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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.

Register w/ a Scholarship for CWI’s 2018 WEST Institute

CWI’s  2018 Summer WEST Institute Register this week with a $400 partial SCHOLARSHIP, via a generous private funder for CWI’s 2018 Summer WEST Institute, at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. No application needed, just register online. … Continue reading

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Register Now w/ a Scholarship for CWI’s Summer EAST 2019

PLAN AHEAD for 2019 CWI’s  Summer EAST Institute Register this week with a $400 partial SCHOLARSHIP, via a generous private funder for CWI’s 2019 Summer EAST Institute, in Burlington, Vermont. No application, just register online. Limited to 6 per school. … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss This Opportunity for Impact

Join Us at Otis College of Art and Design and in the Streets of Los Angeles this Summer Summer WEST Institute SCHOLARSHIP Support EXTENDED. Join inspired K-16 educators, working to build community with their students, from the classroom outward. more: … Continue reading

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An Inspiring Story of Student Advocacy Writing Through a Summer Camp Program

By STEVE ZEMELMAN Introduction Mark Dziedzic, Director of the Greater Madison Writing Project (based at the University of Wisconsin — Madison) has been telling me about a summer camp on advocacy writing that teachers with the Project organized last summer. Not only … Continue reading

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The School of Nature: Greening Our Schools May Be The Real Cutting Edge of Education

By Richard Louv Outside Atlanta, after returning from a class hike through the woods, an excited six-year-old grabbed his head and said, “There’s so much nature and I only have two eyes and one brain and I think it’s going … Continue reading

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Bringing Service-Learning to the Core of Your Curriculum

K-16 EDUCATORS and COMMUNITY BUILDERS Scholarship Support Extended for CWI’s 2018 Summer WEST Institute. learn more: https://bit.ly/2plXzvY —w/ generous private funder support we’ve extended special scholarship supported registrations.  This is a unique opportunity to join an inspired group of educators … Continue reading

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The Equity Agenda: Holding Fast to Our Shared Beliefs in a Rough K-16 Educational Climate

By BOB SORNSON In 1983 a report about the nation’s public education system was released, “A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform.” It famously warned: Our nation is at risk. Our once unchallenged preeminence in commerce, industry, science, … Continue reading

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Why We Are in Trouble If We Don’t Change Education

By ERIK P.M. VERMEULIN How to Prepare for the Future of Work Source “Developers will be at the center of solving the world’s most pressing challenges.” I used this quote from Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in my presentation at the … Continue reading

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Join Us at The Institute with Special Scholarship Support

Very Special Scholarship Support Available! Join us this month at CWI’s 2018 Summer WEST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning. learn more: https://bit.ly/2plXzvY    

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Reaching the Heart and Soul of Teachers

#ReInspire your inner teacher and personal self. Register for CWI’s Summer WEST Institute 2018 with special scholarship support TODAY. learn more: https://bit.ly/2plXzvY

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