atmosphere provides a rich collegial environment for professional learning and collaborative support for your own project or program. Summer WEST is also the perfect chance for school and community based teams attending to maximize the week as a planning opportunity. special team rates.


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ABOUT OUR LOCATION
CWI's Summer WEST takes place at Otis College of Art and Design, a highly innovative national leader in art and design education and community participatory art. Our location at Otis College is immediate to the city of Los Angeles, a world center of business, communications, the arts, entertainment, and technology. Summer WEST provides an ideal setting for professional development, close in to the multitude of arts and cultural destinations along with the many neighborhoods that make Los Angeles truly one of the most most dynamic and diverse cities in the world.

Affordable Summer WEST Accommodations at Otis College of Art & Design!
Our partners at Otis College have generously made on-campus rooms available for all Summer WEST participants, at the extremely affordable cost of $45/night, per person. These rooms are all new dorm style with a shared bath, free WIFI, access to laundry room, vending, a cafeteria, and a common meeting space with multimedia ability. A full service grocery and eateries are a five minute walk from campus.

These rooms are available with the following options and rates. Room arrangements may be made once you have registered for Summer WEST. Email us or call 909.480.3966 (PST) for additional information

INFORMATION ON AFFORDABLE ROOMS at OTIS COLLEGE COST
Double: 1 bedroom, 2 single beds, w/ private bath
—intended for teams of two persons.
$45 per person
Quad: 2 bedroom suite, 2 beds per room, w/ 2 baths
—intended for teams of three to four persons.
$45 per person
Shared Room: 1 bedroom, 2 single beds, w/ private bath
—intended for those willing to share a room w/ a CWI participant.
$45 per person
Private Room: 1 bedroom, 2 single beds, w/ private bath
—shared foyer area.

$90 per person
STUDENTS as COMMUNITY and DEMOCRACY BUILDERS
As educators, we have important work to do now. Join us this year for CWI's acclaimed Summer WEST Institute. Spend an intensive and deeply rewarding week immersed in service-learning, sustainability, and place-based education, with inspired educators from across the U.S. and around the world.

CWI's Summer WEST Institute provide a unique opportunity to understand why service-learning works, how it works, and how to use it most effectively with your students. Join us for a transformative professional learning experience that will reshape the way you view the relationship between learning, teachers, and the community. Our work at The Institute is guided by field tested best practices and principles of sustainability that support the goal of engaging your students in academically based service that contributes to building sustainable communities. We emphasize both instructional and site level best practices that support the nuts and bolts of design, with long term program thinking.

Connecting our students to community focused work that builds understanding and creates common purpose is crucial to building strong and socially just communities. Democracy depends on inclusive civic involvement and positive social action and students are our most important resource in this effort. Service-learning creates teachable moments and intentional opportunities for students to contribute to their local community. At its core, CWI's Institute is a powerful training and collaboration opportunity for educators who are intent on investing students in our future.

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PROJECT-BASED LEARNING and SERVICE-LEARNING
Project-Based Learning and Service-Learning are highly complimentary. Project-Based Learning is student centered, involving a dynamic classroom approach to acquire deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges. By comparison, Service-Learning is an approach to teaching and learning where students use academic knowledge and skills to explore and address genuine community needs. Project-Based Learning is most often teacher directed, taking place inside the classroom. Service-Learning promotes student voice and choice as a way of supporting a student centered and student led approach. “Student led” can take on a variety of forms depending on the experience and comfort zone of the educator. We see this as a flexible and evolving process. Service-Learning by design involves building partnerships and bridges to the community in pursuit of academically connected projects that serve real and compelling needs.
A COLLABORATIVE LEARNING and DESIGN LAB
Our work at the Institute focuses on exploring characteristics of sustainable communities, as we seek to intentionally connect students to a sense of place—their place—in ways that will inform their experience with diversity, social action and service. We emphasize student voice as a key component in fully engaging students. We stress real reciprocity—authentic and complimentary relationships—as a core part of the program design process. The Institute is a collaborative learning laboratory that stresses developing a sense of place, creating compelling purpose, and an understanding of sustainability as inherent parts of high quality service-learning experiences.


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INSPIRED COLLABORATION

Join us this year for CWI's acclaimed Summer WEST Institute. Spend an intensive and deeply rewarding week immersed in service-learning, sustainability, and place-based education, with inspired educators from across the U.S. and around the world.

The Institute deepens practice with expert training within a highly supportive atmosphere—designed to maximize professional learning, growth, and program accomplishment. Participants work with CWI’s framework, which includes best practices for service-learning, with both an instructional and site level support focus.

The Institute provide a unique opportunity to understand why service-learning works, how it works, and how to use it most effectively with your students. But the Institute is truly much more than that. Join us for a transformative professional learning experience that will reshape the way you view the relationship between learning, teachers, and the community.

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FINDING COMPELLING LEARNING in YOUR OWN BACKYARD
Student voice, reciprocity, and understanding community are necessarily closely linked. Voice leads to engagement and engagement leads to informed discovery. We understand student voice as part of a "continuum," an ongoing process, where while it is essential that students do participate on some level in making thoughtful choices, teachers also face limits of time, comfort, and experience. The same is true of crafting learning experiences in the local community. We remain mindful of this.

Our goal in our work with educators and schools is to set a long term process in motion that is grounded in a shared belief that student voice, reciprocity, and possessing a sense of place hugely deepens student engagement in learning, and in the world around them. This process takes time and practice and is always well worth the effort.

The process of inquiry and discovery, involved in place based education, leads to a deeper understanding of the nature of community itself, in all its forms. This in turn leads to looking at sustainability—uncovering the interconnectedness of people, cultures, place, the natural world, and our own role within that. We use a process that we call "community ethnography" to facilitate students (and teachers) exploring and understanding the place they call home. We begin from a premise that every place is unique and special with a story to tell. The Institute includes compelling opportunities to practice place based service-learning through community ethnography.

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SMALL STUDY GROUPS AND PEER SUPPORT
Small study groups provide participants with an important opportunity to share their key challenges and receive invaluable feedback, suggestions and support from a diverse and invested set of fellow participants. Alumni have traditionally noted this aspect as one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of the Institute. Structured planning and reflection time is provided for individual and group work. Our educator practitioners are believers in knowledge based problem solving. Our shared mission emphasizes crafting student learning experiences that are grounded in the application of knowledge and skills, through service to the community.
INSTITUTE TUITION, CERTIFICATES and CREDIT OPTION

Early registration rates are available for individuals and teams. If reimbursement is an issue, payment deferral is an option during the online registration process. 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 additional fee.

Professional Certificates and Graduate Credit

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


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WE ALSO PROVIDE LOCAL SITE-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CWI works with local schoolls and organizations to create high impact local professional development sessions, and in some cases, a site based version of our Summer Institutes. Local faculty training and planning events are customized to fit each local context and needs. More information is available on CWI professional development opportunities is available here. email CWI




 

 


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