Finding the Teachers We Must Become

We work to transform the learning experience for students, and for ourselves as educators. We seek to connect learning to ourselves, society, and our future. We know that Democracy depends on education and experience.

“The teacher is, of course, an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.”

―Paulo Freire, We Make the Road by Walking

Each year, CWI’s Summer Institutes in Los Angeles and Burlington, Vermont bring together a highly diverse community of educator participants: K-16 teachers and administrators; from schools large and small; rural and urban, independent and public; along with community-based educators and leaders. Our focus is on K-16 place based service-learning and sustainability. learn more

Our learning lab atmosphere provides a rich collegial environment for professional learning, planning, and collaborative support for your own project or program. CWI Summer Institutes are appropriate for both veteran practitioners and “beginners”. In addition to expert training, CWI Summer Institutes offer participants a synergy of ideas and experience drawn from the wealth of vision, talent, and experience represented. learn more l special team rates.

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 learn more l special team rates.

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Community Works Institute (CWI) provides resources, professional development, and collaboration opportunities for educators. Our focus is on place based education, service learning, and sustainability.
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