PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT and CONSULTING

Join Us at a 2019 CWI Summer Institute
on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability
FULL Scholarships for Program-Team Leaders

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Join us in Brooklyn or Los Angeles. CWI’s acclaimed Institute is a transformative professional development experience, with like minded K-16 educators from across the U.S. and beyond. Deepen your existing program or build one from the ground up. The Institute offers expert training and guidance, field work, and inspired networking. SPACE IS LIMITED • REGISTER EARLY

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Bring a CWI Training Event to Your School

We provide customized on-site training and support for local schools and organizations around the world. Our events help faculty develop Place Based Service-Learning curriculum, projects, and programs. Since 1995, we’ve worked with thousands of public school and independent school educators across the U.S. and around the globe. We help local teachers create strategies for students to explore, learn from, and contribute to their own community’s unique characteristics of people, culture, and place. Options range from single-multi day workshops to local institutes. 

“The Place Based Service-Learning development our educators experienced
through CWI and Joe Brooks was truly transformational at Mulberry
School. CWI provides a pragmatic and focused vision, using powerful and
reflective exercises to help propel a school’s best practices and
curriculum forward
Jane Murphy, Head of School,
Mulberry School, Silicon Valley, California

Joe Brooks

EXPERIENCED SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS
Our outreach training and consulting work is led by CWI founder Joe Brooks, a veteran teacher and international leader in Place Based Service-Learning. Joe leads site based workshops, retreats, and local Institutes for K-16 schools around the world, along with our flagship Summer Institutes. He channels his extensive experience and a personal passion for local learning and partnerships into a doable support process that builds programs from vision to planning to action.

“Joe Brooks and CWI, have formed a powerful collaborative network of educators dedicated to empowering youth to become agents of change within their communities. CWI provides the time and space for educators to intentionally and intensely focus on creating real-life experiences to enhance classroom learning, push students to think critically about the root causes of social issues, and provide local communities with support and resources.”
—Hannah Rouche, Director of Service-Learning
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

“The Place Based Service-Learning development our educators experienced
through CWI and Joe Brooks was truly transformational at Mulberry
School. CWI provides a pragmatic and focused vision, using powerful and
reflective exercises to help propel a school’s best practices and
curriculum forward
Jane Murphy, Head of School,
Mulberry School, Silicon Valley, California

UNIQUE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
We help local schools create outcomes based professional development that will inspire and motivate your faculty. CWI events are customizable and available in one day, multi-day, and residency style consulting and training formats. Student and parent sessions are also available.

We will meet your school exactly where you are. We support curriculum design that maximizes academic integration, student voice, and authentic reciprocity.

EXAMPLES of CWI EVENT and SESSION TOPICS:
Place Based Service-Learning and 21st Century Skills • Instructional Best Practices for Service-Learning
Transitioning from Community Service to Service-Learning
Collaborative Ethnography as a Pathway to Empathy • Advanced Strategies for Service-Learning
Site Level Program Design and Planning
Cultivating Reciprocity and Real Relationships • Reflection and Assessment
Publishing for the Community with Students • Developing Local Cultural and History Projects
Promoting Youth Voice through Service-Learning
Planning for the Long Term Survival of Your Program

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